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The Black Horse, Nottingham

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Main Street
Postal town: Nottingham
NG14 7ED
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Alex Conway left this review about The Black Horse

The Black Horse is one of two pubs in the small rural village of Caythorpe the other being the Old Volounteer. This is much more in the heart of the houses a good 15 minute walk from loudham station whereas the vol is much closer to loudham meaning the Black horse is the main option for a drink for those in the centre of the village. I was very excited to visit here as I is the home of the Caythorpe Brewery that I was told was in the outbuilding behind the pub. After a look around I found the building but no signage and no obvious sign of any brewing taking place here so am not totally sure if the brewery is in fact still here or if it has moved. The pub has two main rooms and it like stepping back in time. Nothing has changed in here since the 60’s and is one of the best examples of unchanged pub decor I have seen. You enter into a very small narrow corridor with options of rooms on the left and right. The main bar is on the right in a very snug square room. The bar is in the corner and is tiny and barely big enough to hold the four hand pulls and the three tired keg tap. On the bar was Abbot Ale, harvest pale, Bass and Caythorpe Brewery Dover Beck Bitter. I like Caythorpe beers anyway so obviously went for their beer at £3.30. The beer was a tad on the hazy side but a very tasty well-made beer made all the better by the fabulous old fashioned surroundings. .the other room is another small square lounge type room with bench seating around the perimeter and no bar. Homemade food is served and looked very good on my visit. Beware as the pub has limited opening times not opening on Mondays and 11:30 – 2:30 then 5:30 -11. Sundays they close at 5. There is also a no children allowed problem and toilets are located outside. Overall a cracking old school pub that is worth the walk simply to see the decor. Next time I’ll go on a cold winter’s night to enjoy the open log fire. Well worth a visit.

On 11th July 2018 - rating: 8
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Black Horse

Only a 20 min walk from Lowdham railway station taking it easy. This traditional country pub is well worth a visit. The owner and staff are very friendly and you are certainly made welcome. This three room pub is extremely comfortable pub with open fires, home cooked food and their micro brewery, which is attached to the pub. There were three ales on handpump on our visit, I went for the Caythorpe Dover Beck, which was outstanding and Fullers London Pride, which was top notch. Our lunch was cooked to order with handcut chips. To avoid disappointment, food is not served at weekends. Looking forward to our next visit.

On 14th January 2013 - rating: 10
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Black Horse

Classic village pub operating in one half of the ground floor,the other half being part of the landlady's house.The gents is outside at the entrance to the car park and this adds to the rustic charm.A modern front door and internal refurbishment disguise the age of the building but the wood burner fire in the saloon was thoughtfully operational on a chilly morning in May.The landlady was keen to point out that this was a traditional pub on a Sunday ,only serving beer ,crisps and nuts although food is served on other days.The ale variety is good and all well kept and the friendly atmosphere is a reminder of what has been lost in many village pubs that become dominated by food.Worth the long walk and extremely difficult mooring (to a willow) on the River Trent.

On 5th May 2010 - rating: 8
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Lowdham, 1.23 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Thurgarton, 2.41 miles, 46 min walk (show)
Bleasby, 4.23 miles, 1 hr 21 min walk (show)
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11th Jul 2018, 14:33
Review submitted by Alex Conway
14th Jan 2013, 20:13
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 May 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 May 2010 by hondo .
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