Quaintly old-fashioned little pub with simple interior and enjoyable homely food; no children
The good pub guide review
It's the down-to-earth simplicity that attracts people to this welcoming country local, which has been run by generations of the same family for 300 years. Little changes, thankfully ' although the pub now has smart new indoor loos and accepts credit cards ' and our readers enjoy their visits very much. The homely, uncluttered, carpeted bar has just five tables, along with brocaded wall banquettes and settles, decorative plates on a delft shelf, a few horsebrasses attached to the ceiling joists, and a coal fire. Cheerful regulars might occupy the few bar stools to enjoy the well kept Greene King Abbot, local Brewsters (Hophead or Marquis) and an example from Blue Monkey on handpump, six wines by the glass, 12 gins and half a dozen whiskies. Off the front corridor is an inner room, partly panelled with a wall bench running all the way round three unusual, long, copper-topped tables; there are several old local photographs, darts and board games. Down on the left, an end room has just one huge round table. There are seats outside. Accommodation including a caravan pitch is planned. The pub is close to the River Trent where there are waterside walks. No children.
The good pub guide food review
Good value home-cooked food (you'll need to book a table in advance) includes sandwiches, prawn cocktail, mushrooms on toast, three-egg omelettes, lamb chops with creamed potatoes, gammon and eggs, fish in parsley sauce, and puddings such as sticky toffee pudding and treacle sponge with custard.
Black Horse, 29 Main Street, Caythorpe, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG14 7ED
(0115) 966 3520
Weekdays: 12-2.30, 5.30-11 (closed Mon)
Saturday: 12-2.30, 5.30-11