The Black Horse
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 game terrine, a starter that was full of savoury flavours and served with Melba toast and pickled blackberries. Delicate pan-fried salmon pavé followed, accompanied by potato tartare hash, braised leeks, cabbage and peas. My partner chose baked goat’s cheese drizzled with honey and served on a bed of leaves, orange, caramelised walnuts and St Clements dressing, followed by an aromatic lamb tagine served with spicy couscous, pickled red onion and toasted pitta bread. It was declared a triumph. Coffee and walnut panna cotta and a sticky toffee and rum sponge were just two of a fine selection of puddings. Select 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.