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Black Horse Inn, Amberley

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The thing that made this place for me was the 'bubbly blonde' barmaid (sorry....'person'. One must be 'PC'!!!). Bland pub but the welcome was fantastic!!!
wolvesfan - 29 Apr 2012 16:34
Stayed in a holiday cottage nearby and enjoyed our visit to The Black Horse. The ale was well kept and reasonably priced. The interior is pretty bland and modern but the roaring log fire and stunning views more than made up for that.
BlueMoon - 21 Dec 2011 15:40
Great food - I had a homemade veggie burger and it was the best I've ever had. My boyfriend had panfried duck with sweet potato puree which was delicious. Ignore the chocolate brownie at your peril - it comes with homemade vanilla ice cream and is heavenly. The staff are really friendly, the atmosphere is very comfortable, and the views are out of this world! There is no car park, but there's about 2000 acres of common and you can park on the edge of that. . You may not find it easily, but once you do, you won't foget it. Definately a hidden gem.
margomargo - 18 Jul 2011 22:41
stroudy101 - 4 Dec 2010 12:15
absolutely loved our lunch here. excellent friendly staff made for a really warm welcome. food was delicious aswell, had a cheese and bacon burger and it was 5*!! definately recommend!
stroudy101 - 4 Dec 2010 12:15
Good terraced area, and a nice feel to it, but for us that was where it ended.
Staff were inexperienced and all looking to one person for help. Most couldn't pull a pint. We sat outside, enjoyed the view, but noticed the staff wandering around asking at every table if the food order was theirs. Alas, ours had a trip of the garden too, even though we were sat indoors by then and had told them where we were.
Food options were limited. Burgers and 6 or 7 other choices.
Burger and a veggie Lasagne (which came with a mashed potato topping) took an hour to arrive. Left after they told us to call the police when we asked to see the chef! hahaha. That was a first.
Not recommended.
RevJames - 13 May 2010 13:56
Country pub overlooking a valley with great views from the conservatory. They had a good choice of real ales - Otter Amber, Stroud Tom Long, Nailsworth Alestock and Bath Barnstormer, but no real cider - Stowford Press was the draught option. Parking can be in short supply.
blue_scrumpy - 6 Mar 2010 11:47
Went in this week and found the place has new management - the food was absolutely excellent, home cooked and big portions. All 4 of us visiting were impressed. We live locally and will be visiting on a regular basis. Its also dog friendly which is great as we can take the dog.
Was very busy so glad we booked.
harrythecat - 1 Apr 2009 20:11
great location, good choice of good condition ales, nice rustic feel, noticeably poor food service tho....
alehouses - 20 May 2008 11:43
Has ben good for years. The recent change of management has improved it. Very good food and a good range of well-kept real ales.Its location is stunning.
davidashbee - 22 Jul 2005 20:12
This place is outstanding with fantastic panoramic views across the stroud valleys all the way to the severn. Great local ales and ciders (including black rat cider - handle with care!!) lovely garden and a great atmosphere. Staff are friendly and food is ok and inexpensive. Definately one for the summer all day sessions or the quiet drink. You will not be dissapointed (unless its raining and too busy inside)
Jamie - 10 Aug 2004 23:20
This pub is a real gem, nestled into the hillside of pretty Amberley village. It has stunning views over the Slad valley. Food is absolutely fine and service freidnly. It gets busy so book a table if you want to eat
Madeline Whitaker - 27 Jul 2004 17:22

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