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The Black Horse

$$ - $$$, British,
Bath Road, Devizes, England
+44 1380 723930
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good16%
  • Average13%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible38%
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Bath Road, Devizes, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I decided to try somewhere new for dinner, wish we hadn't stopped here. Absolutely appalling!!!! Dirty glasses, cold food, no service,waited 35mins for our meal, only 4 other people eating,the young girl behind the bar needs to go on a training course....More

1  Thank vaughanteresa
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Unfortunately this pub has a captive clientele of boaters - it was obvious on both occasions we visited (we were on a canal holiday) that the locals do not seem to frequent it. The first time was mediocre but we gave them the benefit of...More

3  Thank mikejohnson2013
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We didn’t play skittles on this visit, though it was nice to see that this pub still had a traditional skittle alley, not did we have a meal. We just sat outside the pub overlooking the canal and had a traditional pint of real ale...More

1  Thank Russell S
Reviewed August 16, 2018

I think long and hard before giving a poor review but this was the worst meal I have experienced in any UK pub. I had the special of the day Quiche. The quiche was inedible and the ham bits tasted sour suggesting it was nearly...More

5  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed August 15, 2018

A very friendly welcome from the landlord, good choice of drinks and food. We sat in the garden next to the canal, watching the boats between the Calne locks. The food was quickly delivered and very good it was too. - A nice place to...More

Thank Gsaab
Reviewed August 11, 2018

After a long walk along the canal it was nice to see a pub as there is a lack of seats along the walk. Looked nice from the outside and with a beautiful garden area along the canal. We decided to have something to eat...More

1  Thank Linda W
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Food very disappointing, drinks fine, has potential as it has a lovely canal facing garden. Improve the menu and it’d be great.

2  Thank gypsyfanny
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Clearly they arnt listening to the bad trip advisor reviews because when I asked for a refund (for a dry iceland burger and undercooked chips) i was told that 'they've never had any complaints'. Had better food at the RUH.

2  Thank Charlie W
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

After a long walk, looking forward to a cool drink. I had no cash on me only cards, charged extra 10p for car d paymnent in this day and age!, he became quite rude, when I questioned him, shame as it's such a lovely venue.

3  Thank Helen U
Reviewed July 11, 2018

This was recommended by the lock keeper after visiting the locks at Caen Hill, a short drive away. We went in for a pint on a very hot early evening and decided to order a main course. Friendly enough staff, good selection of local ales,...More

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Colin S
August 29, 2017|
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Response from Rosa039 | Reviewed this property |
Why do you not answer the bad reviews, worse pub meal I've had for years
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Restaurant Details

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Bar, British, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bath Road, Devizes, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Devizes
  • Phone Number: +44 1380 723930
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