The Black Horse, Barnet - pub details
Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 25890) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
High Barnet (0.5 miles)
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|Wow - what a transformation! The pub is completely unrecognisable inside and now much larger, although you wouldn't know from the outside. The toilets have been moved and are now bigger and better. There is a micro-brewery onsite providing some of the ales on tap - they ones I tried were very nice. Plenty of other guest ales too, you are spoiled for choice! It seems to be more of a gastro-pub now and they seem to be aiming more for the young and wealthy clientele - I haven't tried the food, but the beer is rather expensive for the area!|
There is live music sometimes, but it's more 'background music' than an attraction in it's own right - usually a bit jazzy or 'middle of the road' for my tastes. The bands seem to be bland and largely ignored by the pub's clientele - this isn't the place to go if you are looking for a rockin' night out, but maybe it is if you have money to burn and want to try a few unusual ales...
DarkLordOfBarnet - 1 Jan 2014 14:16
|This pub had so much potential after its refurbishment. Outside area is great, food is good, and beer is excellent - apart from the price. But what lets it down is the staff and the service. The staff are definitely miserable for some reason and often quite rude. What a shame. The manager needs to get this sorted out after all the money and effort that has been spent on reviving this pub.|
hepsi - 1 Sep 2013 00:00
|Have been giving the newly refurbished Black Horse a couple of goes. It looks ok and has a good range of beers. However, it's more a gastro pub really. The beers are too expensive at £3.50 a pint and of average quality and £4.75 for a small bottle of Leffe is almost theft. We commented on the price of the Leffe as felt it was either wrung up wrong or the system had the prices incorrectly listed - the answer from the "barman" was that is was correct, we commented that it was way cheaper in other pubs in Barnet notably the Mitre down the road and he said "perhaps we should go to the Mitre then..." Well guess what...? We did and will not be going back to the Black Horse - a real waste and a shame as this place had potential and I was hoping for another decent real ale pub in Barnet.|
BarnetDrinker - 23 Jun 2013 17:32
|Now brewing beers in-house on a reclaimed Northern Federation Brewery plant.|
suggestion_tryAnewBEER - 3 Jun 2013 17:33
|Indeed quite a transformation. Only popped in because I had half an hour to wait on a bus. Not quite a purists re-incarnation of a pub but reasonable enough and nine ales on including their own brews. Tried the Brentwood brew which was decent enough. Hopefully will stop the rot in decline of barnet pubs.|
Snarling_Mallard - 18 May 2013 14:32
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