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The Black Horse at Ireland

Shefford, Shefford SG17 5QL, England
+44 1462 811398
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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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 3 days ago via mobile

First time here with my wife. Lovely location in the middle of nowhere. Sat down for lunch. The pub was very busy but we were served quickly and very politely. We both went for a roast. Despite it not looking huge, this really filled us...More

1  Thank paul b
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Paul b Thanks for your great review. Delighted that you considered us "well worth the drive". Hope to see you back at The Black Horse in the near future.

Reviewed 4 days ago

After a few disappointing meals at the Black Horse Ireland, we gave it a miss for a couple of years. Having looked at the menu online recently, we decided it looked interesting enough to give it another try. So glad we did as it was...More

Thank MrsPrice71
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't praise this place highly enough. We come here 3-4 times a year and the food is always excellent. The staff are friendly and attentive. We came for Sunday lunch and were still there nearly 5 hours later.

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family celebration 90th birthday. the card from the restaurant on the table and a 'Happy birthday' message in chocolate on the desert plate a nice touch

Thank michaelc172017
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really dislike giving poor reviews but despite giving two forms of feedback to which there has been no acknowledement I feel I should write this. We went for a birthday meal in early July to this lovely pub. Service was good but food was...More

1  Thank HR272013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had recommended the Black Horse to friends after a visit last October Always a tricky thing especially as one friend is gluten free. But we were not disappointed in any way. From the moment we arrived and walked in to the cool of the...More

Thank Ali181056
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday lunch. The food was very good in the main. Be vary of the vegetable roast as it was halloumi kebabs.....not quite what was expected but tasty. The roast meats were excellent, the vegetables crisp and delicious. Our table was in the right hand side...More

1  Thank Abigail G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was taken here by my Aunty who said it was the best place to eat in the area. Was very pleased with her choice. The food was excellent. The dressed Cromer crab was the best Ive ever had, and my main of grilled king prawns...More

Thank marcovanbatty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saturday the 28th was our first visit and wow a high bench mark has been set! It was our friends anniversary celebration so they had booked the 2 chalets for us to stay over which were absolutely beautiful. The restaurant was full but this did...More

1  Thank rb0land
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday lunch for my mums birthday... 4 our for a roast! Fantastic service & food enjoyed by all... Sunday roasts are always a bit hit and miss whenever I eat out for them but you all nailed it!! Been here before and definitely won’t be...More

Thank TomActual
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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$ 19 - US$ 38
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
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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