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The Black Horse

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23 Hastings Street
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Quinno _ left this review about The Black Horse

An unassuming location in an iffy area, I walked in expecting cursory ales to find four interesting ones (Brakspear Oxford Gold, Cottage Golden Arrow, Jennings Soggy Bottom and Cross Bay Nightfall, though a criticism would be that they were samey, mid-range goldens) plus a real cider (Westons). The Jennings was decent but the Cross Bay was stunning. The jukey was playing some great tunes, from My Bloody Valentine to Led Zeppelin via Simple Minds and the Rolling Stones. The interior is L-shaped with a tiled wood floor. The decor looks fairly plain and, although newish, seems to have been done on a gnats chuff budget; a couple more homely touches required I think. A pool table is at the rear of the pub and the front part of the bar hosted a decent range of nationwide CAMRA mags. Another plus point was that the barmaid said hello and had a brief chat. The toilets needed a bit of tlc though.

Well-worth the walk out of the immediate town centre, I imagine this is a good one on a busy evening. A bit more effort on the smaller points and this could be a real breakout pub to compete with the English Rose and Bricklayers.

On 27th January 2012 - rating: 7
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25th Jan 2017, 11:37
Request to mark pub as open by Will Larter approved
25th Jan 2017, 11:37
Request to mark pub as open submitted by Will Larter, with included notes: Has been open for some time and serving up to four real ales, according to What Pub.

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 July 2013 by Will Larter
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