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The Black Horse at Ireland

Shefford, Shefford SG17 5QL, England
01462 811398
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“souffle” (12 reviews)
“pork” (26 reviews)
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18:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Shefford, Shefford SG17 5QL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my dad here for a lovely meal on Fathers Day. We had great food and the service was friendly and attentive. For starter we enjoyed a small miniature English breakfast, delicious! For mains we both had the roast lamb, again very tasty and...More

Thank HeatherTruett
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Heather Truett Thank you for your lovely review regarding your Father's Day meal at The Black Horse. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your great food and friendly service, however I was sorry that the experience was not the full five star...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have visited here twice in the last couple of weeks. On both occasions the service has been really good and the food delicious. Staff are engaging and helpful and seem to have both a positive attitude and good customer service skills. Definitely worth a visit.More

Thank df86
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello It was a pleasure to read that we managed to achieve five stars and a glowing review on your last two visits to the Black Horse. The staff much appreciate your comments. Darren and his team look forward to welcoming you back to the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit to The Black Horse. I had heard good things about this pub/restaurant, so my wife and I went here for a special occasion. Unfortunately, apart from how beautiful the building and the restaurant decor were, the entire experience was underwhelming...More

1  Thank Owen W
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Owen W I was very disappointed to read your review which certainly did not sound like the Black Horse. I have taken on board your comments and have spoken to the staff who were on duty. I cannot explain why your starters were lacking...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely pub with great surroundings. I thought I'd organise a friends catch up Sunday lunch and one of my friends said they would love to go here or the cricketers. As I've been here before and it's sister pub the Birch in...More

Thank Bothbarrells2012
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi I am glad that you decided to visit us over the Cricketers and that you and your firiends enjoyed their meals. I agree with you, the jam doughnuts do sound delicious and I am not too sure that I would have been able to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this restaurant! I love coming here just for a glass of wine, sitting in the garden or a beautiful evening meal. The decor inside and out is gorgeous. They have it so right! The food, the service and the ambience. So much so...More

Thank Careysfunkywear
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Careysfunkywear We couldn't ask for a better review of The Black Horse at Ireland! I am so pleased you continue to enjoy your visits to The Black Horse and it's wonderful to read that you wish to host your wedding reception with us. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to treat ourselves the night before our move, no cooker or anything to sit on! Could not fault anything the whole evening was great, the staff are a credit to the pub , attention to detail is excellent and they really do go above...More

Thank Fiona K
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Fiona K Thank you so much for this fantastic review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your meal at The Black Horse at Ireland and the Team really appreciate your lovely comments. I hope your move went smoothly and we look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my Husband and I first time here. The setting is stunning! And the Place was just great. Beautiful inside, Staff very friendly and knowledgeable about the Menu and the food was just fab! Looking forward to our next visit.More

Thank Lee D
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Lee D Thank you for your wonderful review of The Black Horse at Ireland. I am delighted to read that you and your husband enjoyed your first dining experience, and Darren and the Team look forward to welcoming you again soon for your return...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the 'pub' for Sunday lunch to celebrate my wife's birthday We'd been first time round the previous month for my birthday and loved it so went back with the mother in law and partner and our little girl Admittedly arrived a few minutes...More

Thank Paolo G
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Paolo G Thank you for your review of The Black Horse at Ireland. I am sorry that your most recent experience did not live up to your lovely previous visit to The Black Horse. Even though it was a very busy lunch, there is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The meal was alright on Sunday, apart from the hard, dry and unpalatable roast potatoes. Not enough gravy. Chicken was erring on the side of overdone/drying. Also, I didn't like the way the waiter spoken to my disabled child. He came across as rude when...More

1  Thank Happygolucky_0001
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Happygolucky_0001 I am sorry to read that your recent Sunday Lunch meal at The Black Horse did not live up to our usual standards on this occasion. We pride ourselves on offering delicious hearty roast dinners, therefore I was surprised to read that you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a family birthday dinner which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. A very warm welcome and excellent service from start to finish from every member of staff. The menu was really interesting, admittedly not cheap but it was all cooked really well, beautifully presented and very...More

Thank mky337
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Thank you for your excellent review - much appreciated. Delighted that you highly recommend The Black Horse and the staff send their thanks.

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monicastamp
Is this pub dog friendly?
18 June 2017|
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Response from Kerry S | Reviewed this property |
They have dog bowls of water outside but it is more a restaurant than pub so would say it's a no for inside
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Bob W
Why should there have to be a deposit paid prior to dining for a party of 8? I do not recollect having so to do at any other restaurant.
5 February 2016|
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Response from Peter D | Reviewed this property |
It's a very popular place, very busy, i presume they are covering themselves in case they get let down, which i'm sure has happened to most restaurants at some time or other. You have to bear in mind that when they take... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$19 - US$38
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shefford, Shefford SG17 5QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Shefford
  • Phone Number: 01462 811398
Description
The Black Horse is a family owned Inn with character and style set in a small hamlet in Bedfordshire. The Black Horse was built in the 17th Century, and although it has been updated and given a contempory style, it still holds its charm and character. With it's exposed original beams, inglenook fireplace and low ceilings, the bar is warm and welcoming - perfect for relaxing with a drink or a glass of wine. The restaurant consists of two distinct dining areas each offering their own unique style and atmosphere with either garden or courtyard outlooks. Our seasonally changed menu's use only the freshest ingredients sourced locally (where possible). The dishes are expertly prepared and presented by a team of highly qualified chef's.
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