Providing passion and dedication with 'homemade at its heart'

Welcome to The Black Horse Pub and Stables Tea Room!

We are Daniel and Claire Bryers, and firstly, we’d like to thank you for visiting our website.

We are so thrilled to welcome you to The Black Horse in the charming Leicestershire village of Foxton, a popular country pub serving quality beers and tasty home cooked food in delightful surroundings. We also have a quaint Tearoom adjacent to the pub, providing a variety of delicious home baked scones and cakes lovingly prepared and served on the premises. You’ll easily find us in Main Street, Foxton which is just off the Leicester Line of the historic Grand Union Canal.

Of course, the past 2+ years has had its challenges for everyone and like all businesses, we were so excited to welcome back our lovely customers after the various lockdowns, to catch up with old friends again, meet new ones and generally get back to some form of ‘normality’!  As many of you will know, we were very busy (complete understatement) while we had to close, but now we are enjoying a new and prosperous 2022 for everyone.


We know you love our pub as much as we do, but if you haven’t visited us for a while (why not??!), we made a few changes last year – lots of refurbishing (again), new equipment, garden landscaping, new weather proof terrace canopy, and of course….. our brand new Tearoom! You’ll have to read Claire’s recent blogs for all the news, but suffice to say, we are all ‘super excited’ for 2022 and beyond!

We are of course fully open, but rest assured with essential safety measures in place (as detailed below) for everyone’s protection. We love welcoming new customers whether you are just visiting Foxton Locks on a day trip or holidaying in the area and of course we love serving our regulars too (well, some of you!). We really missed you all during the lockdowns 0f ’20 and ’21, and hope – even with the ever potential emergence of new covid variants, that we don’t have to endure the bad times again.


On a typical day, you’ll see colourful narrowboats leisurely navigating the locks, moored up or making their way up or down the picturesque canal. Once the main method of transporting goods, the canal now attracts tourists, walkers and boating enthusiasts keen to capture a part of history and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the area.

The Black Horse Pub itself has an interesting history and was rebuilt in 1900 on the site of another Inn, but today with many renovations, it stands proud with its stunning gardens as a highly popular social venue for the local community and visitors, providing the very best in freshly prepared home cooked food and an inviting selection of popular ales, wines and spirits to satisfy every taste.


Our country pub offers the best of home cooked food with a wide selection of quality beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks both lunchtimes and evenings while the Tearoom also serves a selection of delicious home made scones and cakes.

All through the lockdowns, we offered our ever popular ‘Pub Takeaway food’ to either be collected from the pub, or delivered FREE directly to your address within our newly extended designated areas. The good news is….., due to its popularity, we have not only continued this service but we’ve EXPANDED it to offer loads of new lines. You can see all the details of food, deliveries, times and areas etc when you view or download our latest (April’22) ‘Takeaway Menu’.

The coronavirus pandemic has demanded stringent safety precautions for all our protection and in line with government guidelines, we’ve assessed and implemented safety measures in all areas of the building and outside areas. Please take a few minutes to read our short document here for your reassurance that we are fully committed to your and our staff’s safety and protection, while still delivering the best all round pub and tearoom service that you deserve.

We’d like to invite you to navigate through the pages of this website to familiarise yourself with our business and staff. We recommend you visit our facebook page to get day to day updates as they occur and regularly go to our ‘Upcoming Events’ page where we’ll be publishing activities and entertainment at the pub over the coming months of 2022.

Thank you again for visiting our website.

The Bar

 ‘The Bar’ is once again the village’s favourite social venue. It’s a great place to meet friends or family for a friendly chat or brazen banter, a game of darts, or just soak up the brilliant atmosphere and fun. We’ve a great selection of beers, ales, wines, spirits and other drinks to suit all tastes. We ask you to be respectful of social distancing, although the option to wear a mask at the bar is your choice.

Dining at The Black Horse

With fresh locally sourced ingredients, head chef Daniel is meticulous about serving great value tasty popular dishes for lunch and dinner each day with a variety of healthy options to suit all diets. The dining rooms (and with weather permitting – outside facilities) provide a comfortable environment with main menus changing with the seasons to ensure good variety and availability.


Over the coming months, we’ll gradually be announcing more entertainment again, with occasional live music nights and monthly quiz nights, so please keep an eye on our facebook and  ‘Upcoming Events’ pages in our news section for regular updates. Our ever popular Quiz Nights are back and will take place throughout the year (except for a break for July and August) with proceeds once again being split 50-50 between the winners and Air Ambulance.

Customer's Reviews

Jackie M
Jackie MCustomer
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Fantastic stroll followed by a meal at the Black horse pub, always had a good meal and friendly staff, love my time with you xx
Hazel M
Hazel MCustomer
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The scones here are amazing, as are all the cakes, and they make darned good coffee too! So lucky to have this in our village