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The Black Horse, West End, Leicester

2 Foxon Street
Phone: 01162540446
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Alex Conway left this review about The Black Horse

The Black Horse is a long standing Everards pub on Braunstonegate near Leicester City Centre. It has not long ago had a refit and the result has the pub painted a very light sky blue that I think looks very bizarre but the interior has remained traditional and unspoilt as you the pub has three distinct area the main room, the back “snug” and the back room with dartboard. The main room is the largest with the lion’s share of the seating and the small bar at the back. This also serves the snug behind it from the other side that is reachable from an door on the right hand side that passes between the two. The decor is very traditional with bare boards and a lot of wood panelling that I like in a nice old boozer. The snug 9really more of a cosy back room also has a lovely fire in winter with nice cushioned bench seating. The bar usually ahs six hand pulled beers in operation but there are more pulls between the two sides that double up to display to each end making it sometimes appear that there are more beers available than there actually are . Four are reasonably priced regular Everards beers: Beacon £3.15, Tiger £3.25, Sunchaser £3.45 and Original £3.35 with two guest beers usually available but a bit on the steep side at £3.70 and these have on my past few visits been from the likes of Batemans, Lacons, And York brewery. It must be noted that Keg beers are noticeably on the expensive side here with Guinness a whopping £4.50! And most lagers topping the £4 mark. Beer quality is on the whole pretty decent but there has been a number of times that the Beacons has had a distinct hint of Vinegar probably because it is the smallest seller of the everards range, I’ve never had a problem with he big sellers like Tiger but I would have thought a little better of a proper ale pub like this, once is forgivable but its sadly been quite a few. Overall this a very pleasant real ale boozer ( A rarity around these parts believe me) but doesn’t really compete with similar offerings in Nottingham and Derby. I would definitely return again as it is one of the better options near town. Good but not great but closer to an 8 than a 7

On 18th January 2019 - rating: 8
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Gill Smith left this review about The Black Horse

I enjoyed my visit to this friendly pub and had a wander round to discover an amazing roof garden. There is a front bar area, and a smaller room also served by the bar further back, and a few more tables down the passage where the toilets are. There was a selection of Everards beers plus 2 guests from Fullers-Gales, and Beerd I believed brewed by Bath Ales. Those we had were excellent. It is a good friendly community pub.

On 16th July 2016 - rating: 9
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Mark Lewis left this review about Black Horse

This pub really is the diamond in the rough on Braunstone Gate. The pub has been my local for the past few years now having moved to the area and I fully endorse the reviews below which describe all the great things that this pub has to offer. Many of the regulars travel several miles to this pub which tells it’s own story.

The refurbishment carried out a few years ago still looks fantastic and the pub is always clean and welcoming. The pub has live music several nights a week and generally always on Friday and Saturday. The quiz on a Wednesday night is one of the best in Leicester having a good mix of questions for all ages and interests.

There is always the standard Everard’s offering on tap and always at least two guest ales to try. There is also a wide range of wines and spirits to cater for all tastes. Although no hot food, there are homemade cobs with generous fillings.

The Landlord is doing a tremendous job here and he is always approachable. His wit is always at the ready, too!

On 27th April 2013 - rating: 9
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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Leicester, 1.06 miles, 20 min walk (show)
South Wigston, 4.26 miles, 1 hr 22 min walk (show)
Narborough, 5.16 miles, 1 hr 39 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Black Horse, Leicester
18th Jan 2019, 15:32
Review submitted by Alex Conway amended by Alex Conway
13th Sep 2018, 15:05
Review submitted by Alex Conway

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 02 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 02 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 02 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 16 July 2016 by Gill Smith
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  • Pool Table : No last updated 02 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 April 2013 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 16 July 2016 by Gill Smith
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