The Black Horse at Ireland

The Black Horse , Ireland, Near Shefford, United Kingdom, SG17 5QL
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Food Served Daily:
Monday – Thursday 12pm – 2:30 pm & 6:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday & Saturday 12pm – 2:30 pm & 6pm – 9.45pm
Sunday 12 pm – 5pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Black Horse at Ireland

Built in the 17th century, The Black Horse is an award-winning, traditional inn set in the small hamlet of Ireland, Bedfordshire. This family owned and run pub/restaurant has built up an excellent reputation for providing outstanding fresh food, cooked by talented chefs, served by friendly and attentive staff in relaxed and comfortable surroundings.

Parties of 8 or more
All parties of 8 or more must be booked direct with The Black Horse either by phoning 01462 811398 or filling out the ‘contact’ form. A deposit will be required.

Celebrations at The Black Horse
If you are celebrating a special occasion please fill in the ‘Special requests’ box on the ‘Completing your booking’ page when making an online reservation, remembering to include;

Occasion – birthday, anniversary etc
Name of person(s) celebrating
Age/no. of years (if applicable)
this will help us to personalise your special meal at The Black Horse.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

The pub itself is fantastic with warm, comfortable & modern theme & atmosphere. The food was outstanding & the set menu for Fathers Day had plenty of tasty choices. Every member of staff we come in contact with was extremely welcoming, friendly & helpful. We’ll definitely be returning!

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Father’s Day meal was great 👍

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Second time I’ve been and I expected the service/food standards to dip because it was fathers day but nothing changed. All the staff are very very good and the food was 10/10, I have already recommended you guys to 5 or so people will definatly be back soon!

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Lovely food and great service as always.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

We had a lovely meal. The service was fantastic.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Staff are always welcoming and friendly. Food is delicious and the relaxed atmosphere makes for a great eating out experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Good evening of food and celebration with our family on my wife's birthday.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

The staff very friendly - The Young guy with glasses very helpful

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

This is the best place to eat for miles around here! My absolute favourite. There is nothing I can fault. I’ve introduced many friends over the years and will keep doing so. Keep up the good work Darren and team. Su Cain

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

Very friendly welcome.Service efficient and attentive . Food of high quality and reasonably priced.Good selection of beers and wines.Visited several times and always enjoyed the experience.

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

Warm welcome and lovely food. Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

Great vegetarian choices. Amazing service, attentive knowledgeable staff.

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

As always, fab food & great service!

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

Great lunch. Thoroughly enjoyed the pulled lamb and particularly the butternut squash! Good service and lovely atmosphere!

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

A reunion with family and friends, an intimate meal for two and a simple lunch with friends - my last three visits have been just about the perfect dining experience.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 June 2019

The last two or times I have visited the Black Horse, there has been a strong smell of sewage in the car park, both on arriving and leaving which tends to spoil the experience

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Visited On Thursday, 13 June 2019

If applicable, I would have like to have been offered the loyalty card.

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Restaurant Response

Dear Sergio Thank you for your recent review. On your next visit to the Black Horse please mention you dined with us on the 13th June and we will back date a loyalty card for you. Kind regards Darren Campbell Proprietor

Responded On Friday, 14 June 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

Great Sunday lunch. We will definitely be returning.

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Visited On Monday, 10 June 2019

Excellent service and food with a lovely touch with a birthday card for my wife Thank you

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Visited On Monday, 10 June 2019

Cannot fault this dining experience. Nice touch at the end for my 70th Birthday celebration.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

3 of our meals were excellent but the leg of lamb was one third fat and grissle which is far more than is acceptable. When my wife told the waiter no one came back to us. When we ordered desserts the cutlery was passed to us instead of it being put on the table not something you expect in a restaurant. The worst was to come - we were overcharged by £60, there was 4 of us but we were charged for 8 desserts and 6 main courses. We were told by the waitress that the manager would have to amend our bill. Based on this we expected the manager to come and apologise to us but he did not. This was embarrassing as we had taken guests from Nottingham with us.

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Dear Gary Thank you for your feedback from Sunday. Firstly may I apologise for the issues you experienced on Sunday. Apart from the alteration to your bill, where two tables had joined, I was completely unaware of the other problems you had experienced, Had it been brought to my attention on the Day, I would been over to your table without any question. It saddens me when the staff do not do as they have been trained to and this matter will be brought up in our next weekly staff meeting, especially I would never knowingly let a customer leave our establishment unhappy. I also need to refund you for the lamb as you should never been charged for a poor quality dish, please feel free to call me at the Black Horse so I can arrange a refund. If you could ask for me personally I would very much like to discuss the matter in more detail. Kindest regards Darren Campbell Proprietor

Responded On Thursday, 13 June 2019
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Visited On Monday, 10 June 2019

A lovely find! First visit and looking forward to the next time. Delicious food with the best desserts! Courteous and attentive staff. Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

Excellent food and service,have no hesitation in recommending.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

A good place for a Sunday lunch

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

Really enjoyed our afternoon. Food and service was great, thank you

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