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The Black Horse (Brew Pub)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
XT Brewing - PalominoExcellent1
Barnet - Barnet BestGood1
Barnet - PalominoGood1
XT Brewing - XPAGood1
Farr Brew - Chief JesterAcceptable1
Barnet - Summer BreezeAcceptable1
Triple fff - Comfortably Numb (was 5%)Not Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - Stray DogNot Tried0
Barnet - Pryor Reid IPANot Tried0
Jennings (since closure now brewed at Marston's) - Cumberland AleNot Tried0
Brewster's - Rutterkin (superseded by 5% version)Not Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier Pale AleNot Tried0
Marston's - PedigreeNot Tried0
Little Valley - Stage WinnerNot Tried0
Triple fff - Alton's PrideNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Frome (formerly Milk Street) - MermaidNot Tried0
Frome (formerly Milk Street) - The Usual (at one time 4.1%)Not Tried0
Frome (formerly Milk Street) - RA (was 4.3%)Not Tried0
Brightside - Manchester SkylineNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Black Horse, High Barnet, Greater London
Picture 2. The Black Horse, High Barnet, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

07 Jun 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Not a sniff of anything brewed on the premises unfortunately.
Farr Brew - Chief Jester3.60AcceptableA hazy amber colour. A very ordinary Bitter, probably not in peak condition.
Jennings (since closure now brewed at Marston's) - Cumberland Ale4.00Not Tried
Brewster's - Rutterkin (superseded by 5% version)4.60Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier Pale Ale3.60Not Tried
Little Valley - Stage Winner3.50Not Tried
12 Jan 2017 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit, my first visit here and it was a good experience. I had a steak baguette with my beers which I thought was a bit pricey but was extremely good. The weather outside was absolutely awful but it did not deter the smokers from using the garden area.
XT Brewing - Palomino4.10ExcellentCollaboration brew between XT and Barnet Brewery. The XT web site shows it as 4% but the handwritten pump clip in the pub said 4.1% it also had the spelling Palomeno. A good tasty traditional bitter ale.
Barnet - Barnet Best4.20Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Triple fff - Comfortably Numb (was 5%)5.40Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Stray Dog4.20Not Tried
Barnet - Pryor Reid IPA6.00Not Tried
21 Jun 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Quite busy in the early evening, many of the customers here to eat rather than drink. I was offered a view of the small brewery, which is very much in its early days at present.
Barnet - Palomino4.00GoodThe main product and, in order to keep up with demand, this beer is not actually brewed in Barnet, but by sister brewery the Thame Brewery. Amber-coloured. A fruity, malty, pale ale.
XT Brewing - XPA5.90GoodGolden, crisp, fruity hop tastes. Strong and a little sweet.
Barnet - Summer Breeze4.20AcceptableBrewed on the small plant at the Black Horse, Barnet. A reddish amber colour. Thin tasting, fruity and sweet, but somehow also dry. Needs more work I think and I almost gave two stars.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Triple fff - Alton's Pride3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Frome (formerly Milk Street) - Mermaid3.80Not Tried
Frome (formerly Milk Street) - The Usual (at one time 4.1%)4.40Not Tried
Frome (formerly Milk Street) - RA (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
Brightside - Manchester Skyline4.60Not Tried

About The Black Horse

The pub sign. The Black Horse, High Barnet, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in High Barnet, Greater London, EN5 4HY.

A large pub at a prominent road junction on the west side of Barnet. Formerly owned by Allied Breweries, the pub has been opened out into one large space, with a garden to the side and a courtyard area to the rear. Now owned by small pub chain Oak Taverns, the pub has been smartly refurbished and a two barrel brewery was installed in an outbuilding in 2013.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 22 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EN5 4HY