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420 Ongar Road | Pilgrim's Hatch, Brentwood CM15 9JN, England
+44 1277 374946
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent meal and excellent service last night. We booked ahead of time and preordered our food as we were off to see a show. The staff had our food ready to go at 6.30 and we had plenty of time to eat and make our show. Really appreciate it, thank you. Made the evening less frantic and we were able... More 

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a Sunday lunch here. The pub is very welcoming and were very organised - as had a party of 8. The fire was lit and this made the place lovely and cosy on a miserable drizzly day. The food was very good, and they accommodated all the special requests with no complaints. The roast was very good and everyone... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at The Black Horse, responded to this review

Pmrunner, thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with The Black Horse, Pilgrims Hatch. We always love to receive great feedback. Wishing you a great day until the next time we meet. More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pre-booked this restaurant for Sunday lunch for 4. The positives were it had some real fires lighting and it has open and spacious layout. The kids menu is enticing and it has a good choice for children. The negatives: The adult menu main courses were small portions and the lamb shank served was small and had been cooked too quickly.... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at The Black Horse, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, Slcridgwell. We strive to provide excellent service to our customers at The Black Horse, Pilgrims Hatch. We regret that you had a negative experience with us, but are glad you brought this to our attention. If you are willing, please call us for further assistance with moving forward. Thank you for leaving your feedback, and we... More 

London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely food, lively atmosphere and very reasonably priced. A great place to grab a bite to eat and a few drinks at any time of the week.

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Thank Rob K
General Manager A, Manager at The Black Horse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Rob K. You really made our day today. More 

essex
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went here on Saturday with another couple. We all had steaks. My rib eye was cooked medium as requested and everyone was reasonably happy with their food. The food was above average, the service was good, but it was very cold as the radiator wasn't on, the food came out in good time, and there was... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at The Black Horse, responded to this review

Rikdav, thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with The Black Horse, Pilgrims Hatch. We always love to receive great feedback. Sorry to hear you wont be going out of your way to return but if you do decide to come back we look forward to seeing you in the future. More 

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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Please read!!! I met a friend there this evening who i hadnt seen for a while we arrived brought a drink and sat on a table around 7pm at the front of the building no menus on the table or any reserved sign. Five minutes into our chat a waitress said we had to move because people wanted to eat... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at The Black Horse, responded to this review

Thank you, Elaine M, for reaching out to us. Your opinion plays an integral part in our customer service. If you'd like, please contact us to make your experience a positive one. The Black Horse, Pilgrims Hatch, 441277374946 More 

Billericay, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went out for sunday lunch , only had turkey , shame but it was v nice i must say , polite waitress , the place was v busy but service was good , better than last time

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Thank jon123_12
General Manager A, Manager at The Black Horse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review jon123_12 We're proud to boast about our Vintage Roasts! More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Tried to get into other pubs for a Saturday lunch and managed to get in at the Black Horse. Good selection of food for all of our tastes and appetites. Got served quickly even though you could see they were busy. Arrived quickly and good size portions. Would definitely recommend and certainly return. Would advise to book if wanting food... More 

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Thank Zoe A
General Manager A, Manager at The Black Horse, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review Zoe! More 

Bude, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

The last time we visited the Black Horse was many years ago when the children were small and we had many pleasant evenings in the pub garden. We were taken back by our son for a family meal and he had not realised that this was the same place. The old pub is now a Gastro Pub converted to look... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at The Black Horse, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts Comsi167, we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

this is an up date to my review on New Years Eve. After receiving vouchers from HEad Office for the awful New Years evening meal and experience we decided thatwe would go back as they now have a new holding manager called Lee. Lovelyyoung lady who actually called me to discuss my complaints and assured me that she was working... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Ongar Road | Pilgrim's Hatch, Brentwood CM15 9JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Brentwood
  • Phone Number: +44 1277 374946
Description
The Black Horse in Brentwood is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?