The Black Horse
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
The Black Horse at Iver Heath is a dog-friendly pub with plenty of character. Inside the classic, cosy interior is accented with touches of modernity, objet d’art, bookcases to browse and vintage photography. The pub is a Hall & Woodhouse establishment and as such offers a good selection of Badger beer, cider and a comprehensive wine list, all reasonably priced.
Dining is an informal affair, with menus available from noon onwards featuring something for everyone. With every occasion catered for, guests can enjoy excellent barista coffee in the morning, right through to a celebration dinner in the evening.
We visited for an evening meal and I began proceedings with chicken liver pâté, a starter that was full of savoury flavours and served with sourdough croutons, rocket and spiced pear chutney. Delicate baked haddock fillet followed, accompanied by sautéed new potatoes, roasted tomato and a creamy spinach, Cheddar and Tanglefoot beer sauce. My partner chose lamb skewers with yoghurt and cucumber dip, red onion, mint and chilli salad, followed by slow-braised beef and wild mushroom stew, served in creamy mushroom sauce with honey-roasted carrots, kale and buttered mash. It was declared a triumph. Raspberry and white chocolate crème brûlée and a seasonal fruit crumble were just two of a fine selection of puddings. Desserts are thoughtfully offered as a standard portion size or as a taster size, so even if you’ve overindulged in previous courses, you can still squeeze in a little something sweet.