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The Black Horse at Ireland

Shefford, Shefford SG17 5QL, England
+44 1462 811398
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pork” (31 reviews)
“pudding” (42 reviews)
“steak” (61 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

This is a really really great placeto eat. The food is first class the atmosphere amazing and the staff really attentive professionaland friendly. This was our first visit and will certainly not be our last. If you are evr in this area donot miss out...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here yesterday for lunch after been recommended by a friend to eat here. The service was brilliant food was amazing. Beautiful resturant and a lovely place to go to with family or friends if you want well cooked good quality food that is presented...More

Thank Rebecca T
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Rebecca T Great to hear that your friend recommended us and that you thought our restaurant beautiful and service was brilliant. Could not ask for a better review - many thanks. Hope to see you back when you can be assured of a warm...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our second visit. The first was great and we decided to check it out again with a larger party. Nine of us, including three children, received the same excellent attention with excellent food and drinks of all kinds. The birthday card on the...More

Thank lesleyandjohn3
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi lesleyandJohn3 I must thank you for posting such a great review which is much appreciated by all the Team at The Black Horse. I was delighted that on your second visit we still managed to impress you and I was pleased that you are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a meal on a Tuesday evening, was a lovely atmosphere and busy for a restaurant on a Tuesday. The food was lovely, I had the pork belly. The service was very attentive.

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

Hello Emma B I appreciate you taking the time to post your lovely review. Hope to see you back at The Black Horse in the near future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here a few nights ago in a party of five and had an excellent meal. We were greeted on arrival, made to feel welcome and shown to our table. The gentleman (very tall) who took our order was amusing and friendly and gave...More

Thank 720jackson5
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello 720jackson5 Thanks for your great review which is much appreciated by all the staff who were on duty on the day you visited. The team are delighted that you enjoyed your evening and intend to return to The Black Horse. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place and we go regularly for Sunday lunch. I’m a veggie and the veggie roast is amazing - please don’t ever take it off the menu! My husband is a meat eater so he has either the beef or chicken roast and...More

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

Hello clbramr Your excellent review is much appreciated by the Team at The Black Horse. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An impromptu lunch with my sister. Service and food were excellent although a large party in front of us slowed it down. Surprisingly popular for a week day but justified. Good ambiance and a very extensive menu.

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

Hello MiddleEnglandMan Thanks for taking the time to post your 'very good' review - much appreciated. The team look forward to welcoming you back to The Black Horse.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant isn't local to us but as we were meeting friends staying close to there we decided to book a table. Some of the previous reviews made us a bit nervous but we had a fabulous evening. The staff were attentive and friendly and...More

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

Hello MummyfromMK Thanks for your wonderful review which has certainly gone down a treat with the team at The Birch. I am not sure why we have received the recent negative reviews, especially as the customer comment cards have all been glowing about the service....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Black Horse for a birthday celebration. The gentleman that greeted us was polite and nothing was too much trouble. However, the head waiter that came to take our food order was rude, patronising and unpleasant. If it had not been a...More

2  Thank Eos22
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Eos22 Sorry to read that you were disappointed with your visit to The Black Horse although pleased that you thought our food good.. I am trying to find out who the gentleman was who took your order as I certainly do not recognise him...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here Saturday evening and what an amazing meal. I had scallops to start followed by the fillet steak from the specials. Just wow :) Fantastic new winter menu with plenty of choice. The staff were attentive and welcoming and there was a lovely...More

Thank BOMBAYBLUE73
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello BOMBAYBLUE73 Delighted that you enjoyed our new menu and that you thought your meal was amazing. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Black Horse.

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JnJBadby_Northants
21 August 2018|
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Response from annie9755 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry have no idea but i’m sure the pub would tell you if you rang up! Whoever runs this place is doing an excellent job!
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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$ 19 - US$ 39
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, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
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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