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The Black Horse, Greenford

425 Oldfield Lane North
Phone: 02085781384

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Pub SignMan left this review about The Black Horse

This is a very smart Fullers pub with a picturesque canal side location and a nice multiple room layout. You enter directly to the bar, with the servery opposite the front door and a couple of rooms off to either side. The bar has a tidy wood panelled counter and traditional bar back with quarry stone flooring along its entire length. To the right, a series of split-level areas emerge, the front part of which was full of standard tables and chairs almost exclusively set up with reserved signs for groups of locals. This gives way to a rear section, partitioned by a glass screen with views out to the canal. There are plenty of tables and chairs crammed into this space, but it seemed very popular, forcing me instead to find a seat in the left-hand public bar. This is a part-bare boarded room with some sections of carpet, furnished with chairs, high stools and a pew. Black and white photos of the canal and various local landmarks line the walls, a dartboard area can be found to the rear, although the board itself is currently missing, attested to only by the large, well-stocked trophy cabinet. TV screens throughout the pub were showing Sky Sports News with the commentary audible on at least one of them and I found myself sat near two old boys who were spouting a load of ridiculous Covid conspiracy theories that all seemed to contradict each other.
I noticed three cask ales at the bar, although no sooner had I entered than I was being asked to fill in my track and trace details before being whisked around to my table by the highly efficient barmaid who greeted me, so I may well have missed some. The options I saw were Fullers London Pride and ESB and Dark Star Hophead and the latter was in good nick and brought over to my table almost instantly.
This is a nice little pub with a good selection of seating areas, comfortable furniture, a decent atmosphere and efficient staff serving decent beer. The canal side location looked like it could be a real winner in the summer months and with few other worthy pubs in the vicinity, I’d say this is well worth checking out if you’re in the area.

On 14th October 2020 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Black Horse

Quite an attractive Fuller's pub beside the Grand Union Canal. The two-part bar is accessed from the road cross the overbridge, with a seating / dining area (with full-height windows on two sides) located up a half-flight of stairs and another room downstairs (with beer garden beyond) at towpath level. All tidily furnished and decorated. Ale-wise, I found Pride, ESB and the seasonal Snow Globe available from a total of seven handpumps divided between the two counters, and for a change taking a taster tray of three 1/3rds (£4.00).

On 29th December 2018 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Black Horse

My visit last week found this pub to be essentially unchanged since previous reviewers' visits. It enjoys an enviable location right beside the Grand Union Canal, and I can see why anyone either walking down the towpath or on a narrow boat would want to stop for some refreshment here. But the main bar is fairly unremarkable, although it's comfortable and functional enough. There's also a large extension on two levels built at the back of the pub to maximise the canal views I guess, plus a large garden which was of course unused on the cold and wet October day on which I visited.

It's still a Fuller's pub, which had three of their ales on - London Pride (of course), ESB, and Oliver's Island (£1.75 a half). Like Fuller's pubs in general, food is available. This one seemed to have a reasonable menu, with main courses around the £10 - £12 mark (pie of the day, with mash and veg is £10.50), and sarnies around £5 - £6.

This is a fairly straightforward and unpretentious pub. Furnishings seem to be almost entirely normal tables and chairs, a saw at least one large flatscreen TV, plus some live entertainment advertised - in paricular the one and only Stan Bland Band. This isn't a destination pub, but is handily placed for anyone making use of the canal.

On 24th October 2015 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about The Black Horse

A large comfortable and well appointed pub situated next to The Grand Union Canal. Several interconnected areas, but each with a different feel, the return area to the left of the bar has a dartboard, whereas to the right the ambience is more sedate and looks like the preferred area for eating. The split level extension at the back makes the pub though, giving remarkably peaceful canal views both from the upper room and its covered terrace and the garden below with its own ground floor bar. The garden was particularly pleasant today with some welcome early March sunshine.
Still just the three Fullers beers across the pumps, Pride, ESB and seasonal Flankers Tackle, the Pride was £3.10 which is considerably cheaper than I've been charged lately in other Fullers pubs (unless of course I got the wrong change!)
Plenty of canal related decor, maps, prints and diagrams of boats etc.
I liked it here and no doubt the friendly chatty service was a factor in this.

On 4th March 2011 - rating: 7
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Black Horse

A large, canalside, Fullers pub well reviewed below so I won't repeat the salient points.
Beer: Pride, ESB and Red Fox. We tried the latter two which were in excellent condition and flowed well.
A reasonable sized area was given over to tables with menus although they were being used for drinking alone as well as eating but clearly food has a reasonable part to play here. We didn't eat but the menu looked ok and if hungry I wouldn't hesitate.
Good spot for lunch by the water on a sunny day.

On 26th October 2010 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Black Horse

Fullers tied house ,but not featuring their full range with only London Pride,ESB and seasonal Red Fox available when I popped in one evening.Ale was in good condition and there was Sky Sports footie on two screens,a small plasma in the left hand public bar side and a large plasma to the right of the entrance in the main seating area.As the previous reviewer mentioned,the split level rear extension is a major feature with a great verandah with views over the Grand Union canal,while the lower level garden bar has three seperate handpumps,very helpful when the large garden is used in fine weather.The garden bar also hosts jam sessions on a few evenings,and there is a pub quiz on Thursday's so there lots going on .The furniture throughout the interior is a mix of tables and sofas and the pub food is grill orientated with mains between £8-£9.Piped musak also competes with the footie and the jam session so this isnt a quiet pub but the prints around the walls of the canals in their commercial hayday give an authentic feel to this canalside hostelry at one of the few safe stopping places for boats between Little Venice and Uxbridge.

On 15th September 2010 - rating: 7
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Steve C left this review about The Black Horse

This large canal side Fullers’ pub is located in the backstreets of Greenford where only locals and those using the nearby industrial park would usually venture. Once in the pub it is easy to forget the location as this is a very pleasant place with lots of separate seating areas including a fantastic split level extension at the rear. A veranda which overlooks the large beer garden and canal stretches across the back of the pub and there were a couple of barges moored along the tow path during my lunchtime visit yesterday. I found the staff to be very polite and there are eight hand pumps which were all being used to dispense Pride, ESB and Seafarers. Thankfully I’m a big fan of Pride, but I would have thought that a larger range would be available with so many pumps. I didn’t spot any premium draught products, but the usual suspects were all in attendance. There were a few local office workers enjoying lunch which looked and smelled good which isn’t surprising as Fullers usually serve up good quality food.

Sky Sports is shown and tonight’s pay-per-view David Haye fight was being advertised. I only spotted one plasma screen, but I would imagine that there are more or there is a projector screen hidden away somewhere. I also spotted a picture of someone standing in front of a dartboard so I would like to think that there is a fully functioning oche somewhere.

I liked it in this bright and airy pub and I will make a point of revisiting in the summer months when I can take advantage of the garden.

On 2nd April 2010 - rating: 8
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