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The Black Horse at Ireland

Shefford, Shefford SG17 5QL, England
+44 1462 811398
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (61 reviews)
“pork” (30 reviews)
“pudding” (38 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
Shefford, Shefford SG17 5QL, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Again a super visit to the Black Horse: food, hospitality and ambience all wonderful. We came for our Anniversary, and they decorated our dessert plate with a thoughtful and celebratory greeting. I was so impressed I took a photo and it is the first one...More

Thank ChocoloverBedford
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took the family here for my birthday it was the first time they had been to the Black horse and they all thought what a great place it was.The food and the surroundings along with the service was wonderful,the whole evening could not have...More

Thank nitramau
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Nitramau Thanks for a great review which is very much appreciated by all the staff. We are delighted that to hear that you will be returning to The Black Horse with your family.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous menus with homemade deserts to die for. The manager was wonderful and his staff friendly approachable and professional. Portions were generous and nicely presented. The eating area I bright modem & well designed with lovely table & chairs. Will definitely recommend it and go...More

Thank Folliefollie
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Folliefollie Many thanks for a fabulous review which all the staff appreciate. Delighted that you have decided to visit us again and for the recommendation.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing meal on Easter Saturday for a family of five. Great service and knowledge of the specials. My steak in particular was juicy and cooked to perfection. The creme brulee too was delicious. It was nice to experience dinner this time, more...More

Thank kitkath69
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Kitkath69 Great to read that you and your family had an amazing meal on Easter Saturday. Many thanks for taking the time to post your review which is very much appreciated by all the staff at The Black Horse.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last night. Had a great meal. The food was good. Ambience was great. Service fantastic. Throughly recommend.

Thank MDG105
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi MDG105 Delighted to read your comments about your recent visit to The Black Horse which all the team appreciate. Many thanks for the recommendation.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends yesterday and whilst we’ve lived about 20 miles away for 18 years and been aware of the reputation for most of this time this is the first time we’ve visited. It’s just a bit too far to pop for a lunch, with...More

Thank davidjackie1957
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello davidjackie1957 Your excellent review has gone down a treat with the team at The Black Horse - thank you. Your high recommendation is very much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I dined here on Monday lunchtime. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, we experienced nothing but excellent service from the friendly staff on duty. We both chose from the specials menu and my cajun pork and my husband’s...More

Thank ZarBeck
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello ZarBeck Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am delighted to read that you and your husband enjoyed your dining experience at The Black Horse. Darren and the team look forward to welcoming you and your family on your return visit.

Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

This is the 3rd visit I’ve had to this restaurant and it gets better every time . This time it was for my birthday and I was made to feel very special and appreciated by all staff , without being told it was my birthday...More

Thank Alice B
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Hello Alice B My thanks for posting such an incredible review which is very much appreciated by all the staff at The Black Horse. We look forward to your return visit.

Reviewed 14 March 2018

The Black Horse has the reputation of being one of the ‘quality’ restaurants in the Bedford Biggleswade area. I regret to say that in the opinion of the three of us this is undeserved. I went to this establishment with a large group of friends...More

5  Thank BowlsCaptain
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hello BowlsCaptain I am sorry that you do not consider us a ‘quality’ restaurant in the area and that we failed to impress you. Thankfully for us, the majority of our customers do or they would not continually award us 5 stars on Trip Advisor...More

Reviewed 13 March 2018

Having eaten at the Black Horse on many occasions, I booked a table for Sunday lunch for 10 members of my family earlier this month. We had pre booked our starters and main courses. Before serving, the dishes were explained as to how the beef...More

Thank jacquisimmo
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Hello jacquisimmo It is never easy organising a large get together with family or friends. Therefore I am delighted that the staff did not let you down and managed to impress your family with the level of our service and food. Thanks for taking the...More

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monicastamp
18 June 2017|
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Response from Kerry S | Reviewed this property |
They have dog bowls of water outside but it is more a restaurant than pub so would say it's a no for inside
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Bob W
4 February 2016|
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Response from Peter D | Reviewed this property |
It's a very popular place, very busy, i presume they are covering themselves in case they get let down, which i'm sure has happened to most restaurants at some time or other. You have to bear in mind that when they take... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 43
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shefford, Shefford SG17 5QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Shefford
  • Phone Number: +44 1462 811398
Description
The Black Horse is a family owned Inn with character and style set in a small hamlet in Bedfordshire. The Black Horse was built in the 17th Century, and although it has been updated and given a contempory style, it still holds its charm and character. With it's exposed original beams, inglenook fireplace and low ceilings, the bar is warm and welcoming - perfect for relaxing with a drink or a glass of wine. The restaurant consists of two distinct dining areas each offering their own unique style and atmosphere with either garden or courtyard outlooks. Our seasonally changed menu's use only the freshest ingredients sourced locally (where possible). The dishes are expertly prepared and presented by a team of highly qualified chef's.
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