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.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
Reviews (194)
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
Filter reviews
194 results
Traveller rating
114
48
9
14
9
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveller rating
114
48
9
14
9
Show reviews that mention
All reviews sunday roast steak and kidney pudding custard potatoes salmon the pub home cooked food tasty gravy long journey piping hot another great meal lovely staff chips veg yorkshire dog deborah
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food, great service and great venue. Quality of the food was wonderful, excellent portion size, taste, presentation ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️😋 The vegetable lasagne was exquisite. The venue was tastefully decorated this combined with great staff including the pub cat who was happy to meet and greet...really makes this a great eatery to visit. Staff including Chris were friendly, attentive and professional. Well worth a visit. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️'s all the way.More

Date of visit: February 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 17 January 2024

Really impressed ! Welcoming cosy pub with log fire, lots of room, a great place to meet up. The home cooked food was of high quality and exceptional value. We will be back !

Date of visit: January 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 1 January 2024

Friendly, clean and cosy! Have stopped for a quick drink here twice over the past week and feel we’ve found an absolute gem of a pub. Owners super friendly and very welcoming, interior is lovely and was very festive with a glorious display of Christmas...decorations. This place will be a regular visit for us!More

Date of visit: January 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 22 August 2023

Stopped in for lunch on our way home from a short break in Hastings. Wonderful Steak and Vegetable Wellington. Nice atmosphere and courteous staff. Also the whole place was very clean, would highly recommend. Thanks

Date of visit: August 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 4 August 2023

Awesome little pub, food was great, staff were super friendly and helpful. Our group had a mixture of dishes and no complaints at all! Will definitely visit again soon.

Date of visit: August 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 4 June 2023 via mobile

We stopped off here today around 4.30 after a very long journey. What can I say, we were welcomed with our dog, the waitress was so lovely, we didn’t fancy a Sunday roast so I chose the chilli which was delicious as was the gammon...and ham egg and chips, will definitely return here, such a lovely place.More

Date of visit: June 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 4 June 2023 via mobile

Just had an excellent Sunday roast with the family. One of best roasts in the area. Staff are friendly and the service was great. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: June 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 26 May 2023 via mobile

Fab meal once again! We enjoyed a lovely meal tonight at The Black Horse. We had the pea and asparagus risotto with sea bream and the minted lamb pie with chips and veg…..Followed by apple and rhubarb crumble and custard. A Cointreau coffee finished the...meal off. Great service and piping hot tasty meals…..We will be back!More

Date of visit: May 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 30 April 2023

Had a lovely family Sunday lunch ! Food was so good and all staff very friendly Good atmosphere, great pub would definitely recommend this lovely country pub and we will return !

Date of visit: April 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 9 April 2023 via mobile

Nice village pub a couple of miles to the north of Hastings. Varied menu, we'll cooked with good service. Home cooked desserts - very filling. All in all a lovely family meal at a reasonable price.

Date of visit: April 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 27 March 2023

Good food, and not too expensive by today's prices. Food took about 45 minutes to arrive, no one else was there. The lighting is very poor with 'cool white' Christmas lights everywhere which completely changes the feel of the place, rather than a cosy evening...pub feel it was more like like cold supermarket lighting.More

Date of visit: March 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 15 March 2023

Back again last week, birthday treat in Crowhurst 4 nights and always eat in the Black Horse, Deborah, John, Chrissie and Matthew thank you very much for the delicious food and warm atmosphere.

Date of visit: March 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 16 February 2023 via mobile

We have been here many times. Generally service is pretty average but food is plentiful and of good quality so we have persevered as it’s so local to where we live. We’ve enjoyed the fact that we can walk with the family and have a...meal without driving. However, I’ve never actually felt a warm welcome other than from the guy that seems to be there helping a lot. The owner looks like she would rather be elsewhere and if you wait at the bar you don’t even get acknowledged with a smile let alone greeted. This particular occasion, I met my friend for lunch. She had a pate starter and chips and I had jacket potato with tuna mayonnaise. I had only eaten a banana and biscuit before coming so was looking forward to it. It took nearly an hour to arrive even though there were just 2 other tables in. This happened on our previous visit at Christmas but again, we’ve persevered due to location for us. On this occasion, within an hour I had excruciating pain in my stomach which was followed by me being very unwell. I messaged them the following day to say purely to warn them to throw the tuna just in case it was that as it was all I could think it could be. I said that I was certainly not moaning and just letting them know. They read it and completely ignored the message. I thought about writing a trip advisor review but I normally leave positive ones if I really feel happy. Rarely have I left a negative but this is totally justified. The last visit and how unwell I was alongside all the previous factors mean we will not go again. It’s such a shame. It’s got all the ingredients to be amazing and a perfect rural pub but it’s lacklustre service lets it down. I’m sure the being unwell was a one off but I’m not giving another chance given they can’t even respond to their customers.More

Date of visit: January 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 7 January 2023 via mobile

Lovely pub, warm and inviting. Friendly staff and a good range of drinks. Had a light lunch here with the wife and was blown away with the quality.

Date of visit: January 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 2 December 2022

Super friendly staff, great food and great atmosphere. Excellent menu, with lots of variety. Really recommended!

Date of visit: December 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Bannatyne Spa Hotel - Hastings
1,806 reviews
1.02 miles away
Sedlescombe Golf Hotel
311 reviews
1.24 miles away
Claverton Country House Hotel
555 reviews
1.32 miles away
The Abbey Hotel
276 reviews
1.87 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
The Plough Inn, Crowhurst
165 reviews
1.78 miles away
Bluebells Tearoom
687 reviews
1.85 miles away
Green's Bar and Restaurant
45 reviews
1.06 miles away
The Abbey Hotel Restaurant
392 reviews
1.86 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Golf School UK
154 reviews
1.32 miles away
Battle Abbey and Battlefield
2,178 reviews
1.86 miles away
Carr Taylor Vineyard
724 reviews
2.00 miles away
Crowhurst Park Spa & Beauty Salon
14 reviews
.37 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Nannie G
13 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Maureen G | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have a reasonable wine list, and good beers and ales, also food, its a lovely pub with a lovely large garden, staff are friendly and help full, i would recommend it :-)
3
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

BLACK HORSE INN, Battle - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Black Horse Inn

Yes, Black Horse Inn is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Black Horse Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4