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The Black Horse at Ireland

The Black Horse , Ireland, Near Shefford, United Kingdom, SG17 5QL
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Opening Information

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 Friday, 22 June 2018

Lovely food and service. Thank you for the card and happy birthday pudding! We will definitely be back and will be seeing you soon as our friends want to try the food out 😁 Ann

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Visited On Thursday, 21 June 2018

excellent meal lovely atmosphere service very good . excellent for a special occasion

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Visited On Friday, 22 June 2018

as always great food, made very welcome even when busy

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Food was amazing and staff were brilliant. Would recommend to others and we will definitely be back.

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Visited On Thursday, 21 June 2018

Our first visit and definitely won’t be the last. What a lovely restaurant, fantastic food and a great gin and tonic!!!!

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Visited On Thursday, 21 June 2018

Frequent visitor. Excellent as always.

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 June 2018

We met my brother for lunch, both having travelled an hour to get to you: very happy with our choice of venue & will come again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Stunning Venue !! Great Service !! Wonderful Food !! Highly recommended !!

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Lovely meal and good service, enjoyed the evening

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Visited On Friday, 15 June 2018

A delicious meal and excellent service! Great place to visit locally - but worth travelling too as well! Denise

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Our favourite eating place. You could have had five stars for all your catagories if the machine had let me. Well done

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Visited On Monday, 18 June 2018

Lovely

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Great food and service as always

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Another of many enjoyable lunches - the Black Horse never disappoints.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 June 2018

Very enjoyable Father’s Day menu. Great food, nice wine, would have been nice if there had been a vegetarian roast. We did have to wait for 10mins at the bar to get a drink whilst we waited for our table as it looked as though table orders were being fulfilled first.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 June 2018

After the rather disappointing booking with Zoe and the fact she had not noted the change of dessert or the reduced cost we should pay, the afternoon was just lovely for my father. Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 17 June 2018

Disappointed in the food for Father’s Day. Perhaps as it is a busy time it did not come up to my expectations. Always go to the Blackhorse for special ocassions not so sure now

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Visited On Sunday, 17 June 2018

We came for Father’s Day which meant we had to choose from a set menu. We found the menu very limited. There was only 3 roast dinners available and 4 other main meal options to choose from. We had our 5 year old with us who is a confident eater so he didn’t struggle too much but would have preferred a separate children’s menu with more choice on. On arrival we were left stood at the bar with no acknowledgement from the barmaid. She looked very unhappy to be there. We found the gentleman who took our order to be very helpful and he served us quickly, however we did wait a rather long time for the bill at the end, even though three members of staff were close by. It was our first time eating at the Black Horse so we had no idea of the usual price range but was shocked to discover the cost. For 3 courses it was just under £30 each per adult and £15 per child. I’m aware this price has to cover the cost of the food and the process of cooking it too but with such limited choice the food was all very similar from the main menu selection so the cost seemed steep. The addition of a set 10% gratuity was upsetting too, as we only had great service from one member of staff. Compared to the other pubs and restaurants we frequently visit, the experience was disappointing. However there were lots of desserts to choose from, which did lighten the mood. Sad to say, we didn’t 100% enjoy our experience and will unlikely to go again.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 June 2018

Despite it being a busy Saturday night and our friends arriving half an hour late for our booking, we had an excellent meal and the staff were very understanding and accommodating. Service was friendly and efficient. We look forward to our next visit

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Visited On Saturday, 16 June 2018

Great atmosphere. Brilliant service. Wonderful food. Will go back there with more friends in the future.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 June 2018

My guests were equally delighted

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Visited On Sunday, 17 June 2018

Wonderful staff,Amazing food Highly recommend The Black Horse 😊 Will definitely be going back!!!

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Visited On Sunday, 17 June 2018

Great food, friendly and attentive staff and a wonderful atmosphere to relax and enjoy a meal.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 June 2018

Great atmosphere great service go to the extra mile food amazing xx

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Visited On Friday, 15 June 2018

Another excellent meal at the Black Horse Food and service were up to the usual high standard Birthday card and gift were a nice touch too. Thank you

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