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The Black Horse Woburn

4.5
4.5
638 Reviews
£25 and under
English
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Welcome to The Black Horse at Woburn! 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 great dining experience every time.

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Booked 31 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 638 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DS

    DennisS

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We fancied getting out and Woburn was our destination of choice. We had eaten here before during Covid which in itself was a good experience despite the restrictions. We all had roast beef and the food was delicious, hot and plentiful! We even got tempted into desserts, another fantastic experience. So all in all 10/10, the service and ambiance matched the food. We'll definitely be going back!

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 8 November 2021

    Thank you so much Dennis for such a splendid review! the team will be thrilled to hear your experience was such a good one! we cant wait to welcome you back again soon!

  2. LM

    LesleyM

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely pub! Food and staff was awesome !

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 5 November 2021

    Thanks so much for the 5 stars Lesley!

  3. FT

    FatherTed

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Lovely meal with friends, food was excellent, very busy and quite noisy, service was quick apart from slightly slow wine delivery, but hey we weren’t in any hurry really!

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 5 November 2021

    Thank you so much for leaving such a great review, we are so glad to hear you had such an enjoyable visit!

  4. MR

    MikeRWoodward

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Nice location in centre of Woburn. Good menu for pub type food. Good variety. Nice staff. Food could have been warmer (but then I could have said so at the time)

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 28 October 2021

    Mike, Thank you so much for the great review! we hope to welcome you back again soon!

  5. MA

    MATTS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    Sadly quite disappointing from the outset, the restaurant and bar appeared tired and an need of a decent clean and refurb. However the biggest issue was the service which fell well short of what would be reasonably expected particularly when the prices are above average. To give some specifics, drinks had to be ordered twice, table wasn't fully cleared between courses (I don't want horseradish and mustard with my desert thankyou) when serving a cup of tea a teaspoon is required as is a cheese knife when serving a cheese board. Over all the service was slow and haphazard with no sign of any management of what was clearly a struggling and inexperienced serving team, a real shame as we had no complaints about the food. When it came to pay the bill I was very disappointed to find cash wasn't an option with no real reason provided other than 'I'm just doing my job' again no management appeared to be present to deal with customers. No mention was made of this restriction in the booking or by the staff prior to us eating. If COVID is the alleged reason then maybe not handing my a PIN pad that clearly hadn't been wiped down in some time might be a reasonable expectation. Overall a great disappointment and one we won't be repeating any time soon.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 25 October 2021

    We are sorry we let you down on this visit, we are always listening to our guests, please do get in touch with us a reservations@peachpubs.c o m so we can look into this and make amends!

  6. JA

    JoanneA

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 12 October 2021

    5 stars!! Thank you so much Joanne! we are super glad you enjoyed the food! see you again soon.

  7. t

    tessk

    Berkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    We came for Sunday lunch and my husband and son both enjoyed theirs (venison and Pork) but the vegetarian nut roast was very MEH. Starters were delicious though. We felt it was over priced for the quality of the food we had. The service was amazing even though it was very busy. The high top table that we had was really too small for 3 people to eat a sunday lunch so we had to sit at angles to eat. The stools were uncomfortable and a little wobbly. We would've liked to stay longer to let our meals go down and have coffees but we were not comfortable enough to do so. It was very busy there and it felt a little crammed - not particularly covid safe, and no way of having a private conversation. I would go back if a friend booked it but i don't think I would book it again.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 28 September 2021

    Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear the service was amazing and that your family enjoyed their meals. We are sorry that the vegetarian option was not for you. All of our food is free range, ethically sourced and sustainable. We work very hard to make sure that we are priced accordingly- but using ethical produce can come with a price tag. At the Black Horse ensuring our guests comfort and safety is of utmost importance to us and we have always followed government guidelines.

  8. CH

    ChristineH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All over excellent. Great food, wine and service.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 20 September 2021

    Thank you so much Christine for your 5 stars! We hope to see you again soon.

  9. R

    Rebover66

    Northampton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Lovely meal & atmosphere. The young lady who served us is an asset to the pub.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 16 September 2021

    Thank you for your glowing review, we hope to see you again soon!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good food. Great, informal service. Slightly pricey for pub grub. £18.50 for sea bass fillets? But pretty good overall.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 30 August 2021

    Thank you for tour 5 star review, we hope to welcome you back again soon!

  11. l

    lolly

    London

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    We went for our anniversary, first time here. Staff were great . Pub clean but not decorated fancy . Service very quick. Food very very pricey. £26 for a steak with frozen chips. Nearly £9 for a large house wine. Definitely not worth the money

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 21 August 2021

    Looks like we didn't quite deliver- can you let us know more about your experience - email us direct reservations@peachpubs.co m so we can listen to you

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Went for a Sunday roast and chose this place hoping they’d have a good veggie option as it changes and is on the specials board. Got lucky with a delicious mushroom and spinach Wellington. Service was excellent. Very friendly,attentive and no bother to bring us anything extra we needed.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 17 August 2021

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review I am so pleased you enjoyed your Sunday Veggie Wellington and that the team looked after you, we would love to welcome you back again soon!

  13. LH

    LindaH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food , service and atmosphere makes the Black Horse Woburn a lovely place to visit with friends and family . Even when my friend did not fancy what was on the menu they were able to accommodate her , so went that extra mile. Would highly recommend and will return when I’m back in Woburn

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 26 July 2021

    Hello Linda thank you recommending us and leaving such a glowing review. So pleased that the team made you feel really well looked after. We would love to see you back again soon!

  14. GF

    GilesF

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    As always a nice meal in a venue which always has a nice relaxed atmosphere. Food was good, and service excellent. One of our go to restaurants.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 26 July 2021

    Thank you Giles for this review, we really appreciate it. So pleased we are a go to of yours and can't wait to welcome you back again soon!

  15. k

    kathrynp

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 24 July 2021

    Thanks for your review Kathrynp, we hope to see you again soon!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Fantastic food! I can’t complain. Catered for all the family. Although busy, seating arrangements allowed for space.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 27 June 2021

    Thanks for your great review- so pleased to hear you all enjoyed!

  17. HC

    HappyCustomer

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent service & consistently good food. Staff were very friendly & efficient. No rushing you out.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 19 June 2021

    So good to hear you enjoyed your visit and thanks for the lovely feedback!

  18. AR

    AndyR

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This was our first visit to the black horse and certainly won't be our last. Very friendly staff and the food was excellent, with portions that wouldn't leave anybody wanting more. Highly recommended.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 9 June 2021

    Aw thank you AndyR- so pleased you enjoyed!

  19. DM

    DebraM

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Arranged for a girls casual business meeting - so the perfect venue. The food was excellent as was the service. Thank you.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 3 June 2021

    Thank your taking the time to send a review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to seeing you again soon.

  20. PS

    PaulS

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Nice place not the best but definitely worth a lunch or dinner :)

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every thing was great

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 27 June 2021

    Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon.

  22. y

    youngdannyboy

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very nice to get back out and sit in pleasant beer garden and enjoy some lovely food and drink.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 2 May 2021

    Thanks Danny Boy (Jr). It great to be back and serving our lovely guests again. Come back and see us again soon

  23. ZP

    ZoeP

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous lunchtime out with friends. The Black Horse was the absolute perfect setting. Wonderful food , setting and service. Thankyou , it was well worth the wait

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 28 April 2021

    Thank you Zoe! We are so pleased you had such a good time. We love our pub and the people in it- so its good to hear we are doing a good job. Please come back and see us again soon

  24. J

    Jaki

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fresh market fish on the ‘Specials’ menu...food was superb.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 2 May 2021

    Thank you Jaki, we are glad you had a good time, come back and see us soon!

  25. JB

    JamesB

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great setting in the long beer garden. Service was great even further down. There was a good menu selection and daily specials. All the staff were friendly and helpful.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 27 April 2021

    Thanks James, glad you had a good time!

  26. RW

    RichardW

    Buckinghamshire

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    First time out since lockdown relaxation and enjoyed the experience. Friendly staff and good food. Also. Good job the sun was shining.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 27 April 2021

    Yes the weather makes a huge difference, so glad you had a good time

  27. EL

    EmilyL

    Hampshire

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    A favourite for sunday lunch after a walk around Woburn Deer Park. It did not disappoint, even after the 6 month wait due to Covid restrictions. We had a lovely sunny lunch in the beer garden.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 21 April 2021

    Thank you Emily for your review- we hope to see you again soon

  28. R

    Reynolds17

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Always a warm welcome, good service and delicious food. Given the current circumstances they have done a great job to make the place welcoming. Good work.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 14 December 2020

    Thanks for this, we really appreciate it and are so pleased you enjoyed your recent visit. We do hope we can welcome you back again.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always have great service, value and delicious food, the team that work there are great.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 14 December 2020

    Thank you. Hope we can welcome you again,

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The experience was absolutely great every thing

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 27 June 2021

    Aw thanks so much!

  31. DC

    DavidC

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food in a Covid safe environment and an eat out to help out discount that made it very good value

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 4 November 2020

    Thanks for the great feedback David, hope we can welcome you back again after lockdown

  32. AW

    AnthonyW

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice service and lovely place would highly recommend.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 4 November 2020

    Thanks Antony, make sure you sign up to our newsletter for the most up to date news for when we can re open.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is always great & good value, service friendly and attentive - thank you!

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 1 November 2020

    Thank you for the great review!

  34. M

    Marias21

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very clean and COVID safe. The service and staff were friendly the food was ok to good however it could have been a little better. We will still return again

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 24 October 2020

    Thanks for the feedback Maria, it's great to hear you felt safe and the team looked after you well. Sorry you felt the food could have been a little better-please do always speak to the team if there is a problem, they will happy to rectify this for you. Glad you would visit again though, we look forward to welcoming you back.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    Overall enjoyed. But if we are being honest felt was a tad pricey

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 13 October 2020

    Thanks for getting in touch and your comments, we value all feedback. Unfortunately some of our prices may need to be a little higher to help us and our quality food producers rebuild after a difficult few months and we hope you can understand the need for this right now. We only use the good stuff, so our cheeses are all artisan and our meat free range. We do look at our competition and feel we are well priced for the quality. We are glad you enjoy our pub and appreciate your support.

  36. LR

    LindaR

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed a wonderful Saturday lunch catching up with friends. Food was excellent and the staff were friendly, welcoming and very professional. Covid 19 precautions were very visible and reassuring. Would highly recommend.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 13 October 2020

    Thanks for this Linda, we really appreciate this. It's been a tough few months so it's great to get feedback like this and hear that you enjoyed. Hope we can welcome you back again soon.

  37. S

    Sandy

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was perfect, we enjoyed our lunch in a friendly and relax environment.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 15 October 2020

    Thanks Sandy, that's great to hear. Hope we can welcome you back again.

  38. j

    jpcook

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely staff and great reliable food. Love the Black Horse

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 28 September 2020

    Oh that's great to hear, cheers for the lovely review!

  39. BG

    BenG

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Good food, lovely pub, nice place to eat with friends.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 2 October 2020

    Oh lovely news- Cheers Ben, we hope to welcome you back soon!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    AMAZING!!!!!

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on 16 September 2020

    Thanks so much!

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The Black Horse Woburn is rated 4.5 stars by 638 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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Google Map for The Black Horse Woburn

1 Bedford Street Woburn, Bedfordshire MK17 9QB

  • Area

    Woburn

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–23:00

  • 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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