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Black Horse, King's Lynn

Pub added by Roger Button
Lynn Road
Castle Rising
Postal town: King's Lynn
PE31 6AG
Phone: 01553631225
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ericonabike ericonabike left this review about Black Horse

Good community pub - when I was there the local cricket team was discussing tactics and organising a raffle. Better than you might expect from previous review, esp as Wherry is one of my desert island beers. Food is good pub grub.

On 19th April 2011 - rating: 7
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Roger Button left this review about Black Horse

The main attraction in Castle Rising is of course the 12th Century castle and a stop at the nearby Black Horse makes a decent enough contribution to the visit without leaving you with any great desire to return.

The side entrance from the spacious car park leads to a lobby and has some old fashioned coloured glass in the doors spelling out the pub's name. The interior is quite pubby despite the place being listed as a dining pub on other websites. To the right of the lobby is a mock Tudor extension that serves as the restaurant and is far enough away from the main pub not to interfere with the pub atmosphere. On the other side of the lobby is the main bar, presumably 2 bars originally but now knocked through to a single walkaround bar, albeit the lounge / public bar is still distinguishable either side of the front entrance. The carpeted lounge bar area has an interesting fireplace cum display section bearing several trophys whilst the public bar area has a more basic approach with bare floors, beams and dart board. Lots of old pictures adorn the walls and safe piped music doesn't interfere with the relatively sedate atmosphere.

The 5 Ales available aren't particularly exciting for the area: Green King IPA, Abbott, Marsdens Pedigree, Adnams and Woodforde Wherry. If you don't mind having Greene King IPA, you can experiment with the north/south pouring contraption that came in a couple of years ago with a blaze of publicity but is rarely seen.

Overall, the Black Horse is an above average country pub and a safe bet for a pleasant drink or meal if passing by but not really a place that you will deem necessary to go well out of the way for.

On 18th February 2010 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Kings Lynn, 4.92 miles, 1 hr 34 min walk (show)
Watlington, 11.22 miles, 3 hr 36 min walk (show)
Downham Market, 16.6 miles, 5 hr 20 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Black Horse, Castle Rising
13th Mar 2019, 08:41
Request to mark pub as open by Old Boots approved
 
13th Mar 2019, 08:41
Request to mark pub as open submitted by Old Boots, with included notes: Reopened (NIPS 187)

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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