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Wolverton Road | Great Linford, Milton Keynes, England
+44 1908 398461
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
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London
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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely setting, nice building and staff generally very pleasant. Sunday Lunch for 4, Pork Sunday Lunch £11.95 - food was of a good standard (fantastic Yorkshire pudding & side of Cauliflower cheese). Food wait was 40 minutes though, fine if you're having a lazy Sunday but not so good if you're in a rush. Small bar means it gets crowded... More 

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Thank bobbie_special
Milton Keynes
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband, sister-in-law and I had a meal here last Saturday. We had an excellent meal and great service by Sandy. Most of the food was of a high standard, the possible exception being the dough balls which seemed to be swimming in oil. We had a house sharer for dessert and although Sandy warned us it maybe a push... More 

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Thank mkeynes15
General Manager A, Manager at The Black Horse, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us, and your feedback will be passed on to Sandy for her brilliant service. We look forward to your next visit. More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for lunch on the 26th May. The lovely Sandra and Julie helped me find a table outside. They were both great and very friendly, even though they were busy. The food was excellent too. A very enjoyable lunch with great service.

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Thank Sandra C
General Manager A, Manager at The Black Horse, responded to this review

We are so glad to know that you enjoyed your time with us. Your feedback will be passed on to Julie and Sandy for their great service. we look forward to your next visit. More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of Milton Keynes best looking pub's who has welcoming and friendly staff, but their is no mistaking that this is a chain pub, that maximises it's profit's by not employing enough staff and uses poor quality cheap frozen/packet foods, and then tries to pass itself off as a gastro pub, it has a swanky looking menu, but... More 

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Thank lindypops123
General Manager A, Manager at The Black Horse, responded to this review

We are extremely sorry to hear about your experience with us and will us your feedback to make sure this is avoided in the future. We hope that this experience will not dissuade you from revisit. If you wish to discuss this further, please contact on 01908308461 and ask for the Duty Manager who will be happy to help. More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice setting, but service can be better. Only had tea, with a complimentary biscuit. Tea was good, the biscuit was really nice. Will pop back to try their​ meals.

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Thank laoshi88
General Manager A, Owner at The Black Horse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere of the pub and will take your feedback very seriously to make sure service will become better for your future visit. More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awful venue, rude staff, massive waiting times and the food is overpriced and of utterly disgusting quality. They have a menu the does not reflect the cheap stale package garbage they try to pass off as what you actually ordered. Please avoid, there are so many local better alternatives!

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Thank gravy102017
General Manager A, Manager at The Black Horse, responded to this review

We are extremely sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. Your comments have been reviewed and hopefully this to be avoided for any future visitors. If you wish to discuss any further, please contact on 01908398461 and ask for the Duty Manager who will be happy to accommodate. More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant for lunch at the weekend and although it was busy it wasn't too bad. As we were with our dog we found a table in the garden (they are also allowed in the bar but not on the terrace next to the canal). After a long wait my wife enjoyed her lobster and crab fishcakes but... More 

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Thank Tony G
General Manager A, Manager at The Black Horse, responded to this review

Thank you Tony for bringing this to our attention. We are sorry to have disappointed you on this occasion and will use your feedback for future staff training. Hopefully, this does not dissuade you from visiting again. If you wish to discuss further, please contact on 01908398461 and ask for the Duty Manager who will be happy to help. More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The delightful Trio of Roasts is not to be missed and in all honesty you really cannot miss it. Roast chicken, beef, pork, crackling, cabbage, kale, parsnips, roast potatoes, gravy and a huge Yorkshire pudding and all for only £15! Do not have a starter, you'll not have room.

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Thank Michelle N
General Manager A, Manager at The Black Horse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send over such a brilliant review! We are so glad that you enjoy the Sunday roasts with us! We look forward to your next visit to us! More 

Northampton,
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely lunch here, two courses for £11.95 from a fixed menu. Great food, price and atmosphere. Vegetarian options available

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Thank susieb1
General Manager A, Manager at The Black Horse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a great response! We look forward to your next visit! More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere and the beauty of the building and its setting are superb. Until last week, I haven't visited here since I was a child and it has changed much since then - for the better mainly. We called in as we were on the way to the theatre and had left a little early. The bar was very busy... More 

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Thank Newbridgers
General Manager A, Manager at The Black Horse, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about this and apologise if you feel unhappy with your last visit to us. Unfortunately, the majority of the pub has three sections, which two are for dinners only and must reserve these particular tables if extra dinners wish to visit, especially in peak times for lunch and dinner. If you wish to discuss the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wolverton Road | Great Linford, Milton Keynes, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Milton Keynes
  • Phone Number: +44 1908 398461
Description
Whether travelling by land or water, you'll always arrive to a warm welcome at The Black Horse in Great Linford. We're a cosy waterside pub serving well-kept cask ales, exquisite wines and tasty, unpretentious pub-food, which can be enjoyed inside or out thanks to our lovely decked dining area overlooking the Grand Union canal.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?