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“Tasty food in friendly atmosphere”
Review of The Black Horse

The Black Horse
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Findon
Price range: US$60 - US$109
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Located in Findon, just outside of Worthing, The Black Horse is known for their combination of warm welcome, traditional surroundings and great food. The Black Horse is tastefully decorated to compliment original features with stone fireplaces and cosy leather seating, all of which hint at the ski chalet inspired menu that has earned this restaurant its excellent reputation.
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Thursday 19th January and we visited here twice. Firstly, having checked into our accommodation for the evening, staying the night at Findon Motel, we went out on a bit of a reconnaissnce of the area and what Findon had to offer and popped in here for a drink.

On entering we were surprised and the size of the place, it was big, bright, in places there were no ceilings just open to the rafters, understand it was supposed to have a skiing chalet design. There were a number of smaller areas/alcoves to sit and have a drink and eat. We found a place beside the open fire place, really cosy on this very cold winter's evening. The place was nicely decorated with some different styles of furnishings.

We ordered our 2 drinks, which came to £ 7.60, slightly cheaper than one of the pubs down the road, still thought it expensive, our local in Seaton, Devon, only £6.10.

We returned later in the evening for dinner and sat by the fire where we sat earlier. We ordered our food Sausages, mash and gravy £10.95 and Beef Bourguignon, which was also served with mash, from the specials menu, £12.95.

When our food was served it was piping hot, very well presented and garnished with freshly cooked vegetables, but most importantly very tasty.

On both occasions we were served by the same cheerful young guy, who was very attentive, visiting our table ensuring we were ok and providing drinks table service.

Having walked from our accommodation, the Findon Motel, it took about 10 minutes, would recommend taking a torch, there is no street lighting and there is little or no pavement. Our walk took us through the village however, If driving the pub can be reached just off the A 24, there is lots of car parking.

We had a very pleasant evening here.

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Thank David D
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is a lovely village pub, friendly, cosy, clean; modern country style. The bar is stylish but not pretentious with a relaxed atmosphere. The staff are smiley , polite and welcoming as are the locals; you won't feel as if you are walking into The Slaughtered Lamb in any way! We ate in the conservatory which was spacious warm and tucked away enough to feel that you can chat and laugh without disturbing people who want a quiet drink. The food was lovely, probably the best risotto I have ever had. The rice was cooked just right, there was a variety of mushrooms in it that were well cooked but not mushy, there was a lovely garnish of rocket and Parmesan and plenty of it, all piping hot. My friends' meals looked good, well presented with generous portions. We had a lovely bottle of Chardonnay and then went into the skittle alley which again is welcoming, nicely decorated with plenty of tables and chairs to sit and have a chat between goes. We had a really fun night and the manager could not be more accommodating, he was very smartly dressed , attentive and approachable. I went to get an Irish coffee and the bar staff took their time whipping some real cream and serving it properly , floating on top as it should be. I say this because recently, in a large chain pub (whose name I will not mention) my Irish coffee was made out of sight and came looking like a flat white in a glass, leading me to think it was not real cream. Well it's real cream at the Black Horse for sure just how I like it with the coffee coming through the cold cream as you drink it, perfect! If I lived in Findon I would be in The Black Horse a lot for sure!

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Thank roz a
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We attended for a friend's birthday, 14 were easily accommodated in comfortable, "rustic" but modern surroundings.

The Proprietor and staff are very friendly and obliging; veggie options to more traditional Sunday Roast dishes are standard, and Chef prepared a very nice vegan dish for us.

The setting is of a large county inn, lots of wood paneling, a large log fire and timber/quarry tile floors give a warm, rural feel, although the Black Horse is close to urban centres.

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

James and his team did us proud. We booked this venue following a funeral for a dear friend. The catering and hospitality was superb. Nothing too much trouble.

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Four of us arrived very hungry for lunch without booking, having tried the Village Pub in the middle of Findon where we were definitely not welcomed by the surly staff! But here, the owner and staff were lovely and although they were really busy with a funeral wake in full swing and another one due in an hour, they sat us down with drinks by the fire until a table was ready in the conservatory. Three of us had the best battered haddock and home made chips with minted mushy peas - really hot, fresh and delicious. The other meal was mushroom risotto which was delicious too.
What a difference a warm welcome makes!

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Thank Grennytd
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