A quality local for the whole community
The Black Horse is the perfect example of a friendly, traditional, English pub at the very heart of its local community. Serving great food, including regularly changing specials, as well our award-winning Badger beers, our hospitality is second to none.
Used by stars working at the nearby Pinewood Film Studios since the 1930s, including actors from the Carry On and James Bond films, The Black Horse’s name refers to the overnight ride from London to York made by Dick Turpin, on his horse Black Bess in 1737.
Indeed, the Inn sign combines the two themes, showing Sid James in Carry On Dick (filmed in 1974) in the woods around Iver Heath riding Black Bess and in 2012 it won the Inn-Sign Society’s ‘Inn-Sign’ of the year, where Sid James’s widow attended the awards ceremony.
Popular with locals and dog walkers (we’re dog friendly after all) and with a large garden, excellent for enjoying those long, hot summer days, combined with roaring log fires, oak beams and traditional interiors for the darker and colder winters, make it a pub for all seasons and occasions.
Following the Government’s instruction on the 20th March 2020, we have temporarily closed our doors to protect our guests and our team from the risk of spreading COVID-19.
We are now focussing on the immediate future and how we can continue to make people’s day during the temporary closure of our pubs. We will also ensure that we are well prepared to re-open when it is right to do so.
"A man on a horse is spiritually as well as physically bigger than a man on foot.”
Old Mout Cider
Old Mout was dreamed up 65 years ago by New Zealander Wanda, who, on a cycling trip to England, took a liking to the local scrumpy. On her return to Nelson, she decided to set up a cidery in her shed! 60 years later, cider pioneers Justin and Scottie, inspired by amazing island fruits, developed a range of award-winning flavours in New Zealand.
Check out our drinks page for our range of Old Mout Ciders.Our Drinks
Introducing Forum, the brand new lager from Hall & Woodhouse.
Forum is a 4.2% refreshing Helles style lager, with a delicate flavour from the Weihenstephan yeast and a subtle fruity lemon character from Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon hops.
The name refers not only to Blandford Forum, the location of the H&W brewery where this new, exciting lager is brewed, but also to a meeting or gathering where ideas and views can be exchanged. And where better to meet and put the world to rights than in a traditional British pub, where you can enjoy this refreshing drink with friends and family.
So what are you waiting for, make sure you try a pint next time you visit.
Try Our New Seasonal Beer
Introducing From the Forager – the first release from our brand new range of seasonal ales. This herbal, zesty tipple with punchy notes of lemongrass is the perfect tipple for Spring.
Available at our bar now.Find Out More
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