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The Black Horse, Market Harborough

Main Street
Foxton
Postal town: Market Harborough
LE16 7RD
Phone: 01858545250
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Black Horse

A traditional looking pub in this small village just a few yards up the hill from the canal, there is a good sized garden to one side as well as a pleasant terrace overlooking the garden. A large “Texas Steakhouse” sign outside though started alarm bells ringing, but as there did not appear to be anything else in the immediate vicinity we carried on in.

Internally it consists of a couple of rooms as well as a conservatory off to one side. The rear room is very contemporary in style, not at all what one would expect to find in an old village inn, and consisted of sanded wooden boards on the floor, grey paintwork on the walls, grey padded bench seating around the perimeter with a number of vibrant green scatter cushions, and, in places, wallpaper that had been printed to look like grey brickwork. A fireplace and wood burning stove was at one end, although this looked as though it may have been more decorative than functional. Other than that the style was fairly minimalist with just a few bull’s horns and so on indicating the nature of the food offering. There was also a further room at the front of the pub although we did not investigate this.

The menu was very much of the steak and burgers variety, with nothing in the way of any light snacks which is what we were after. That said, a sign on the wall indicated that the Texas Steakhouse would be leaving the pub shortly due to a lack of support from some locals, and that it would be taken over by another operator. To be honest, if my village local were turned in to a Texas Steakhouse, I think it’s pretty unlikely that I’d be giving it much support either. In the end we just shared a starter of cheesy chips with bacon, and this was actually a decent enough dish and certainly a generous portion for the price.

Despite four hand pumps on the bar, only two appeared to be in use dispensing Doom Bar and London Pride. Ciders were equally uninspiring with just Aspall’s Suffolk and Strongbow Dark Fruit. All in all, other than the friendly barmaid and pleasant outside seating area, I can think of little positive to say about this pub. I only hope it improves under it’s new operators.

On 14th August 2018 - rating: 5
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Ga Andrews left this review about The Black Horse

Black Horse is about half a mile from Foxton Lochs, a 10/ 15 minute walk along the towptah.
Green King Pub serving food Tuesdays- Sundays.Daily Lunches.

On 4th October 2011 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 64 recommendations about 58 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Market Harborough, 4.03 miles, 1 hr 17 min walk (show)
South Wigston, 10.82 miles, 3 hr 28 min walk (show)
Narborough, 12.9 miles, 4 hr 9 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Black Horse, Foxton
26th Jun 2019, 14:37
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26th Jun 2019, 12:03
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 14 August 2018 by Blackthorn _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 14 August 2018 by Blackthorn _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 14 August 2018 by Blackthorn _
  • Micropub : No last updated 14 August 2018 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 14 August 2018 by Blackthorn _
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