Welcome

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.


Opening Times

Monday - Saturday: Noon – 11pm
Sunday: Noon – 10.30pm

"A man on a horse is spiritually as well as physically bigger than a man on foot.”
John Steinbeck

Celebrate Christmas With Us

Where better than to celebrate Christmas than in a cosy traditional pub?  Come and celebrate with friends, family or colleagues and let us take care of everything for you with festive drinks and Christmas menus packed with tempting dishes to get your mouth watering and the festive season off to the perfect start.
So what are you waiting for, if you haven’t already booked, click on the link below to find out what we have on offer.
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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

Forum Lager

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

Rosie’s Pig Mulled Cider

If you’re in need of a little warmth during these colder months, we’ve a refreshingly moreish mulled cider to keep you cosy. Made with fresh-pressed Herefordshire apples, this mulled cloudy cider is smooth and rich with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and citrus.

Make sure you try a glass next time you drop by.

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