Black Horse, Leicester

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FancyaPint?'s review...
FAP Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
The Black Horse is the solitary traditional pub in the otherwise entirely trendy Braunstone Gate, which is not necessarily bad thing. Being an Everards pub, you can expect a very good choice of ales (we counted six including a couple of guests), while the decor of dark wood and patterned carpets is warm and inviting. It initially looks rather small from front, with only one bar being immediately obvious, but a further snug room at the back provides more space for their interesting line-up of live music. Our Saturday evening visit found about 15 people in situ, but it's a small place so it doesn't take a lot of people for it to fill up nicely.
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27 Apr 2013
Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
This pub really is the diamond in the rough on Braunstone Gate. The pub has been my local for the past few years now having moved to the area and I fully endorse the reviews below which describe all the great things that this pub has to offer. Many of the regulars travel several miles to this pub which tells it’s own story.

The refurbishment carried out a few years ago still looks fantastic and the pub is always clean and welcoming. The pub has live music several nights a week and generally always on Friday and Saturday. The quiz on a Wednesday night is one of the best in Leicester having a good mix of questions for all ages and interests.

There is always the standard Everard’s offering on tap and always at least two guest ales to try. There is also a wide range of wines and spirits to cater for all tastes. Although no hot food, there are homemade cobs with generous fillings.

The Landlord is doing a tremendous job here and he is always approachable. His wit is always at the ready, too!
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13 Jul 2011
Rating 5 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
great pub with a fantasic atmosphere, great selection of well kept ales. Staff were very friendly and the locals are all characters. Great place to meet new people, soak up some live music and enjoy a few drinks. definatly advised if your 18 or even 80, theres something for everyone here

Contact details
1 Foxon Street, Braunstone Gate, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 5LT
0116 254 0446
Opening times
12pm - Midnight
7 days a week
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The Black Horse is an oasis for lovers of both real ale & traditional English boozers.

Recently refurbished to a very high standard the premises feature wood panelling throughout with both wood & tile flooring. There is a Public Bar off the main street & a lovely snug at the rear. Outside a secluded patio offers shelter for those wishing to smoke.

Unlike most of the other licensed premises in the area The Black Horse appeals to people who want to relax in a social traditional pub setting.

The Black Horse has been trading as part of the Everards Estate for over 100 years.

Detailed Description

As an Everards tenancy all 4 of their staples; TIGER, BEACON, SUNCHASER & ORIGINAL are always on handpull. An ever changing rosta of Guest Ales is continually rotated on a weekly basis with up to 3 Guest Ales on tap at peak weekend sessions.

WESTON'S OLD ROSIE SCRUMPY is a permanent fixture on handpull.

GROLSCH BLOND, AMSTEL & BIRRA MORETTI are the draught lagers offered.

STRONGBOW CIDER & GUINNESS are avaiable on draught.

A wide range of bottled continental beers such as BUDVAR, DUVEL & LEFFE are kept in stock.

Wines from around the world are available by the glass or bottle.

Pots of freshly brewed TEA or Cafetieres of fresh ground COFFEE are served.


The Black Horse has a great reputation for LIVE MUSIC & supporting local musicians.

Twice a week we host OPEN SESSION ACOUSTIC JAMS where folks can just turn up & play amongst like minded music fans.

Every FRIDAY & SATURDAY we feature local acts from the Leicester area playing their sets for youe entertainment.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT is when our QUIZ takes place. Its very popular so be here before 8.30 to ensure a seat. Jackpots of up to £500 have been won in the past but be warned it can be a toughie!!!