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The Black Horse Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Old Honiton Road | near Sowton, Exeter EX5 2AN, England
+44 1392 363366
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Old Honiton Road | near Sowton, Exeter EX5 2AN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

First visit to the this establishment and from the outside the Sunday luncheon looked promising. Tables were pre-booked for us and after ordering and receiving our drinks at the bar we took our seats. There was a substantial menu available and we all ordered with...More

Thank One_Devonboy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So a week ago, we walked to the pub in the week. We had a burger and the pasta bake with garlic bread, the pasta bake looked as if it had been thrown on the plate with smears all around the plate. The garlic bread...More

Thank Emilee B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit as we are new to the area. The pub was lovely but was empty which sounded alarm bells. This was a meal with our daughter before she goes back to Uni. Our starter was good baked cheese with garlic bread....More

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the last night of our holiday our family of 9 , including three small children and a pregnant mum were recommended this restaurant. It looked good from the outside and had reserved a good sized table for us. We ordered drinks which came quite...More

Thank tigger69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a shame to have a poor meal here as the staff were nice and friendly and the decor was new and modern. Maybe best for drinks but not food.

Thank 521Louisa
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This is our second visit for lunch, the first time I had a fantastic vegetarian burger, I think it was falafel with spinach. It was amazing. I was a bit disappointed not to see it on the menu the second visit but I'm guessing it...More

Thank Tracy D
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I recommended this restaurant to my parents as being a nice restaurant ideally located halfway between their home and where family were staying. It's really easy to find and I've always had great meals here in the past. My dad and my uncle both had...More

Thank Gillian L
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Drove in for lunch while waiting to fly back from Exeter Airport. Lovely greeting by teh staff who were very friendly and helpful Surroundings are lovely and the place has different eating areas. Lunch was excellent,no problem swapping chips to potatoes and no charges like...More

Thank swinnas
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We arrived at 1.50pm on a Saturday afternoon. We saw one table that looked like they had been served food and asked for a table. We were asked have you booked? We replied no and were told that we are not doing walk ins before...More

3  Thank Brenda W
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Good reception into an airy dining area. Menu to cover all pallets with a good choice of beers etc. Management/waiter was very attentive and catered for all need solving any problems as they arose. Food was good, hot with little delay.

Thank Anthony H
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Ann M
26 August 2016|
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Response from BlackhorseManagement | Property representative |
We currently open at 12:00pm 7 days a week and offer coffees throughout the day, from our specialist supplier Brian Wogan which is the largest independent coffee merchant in the South West. Serving everything from Espresso... More
6 February 2015|
Response from BlackhorseManagement | Property representative |
Hi there, we are exactly 3,235.3km to Skiathos town. Or so google tells me. I've never been, but I bet Greece is lovely this time of year.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Honiton Road | near Sowton, Exeter EX5 2AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 363366
  • E-mail
The Black Horse Inn, is located less that a mile from the Exeter Aiport and less than a mile from J29 on the M5. We are a family run Pub which prepares classic pub meals which offer value. We also prepare daily specials which are an enhancement of our Menu. Buffet Options are also available.We are a large pub which can cater for large groups and family dining.FREE Wifi is available.
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