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The Black Horse - Brentwood

420 Ongar Road, PilgrimsHatch, Brentwood, CM15 9JN +44 1277298765

((((* British
Average
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Fantastic food and great atmosphere at a good price

Tracey Streamer 05 February 2017
from Romford

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Off the beaten track, The Black Horse Brentwood serves time-honoured favourites and pub classics from a hearty British menu. Framed by a white-picket fence and black and white timber, the dining room is kept warm by a host of open fireplaces, and features studded leather banquettes, chunky oak beams and a pretty courtyard for al fresco dining.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Black Horse menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Black Horse ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

The Black Horse in Pilgrims Hatch is a 7-minute drive away from Weald Country Park, and a 5-minute drive from Brentwood High Street.

The Black Horse - Brentwood

420 Ongar Road, PilgrimsHatch, Brentwood, CM15 9JN

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Customer reviews for The Black Horse - Brentwood

4.0 ((((* (based on 77 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (54)
  • lunch (48)
  • value (34)
  • child friendly (20)
  • large parties (17)
  • romantic (13)
  • private dining (11)
  • afternoon tea (8)
  • al fresco (7)
  • business (7)
  • trendy (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((* 20 March 2017 by Lorraine Snellgrove from Romford

    Food was beautiful. Waitresses were very efficient

  • ((*** 14 March 2017 by Maureen Cox from Brentwood

    Back in February there was a large party of us celebrating a friends 60th birthday the service and food was fantastic
    Yesterday Sunday 12th was complete different story.
    There were 9 of us plus a baby. We wasn't properly greeted as we arrived or shown to our table....just pointed to the direction of it. I appreciate it was busy but The food was not the usual standard. The waitress service was dreadful we had long waits for everything and she kept bending/pushing between two people to place things on table without saying excuse me.
    So rude.

  • ((*** 8 March 2017 by Arthur Murphy from Romford

    The food was a very low standard.My steak was very gristly and very hard to chew my guests
    Two had Hunters chicken which they found very bland. Two had lamb shanks which were
    Very small and low on meat.The only good thing was the coffee.All in all a bad evening.

  • (**** 23 February 2017 by Dawn Field from Brentwood

    Not good food or service. Upholstery on chairs stained and dirty. Had to ask twice for water.

  • ((*** 14 February 2017 by Tricia Roberts from essex

    My husband had the sirloin steak which was cooked medium, but was tough to cut and tough to chew and said it was the worst piece of steak he has ever eaten. He did mention it to the waitress who was very apologetic and offered us coffee or dessert on the house, which we declined, We also had a £5 reduction on the bill, so no complaints regarding the service. I had a burger in a brioch bun, but the top of the bun was quite hard, I suspect it had been kept warm under a warming plate whilst the steak was being cooked. We will not be visiting this establishment again and unfortunately, it has put us off eating at any Vintage Inn in the future.

  • ((((( 5 February 2017 by Tracey Streamer from Romford

    Fantastic food and great atmosphere at a good price

  • ((((( 18 January 2017 by Jill Gibson from Doddinghurst

    Excellent food and lovely atmosphere

  • (((** 16 January 2017 by Frank Guest from Billericay

    Sunday Lunchtime: good food , reasonable portions. average pricing : Welcoming host & service quite good. liked the ambiance & layout of restaurant. When booking asked for a window seat but not available. Like the mini desert option available.

  • (((** 11 January 2017 by Jane Kamall from Brentwood

    Very warm and cosy atmosphere, friendly staff, nice food, very busy tho - would advise to book!

  • ((((( 22 December 2016 by Eileen Saunders from Brentwood

    Very good food, value for money and a lovely Christmas ambiance. Staff very friendly and helpful (it was the first day for our waitress and we feel she did an excellent job). Thank you.

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