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The Black Horse Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pizza
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2 Top Street, Appleby Magna DE12 7AH, England
+44 1530 273957
18:00 - 20:00
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Alderney, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Times do change and Wayne & Dawn have refined their food offering to include homemade pasta salads, wood fired pizzas and homemade desserts to both eat in or take-away. My chance return visit in August was again met by a f-a-b-u-l-o-u -s welcome from both of the hosts, bubbly bar Loubie and locals alike. To accompany a well kept Pedigree... More 

Thank Peter B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We chose this place having been disappointed with a previous pub. The food rating on the door said it was a 5, but the choice on the menu was pasta or pizza. We asked if they could provide alternative food but they couldn't so we left.

Thank David H
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Visited here whilst working away a Great Pub, Friendly Staff and friendly locals. They do food if that's what your looking for but to make you aware it is only pizza :)

Thank Phil L
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We love the Black Horse and think Wayne and Dawn are just the perfect hosts - friendly, welcoming and always doing what they can to look after locals and visitors alike. We wanted to try out their new Pizza offering, so headed down last Friday. Originally, we were being joined by a lactose-free friend, and Dawn had gone out to... More 

Thank TheNewalls
moisey71, Owner at The Black Horse Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review, always good to great feedback and know that your efforts have been appreciated. Thank you Dawn And Wayne More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

We stopped here for coffee on a Saturday and had a very warm welcome. Owner was just opening up so we had a chat and sampled some of the liqueur coffees. They also do hot toddies which I love. Perfect for a winters day. Looking forward to popping in again. Thank you guys.

Thank theflyingpa43
moisey71, Owner at The Black Horse Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. It was lovely meeting you both and we hope you can call in again in the future. By the way we did get the puppy, beautiful cocker spaniel called Alfie! More 

Alderney, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Upon entering this village pub, with two smallish dining rooms, you are aware of its pristine presentation where locals and visitors alike are given a smile and welcome by the bubbly staff (and some customers too !). A Marstons pub that keeps its Pedigree very well, alongside other beers, lagers, spirits and soft drinks. A sensible a la carte menu... More 

Thank Peter B
moisey71, Owner at The Black Horse Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review Peter. It's always great to see you here at The Black Horse and such a shame that you are not staying permanently in the village. Best wishes to you and you family, Dawn and Wayne. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Came here as a family of four whilst in the area on a short break. Lovely attractive pub from the outside, and nicely situated in what seemed like a nice village. Menu choice not massive, but the food was lovely and nicely presented, and the waitress was really friendly and efficient. However, there was a very limited choice of desserts... More 

2 Thank vicky k
moisey71, Manager at The Black Horse Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your food and would like to apologise for the limited desert menu. We have a small kitchen and pride ourselves on selling home cooked freshly prepared food, which sometimes limits the fridge space available. We hope that you will visit us here again soon. More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Came here in October with my family. What a lovely family friendly pub. All of the staff are lovely, Polite and genuine. The food was divine such good value for money and the best nachos I've ever had. All in all a fantastic find and we would defiantly return when back in the area.

1 Thank Holholiday
Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Quite possibly the best pub meal I have ever had. Platter starter was the perfect mix of tastes with a generous portion 2 for £12 home made pies can't be beaten Kids menu has plenty of choice and wasn't freezer rubbish Good selection of beer Can't reccomend it enough

2 Thank Rob B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

What a fantastic pub! Had an excellent meal with friends and will definitely return. The locals are a great bunch and the bar staff and waitresses very efficient and friendly. The young bubbly lady behind the bar couldn't do enough to help us.

2 Thank jonnynil

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Bar, Pizza
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
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Open Hours
18:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Top Street, Appleby Magna DE12 7AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Appleby Magna
  • Phone Number: +44 1530 273957
Appleby Magna in Leicestershire, is listed in the Domesday book. In the heart of this picturesque village lies a lovingly restored 16th century grade II listed building, The Black Horse. The Black Horse is a very friendly, family run pub that prides itself on serving cask marque award winning fine ales and Woodfired pizzas. We have two comfortable dining rooms that can be hired for special occasions. they are perfect for family gatherings and small parties in a warm atmosphere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?