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The Black Horse

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Bar, British, Pub
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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
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went for Sunday lunch early December. A nice log fire awaited us and really enhanced the atmosphere. The service was very good and the food came incredibly quickly. Wife and daughter had a turkey roast, while I had a veggie roast. The veggie was absolutely excellent. Would definitely recommend!

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Thank eisenach2016
Rainham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We used to go many years ago and it went down hill so stopped then went back a year ago and seemed so much better so have visited a few times since . However Saturday eve with friends, starters very nice , mains came up and something seemed wrong it was that half the chips stone cold while other hot... More 

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Thank tcollins2013
Romford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ten of us visited on Saturday evening and we were all very impressed. The food was great, well presented and tasty. All the meals came out at the same time, so I can only thank the chef and waitresses for a good job! Decor is lovely and welcoming and friendly staff too.

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Thank manders66
Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fine pub / restaurant on a cold winter evening. Sat at a table by the open wood burning fire. The atmosphere was great, décor lovely with wood beams subtle lighting and no loud background music to irritate and make conversation difficult. The service was good, prompt and staff friendly. The menu was not extensive but easy enough... More 

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

Thank you for leaving a review We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us by our lovely log fires always great on a cold evening having the fires roaring. Let your friends and family know about our cosy country pub so that they can enjoy them too. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards sarah parsons... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My visit with friends today was a pleasant and relaxing experience. The food and drinks were delivered quickly and efficiently and reflected our order. The waitress who served us was friendly, courteous and chatty, without over doing it. We are planning another visit in early December.

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

Hi thanks for your lovely review always great to get 5 blobs from our guests. We are so glad that the food and service you received were to your liking. Hope to see you soon. Kind Regards Sarah Parsons (GM) More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to come regularly for meals at the Black Horse but the standard have drastically gone down in the last 2 years. I decided to give the Black Horse another chance as the last visit on Mother's Day ended up in us leaving before we were even given the menus which I accounted for the fact that is was... More 

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1 Thank VeroniqueSE
General manager A, General Manager at The Black Horse, responded to this review

So sorry to hear about your disappointing visit if you would like to discuss the matter further please call on 01277 374946 and I would be happy to discuss your issues. Kind Regards sarah Parsons (GM) More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 stars in every way our starter was excellent main meal the duck was a large portions all our needs were fullfield

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Thank Paul S
General manager A, General Manager at The Black Horse, responded to this review

Hi Paul S thank you for leaving a great review it is always so nice hearing that our guests love what we are doing, glad your needs were all fulfilled hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards sarah parsons (GM) More 

essex
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my wife and i went on a friday night warm welcome we bouth had fish has a main meal which was very good and we bouth had a sweet drinks and coffe the price for night out was very good value can not wait to go back well done the black horse team

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Thank pepe436
General manager A, General Manager at The Black Horse, responded to this review

Thank you for you review, We hope you will hurry back and see us soon and bring all your friends and family with you. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and that everything was to your liking.Its great to get such nice comments from our guests. See you soon sarah parsons (GM) More 

Middlewich
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited the venue at 4 pm on a Sunday for their afternoon roast! Even though a couple of our favourite desserts were no longer available the choice was outstanding and the food delicious as usual. Great value and friendly and attentive (but not too attentive) staff - all you could wish for. I cannot praise this place enough - it... More 

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Thank Jane M
General manager A, General Manager at The Black Horse, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review it is always a delight to receive reviews like yours, thank you for all your kind comments and we are so glad that you enjoyed everything about your visit. hope to see you soon. Sarah Parsons (GM) More 

Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

With a recommendation a group of us went for lunch midweek. Really nice setting, easy parking, easy to book a table online. Nice round table which is good when you are in a group. There were quite a lot of people there. We had got our drinks at the bar before sitting down, waited ages for our order to be... More 

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Thank Elizabeth W
General manager A, General Manager at The Black Horse, responded to this review

thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed the food at the black horse however I am sorry to hear that the service was not up to standard. If you would like to discuss this further please don't hesitate to call me on 01277 374946. Kind regards Sarah parsons (GM) 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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, 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?