Appealingly reworked dining pub, friendly and relaxed, with up-to-date food, exemplary service and pleasant garden; bedrooms
The good pub guide review
Adjacent to the attractive red-brick church, this is an extended 17th-c pub in a charming conservation village. There's a proper bar in the middle and two cosy areas to the left: low black beams, rugs on bare boards, settles and other solid pub furniture and several open log fires. Greene King IPA, Timothy Taylors Landlord and a guest such as St Austell Tribute on handpump, 30 wines by the glass and a dozen malt whiskies; staff are friendly and efficient even when pushed. Background music. The main area on the right is set for dining and leads to the good-sized suntrap back terrace where there's a summer barbecue bar; there are also picnic-sets on the lawn beyond. The two bedrooms are stylish and well equipped. The pub launched a farm shop during the coronavirus lockdown; open daily, it's been a big hit locally.
The good pub guide food review
Some sort of good quality food is served all day from breakfast onwards: crispy squid with sweet chilli mayonnaise, Moroccan spiced chickpea and apricot tagine with jasmine rice, confit pork belly with apple and kohlrabi slaw and apple sauce, sharing boards, halloumi burger in a brioche bun with skinny fries, wild mushroom risotto with truffle oil, crispy bacon and hollandaise, half rotisserie-cooked chicken with fries, confit duck leg with balsamic and bacon lentils, fondant potato and orange jus, and puddings such as apple and rhubarb crumble with custard or vanilla ice-cream, and eton mess.
Black Horse, Windmill Road, Fulmer, Slough, Berkshire, SL3 6HD
Pub Group: Greene King