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The Black Horse, Kirkby Fleetham, North Yorkshire

The Black Horse

4.6
4.6
896 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Whether it's "welcome back" or "welcome for the first time", there is always something special for everyone at The Black Horse!
Our menu is freshly prepared using locally sourced produce, providing you with a delicious range of Great British Classic Dishes, all at affordable prices for the whole family to enjoy.
Hand-pulled ales and a great selection of wines by the glass are also available for you pleasure.
We hope to welcome you very soon!

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2 people

19:30


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Home Style
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, English
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 12:00–20:00 Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    01609 749010
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    David Davies
  • Private party facilities
    Private function available to hire.

What 896 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Yorkshire

    Good for groups

896 Reviews
  1. CaroleH

    County Durham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Much busier than our previous visit and the service suffered as a result, also it was the first night of a new menu (tbh we preferred the old one ) so was a little chaotic, but we had a great time anyway.

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  2. TheBlondeOne2024

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Wow, what a disappointment :(. We visited The Black Horse in September 2023 while we were honeymooning in the area. We absolutely adored our first meal there so much we ended up going every night for our 2 week trip! Visited again in Feb 2024 and our experience couldn’t be as further opposite to September. Menu has totally changed to overpriced pub grub, my food was very salty and my husbands was very bland and under seasoned. The cheesecake pudding was inedible and genuinely tasted like strong soft cheese, mixed with a bit of passion fruit :( Safe to say we left extremely disappointed and left feeling like we had been conned out of £120! Definitely will not ever be returning.

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  3. ElaineM

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked an early tea as we were off to an event. We had been allocated to the restaurant but as we were first we opted for the bar. Nice buzz and atmosphere, nice staff in the bar. We were attended to very quickly and placed our orders. I had the duo of lamb special and my husband had the fish pie. Although the food was very good the portion sizes were quite small. Plenty of meat on the lamb but minimal vegetables. There was one tiny potato cut in half and probably a dessert spoonful of mash. My husband described the fish pie as a starter size. We both had dessert - I had the brownie and my husband had the cheeseboard. The brownie was a 'finger' with ice cream and plenty of sauce. Cheese portion was a reasonable size. Overall we enjoyed our evening and would go again but would suggest the portion sizes are increased or increase the prices slightly.

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  4. Nana1

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dine here fairly regularly. Very tasty food at a reasonable price.

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  5. Jellytotjess

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time we go it’s the absolute best cannot fault anything

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  6. LisaH

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for an early 6pm meal so it was faintly quiet in the restaurant area. We could hear the bar was busy but wasn’t too noisy. Good service & food as always. 3rd time we’ve been & we will return. Not cheap but food is delicious

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  7. AnnW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely location. Don’t bother going if you are vegetarian or vegan.

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  8. MissM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal at the Black Horse Inn. Fish and chips super tasty and portion sizes just right! Good value for money!

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  9. RebeccaC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A winning combination of fine food at a reasonable price in pleasant surroundings.

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  10. AliD

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely first class. Can’t wait to return again soon

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  11. CazT

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great Sunday Lunch. In a lively but relaxing setting. A roaring fire added to the cosy feel. We both had the roast beef which was delicious. As far as the value for money, we found it worth it but if you’re a large party it would start to get expensive. Had a night stay and had a gorgeous full Yorkshire breakfast. It was cooked perfect. We will definitely be returning.

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  12. ChrisA

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was well presented and delicious. Service was first class Great atmosphere (we were at a table in the bar area) Only negative is that the table we were at was right next to the bar and people were moving past too close and not ideal while you were eating, felt like a busy corridor.

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  13. ChinMusic1981

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was Yorkshire pudding day, so although the menu was varied it had to be the beef (offered well done or pink, which was nice) so obviously went pink, why murder it twice? Veg nice, gravy superb. Apple crumble (yes we are that boring, we don’t eat out much) was also great, I would have liked to spread it out and drench it with custard but it looked pretty in its pot. Service was great, nice folk round there. Prices reasonable, beer well kept, wine well chilled, we had a lovely evening. Stayed over and also had a cracking breakfast. Comparable with the lion on Blakey ridge, but the rooms at the black horse much nicer. We’ll be back.

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  14. PeterS

    Chicago

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience. The dining room atmosphere was very charming and cosy. Menu was interesting and varied. Service friendly and efficient. This is certainly not usual pub food - far above and a great find. Will certainly return.

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  15. BarryT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    There was a lively happy ambiance. The waiting staff were very attentive and the overall experience was excellent.

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  16. MissB

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, consistently terrific. Friendly and attentive service. We love the Black Horse, especially the bar! And the dog is always welcome too.

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  17. Kevin

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We regularly visit The Black Horse. Whilst the service was excellent our latest visit was let down by some of the food. The MonkFish Scampi starter was very small compared with our previous visits. The Risotto for main course was full of diced vegetables and quite unpleasant and most of it was left only the grilled chicken was edible. Overall the food was disappointing, but we will be back to try something different next time.

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  18. TarynR

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good menu, service and food. Would highly recommend

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  19. Hendo

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual very cosy with excellent staff good very good abd well presented. Owner will always try and have a chat with diners and guests alike which adds to the experience

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  20. B4DBJ

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food nice wine Steve the landlord is friendly too Highly recommended

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Black Horse: Exceptional food, cozy ambiance, attentive staff.

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  22. Dandc

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had booked for 1900 on a Friday and the dining room was empty. Food and service was excellent.

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  23. Corinne

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal at this friendly and cosy pub. Food is fresh and great quality. Well worth a visit

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  24. MelG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Sunday lunch. We both had pork and was delicious. Husband had apple crumble with white custard which was delicious also. Price was pretty normal for our are. Staff were friendly and atmosphere was great. Plenty of parking. So all round good pic. Have been before for different meals and have always been happy.

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  25. PaulineB

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely village pub/ restaurant. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere.

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  26. KathB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food quality was mediocre for the price paid monkfish starter was hard ? overcooked my friends meal was the same staff were pleasant pub was quite noisy in bar a bit embarrassing as it was my suggestion to visit The Black Horse as previously we have enjoyed food there .

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  27. Mags

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed our meal and certainly be back again

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  28. GerryP

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice food, well cooked and attractively presented. Definitely better than average pub food. Pleasant waitress. It was bit drafts at our table by the entrance on a cold night but that didn’t spoil a nice evening.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal as usual. The food was excellently presented and tasted delicious. The staff were very busy were never without a smile when serving us. Looking forward to our next visit.

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  30. NickW

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Regulars here. Always excellent. Will be back again soon

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  31. AileenH

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You were highly recommended by a friend. We were celebrating my birthday I have to say it was superb. Great value for money. The young staff were great, very pleasant and attentive. Will definitely be back.

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  32. KayL

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a fantastic 2 course meal in the restaurant at the Black Horse Inn. The produce used was high quality and expertly cooked - everything was delicious. The service was also friendly and super efficient. A very enjoyable evening. Thank you.

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  33. ChristineD

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our fifth visit to the Black Horse and it never disappoints. Food fabulous, staff are chatty but professional. Gorgeous pub inside & out, look forward to our next visit 😊

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  34. MandyW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my 4th visit to the Black Horse, every time I have loved it. The place, the service and the food are consistently excellent. Look forward to returning.

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  35. PaulR

    Dubai

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We have been to the black horse for a number of years but it doesn’t have the same ambience and service that is used to have. A poor experience and not one we will repeat for a while which is a shame as it used to be a good place to go for a meal as a family.

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  36. GeoffY

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Never disappoints, although our booking seemed to have gone awol for a while all ended well. We had a pork roast with crackling really very good. We do a 100 mile round trip for lunch because it is that nice and we like the place.

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  37. Graham

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurany service I have recieved in the last 12 months and, moreover, provided by three young persons.

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  38. ShannonM

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, great service and a really nice atmosphere. We ate and then spent an hour or two playing cards in the bar having drinks, it was a great way to spend an afternoon!

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  39. CarolC

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A Boxing Day meal out for the family, 5 adults and 2 children. Everyone was very happy with the extensive menu, the food was all delicious. We were served by very friendly and helpful staff. We have eaten here on several occasions and will definitely return

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  40. RachaelH

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always made to feel so welcome, the owner takes time to chat to you. Great food, great drink, decor, service. Just overall amazing!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Black Horse is rated 4.6 stars by 896 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:30


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for The Black Horse

7 Lumley Lane, Kirkby Fleetham, North Yorkshire DL7 0SH

Additional information

  • Area
    Kirkby Fleetham
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 12:00–20:00 Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–21:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, English
  • Dining style
    Home Style
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private on site car park.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    David Davies
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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