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Black Horse (Robinsons)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Dark MatterExcellent1
Hop Back - TaiphoonExcellent1
Batemans - GoldExcellent1
Robinsons - Old TomExcellent1
Robinsons - Pint of ThronesExcellent1
Robinsons - Hoptimus PrimeExcellent1
Robinsons - Double Hop India Pale AleGood1
Robinsons - UnicornGood2
East London (ELB) - Green Hopped Pale AleGood1
Empire - Strikes BackGood1
Evan Evans - Artisan Craft Beer: Old GooseAcceptable1
Ossett - Silver KingAcceptable1
Robinsons - Citra Pale AleAcceptable1
Robinsons - Hartleys Cumbria WayNot Tried0
Robinsons - Hartleys Cumbrian XBNot Tried0
Robinsons - 1892 Fine Cheshire AleNot Tried0
Robinsons - Dizzy BlondeNot Tried0
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)Not Tried0
Corvedale - Golden DaleNot Tried0
Titanic - IcebergNot Tried0
White Horse - Dark Blue University AleNot Tried0
Titanic - Plum Porter Grand ReserveNot Tried0
Picture 1. Black Horse, Preston, Lancashire

Visits Details

03 Nov 2018 (Stephen Harris)
A late-morning visit on arrival in Preston on football business. A small group of friends are occupying Room No. 4 in this superb pub and I join them. I did not note all the beers available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - Green Hopped Pale Ale4.40GoodUsually when I am away from London I try to drink locally-brewed beer so far as possible. I couldn’t resist this one though, having travelled this morning from just around the corner from the ELB brewery.
Evan Evans - Artisan Craft Beer: Old Goose4.50AcceptableNo mention of Evan Evans on pumpclip and I was duped into thinking this might be a local micro. A rather ordinary, pale Rye Beer.
Robinsons - Old Tom8.50Not Tried
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde3.80Not Tried
Titanic - Plum Porter Grand Reserve6.50Not Tried
08 May 2017 (Stephen Harris)
A mid-afternoon visit when the pub was very quiet and I had my pick of the rooms. I chose to sit in the glittery room at the back.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Dark Matter4.40ExcellentA really good, creamy, black Porter. Initially, coffee tastes dominate, but, as you go down the glass, blackcurrant tastes become more and more obvious.
Empire - Strikes Back4.00GoodA golden beer well-flavoured by US hops, although these hide their charms a little beneath a creamy head.
Robinsons - Unicorn4.20Not Tried
Robinsons - Old Tom8.50Not Tried
Titanic - Iceberg4.10Not Tried
Robinsons - Hartleys Cumbrian XB4.00Not Tried
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde3.80Not Tried
White Horse - Dark Blue University Ale4.30Not Tried
22 Apr 2017 (ChrisE)
Saturday afternoon and busy with shoppers. We sat in the Smoke Room and chatted with some locals who told us that the upstairs function room was worth a look so after a quick word with the barmaid the landlord came down and showed us around the upstairs part of the pub. We enjoyed some of the excellent Jones's pork pies with our beer. A good range of ales on offer but I have not listed them all.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Robinsons - Pint of Thrones4.00ExcellentA full bodied amber ale, very good indeed.
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde3.80Not Tried
09 Dec 2016 (ChrisE)
My favourite of all the pubs that I have visited in Preston, I am not a great fan of Robinsons beers but this pub is a gem. We sat in the Parlour and were soon joined by a group of locals.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Robinsons - Unicorn4.20Good
Ossett - Silver King4.30Acceptable
09 Dec 2016 (Magnus Greel)
Lunchtime and a few at the bar, we sat in the room to the left, the bar parlour.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Taiphoon4.20ExcellentTeeny tiny hint of lemongrass.
Batemans - Gold3.70ExcellentZesty refreshing and full bodied. Delicious.
Robinsons - Unicorn4.20Not Tried
Ossett - Silver King4.30Not Tried
Robinsons - Old Tom8.50Not Tried
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde3.80Not Tried
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)4.80Not Tried
Corvedale - Golden Dale4.20Not Tried
30 Aug 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Marvellously preserved, late-Victorian hotel bars. Crowded at mid-evening on Saturday and a little bit frantic around the bar counter. Respite found in the Smoke Room.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Robinsons - Citra Pale Ale3.80AcceptableA disappointingly bland, golden pint. World Citra stocks will not have been much depleted by this brew.
Robinsons - Unicorn4.20Not Tried
Robinsons - Old Tom8.50Not Tried
Robinsons - Double Hop India Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Robinsons - Hartleys Cumbrian XB4.00Not Tried
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde3.80Not Tried
Robinsons - 1892 Fine Cheshire Ale3.30Not Tried
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)4.80Not Tried
26 Apr 2013 (ChrisE)
Second pub on an evening tour of Preston, a real gem of a place to relax and enjoy a pint of well kept ale in heritage pub. I think there were at least eight cask ales from the Robinson's range on sale.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Robinsons - Hoptimus Prime4.10Excellent
19 Apr 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. The main event here is boozing. My favourite stop in Preston every time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Robinsons - Old Tom8.50ExcellentSuperb - no drop in abv with this one to try to beat the higher alcohol tax rate as some other breweries have done
Robinsons - Unicorn4.20Good
Robinsons - Double Hop India Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Robinsons - Hartleys Cumbria Way4.10Not TriedPumpclip shows no Robinsons provenance
Robinsons - Hartleys Cumbrian XB4.00Not TriedPumpclip shows no Robinsons provenance
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde3.80Not Tried
Robinsons - 1892 Fine Cheshire Ale3.30Not Tried
Robinsons - Hoptimus Prime4.10Not Tried
10 Apr 2013 (ChrisE)
Early evening visit. An impressive line up of Robinsons beers, and an enthusiastic barman.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Robinsons - Double Hop India Pale Ale4.80Good
Robinsons - Hartleys Cumbria Way4.10Not Tried
Robinsons - Hartleys Cumbrian XB4.00Not Tried
Robinsons - 1892 Fine Cheshire Ale3.30Not Tried
Robinsons - Hoptimus Prime4.10Not Tried

About the Black Horse

The pub sign. Black Horse, Preston, Lancashire

Summary of Beer Scores

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Excellent6
Good5
Acceptable3
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Website.

The pub is found in Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2EJ.

Superb beautifully preserved multi-room town centre boozer in Friargate. Spectacular semi-circular ornate ceramic high bar in cream and light green on the right as you enter - this carries 8 real ale handpumps and one for cider too. Carries an almost complete range of Robinsons Brewery beers. An entry in CAMRA's National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors Part One.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 22 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: PR1 2EJ