The Black Horse

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The Black Horse in the village of Fulmer is nestled between Gerrards Cross and Pinewood Studios. The 17th Century craftsman’s cottage has gradually been extended to form a charming country pub full of nooks and crannies. Under new ownership, The Black Horse has recently undergone extensive refurbishment both inside and out, creating one of the nicest pub environments in the area.

Food is our passion and we will never compromise on quality. We are proud of our seasonally changing menus, simple, yet exciting using the finest ingredients and locally sourced produce. Certain dishes have become specialities such as our sticky ribs and homemade 8oz burgers. Our beef has been aged for a minimum of 35 days and the roast beef served on Sundays is unrivalled. Crispy beer battered fish and specials such as sea bass, turbot and whole lobster, is caught in the morning and delivered fresh to us on the same day.
What 392 People Are Saying
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ChrisG
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Really well set up for Covid. Will be going back regularly.

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AlistairGM
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Local and like the pub but the Moroccan disk lacks any depth in flavour and was a disappointment. I enjoyed the ribs and the bread starter was nice but balsamic and oil needs to be 50/50. Good staff and attentive

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AwesomeBoy
Hertfordshire
9 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Family of 6 for Sunday roast. Really nice al fresco dining, a little more expensive than other pubs but the food is really high quality so it’s worth the extra cost. Staff and friendly and service is generally good. Sometimes it’s a little tricky to get their attention.

My favourite pub in the Gerrards across area. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best gastric pub within miles. We’ve not been to them all of course but all round the Black Horse is exceptionally good. Great food, atmosphere, Covid friendly garden layout is actually a big improvement on situation pre’ and service is second to none.

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MichaelB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very lovely evening, great surroundings, food fantastic, great service we would thoroughly recommend a visit.

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ElizabethW
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did not know what to expect as it was the first time we had been out since lockdown - it was wonderful. The food was delicious, service excellent and so enjoyable.

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vipLennex
London
16 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice alternative to sitting inside, gazebo was nice, distanced and easy, staff very friendly

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SarahE
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We waited 30 minutes for our drinks order to be taken having asked twice. Even though all tables round us got Theirs. After another 10 minutes I went to the bar. Then another person came to get the order. Then we got our food order taken and someone had to come again to ask what it was. The pub wasn’t busy. It was bizarre why it took so long. Terrible customer service from our waitress. Thankfully the food was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was OK but service was terrible. Had to wait 30mins from arrival until first drink arrived. Had to constantly ask for service throughout the meal. Young serving staff doing their best but with no obvious guidance and no sign of any management. They even gave us saucers as side plates for starters.
Everything overpriced. £5 for a large glass of Diet Coke!
Will not be rushing back or recommending to anyone.

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AGandGG
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Very average high priced pub grub eaten in a cold corner of the pub. Staff however were attentive did a good job

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LadyEps
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Friendly welcome, generally helpful staff. Lovely laidback atmosphere and they’ve set up the garden so you feel very safe as there is plenty of room between seats. Prawn cocktail seemed expensive and wasn’t great, however, the burgers well worth a visit & dog friendly as a bonus!

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Phil
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very difficult to review a venue fairly in this climate but here goes. They have done a brilliant job setting up outdoor eating with space, gazebo cover, one way systems etc. At no point are you close to other diners. Hopefully by the time the weather changes they will have more flexibility inside, or they are going to need invest in heaters.

Food - plentiful, fresh, good quality fish and meat dishes. Fat chips are very fat (bigger than jenga pieces) and skinny chips look like normal fries so just check before you order. Burger £16.50ish - punchy pricing, think this should be £13.50. Good burger but not that good. Delicious puddings.

Drinks - plastic cups for wine and beer. I totally get it but wine in a plastic cup is not ideal. Large plastic cup of house pinot grigio - £11. small cup £8. Feel this is too steep, even in pandemic catch up times. We were glad to get £60 off the bill.

Service - kids who were semi-engaged and at times chatting together instead of being attentive enough. This slowed things down and I hate having to ask for service. One lad couldn't remember what house wine they served.

As I say, obviously tough times for the sector and understand recouping lost earnings but a few tweaks needed in my opinion. 7/10.

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DanS
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a lovely evening with warm welcoming staff and great food , went beyond the call by letting us take some stuff away , great place

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BscBart
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food, superb interior and great service.

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RichardH
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Poor

Waited over 45 mins to be served

Fish was good Caesar salad was poor

All told took over two hours

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Steve
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Poor value for money. Overpriced food and at £6.85 for a shandy expensive drinks too.

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YvonneF
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

great pub, but always find in comparison, expensive, for amount of food you get .

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sallyb
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All good apart from huge number of wasps in the outdoor areas . Slightly spoilt the meal

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Could be so much better food wise we thought in respect of value for money. Has the location to establish a top class menu we think, shame that it’s rather ‘pub grub like’ still nice but just could up it’s game a lot.

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vipDee53
Buckinghamshire
7 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We have been dining at The Black Horse for some years but sorry to say we won’t be going again. Food, service everything about it is such a disappointment ......

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DACOLLEY
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience5

I’ve been to the Black Horse quite often and the service was always good.
Not the last time however, but looked like you didn’t enough staff.

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JLee
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food was good, service was rather disorganised and slow. As we're not regulars, we were put in a dark corner, good for social distancing but no ambience. I guess we're not used to the South East bubble but this place seems eye wateringly expensive for what is still a pub - even with the eat out to help out discount!

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Hugh
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A good meal and a happy family occasion for 5 (& dog). Outside seating well and attractively spaced Weather mixed but covers gave good protection in a short burst of heavy rain

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NickH
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Appreciate that we're all going through a lot of adjustment but the food was poor and the service was really sloppy, It's a great location and a great place to go when the weather's good but they really need to sort out their service and their kitchen.

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leilas
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was very poor
No details taken for tracking
Single use plastic cups for wine? Please ...

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Slow to be welcomed. Big wasp problem outside had to move inside. Drinks slow arriving in batches. Had to ask a couple of times to get one of the drinks. Food was average / overpriced. Staff were a bunch of kids that didn’t seem to be bothered / unmanaged. Three attempts at getting the bill right. Apparently we had to ask for the government discount (it’s not automatic as their tills can’t cope apparently so it was done manually). Disappointed tbh.

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PennyM
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The Black Horse is very well set up for outside eating. The service was very slow & our drinks order was forgotten but we weren't in any hurry (just thirsty!). Quite expensive for lunch considering it was on a day when "eat out to help out" was operating. Delicious food.

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CarolineE
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hi we as a family came here for meals before the pandemic and we had a very good time monday night it was no different experience the lay out was well thought out.

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BrianC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Very helpful staff. Would thoroughly recommend

BR
BiancaR
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely atmosphere and good food. A little pricey and service was quite slow.

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AleithaD
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Over all great😊, however waiting staff could be more attentive especially when first arriving not been offered a table or drink 😐

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vipBarbiedoll82
Hertfordshire
28 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Garden setting great. Service VERY patchy. Three requests for my companion’s second drink including water. Twice asked if I had finished my food even though my knife and fork not placed together and food remaining on the plate. More sophistication required for an upmarket venue.

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was just meeting a friend for a casual lunch and was surprised to see all the amazing arrangements that the pub had made for social distancing with separate pods all along where the car park had previously been. Even the car park had been organised for social distancing. The food was good and service good too. We were able to use the government half price scheme which was a nice surprise. All in all a very good experience.

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DilSD
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to be smazing food and drinks, will be going again for sure

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LoopyLou
London
16 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Never again
Very poor covid set up - felt uncomfortable
Poor organisation
Poor slow service

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Lovely pub, good choice of menu, friendly. Making an effort the social distancing and keeping safe

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antonyl
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a burger a dessert and a couple of pints in the garden - food good, service good, tables well spaced out and good COVID precautions so felt safe.

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MarkL
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place to un-wind.
Great food and a really well thought out garden and Gazebo arrangement that works perfectly .

Well done!!

LV
vipLesleyV
Berkshire
15 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely pub booze on the pricey side but great atmosphere and wonderful staff.

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anthonym
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great serving staff
Been going for years and is 5 star every time

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