We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Black Horse


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

Location and contact

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Reviews (293)
Filter reviews
293 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews crab lasagne beef cinder toffee bread and butter pudding prawn cocktail burger fries poached eggs sunday lunch the pub eton mess quirky interior main course talking point three courses cooked to perfection welcoming atmosphere
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 293 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch with friends. I had the mushroom lasagne which was awful! It came with a side salad which had a greasy dressing and the lasagne was also greasy as was swimming in cheese! It was like a congealed mess on a plate....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Sue G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A quirky but cozy bar with a delicious Sunday lunch. We all opted for the sirloin which was huge like a doorstop and tender. Loads of gravy and a section of veg. And those home mashed mushy peas !! Hot damn. Not sure what was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank bibl243
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here on a Saturday night in a group of six. We had booked, you don't need to but it's probably advisable at busy times. The pub has a quirky interior, possibly best described as "a load of old stuff scattered around" this might not...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Martin F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a thoroughly good meal here; well presented, good portions, very tasty food. We had scallops & chorizo, crab lasagne, Black Tuna, Roast lamb, slow cooked beef, Cinder Toffee Eton Mess, Apple crumble, Vanilla white chocolate cheesecake. All delicious, the beef was so tender it...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LizaDurham999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a busy Saturday night. We ate from the excellent value £16 for 3 courses menu and really loved the food. You need to be hungry to do the food justice but the cooking and depth of flavour were outstanding. Especially enjoyed the smoked...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Helen E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided quite late on to go out for Sunday lunch and struggled to get in anywhere. We managed to get a table at the Black Horse. Because it was late, we didn't expect the best food but how wrong we were!! I had lamb,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JeniferP114
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After a very cold walk along the beach at Seaburn we called in here with our little dog on our way home. We are absolutely delighted we did, such a lovely friendly warm atmosphere greeted us as we walked in and as we were hungry...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank James1150
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

Without dought the best food around taste and flavour is very important to our host Pete Zulu. Service and ambience brilliant. Thanks to all for a super evening

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Seniorcitizen75
Reviewed 1 January 2019

A last minute booking was made for a night out before Christmas at The Black Horse.The atmosphere was delightful with lots of fairy lights and a roaring fire - very cosy.We each had a drink in the bar before being seated in the restaurant.There was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank toby22015
Reviewed 18 December 2018

Arrived 17:30 for the early serving. We sat in the cold uncomfortable bar with a drink until our table was ready. Good range of beers but not a pleasant place to sit, most of the decor looked like it was from a jumble sale. So...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JohnH4580
sarah1097122, Owner at The Black Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

If you don't like our bar area then the chances are you're not going to enjoy your visit. We aren't everyone's cup of tea and don't ever want to be a generic, run of the mill pub. You're entitled to your opinion but why not...More

View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Clarion Hotel Boldon
554 reviews
.50 miles away
Comfort Inn Sunderland
7 reviews
2.01 miles away
Premier Inn South Shields Port Of Tyne Hotel
581 reviews
2.20 miles away
Premier Inn Sunderland A19/A1231 Hotel
420 reviews
2.23 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 13 nearby restaurants
148 reviews
.01 miles away
The Red Lion
506 reviews
.06 miles away
Daniela's Fish Bar
113 reviews
.81 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 3 nearby attractions
Wacky Warehouse
36 reviews
.48 miles away
Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum
70 reviews
2.83 miles away
St Paul's Monastery, Jarrow
22 reviews
2.66 miles away
The Mill Tavern
8 reviews
2.81 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Black Horse staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing