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The Black Horse Inn

££ - £££, British,
Old Honiton Road | near Sowton, Exeter EX5 2AN, England
+44 1392 363366
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Old Honiton Road | near Sowton, Exeter EX5 2AN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The pub seems to have changed hands but still has a nice feel to it. There were a group of four of us seated quite close to the door which proved a but cold from time to time. Service was good and attentive. The food...More

Thank teifion h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Eaten here a couple of times recently and both times the food has been excellent. The menu is not overly large but you should be able to find something. Service can be slow at times as they seem to have limited staff

Thank chris c
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arrived at 12.45, stood waiting for 5/6 mutes to be seated, eventually a guy came over and said "will be with you in a minute" so we waited for another 5/6 minutes --nobody came over, so we walked away--best bit is the other 6 people...More

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this pub when staying over night in the area. It is lovely set out inside and nice staff to. We both had the stake which was nice. However the pepper sauce we far to peppery which ruined both our dinners.

Thank Vicki G
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Went to the Black Horse Inn with family last night. I had Gammon Steak which was very well cooked. The trimmings of fresh pineapple, field mushroom and vine on tomatoes were lovely. Fresh real chips would have been better than the usual pub oven chips...More

Thank spice B
Reviewed 25 September 2017

First visit to the this establishment and from the outside the Sunday luncheon looked promising. Tables were pre-booked for us and after ordering and receiving our drinks at the bar we took our seats. There was a substantial menu available and we all ordered with...More

Thank One_Devonboy
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

So a week ago, we walked to the pub in the week. We had a burger and the pasta bake with garlic bread, the pasta bake looked as if it had been thrown on the plate with smears all around the plate. The garlic bread...More

1  Thank Emilee B
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This was our first visit as we are new to the area. The pub was lovely but was empty which sounded alarm bells. This was a meal with our daughter before she goes back to Uni. Our starter was good baked cheese with garlic bread....More

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 2 September 2017

On the last night of our holiday our family of 9 , including three small children and a pregnant mum were recommended this restaurant. It looked good from the outside and had reserved a good sized table for us. We ordered drinks which came quite...More

Thank tigger69
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Such a shame to have a poor meal here as the staff were nice and friendly and the decor was new and modern. Maybe best for drinks but not food.

Thank 521Louisa
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Ann M
26 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from BlackhorseManagement | Property representative |
We currently open at 12:00pm 7 days a week and offer coffees throughout the day, from our specialist supplier Brian Wogan which is the largest independent coffee merchant in the South West. Serving everything from Espresso... More
6 February 2015|
Response from BlackhorseManagement | Property representative |
Hi there, we are exactly 3,235.3km to Skiathos town. Or so google tells me. I've never been, but I bet Greece is lovely this time of year.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
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: Old Honiton Road | near Sowton, Exeter EX5 2AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 363366
  • E-mail
The Black Horse Inn, is located less that a mile from the Exeter Aiport and less than a mile from J29 on the M5. We are a family run Pub which prepares classic pub meals which offer value. We also prepare daily specials which are an enhancement of our Menu. Buffet Options are also available.We are a large pub which can cater for large groups and family dining.FREE Wifi is available.
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