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Old Black Horse Inn

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36 Main Street | Houghton on the Hill, Leicester LE7 9GD, England
+44 116 241 3486
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We had Sunday lunch here this week. It's a nice pub we've visited before with a good atmosphere in the bar. We turned up on a very cold day, but instead of a nice cosy dining room with a log fire in the fireplace down the end, it was cold and sitting next to a paned window we were in... More 

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OldBlackHorse, Licensee at Old Black Horse Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, if I may respond to the points made; With reference to your comments regarding the fireplaces not being lit, this is unfortunately a long standing issue and is at present being investigated by Everards with a plan in place to resolve, it was hoped that we would have a solution to this prior to Christmas... More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

They kindly allowed us to order a meal on a night that, for some reason, the place was like the Marie Celeste. We needed a meal and it was not convenient to eat at home. The main criticism was that, although the constituents of our meals were very nice, the food was not evenly and fully heated. In particular nothing... More 

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OldBlackHorse, Owner at Old Black Horse Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit to the Old Black Horse and I'm sorry that it was not to our usually exceptional standard. I do recall the evening being unusually quiet, mainly due to many of our regular customers taking the opportunity for a last minute holiday during school half term. I also recall speaking with you... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Lovely country pub located in a small village a few miles out of Leicester. The landlady Sam always on hand to provide a friendly welcome. Dogs allowed in the bar area and you can eat there too, or in separate dog free dining area. A good choice of food and wine, with special nights during the week. Grill night on... More 

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OldBlackHorse, Owner at Old Black Horse Inn, responded to this review

Hi Andy Thank you very much for reviewing the Old Black Horse and I'm delighted that all of your visits to us has resulted in a good experience, I hope you have many more and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Sam More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Warm welcome as always. Superb pie night. My husband had the liver, sausage and bacon and i had the trout, broccoli and dill with a creamy mustard sauce. It was superb, compliments to the chef. Great value for money in a lovely atmosphere.

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OldBlackHorse, Owner at Old Black Horse Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing the Old Black Horse and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit to us, I have most certainly passed on your compliments to our chef and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Apologies for the delayed response, however I have had some difficulties using TripAdvisor. Regards, Sam More 

Grantham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Been today to The Black Horse Inn, had lunch here. The staff were very welcoming of us and our twins. We were just passing through but were not made to feel like strangers in a local pub. Food was good and dessert very good on both counts. If we ever end up that way again we will pop in! Thank... More 

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OldBlackHorse, Owner at Old Black Horse Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing the Old Black Horse and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit to us and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Apologies for the delayed response, however I have had some difficulties using TripAdvisor. Regards, Sam More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Went last night with a group of friends. Turns out to be pie night. Homemade pie and a pint/glass of wine for £9.95. The pub is spacious, clean and we all said what lovely staff and a very warm welcome we received. We all decided on the pies..and so glad we did, great choice and a 'mystery pie', last night... More 

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Siduri41, Owner at Old Black Horse Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing the Old Black Horse and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit to us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Sam More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Been a couple of times now and will continue to do so, not a massive choice but what's on offer is nicely presented and was all good.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here often and it has everything a pub should have - bar area where locals can (and do) gather to drink, dog friendly, nice garden, very pretty village location. I really wish the new management well BUT they need to up their game with the food and general ambience in the eating area which is what will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

My fiancé and I went here for valentines day. The restaurant look stunning. Very elegant. The food was outstanding one of the best 3 course meals I've ever had and ive traveled and eaten some spectacular food. The presentation on all courses was fenominal. The presentation of my desert was... Well sexy. No other word for it and for Valentine's... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015 via mobile

Our village local, very friendly, lovely food from sandwiches to main courses. We pop in for snacks and a drink quite often but had a full meal with family just before Xmas for the first time since the new management and the food was fantastic! 2 of us has the brisket with horseradish mash which was cooked to perfection! They... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Main Street | Houghton on the Hill, Leicester LE7 9GD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 241 3486
Description
The Old Black Horse Inn is a traditional English country pub serving freshly prepared and locally sourced seasonal food, delivered with a warm friendly service. The perfect accompaniment to the selection of cask ales, wine, champagne and extensive range of Gin on offer.

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