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The Black Horse at Ireland

Shefford, Shefford SG17 5QL, England
+44 1462 811398
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“souffle” (12 reviews)
“steak” (60 reviews)
“pork” (27 reviews)
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British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Shefford, Shefford SG17 5QL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It has been 11 years since I last ate at the Black Horse due to living abroad. Tonight it was my father's birthday and we decided on the Black Horse, as my parents have had excellent meals there in the past year. We arrived and...More

Thank yammee c
Reviewed 6 days ago

Two really nice lunches in a week's holiday staying at the excellent Landmark Trust place on the Shuttleworth estate. Excellent food nice ambience, service pretty good - slipped a little on the very busy Sunday lunch, good value. Recommended

Thank alc59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I rave about this place and generally go once every couple of months but was very disappointed When we arrived the place was very busy however we were never offered a wine list had to ask Also did not realise it was racist and very...More

3  Thank familygirl22Uk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family are not strangers to the Blackhorse; we celebrated my parents retirement there in May 2017, 12 of us were treated so well and enjoyed every dish ordered and the drink 🍾 On Monday it was a long awaited lunch with a...More

Thank RevBab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a while since we last visited. It was busy as always but we were seated immediately. We ordered starters and mains and we're told that bread and olives would be brought out to the table. After 30 mins nothing had arrived so we...More

2  Thank CBH131
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow we are regular at this wonderful restaurant.Never ever had a bad meal having a steak in middle of the week also wonderful Sunday lunch at weekend's.Can't fault this place staff are amazing can't do enough for you on every visit.Well done DARREN and team.

Thank Bazza M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here with friends on a busy Sunday lunchtime. The real ale was acceptable but not in top condition. My fish was overcooked and the vegetables undercooked but the Sunday roasts were good. The staff coped very well with a large number of diners. Our...More

1  Thank Martin B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to go here on the spur of the moment as we hadnt been there for a while and expecting this to be a quiet Monday was delighted to see that it was busy so the atmosphere was good. My husband and myself opted for...More

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the service at The Black Horse rather slow, not enough waiting staff for the number of diners. Our request for table water was ingnored on three occasions. The potted Woburn ham was no more than pieces of ham in a pot; nothing special...More

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

Hello Susanhiggi Sorry to hear that our service was slow on the day that you dined. As you can see from other trip reviews that is not our usual high standards so I apologise. I have taken on board your comment regarding the food served...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrating my wife's birthday this evening, would like to thank all the staff for a truly memorable evening. Food was amazing and the service very attentive, we'll now have all our special occasion meals here.

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

Hello Stuart M Your review was certainly memorable and well received by all the staff. Delighted to hear that you will now be celebrating all your special occasions at the Black Horse. Thank you.

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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
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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