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The Black Horse

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Bar, British, Pub
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Clevedon Lane | Clapton in Gordano, Portishead BS20 7RH, England
+44 1275 842105
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Showing 79: English reviews
Clevedon, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just wanted to pop to somewhere local for my Husbands birthday and our wedding anniversary. What a super old pub, very cosy with a lovely big open fire and welcoming staff. Food was very good and tasty. There was also a good garden area for warmer days. Dogs were also welcome there. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Lin D
Chipping Sodbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We called into the Black Horse again as its a "Real Ale" Pub and we weren't disappointed. Great traditional pub, Great Staff. Well done.

Thank _gilljeals
Bedford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

No Frills,stone floors,cider and ale from the barrel,nice garden. Great clientele mostly local, Do not go, this pub does not deserve hordes of tourists

Thank JnT25
Bristol, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We popped in here for lunch as we had not been in for some time. It has a good atmosphere from the log fire, stone floors and friendly staff. Many beers on tap to choose from. Good lunch time menu and good value it was too. If you like traditional pubs then this is a must.

Thank kcrs14
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

If you're looking for your dream of an English pub, you have found it at the Black Horse. A maze of rooms, stone floors, quirky tables and benches, real ales out the barrel, plenty of local cider, tasty home-cooked pub grub at lunchtime, welcoming locals and staff. You'll pop in for a quick one and stay till closing!

Thank Mylespetheter
Portishead, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

A pub with history, a lock up, slab floors, just good beers and ciders served from the barrels, with lunch time snacks and specials. Very popular, but with plenty of outside seating for fine days. Close to the M5, but tucked away from it and passing traffic.A gem that has escaped from pub modernisation.

Thank p0rtzed
Stroud, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Food served at lunchtimes it's busy It's friendly It's cosy in winter It saves smashing draught beer It serves about 6 or 7 ciders It serves very good straightforward grub The more good reviews mean that more people will go there and it might get spoilt So ignore all the above and tell everyone its rubbish so it kept a... More 

Thank BoogieBopBruce
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Very good Ale and deserves its main entry in the good pub guide. Beer well kept pub always popular and has good home cooked food at lunchtimes. Dogs welcome. Goof fires in Winter outdoor tables in summer (and winter for some hardy soles and smokers)

Thank DaisyMcbois
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

It was like walking back in time. A basic country pub that excels on providing well prepared beers and ciders and by way of cuisine pork scratchings and crisps, although at lunchtime some food is on offer. So go for the beer, and you'll love it. Friendly staff and customers, good car park, just be careful driving there, the lane... More 

Thank John B
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This pub would be hard to find if you're a tourist. It's a old-world pub, as they are supposed to be, and hasn't been wrecked by neo-gastro owners. The food is very good at lunchtime, but it's not the food that makes this place unique. It's the atmosphere, the location, and its genuineness. Long may it continue!

Thank Peter A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clevedon Lane | Clapton in Gordano, Portishead BS20 7RH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Portishead
  • Phone Number: +44 1275 842105

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?