Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
Finding a great new pub in your local area is one of life’s greatest simple pleasures, especially if the pub offers excellent food and optimal service. I’m pleased to say that The Black Horse in Hookwood does just that, drawing many returning and brand-new customers with regularity. There’s plenty of outdoor seating, a grass play area for children and dog-friendly spaces, so nobody has to miss out. The indoor bar is inviting, with attentive, friendly staff. The restaurant areas are equally enticing, with bright decor and comfortable furnishings.
The food menus offer plenty of choice, with lots of options for those with special dietary requirements. Many of the dishes are listed with a recommendation of a drink to accompany them. The sandwiches are understandably popular and would have provided welcome sustenance. However, we opted for the shared veggie board to start, tempted by the sound of falafel with tzatziki, hummus with ﬂatbread, and mixed olives and feta. Our mains excelled in both quality and value. The generous portion of beef ribs was beautifully tender and came with skinny chips. My salad of crisp lettuce, tomato, ripe avocado topped with sticky chicken, and honey-mustard sauce was fresh and delicious.
We ﬁnished with an excellent cup of coffee, but were a little too full to manage dessert, so we have the perfect excuse to return.