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The Black Horse Woburn

4.5
4.5
568 Reviews
£25 and under
English
Welcome to The Black Horse at Woburn! Situated in the heart of this lovely Georgian village, The Black Horse offers a blend of traditional and modern – exposed beams, cosy décor
and a modern “best of British” menu teamed with an exciting and varied wine list and real ales. You can be assured of a warm welcome and great dining experience every time.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    English, British, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01525 290210

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Woburn

  • Parking details

    Parking available opposite St Mary’s Church, about 3 minute walk away

  • Public transit

    Rail: Woburn

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 568 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Bedfordshire

    Best Service

  • Bedfordshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Bedfordshire

    Good for Groups

  • Bedfordshire

    Great for Lunch

  • Bedfordshire

    Romantic

  • Bedfordshire

    Special Occasion

  • Bedfordshire

    Most Booked

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  1. D

    Dave

    Bedfordshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us visited the Black Horse for lunch and we all had a great time there. The food was excellent and the staff were very efficient and nice, no complaints at all. We are already looking forward to our next visit which will be very soon. David
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    4 of us are Sunday lunch here. We were served by Alice and met the chef, Chris. Both were lovely and the food delicious with generous helpings. Highly recommended.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on August 9, 2022Thank you for the 5 stars, and your kind words!

  3. JC

    JeffC

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed with the Black Horse. Crab 🦀 meal was a bit dull tbh but the Boar and Chorizo burger was great!

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you very much for your positive comments, we're so happy to you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon.

  4. i

    igd1

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service as normal.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on June 27, 2022Thank you for your lovely comments, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back.

  5. KH

    KateH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We used to come here regularly and chose it for a Father’s Day meal with my two grown up children. It was very busy but still the service was good, I know when it’s a little quieter it’s excellent and the team are always helpful and happy. The food was ok, didn’t dazzle, it was an ok meal with good service for a lot more than I would pay for similar service. I don’t mind paying a higher price point, in fact I regularly do, I just expect to be able to taste the difference flavours of the food rather than be bland & almost boring! Maybe the chef was having a bad day!

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on June 22, 2022Hi Kate, we are sorry to hear this visit did not rise to the occasion and this is not how we would like our guests to leave us, we always strive to take all comments on board and we would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us at reservations@peachpubs.co m we can look into this and make amends!

  6. RD

    RoyD

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Dined here many times service excellent but food not up to usual standard i.e steak over cooked

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on June 13, 2022We are sorry to hear you felt this way regarding the food and this just isn't good enough- we are sorry! We would really like the chance to have a chat, if you wish do get in touch with us at reservstions@peachpubs.c o m.

  7. FB

    FranB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very busy night and we had to wait for the previous diners to clear out. Other than that there was a nice hum of chat, service was cheery and good. The food was outstandingly good. Three of us had the Venison special which really was special. My party thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on May 12, 2022Thank you for the wonderful review, we are so sorry to hear that you had to wait for your table but really hope that the outstanding food and lovely atmosphere helped to make up for it. We hope to welcome you back soon!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    It was very average Service not the best

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on May 4, 2022Oh no, this does not look like our usual high standards at all! We are sorry to have let you down on this occasion. We are always striving for pub perfection and would love to hear more about your experience. Please do get in touch with us at reservations@peachpubs. c o m

  9. S

    Sandy

    London

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It’s a pity we had to left the restaurant because the table that they had reserved for us was in the middle of the corridor , cloistered to a wooden pilar. We asked for another table, they were plenty empty but they were for 4 instead of 3, or for different hours. We had dinner there plenty of times and unfortunately this time it didn’t happen.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on May 5, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. It is incredibly disappointing to read that we failed in meeting your expectations on your recent visit with us, this is not how we want any of our guests to leave us feeling. We would like to discuss your visit further, if you are happy to please email us at reservations@peachpubs.c o m

  10. a

    alanh

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyable experience Food and Service of high standard Will return

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on April 30, 2022Thank you Alan, we would love to welcome you back!

  11. L

    Light

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    We had the Sunday Roast . The Roast Beef was tastless like cold meat reheated. The pork was dry and unappetising. The stuffing had an undesirable taste. Overall it was extremely disappointing as we were out for my friend's birthday lunch.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on April 26, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. It is incredibly disappointing to read that we failed in meeting your expectations on your recent visit with us, this is not how we want any of our guests to leave us feeling. We would like to discuss your visit further, if you are happy to please email us at reservations@peachpubs.c o m

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. The food was perfect, everything was spot on

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on April 18, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words, we hope to see you again soon!

  13. CD

    ChristianD

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Staff attentive, friendly and efficient. Food in my opinion was average, especially taking into account the price.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on April 13, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. It is incredibly disappointing to read that we failed in meeting your expectations on your recent visit with us, this is not how we want any of our guests to leave us feeling. We would like to discuss your visit further, if you are happy to please email us at reservations@peachpubs.c o m

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    As always first class service!! The Miso Cod was amazing lovely balance with the black rice and dressing

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on April 12, 2022Thanks for the great comments!

  15. LT

    LeighT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Even though this was a busy Mothers day, the food was to a really high standard and great service. Having a kids menu always on would be helpful but we managed.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on March 28, 2022Thanks for joining us Leigh, we hope to see you again soon.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lovely place to eat. Mother’s Day so very busy. Food wasn’t amazing as a bit cold and the steak was tough . Would definitely return tough

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on March 28, 2022Thank you for your feedback, we are saddened to hear we did not reach our full potential, we do hope you join us again soon to see how we really do.

  17. MB

    MarkB

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good service, booked a table for 4 people and 2 hrs later informed they need the table, Saturday evening. It is what it is, but did leave a slight distaste.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on March 14, 2022Thank you for your kind words regarding our food and service but we are sorry to hear you felt this way during your visit with us. We would really appreciate opportunity to discuss this further, if you wish do get in touch with us at reservstions@peachpubs.c om.

  18. MB

    MarkB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    A great and relaxed service, great food and place to be. Our waitress Alice, was fantastic always there but never in the way.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on March 6, 2022Thanks for a wonderful review Mark, Alice will be thrilled with your kind comments.

  19. p

    phil1962

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food was delicious. Brilliant service

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on February 20, 2022Thanks Phil, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

  20. S

    Sandy

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great from the service to the delicious food. It was busy but everything was delivered on time and we were well looked after.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on February 14, 2022Thank you Sandy for taking the time to share your positive feedback, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the team had been helpful and the food lovely, this is great to hear!

  21. JA

    JoanneA

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on January 5, 2022Thank you for your wonderful review and kind words Joanne!

  22. M

    Michelinstarvirgin

    Bedfordshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints - excellent everything - food, service, wine & ambiance

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on January 3, 2022This is a very kind review and we are smiling ear to ear reading your wonderful words regarding your meal with us this evening.

  23. RR

    RobinR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lunch with grandchildren and our fellow grandparents, we enjoyed our visit and all but one meal. The staff were excellent and especially Jade who was very welcoming on entry. Thank you to all.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on December 22, 2021Thank you for such kind words on your recent visit, the team will be thrilled to read they did such a good job on this occasion and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  24. LD

    LucyD

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious roast dinner and great service, it was brilliant

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on December 9, 2021Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and the 5 Stars LucyD

  25. CW

    ChrisW

    Bedfordshire

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service for what turned out to be a surprisingly busy Tuesday evening. Not the cheapest, but worth it overall.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on December 2, 2021Thank you for your fab review, always lovely to hear you had an enjoyable experience with us. As our menu is seasonal and we work with British farmers and use locally sourced produce, where possible, the quality speaks for itself. But we do always appreciate the feed back, cheers for the 5 stars!

  26. DS

    DennisS

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We fancied getting out and Woburn was our destination of choice. We had eaten here before during Covid which in itself was a good experience despite the restrictions. We all had roast beef and the food was delicious, hot and plentiful! We even got tempted into desserts, another fantastic experience. So all in all 10/10, the service and ambiance matched the food. We'll definitely be going back!

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on November 8, 2021Thank you so much Dennis for such a splendid review! the team will be thrilled to hear your experience was such a good one! we cant wait to welcome you back again soon!

  27. LM

    LesleyM

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pub! Food and staff was awesome !

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on November 5, 2021Thanks so much for the 5 stars Lesley!

  28. FT

    FatherTed

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely meal with friends, food was excellent, very busy and quite noisy, service was quick apart from slightly slow wine delivery, but hey we weren’t in any hurry really!

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on November 5, 2021Thank you so much for leaving such a great review, we are so glad to hear you had such an enjoyable visit!

  29. MR

    MikeRWoodward

    London

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice location in centre of Woburn. Good menu for pub type food. Good variety. Nice staff. Food could have been warmer (but then I could have said so at the time)

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on October 28, 2021Mike, Thank you so much for the great review! we hope to welcome you back again soon!

  30. MA

    MATTS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Sadly quite disappointing from the outset, the restaurant and bar appeared tired and an need of a decent clean and refurb. However the biggest issue was the service which fell well short of what would be reasonably expected particularly when the prices are above average. To give some specifics, drinks had to be ordered twice, table wasn't fully cleared between courses (I don't want horseradish and mustard with my desert thankyou) when serving a cup of tea a teaspoon is required as is a cheese knife when serving a cheese board. Over all the service was slow and haphazard with no sign of any management of what was clearly a struggling and inexperienced serving team, a real shame as we had no complaints about the food. When it came to pay the bill I was very disappointed to find cash wasn't an option with no real reason provided other than 'I'm just doing my job' again no management appeared to be present to deal with customers. No mention was made of this restriction in the booking or by the staff prior to us eating. If COVID is the alleged reason then maybe not handing my a PIN pad that clearly hadn't been wiped down in some time might be a reasonable expectation. Overall a great disappointment and one we won't be repeating any time soon.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on October 25, 2021We are sorry we let you down on this visit, we are always listening to our guests, please do get in touch with us a reservations@peachpubs.c o m so we can look into this and make amends!

  31. JA

    JoanneA

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on October 12, 20215 stars!! Thank you so much Joanne! we are super glad you enjoyed the food! see you again soon.

  32. t

    tessk

    Berkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We came for Sunday lunch and my husband and son both enjoyed theirs (venison and Pork) but the vegetarian nut roast was very MEH. Starters were delicious though. We felt it was over priced for the quality of the food we had. The service was amazing even though it was very busy. The high top table that we had was really too small for 3 people to eat a sunday lunch so we had to sit at angles to eat. The stools were uncomfortable and a little wobbly. We would've liked to stay longer to let our meals go down and have coffees but we were not comfortable enough to do so. It was very busy there and it felt a little crammed - not particularly covid safe, and no way of having a private conversation. I would go back if a friend booked it but i don't think I would book it again.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on September 28, 2021Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear the service was amazing and that your family enjoyed their meals. We are sorry that the vegetarian option was not for you. All of our food is free range, ethically sourced and sustainable. We work very hard to make sure that we are priced accordingly- but using ethical produce can come with a price tag. At the Black Horse ensuring our guests comfort and safety is of utmost importance to us and we have always followed government guidelines.

  33. CH

    ChristineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All over excellent. Great food, wine and service.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on September 20, 2021Thank you so much Christine for your 5 stars! We hope to see you again soon.

  34. R

    Rebover66

    Northampton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Lovely meal & atmosphere. The young lady who served us is an asset to the pub.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on September 16, 2021Thank you for your glowing review, we hope to see you again soon!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food. Great, informal service. Slightly pricey for pub grub. £18.50 for sea bass fillets? But pretty good overall.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on August 30, 2021Thank you for tour 5 star review, we hope to welcome you back again soon!

  36. l

    lolly

    London

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We went for our anniversary, first time here. Staff were great . Pub clean but not decorated fancy . Service very quick. Food very very pricey. £26 for a steak with frozen chips. Nearly £9 for a large house wine. Definitely not worth the money

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on August 21, 2021Looks like we didn't quite deliver- can you let us know more about your experience - email us direct reservations@peachpubs.co m so we can listen to you

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went for a Sunday roast and chose this place hoping they’d have a good veggie option as it changes and is on the specials board. Got lucky with a delicious mushroom and spinach Wellington. Service was excellent. Very friendly,attentive and no bother to bring us anything extra we needed.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on August 17, 2021Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review I am so pleased you enjoyed your Sunday Veggie Wellington and that the team looked after you, we would love to welcome you back again soon!

  38. LH

    LindaH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food , service and atmosphere makes the Black Horse Woburn a lovely place to visit with friends and family . Even when my friend did not fancy what was on the menu they were able to accommodate her , so went that extra mile. Would highly recommend and will return when I’m back in Woburn

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on July 26, 2021Hello Linda thank you recommending us and leaving such a glowing review. So pleased that the team made you feel really well looked after. We would love to see you back again soon!

  39. GF

    GilesF

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always a nice meal in a venue which always has a nice relaxed atmosphere. Food was good, and service excellent. One of our go to restaurants.

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on July 26, 2021Thank you Giles for this review, we really appreciate it. So pleased we are a go to of yours and can't wait to welcome you back again soon!

  40. k

    kathrynp

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food

    The Black Horse WoburnResponded on July 24, 2021Thanks for your review Kathrynp, we hope to see you again soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Black Horse Woburn is rated 4.5 stars by 568 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The Black Horse Woburn

1 Bedford Street, Woburn, Bedfordshire MK17 9QB

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Woburn

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    English, British, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking available opposite St Mary’s Church, about 3 minute walk away

  • Public transit

    Rail: Woburn

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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