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Black Horse, Devizes

Bath Road
Devizes
SN10 2AU
Phone: 01380723930
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Black Horse

Having slogged up the Caen Hill flight of locks ,this is the first pub you see.Then you see the Wadworth pub sign,and realise that slaking your thirst here on real ale will entail some relative hardship compared to what you can get further in town.The landlord and staff are nice enough people ,the locals non threatening but it was just so underwhelming.Somewhere inside is a skittles alley,but otherwise it is quite featureless.

On 12th July 2016 - rating: 5
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Thuck Phat left this review about Black Horse

Mr. Blackthorn is absolutely right, the pub moorings are very welcome after the Caen Hill flight.
I'd imagine that the garden is a very pleasant place to enjoy a beer on a sunny day and the conservatory area at the back set out for dining also enjoys views of the canal.
Inside, the pub struggles for atmosphere. Perhaps because of the size of the dining area, perhaps because of the television showing Coronation Street - there just didn't seem to be much chat or much of a heart to the place on our visit.
Beers were from Wadworth's: 6X, Bishops Tipple, IPA and Horizon. None of these appealed after the locks so a Kronenberg had to suffice.
I wouldn't detour to visit but you don't need to if you're boating.

On 12th July 2016 - rating: 5
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Black Horse

This is in many ways a pub of two halves. From the front it appears to be a slightly drab looking, brick built pub on one of the main roads out of Devizes. Persevere though, and you will find a very pleasant beer garden located right alongside the canal with views of the first lock in the Caen Hill flight. Posts are provided in the garden for boats to moor, and this must surely be a welcome sight for boaters who have worked their way up through all the locks.

Internally it’s clearly been refurbished at some point and now has a fairly contemporary feel to it with sandy colour tiles on the floor and grey paintwork. The main part of the pub next to the bar counter is fairly small and included an old tiled fire-place with a wood burning stove and TV in the corner that was showing a terrestrial channel, but with the volume off so it was not too intrusive. A shelf housed a small collection of trophies and such like. Up a few steps at the rear of the pub was a carpeted area perhaps more geared up for dining, and this led out to the garden. A number of pictures of the canal were dotted around the walls.

Beers on tap were all from Wadworths with their Horizon, Bishop’s Tipple, 6X and IPA. Ciders meanwhile were Thatcher’s Gold, Kingstone Press and Stowford Press.

On 8th June 2016 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Melksham, 6.95 miles, 2 hr 14 min walk (show)
Trowbridge, 10.31 miles, 3 hr 19 min walk (show)
Chippenham, 10.46 miles, 3 hr 21 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No - Skittles Alley - last updated 12 July 2016 by Bucking Fastard
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 17 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 17 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 17 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : Yes last updated 17 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 17 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 17 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 01 August 2010 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No - Some Terrestrial sport may be shown - last updated 17 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 17 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 01 August 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 17 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Small step but toilet facilities suitable. - last updated 17 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - BT wifi or code on pillar by bar - last updated 17 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
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