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The Black Horse

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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420 Ongar Road | Pilgrim's Hatch, Brentwood CM15 9JN, England
+44 1277 374946
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Black Horse is a very old pub full of character. As a pub run under the Vintage Inn label, food follows the Vintage Inn menu which is varied and good quality. The lunch meals are a little on the 'standard' size, for example the baguettes are rather small 'put in the oven' ones and the chips are more like... More 

Thank Rich l
Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

From the beginning the waitress was clueless. I can only guess that she hadn't worked as one for long. It took a long while for the food to come. We were then told that we didn't have to hurry, but that people were waiting for our table. We weren't told at the beginning that we had a table for a... More 

Thank katetibble
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know it's not home made food but I still expected better. I played it safe with a burger, bad choice, The burger had been microwaved for too long. Rubbery and chewy, my friend said it reminded her of a childs play kitchen (plastic burger). When I complained to the manager he blamed the waitress then walked away. The waitress... More 

Thank jagra
United Kingdom
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hadn't been in this pub for quite a while but was pleasantly surprised on my recent visit on a Saturday lunchtime. Warm cosy surroundings. The food was fresh and excellent. I didnt fancy much but after my starter I had the small Ham, Egg and chips - it was huge so don't know how big the large version was. It... More 

Thank 411kitty2011
Essex, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely horrendous! I come to this restaurant often and always find the waitresses lovely and mostly the food is good. I came before Xmas for the Festive Menu and it was without doubt the best meal we have had here. Food beautifully cooked, hot and lots of it, really good quality. On that basis I asked if we could book... More 

Thank topmedsec
Weybridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went for a meal with family members whilst visiting and although I hadn't booked a table the welcome was vey nice, and excellent friendly table service from our waitress Nina

Thank davidluxton
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223 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe the excuse that it was packed at lunchtime , maybe due to the offer of 33% off food. The fact is the rump steak was small, thin and mainly gristle, the rissole was just pure tasteless fat, salad mainly lettuce with a tasteless dressing. Have eaten here many times before and food is normally good. Did mention it to... More 

Thank EssexYvonne
Romford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal. I asked for a medium rare steak and this was cooked to perfection! I can honestly say I have never had bad food from here. Restaurant was very busy, only downside was a large table with screaming babies/toddlers and equally noisy parents😕

Thank manders66
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I returned to the Black Horse on 27th December having had a very enjoyable experience a few weeks earlier. It is also within walking distance, as I recently moved to the area ! Again the choice and quality of meal was very good as was the value. The service was very good despite the venue being very busy albeit that... More 

Thank johnwlong13
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had the most amazing Christmas afternoon and dinner at The Black Horse. We decided back in the summer to have Christmas dinner out this year and we chose the black horse as we are frequent visitors and they never disappoint. The price was reasonable £55 pp and were informed it was the same as last year. We were able... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 420 Ongar Road | Pilgrim's Hatch, Brentwood CM15 9JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Brentwood
  • Phone Number: +44 1277 374946
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?