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The Black Horse at Ireland

Shefford, Shefford SG17 5QL, England
01462 811398
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“souffle” (12 reviews)
“steak” (55 reviews)
“pork” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 15:00All hours
CUISINES
British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Shefford, Shefford SG17 5QL, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great afternoon in the grounds/gardens of the Pub; weather perfect and travelling theatrical troupe performance was very good indeed. A warm welcome by staff at the Black Horse; very well organised. Very pleasing menu; dined in the evening - every course was delicious and beautifully...More

Thank AHe4
Reviewed 3 days ago

We've been past the Black Horse on many a drive out into the country. Always liked the look of the place. We tried it out on a late Sunday afternoon. There was only two of us so managed to squeeze a table. This is a...More

Thank AndyChesham67
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello AndyChesham67 Thanks for your 'fab' review which is much appreciated. Look forward to your repeat visit. Thanks again.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went for a lunch and to see the Hamlet performance in the garden this week. There were 8 in my party and 4 had negative comments about the food which is a real disappointment as the rest of the experience was first class. A...More

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

Hello Jason C I was disappointed to read your review, especially only awarding us 3 stars. I will certainly be speaking with the kitchen as to what went wrong with your meals on the day. You failed to say if you had made your complaint...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The menus are creative and really appetising I have always enjoyed every meal when I have visited. I make sure I starve myself for the day as I can never choose to leave starters or puddings out of the meal they are so enticing.More

1  Thank Sarah W
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Sarah W I am always especially pleased to receive a 5 star review and the staff are delighted and send their thanks. I have to agree that the choice of having either a starter or puddings is difficult when they are so enticing. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeking a meeting place near the Shuttleworth Collection to reunite with friends from 60 years ago(!) this seemed perfect on paper, promising two custom-built chalet rooms in the pub's extensive garden and a good, sensibly priced menu and proper beers. It surpassed our expectations! The...More

Thank RichardSS39
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Richard SS39 Your review is so great that all I can say is a BIG THANK YOU from myself and all the staff at The Black Horse. You have covered all aspects of your stay with us, from the accommodation to your meal experience...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hard to fault our dinner experience. Good environment; good and attentive service; helpful and knowledgeable waiting staff; first class food (quality ingredients well cooked and well presented ). And at a reasonable price for such quality food. It would have been double the price at...More

Thank CRH007
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello CRH007 Great to hear that your recent dining experience at The Black Horse was hard to fault and that you have awarded us the coveted 5 stars. The staff are all delighted and send their thanks to you. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not often if at all you go out for a meal and everything that is put in front of you is perfect but what was served to us was a perfect Sunday lunch. It started by being greeted by welcoming staff. The choice...More

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

Hello Shirley What a ‘perfect’ review – I couldn’t have wished for a better one. I hope that you have registered for our loyalty card which rewards frequent diners. I am sending a BIG THANK YOU from myself and all the staff at The Black...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I must confess my review is a little late, but in short- Menus where great, table was comfortable and atmosphere was lovely, good facilities and help with car parking on a busy night, prompt check backs on our table and top ups of water and...More

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

Hello Emilyjane Many thanks for your lovely review. It is always a pleasure to receive a glowing rerport and the staff are overjoyed. We hope to welcome you back shortly.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was amazing all compliments to the kitchen. As for the service I hate to say it was very poor a starter was missed meaning we had to wait for 10mins whilst the other sat on the table getting cold obv' as a couple we...More

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

Hello Scott D I can only apologise for the poor service that you received at The Black Horse and I will be speaking to the personnel on duty to find out what went wrong on the day you visited. I have passed on your thanks...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted somewhere special to take a visitor from Canada and the Black Horse was the perfect choice. The surroundings were perfect and the staff attentive but not over the top. Our meal was very good and the desert, delicious. Thank you for a lovely...More

Thank Jo D
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Jo Delighted that you decided to entertain your visitor from Canada at The Black Horse and that you considered us as the "perfect choice" and had a "lovely evening". We very much look forward to welcoming you back to our establishment.

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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
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shefford, Shefford SG17 5QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Shefford
  • Phone Number: 01462 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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