Ye Olde Black Horse

Ye Olde Black Horse

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Hours
Sun
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Mon
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tue
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wed
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thu
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Fri
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sat
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Details
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
features
Does this restaurant serve Romagna food?
About
Rottingdean's oldest pub dating back to 1513, providing a great selection of drinks including local ales and a choice of over 20 gins! We take pride in offering a varied menu of pub classics and gastro dishes, home-made with fresh, locally sourced produce and a great choice of roast lunches on Sundays. We always have vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes. We are also well known locally for great live entertainment with a singer every Friday evening and numerous events throughout the year - see our Facebook page for up to date listings - Black Horse Rottingdean
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles844 reviews
Excellent
613
Very good
87
Average
39
Poor
39
Terrible
66
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

peter f
London32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 solo
Had roast beef, pint of Harvey's, glass red wine. £27. The wait was long for the meal but was worth it in the end. Presented nice and all veg to my taste.
Written May 12, 2024
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lhrhkg
Brighton66 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 friends
This was probably the worst meal I have had anywhere, and the service was so slow that some of the group had finished their meal before others were served. On the small menu offered there was no excuse for this, and it is very sad that a beautiful old pub, not long ago the pride of the Main Street, has deteriorated so quickly. I can only hope that it can be rescued by new staff and management as soon as possible.
Written April 19, 2024
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Hchilds@icloud.com
23 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
Never have we had to wrote such a review, What has happened to our favourite place?? A once “go to” for us has now turned into a “never again” We waited and waited and waited for our food to arrive, finally after 1 hour and 15 minutes the food started to arrive bit by bit…. And then.. Disaster …. What once was the best food in Rottingdean has now turned into the worst. Dreadful, cold, badly presented, tasteless! 2 of our party got theor main courses 15 minutes after we had received ours. The place has gone to wreck and ruin, we are so disappointed, it spoilt our whole day amd was deeply upsetting. The place seems unloved, unkept and is filthy. Staff who didn’t care and were too busy on their phones to be interested in our needs. We shall not return. Does anyone know where the previous management went? We hope its local so we can visit. Hilary & Peter.
Written April 14, 2024
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Sabine B
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
Waited for more than an hour for our food, which tasted of nothing. Ok for a drink but forget the food. Men's toilet a catastrophe!
Written April 14, 2024
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Bob M
Brighton8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
Pint of Harvey £5.40 and had to send it back as it had clearly sat in the pipes over night and tasted “off” They poured me off another which was slightly better but still not good. I left just under a half. Either run a real ale pub properly or give up. I understand that the pub is under new ownership so one of the first jobs must be to get the beer right in terms of quality and price. The Coach gets it right all the time!!
Written April 1, 2024
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L J M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
First time visiting Ye Olde Black Horse in Rottingdean. I felt very welcomed by the manager who served us, whilst having some lovely chats with her. In addition to this, I found her staff to be very polite and friendly. I ordered beer battered cod and chips with tartare sauce… cooked to perfection, compliments to the chef!! If you’re looking for a place to chill and eat in Rottingdean I highly recommend this pub :)
Written February 27, 2024
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Kim Grace
Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review .We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards
Written February 29, 2024
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Sue I
Brighton53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
Wow !! Fabulous food , excellent service , Kim and Hayley go above and beyond what is expected , they are the most friendliest of staff and make you feel soooo welcome ! Had the most amazing time , all staff were attentive and made our evening , didn’t have to want for anything x Definitely going back x
Written February 25, 2024
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Kim Grace
Sue what a lovely review!! We are really pleased you had such a good time on Sunday !! Was so good having Jason Lee back and everyone up dancing again —many thanks and hope to see you very soon
Written February 29, 2024
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Darrell W
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
Went on a Sunday afternoon for a family Birthday not realising they had entertainment. Jason Lee was brilliant which really made the afternoon. Apparently, the pub was a team member down and it was noticeable, however the staff left were brilliant with a special shout out to Hayley who was exceptional. Although in a stressful situation she was a ray of sunshine and made what could have been a bad experience good.
Written February 25, 2024
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K G
Hi..thank you very much for your kind review and feedback .We will definitely pass on to Hayley and the Team and look forward to having you in again soon .Sundays are definitely one of our busiest days and we’re training up some lovely new staff .😊 Warm regards
Written March 2, 2024
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Stuart C
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
Have just recently visited the black horse and had a lovely day out with friends ! We had wine and bar food and the service recieved from Kim was exceptional , she was bubbly and attentive and engaging with the other punters! Will defo be back maybe for Sunday lunch 10/10 for hospitality and service!
Written February 21, 2024
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K G
Hi Stuart..we do appreciate your review and really hope to see you all again soon! Kindest regards BH
Written March 2, 2024
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timchinchin
Brighton4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
Some friends and I tried to visit the Black a couple of Saturdays ago. We had under 18's with us, aged 14. As we frequent the black a lot we were aware of the over 18 policy after 5 (which we actually like as pubs in the evening should be for adults). However, upon our 4pm arrival to what was a rather concerning empty pub. Kim the Australian bar lady, told us of the policy and then followed up with 'so there is really no point you even coming in'. Continuing on to refuse service. I wonder if the new owners know she is just standing around doing nothing, turning away business and being just another wage collector. Shocking. The plough welcomed the 10 of us, got near £100 and will continue to do so.
Written February 20, 2024
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Hchilds@icloud.com
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Another lovely visit to Ye Olde Black Horse, we were welcomed by the new owner Kim, who was simply wonderful, she couldn’t do enough for us. Now we must admit, there was some trepidation as we heard the previous owners had moved to pastures new, however that trepidation soon turned into joy as the standards clearly have been met as previous management, having chatted to Kim she went on to inform us she had worked for over a year with the 2 chaps who had run the place for years, clearly those standards were ingrained in her training. Kim chatted to us and let us know that all the staff and chefs have stayed with her and nothing will changed, we will still receive the great food and service that we have been accustomed to. The Steak and Ale pie was delicious my hand battered cod was the size of a whale and I struggled to eat it all but again delicious. Bravo to you Kim and your staff. We shall as always return when we come back to this wonderful village. Hilary & Peter
Written February 12, 2024
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K G
What a kind review-thank you !! Our Team have worked so hard to carry on and try to maintain the same high standards there’s always been at The Black ..and we do appreciate your lovely feedback . Please visit us again soon . Best regards
Written March 2, 2024
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Paul J
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Just been taken over by new people ( thank goodness) but unfortunately the new manager has the same mindset. A local pub requires local people but with the attitude they have then unfortunately it's going the same way as it did with the last people. Empty.
Written February 12, 2024
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Kim G
We understand your disappointment at being asked to leave such a great pub. As a hospitality venue we obviously want to encourage customers to visit, especially our locals, so readers can judge for themselves that if you were asked to leave it was with good reason. Readers can also judge from the numerous reviews posted here and elsewhere just how popular and busy the pub has been in recent years so your 'empty' opinion is, at best, misguided. We fully intend to continue the same high standards and management principles that have made this pub a firm favourite in the area, and those respecting that are most welcome.
Written February 12, 2024
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Emma L
Brighton25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
V.tasty roast dinner......they started serving the roasts at 2.30pm ?? Worth the wait... veggies came in a separate dish and the Cauliflower cheese. ALL polished off
Written February 4, 2024
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Emily
Surrey2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
Really nice ambiance, music and food. Lovely garden and a range of places to sit and enjoy an hour or so. A classy place. We will be back!
Written January 13, 2024
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seangriffin
London447 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 friends
Our first visit since moving here in July. Lovely pub, friendly competent staff and excellent food. Harveys Sussex Best in great condition. A terrific way to spend our Christmas Eve.
Written December 26, 2023
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John Towler
Sean, thanks very much for your review. It's much appreciated and we're glad you found everything to your liking, We look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes.
Written December 28, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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