Old Black Horse Inn
Located a short drive from the centre of Leicester in the village of Houghton on the Hill, the Old Black Horse Inn is a traditional village pub, which has been refreshed, creating a warm and relaxing spot for a bite to eat, a leisurely drink, or a hearty dinner. Inside, there’s a beautifully renovated main bar and snug, where dogs are welcome, and a separate, spacious dining area and conservatory. Antique furniture and unique features are scattered throughout, blending tradition with modern comforts.
It’s a pub for all seasons, with a wood-burning stove and an open fire keeping things toasty in winter, and a terrace and garden to be enjoyed when the sun shines. The famous countryside beer garden is lovely spot with calming views of the surrounding rolling green fields and trees.
In keeping with the pub’s surrounds, home-cooked modern British food that makes the most of local produce is served. The seasonally changing menu comprises well-loved pub classics, which are enhanced by daily fish and butcher’s specials such as crabcakes with lemon aioli or slow-braised blade of beef with red wine, mushrooms and bacon. Finish things off with an apricot and amaretto bread and butter pudding, or perhaps a white chocolate and raspberry crème brûlée.