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The Black Horse, Clapton in Gordano - pub details

Black Horse
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Address: Clevedon Lane, Clapton in Gordano, Bristol, Somerset, BS20 7RH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 24390) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Nailsea & Backwell (3.2 miles), Avonmouth (4.1 miles), Shirehampton (4.2 miles)

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> Current user rating: 8.1/10 (rated by 25 users)
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May 2017: Looking forward to one of their good value pub lunches in the grassy rear garden with our dog --- only to find this area is now barred to dogs. Maybe some irresponsible dog owners are to blame. So here's an oddity, whereas many pubs tolerate dogs outside and not inside, the Black Horse only allows them to occupy the the cramped interior. So this place is off the visiting list for us and friends during the summer.
Braganca - 4 May 2017 10:17
This is a fantastic, unspoilt country pub, slightly off the beaten track but well worth making the effort to find it. It has a traditional whitewashed appearance and still has the old Courage sign hanging outside. It’s a popular spot, especially with walkers in the summer and I have even seen a horse in the good sized car park before now. There is a beer garden at the rear as well as several picnic benches next to the pub.

Inside it consists of two rooms either side of a corridor with the smaller one invariably being empty with everyone being squeezed in to the main bar. The traditional style continues here with whitewashed walls and painted black timberwork and a predominantly flagstone floor with some quarry tiles in front of the large fireplace. This had a few logs blazing away and was kept regularly topped up. The walls were covered in pictures, mostly old black and white photos of the pub and the village and there were numerous guns dotted about as well as the obligatory horse brasses. In a small snug at the rear, dozens of tankards hung from the low beamed ceiling.

Beers on this occasion were Butcombe, Butcombe Gold, Courage Best, Otter and Gem with many of these being dispensed from barrels racked up behind the bar. Ciders were also well represented with Aspall’s Suffolk, Thatcher’s Dry (both still and sparkling), Thatcher’s Heritage and Ashton Press. Along with The Plough at Congresbury this is one of my favourite pubs and well worthy a visit.
Blackthorn - 17 Feb 2014 12:53
Fantastic place, off the beaten track but well worth a visit. Looking forward to some more visits in the summer.
drg8844 - 30 Mar 2013 13:30
Popped in a couple of times over the past few weeks. Still as good as ever if not better took two strangers to the area with me whom, both thought it was a fanastic place. Needless to say the place was full.............Got to try the pub grub next, which won't be long I tell eeeeee...........
james55westhead - 7 May 2012 10:28
Wholeheartedly agree on all good points previously said about this pub -( to use a tired old phrase), it really IS a gem. Stumbled across it by accident and what a surprise. We in the Real Ale Cycling Club (both of us- ) have only one criticism - def should be a real fire in that small bar instead of the old bottled-gas jobbie...can't wait to return.
rioathmusV - 20 Mar 2011 14:44

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