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The Black Horse Woburn, Woburn, Bedfordshire

The Black Horse Woburn

4.3
4.3
588 Reviews
£25 and under
English
Situated in the heart of this lovely Georgian village, The Black Horse offers a blend of traditional and modern – exposed beams, cosy décor and a modern “best of British” menu teamed with an exciting and varied wine list and real ales. You can be assured of a warm welcome and a great dining experience every time.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    English, British, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    01525 290210
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Woburn
  • Parking Details
    Parking available opposite St Mary’s Church, about 3 minute walk away
  • Public Transit
    Rail: Woburn
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 588 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Bedfordshire

    Most Booked

596 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Sunday lunch. Love the black Horse always good

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Awful service. 45 mins before order was taken, brought drinks one at a time 20 minutes after ordering. Had to clear table ourselves after eating. Went and paid bill at the bar as nobody came to offer dessert/more drinks.
    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 6 April 2024
    Hello We're really sorry to hear that you've had a disappointing time with us, It's certainly not to our usual standard. Bank holiday is a really busy day for us and unfortunately we had 2 last minute team cancellations which left us short for service hence the wait times. With a full team that wouldn't of been the case at all. Hopefully you're able to give us another shot at getting things right and we can set our standard straight for you. Thank you for you're comments as they have all ben taken on board.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an incredible roast! Can’t wait to come back again!
    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 4 March 2024
    Really pleased to hear about much you've enjoyed your roast! Happy to see you come back soon for another incredible roast

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  4. juliam

    Buckinghamshire

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food served by very friendly staff in a pub with a warm atmosphere. X
    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 1 March 2024
    Thank you Juliam We certainly appreciate the positive feedback you've given and hope we meet those same standards on your next visit! Kind Regards The Black Horse Team

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  5. JOhni

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely excellent food and service. A real treat to eat here.
    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 1 March 2024
    Thank you Johni Always a pleasure to have positive feedback about our food and service. We hope to see you in again soon Thank you The Black Horse Team

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambience and staff nice. I’m afraid the food was pretty tasteless, sadly.

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  7. chloeg

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a nice Sunday roast with family. Was quite a wait for food but apart from that it was very good.
    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 1 March 2024
    Thank you Chloe for your honest feedback Very pleased to hear that you've had a nice Sunday roast with us, We aim to be faster with service next time you come to visit The Black Horse Team

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  8. Elvira

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great veggie choices , nice chilled atmosphere . The good coming out looked delicious.
    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 18 February 2024
    Thank you Elvira for your Amazing review! Always happy to hear any feedback at all, So we're very glad we've hit the mark for you. Look forward to seeing you again soon The Black Horse Team

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  9. PamC

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had lamb and it was poor quality overpriced went there for my birthday disappointed
    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 31 January 2024
    Hi Pam We're really sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your Lamb meal with us, We'd of happily swapped or remade your dish to anything of your choosing had we'd been made aware. Feel free to email me at Blackhorse@peachpubs.con if you'd like to discuss this further. Thank you The Black Horse Team

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  10. RobG

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely, friendly service and first class cooking. The smoked mackerel pate was outstanding on this visit. Recommended.
    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 25 January 2024
    Hello Rob Thank you for your review, We appreciate all feedback and we're very pleased you enjoyed your meal and service with us. Hopefully we see you again soon The Black Horse Team

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Friendly staff despite being very busy. Bistro like pub food.

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  12. HilaryJ

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Quiet Thursday after Christmas. Excellent meal as always. Staff attentive.
    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 30 December 2023
    Thanks you Hilary for your review Very pleased to hear you've had an excellent meal and service with us We hope to see you again soon and aim to keep our standards as high as you're used to. Hope you have a Happy New year! The Black Horse Team

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Very dirty restaurant, dirty tables, sticky table and floor and even worse,, stinky toilets. No service after 15 mins wait so we left … nothing like it used to be.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was great but it’s the food that has slipped in quality. The mash wasn’t very buttery and tasted bland at best. Will struggle to return

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  15. Jenn

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful Sunday roast! Food and service was great, highly recommend. :-)
    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 23 December 2023
    Thank you for you kind words and review! We're very happy to hear that you had a wonderful roast with us We hope you have an Amazing Christmas and look forward to seeing you again! Kind Regards The Black Horse Team

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  16. JK48

    Bedfordshire

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We very much enjoyed our lunch. The food and the customer service has improved enormously in recent months. Both were excellent. Thank you.
    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 23 December 2023
    Thank you for your 5* star review! We are glad you enjoyed your lunch and received the great service that we strive for! Have a Merry Christmas! Kind Regards, The Black Horse Team

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  17. RobG

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really excellent cooking in a warm atmosphere and with super friendly service from an engaging team.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely meal and well tended to by the team. Thank you!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and fantastic service. The staff were lovely and very helpful, thank you

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  20. DerekW

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food - Service was top Notch - Drinks a bit overpriced especially the £4.50 we were charged for still water.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice place, amazing food, lovely service. Recommend

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  22. SusanChick

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pub good food and good service the staff were all very friendly and welcoming.

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  23. DianeD

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointed as the Item i chose i was told they didn't have so chose something else and was then told that wasn't available either! I realise they may have had a busy weekend and we were there on a Monday but if we had been told from the beginning what wasnt available it would have been better. My husband chose the cheese selection and 1 of the cheeses he chose available. The reason we chose the black horse was the menu was slightly different for my birthday and ended up with the usual pub fare so very disappointed. Overall the food we had was good and service was good.

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  24. ValM

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely, friendly pub. Staff made us feel very welcome, especially the baby with us. Food was tasty and plentiful, nice touch to come round with extra puds and potatoes.

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  25. AmandaW

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is vast and there are plenty of tables to choose from, intimate tables for two, a table for 4 friends or a long table for a golf society or similar. The food was delicious, well presented. Our waitress was very attentive without being overbearing, polite and friendly.

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  26. LeeB

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely place but unfortunately we won’t be back as the steak with Diane sauce and medallion was over priced for what it was. Also three cheeseboard was on the small side - the cheese portions were tiny. The hummus and beetroot starters were fabulous and the main goats cheese and courgette orzo was also good. Service was great.

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  27. GeorgeD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere Would recommend to friends
    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 16 April 2023
    Hello George, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your meal and time with us and thank you for recommending us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Reservations Team

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, lovely people, lovely pub. Shame we live so far away as it would definitely be our favourite local.
    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 10 April 2023
    Thanks for stopping by! We hope to see you again soon.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Food and friendly service were both excellent. Visited on a quiet Monday evening. Highly recommended. If you’ve never been before you should definitely try.

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  30. TinaD

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A family birthday lunch treat. Food was lovely and staff very nice and attentive

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  31. Limey

    Oxford

    115 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Met friends for Sunday lunch. Lovely classic roast with extra Yorkshires and roast potatoes for anyone with a bigger appetite. Staff were friendly and helpful but run off their feet, which meant longish waits for things like drinks, water, the card machine etc. Would go there again.
    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 7 February 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback and thank you for your score. We value all feedback - good and bad as it helps us grow as a business. Thank you again and we hope we are able to welcome you back soon.

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  32. Mightytaff

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyable evening with staff that are attentive without being intrusive. Food was really good and the atmosphere as bustly as ever.
    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 5 February 2023
    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review following your recent visit to us.  We are delighted that everything was peachy perfect for you, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you, Reservations Team

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant was simply ok. Our table was squashed in between 3 others with was not ideal and we were int he way of others. The food was ok but nothing special. The service was ok but really could have been better we had to ask twice for the bill and a table next to us had to ask about 3 times for their drink order.

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  34. juliam

    Buckinghamshire

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice atmosphere in the bar area and food was excellent. Service was a bit slow on occasions.

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  35. LindaG

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked in advanced and they were very busy when we go there. Took a few minutes to seat us. Menu varied with a good vegetarian selection. Service excellent. The restaurant was quite cold so they provided an electric heater. Overly lovely.
    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 3 January 2023
    This is lovely feedback, thank you for your understanding on the wait times, it has been a busy start. We are glad to hear we were able to provide you some warmth during your visit. We hope to see you in the not to distant future

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  36. RoyD

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were shocked when the server held the cutlery by the head and not the handle,had too clean them my fillet medallions were very thin and after observing anothe table with medallions I was rather cross as there's were double the size not good value for me at £29

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal & service

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  38. Fysh

    Bedfordshire

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Our second visit and the food was again interesting, well presented and tasty. I sincerely hope the problem with the heating is temporary. The temperature (estimated 15 degrees) spoiled the experience today sadly.

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  39. Gilma05

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All okay. Nice quick lunch.

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  40. CatherineC

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only thing I feel is they were probably understaffed as we were kept waiting for our table for at least 15 minutes cause there were still people on it a large table maybe they should consider Having a longer eating time so therefore maybe bear that in mind as when there is a lot of people on one sitting on 1 table it takes much longer than 2 hours
    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 1 November 2022
    Thank you for the 5 stars and your constructive feedback, we are always listening to our guests and hope to welcome you again soon!

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The Black Horse Woburn is rated 4.3 stars by 588 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for The Black Horse Woburn

1 Bedford Street, Woburn, Bedfordshire MK17 9QB

Additional information

  • Area
    Woburn
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–23:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    English, British, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Parking available opposite St Mary’s Church, about 3 minute walk away
  • Public Transit
    Rail: Woburn
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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