The black horse
Oktoberfest menu was a surprise! Not really what we’d usually eat but chef managed to come up with fish & chips for my partner (thank goodness). Staff being in and out was a pain, very draughty. Enjoyed the evening though & only a short walk from our campsite.
We had wonderful food, an excellent selection was available and the quality and presentation were excellent. I can not recommend it highly enough.
There won't be enough room here to tell you all the things I love about the Black Horse. This is the first time I'd visited the venue and went on a Tinder first date (!). Thankfully, the venue was excellent because the date was ... well.... less so!!
Both staff members who served us were really excellent, especially the wonderful young lady who did our mains, desserts and bill. It was a small thing but when I asked if any desserts were off the menu, she knew immediately because she had asked before her shift started. Seems a little thing but happens so rarely when you go out to eat nowadays. The food was absolutely EXCELLENT and far beyond the standard I was expecting for a local Oxfordshire pub. Good value for money, and interesting and varied menu and just a wonderful atmosphere. I will 100% be back!
My friend and I went here for lunch and liked the pub very much, it was attractive with well-spaced tables. The staff are really nice and the food good as well. My only criticism was of the bread used for my sandwiches; it was home-made and had a texture similar to soda bread; I felt this was too heavy for sandwiches. However I would certainly visit this pub again.
All OK. Not a busy night, though. Food a little pricey for a pub, but we weren't unhappy with our evening.
A great meal out! Delicious and varied selection available. Had a lovely evening.
We sat in the gazebo which was great.
Have paid much attention to the area but some background music would have been lovely, if possible.
Staff were very attentive and food was lovely.
Very busy, probably due to it being the last night of Rishi’s deal but other than that a pleasant evening
Amazing food, outstanding service - highly recommend!
Starter of duck scotch egg was disappointing but the lamb rump with dhal with samosa was awesome. Shame the puddings were tasteless. All in all a mixed bag but nice atmosphere and very friendly.
Great friendly welcome, safe well laid out but still retained its ambience , great food and nice wine selection ... will be eating there again soon
We went on Thursday & it was steak night. The food was fantastic, we would highly recommend the steak & the triple cooked chips were amazing! Staff were lovely & the service was great. We will definitely be going again whilst we’re in the area on holiday.
Friendly and helpful staff quickly arranged an inside table for us, as we had booked a meal outside, but the rain was torrential! Lovely old pub interior. Tables were spaced at a reasonable distance apart inside. All outside doors were propped open, as well as toilet doors and hand sanitiser was readily available. I enjoyed a delicious Chicken Ballotine with toasted almond satay and a mouth watering sorbet selection to follow. My boyfriend had The Black Horse Burger (lamb and chorizo) and fries which looked and tasted great (apparently). He had sticky toffee pudding for dessert, which smelt and tasted delicious (I was allowed a mouthful), it was also a generous portion. We took advantage of the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme so the food was extremely good value! We can’t wait to return, to try some more exciting sounding dishes.
Really good food, we had roast dinners and children meals and all were great. Service was quick but not too much, didn’t feel rushed at all. Will be back for Sunday lunch again.
Very nice Covered Patio Area. Very Health concious. Excellants Meal
A great place to eat. Although a pub, I would describe the meal experience as Fine Dining.
This establishment is under new management since we visited a year ago and they have great chefs.
My only complaint is that the back room is airless, the windows are painted shut and with Covid around this is not healthy.
The outside marquee is excellent for those wanting to dine outside but under shelter.
Food at the Black Horse is pretty good (overpriced but ok), but we were not impressed by the COVID 19 precautions here - staff weren't in masks, frequently too close to customers, drinkers were gathered at the bar.
Be careful what you order, make sure you understand the dish and what it comes with. DON'T have the cheese board. 3 very small square of cheese half the size of matchbox at a charge of £10.00. No management around to complain too, staff say sorry but can't do anything. Very expensive even after government discount count
The service and food were excellent and really enjoyed the family atmosphere, however we felt that more discipline was needed in terms of Covid safety measures and social distancing of customers and unfortunately for this reason only we would not visit again or recommend to friends during this season of COVID-19
Excellent food, friendly staff, good service. Would highly recommend The Black horse.
We order our food. It was only when the starter course arrived that we were informed 2 of the main course options (from a limited choice of 6 courses) were not available (including one of our choices). Why was this only advised so late and after starters had been selected/served? The substitute fish and chips had a hair in the tartar sauce. Having visited the pub (for a beer) on the Saturday it was noticeable that the portions were significantly smaller on the Monday when we visited (Governments eat out for less scheme -price or quantity??). The pub is fabulous, the beer is good, the work they have done on the premises is sympathetic. Meal we had was expensive, pretentious and disappointing. This is a fabulous pub, please do better with the food.
Very good food with beautiful presentation. Mellow atmosphere. Rather slow service. Didn't really bother us. But bear in mind if you in the hurry. We had some issues with our bill, diffrent prices then on the menu. And extra products.
Exceptional service, fantastic food - can't fault The Black Horse. We'll be returning next weekend!
A delightful surprise. The Staff were welcoming and helpful. Clearly they have hugely increased their outside dining area for the moment. The food was excellent and arrived quickly.
We will be going back soon.
Lovely outside seating area and ambience. Service was warm, friendly and swift. Food was superb - however, the kids food is very pricy. We’ll be back but as a couple!
My partner and I went to The Black Horse for a celebratory dinner together and we were blown away by the outstanding service and care that was given by the team. The food was delicious and beautifully presented and the atmosphere was amazing.
My partner had the steak which came with salad and hand cut chips they made in the restaurant and they were the best chips I have ever had (I stole a few), and I had the chicken ballotine which was a wonderful mixture of flavours that all worked really well together. Afterwards we had the strawberry dessert which was presented so beautifully I almost didn’t want to eat it.
The new outdoor patio area is very welcoming and gives a whole new feel to the outdoor dining experience. When we arrived it was immediately apparent that they take COVID seriously. They had lots of hand sanitiser stations positioned around the pub, a one way system and a lot of signs reminding guests to please social distance and adhere to the regulations.
All the staff were very aware of their parts in keeping the pub covid safe and they ensured everything was being cleaned and sterilised regularly.
All in all I couldn’t fault our experience at The Black Horse.
I will definitely be recommending The Black Horse to my friends and family and we have already booked in for our next visit!
Absolutely fabulous meal at the Black Horse, Standlake.
Delicious food, Fabulous staff and Great atmosphere! Perfect garden and decked area for all to enjoy whilst socially distancing.
Highly recommend. We will be back. Thank you!!!
Generally very good but was disappointed at the lack of social distancing. And we had a table seated next to us towards the end which wasn’t 2m away from us
Staff couldn’t have been more helpful! Thank you! We will be back!
It was a very nice evening there was a mix up on the mains but was resolved the food was amazing and the staff was very polite
Absolutely fabulous in every sense. Food, surroundings, service, ambiance etc. all superb.
Fabulous new menu, with delicious ingredients. We were well looked after by all the staff who couldn’t do enough for us . We had the stone bass which was delightful . We had started with the prawns - really lovely.
Very nice pub and very convenient for the camp site we were staying on. Starters were excellent but husband’s fish and chips was overcooked. He Was, however, given a complimentary Pint of beer which cheered him up 😃
Excellent service and food which cater well for vegetarians. They even created a special meal for me.
The cleanliness and the wonderful staff were surpassed by how phenomenal the food was. Absolutely delicious. We will be back. Thank you
Lovely place for Sunday lunch. The children were also made very welcome.
Family meal booked for 5 people, food was brilliant, we were staying at the camp site next door so this was ideal for us to walk to. Highly recommend
Great service, lovely food! Best tarter sauce ever!! Overall a very pleasant lunch! And will certainly go back again!
Quality food in a very nice setting, and importantly in this new era, safely distanced.
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