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Black Horse Inn, Taunton

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The place was busy when we visited on a Saturday afternnoon and yes it did feel fairly rough in here.
However it had a good atmosphere in here and the drinks were unbelievably cheap at around £2 a pint.
This was the best pub we visited all day and i would pop back.

montie49 - 25 Jun 2014 19:45
I remember going in here a last year maybe a little longer ago it seemed a fairly decent pub, however the new scheme lowering the prices below that of wetherspoons seems to of had a negative affect and some rather undisirables seem to have now made there home day and night so no longer the best place to be.
Crispy84 - 31 May 2013 22:20
Well, the good news is that its open again. The bad news? It's now owned by the same dragon that runs the nearby kings head. That pub is one to avoid, o to will this one no doubt.
cellarbuoy - 6 Aug 2012 21:00
Thus boozer has been closed down for a few months now. No great loss to be honest except that the great unwashed / Ran Nesbit look alikes that drank there have moved elsewhere. Luckily there is a wetherspoons nearby and they have been made more than welcome there, even though they think it a bit posh for their sort.
cellarbuoy - 29 Apr 2012 09:56
Another one that seems to have the great unwashed / unemployable blocking up the doorway every daytime.
As I drive by in my work van, I thank the Lord my taxes go to worthwhile causes...
kitchenightmares - 28 Feb 2010 10:30
I've seen some pretty bad reviews but I think this is a decent pub. Good beers. One of only a couple of decent pubs in the whole of Taunton.
maesbrae - 14 Oct 2009 15:56
The HORSE luv it... Great boozer! if you dont like it pangloss dont go there. SIMPLES!
hmmmmmmm - 30 Sep 2009 16:32
Was asked for 3 entry fee tonight as there was a "band" playing.
The band aseemed to consist of a guy beating the crap out of a set of drums with rather more enthusiasm than talent, so I declined.
Dr_Pangloss - 14 Dec 2008 00:03
Stayed here for 2 nights had a gr8 time, full of characters,including the bar staff,Bret and Guy. The swede is a legend!!
andy1968 - 31 Aug 2008 14:19
Well despite previous reviews I found this pub OK. Saturday lunchtime wasn't too crowded and everyone seemed pleasant enough. Staff were friendly, beer was kept well - I'll certainly be returning.
BobOs - 26 Aug 2008 23:59
Maybe I spoke too soon. The service is good enough and they do have 3 ales on, but my last visit saw too many yobs.
YoYo - 5 Apr 2008 18:43
I hear conflicting reports about this pub from talking with others. I've been in there several times now and I haven't had any problems or objections with the clientele. Calling them rough would be to They have some real ales that I drank without complaint, indeed I go back for more. The interiour is well worn, and another reviewer called it an "old-fashioned town pub" and that fits the bill. When you consider all the other pubs in Taunton town centre this is really one of the better ones.
YoYo - 8 Mar 2008 19:41 was cheap....and they were playing Kashmir when we walked in...but thats it!!
LickeyEndBooze - 4 Jan 2008 18:21
Even though it was lunchtime, just about everyone in this pub was pretty well oiled. I got the feeling things could kick off at any minute. Maybe it's always like this. Didn't hang around
Brahmsandliszt - 15 May 2007 16:35
This pub is just a few doors away from from a wethersoons boozer. If anyone finds the ambience of wetherspoons rather too chic and sophisticated, then this is the pub for them.
It's very socialable, everyone seems to be everyone else's best friend; in fact one guy seemed to be the best friend of everyone else in the pub.
If you want to fit in, it helps if you come from Scotland, or at least the north of England.
cellarbuoy - 11 Jan 2007 00:08
Got naked in this pub on a number of occasions! Excellent.
Mr_Local - 8 Dec 2006 10:57
It is old fashioned - I enjoyed the old fashioned music on the jukebox.
crillum - 10 Nov 2006 22:43
Old fashioned town pub.A bit smokey but when you get used to that it's not bad.Pool table at the back of the bar and a skittle alley out the back.Three real ales on with Doombar in excellent condition.Good food served at very resonable prices.Handy for a pint on the way to and from the railway station.
apa - 19 Sep 2006 09:08

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