The Black Horse sign

We visited the Black Horse on what was, at last, the first sunny and reasonably warm day this Spring, and St. Georges Day to boot!

First impressions were very good, we were met by Simon from the parent company, Oak Taverns, who gave us a guided tour of the pub and explained all of the recent renovations, which were extensive. Simon also showed us the new micro brewery and told us of the plans to bring the flavours and traditions of real beer drinking back to the Black Lion, his enthusiasm was indeed infectious!

Settling down, in the sunny and well thought out Beer Garden, we grabbed a table and began to peruse the lunch menu. We decided to share a starter and a main course as, looking around, the portions did look rather healthy to say the least! We began with the Mediterranean Meze, a selection of baba ghanoush, harissa hummus, tzatziki, guacamole crusted flatbread & hazelnut crusted aubergines caviar, it was delicious and plenty for two people to share. Following this we went for the Bacon Chorizo Burger and our fellow diner had the Shepherd’s Pie from the daily specials menu, all very tasty and obviously home-made. The “Fries” are certainly worth a separate mention, crispy, tasty and not in the least bit oily, highly recommended!

All in all we had a fantastic lunch, the food and the service were excellent, the atmosphere was very pleasant and the decor was modern, tasteful and comfortable. With the opening of the new “Barnet Brewery” happening just a few days after our visit, the pub certainly has big plans…an ambitious project in the heart of our community which deserves your support and custom. Do give The Black Horse a try, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed!

The Love Barnet Food & Drink Review
The service was efficient and fast
The manager Ray, who served us, was cheerful and passionate about the pub which was encouraging to see. All the staff looked really happy and eager to help.
Whilst this was, after all, pub food the quality was excellent: great chips which is always a good sign!
The place was spotless both inside and out!
Pricing seemed totally reasonable for the quality and quantity of food!
Parking is not the venue's strongest asset however after 6.30, not a problem and before 6.30 there is some street parking and parking in the Spires is easy, economical and a very short walk away.
Really comfy and homely decor; inside and out. Different areas for different occasions: tables and chairs for eating and meeting, and comfy sofas for a more lounging moment!
The trial brew selection: 3 different beers for £3.50! Gotta be done.
Definitely one on the list to visit regularly. Any beer aficionado MUST try this place out and test the local brew.

One Response to Review: The Black Horse – inc. The Barnet Brewery

  1. says:

    Fantastic pub, great service (even on mother’s day, without a booking when it was rammed). Plus the quiz night on Wednesday’s is really great fun.

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