About us

Hello, we are Claire & Daniel Bryers and we have been at The Black Horse Pub since 1st December 2018, when we took this ‘tired old nag’ and proudly restored him into the stunning ‘stallion’ we see today – a stylish and warm village country pub and tea room (when it re-opens) for everyone to enjoy.

The covid pandemic, like all businesses, has given us an unprecedented challenge to keep serving our customers in a safe environment while still maintaining our high standards. Our aim is to always provide a relaxing, fun social pub and restaurant where our guests can enjoy a welcome drink and also offer them a quality home cooked meal with warm and friendly company while enjoying our wonderful surroundings.

To maintain these qualities, and to follow government guidelines, new social distancing and other safety measures have been implemented to protect our staff and customers, Staff will always be wearing face coverings, tables and equipment will be frequently cleaned and there’ll be plenty of hand sanitiser stations available for our customers’ use. When visiting, we will ask you to follow the safety guidelines as displayed when inside the building. We appreciate your understanding during these difficult times but assure you we will do all we can to make your visit just as enjoyable as before.

 

the covid team-The Black Horse

We have 2 fully stocked bars, a lounge and conservatory dining room overlooking our beautiful gardens, and weather permitting, we are able to serve you outside so you can enjoy the views and enchanting atmosphere. As the Black Horse is a country pub, we are also pleased to welcome well behaved children and supervised dogs.

Our quaint Stables Tea Room is currently closed, but we hope to re-open it in the Spring of 2021.  After much planning, we opened its door in April 2019 and pre-covid,  we were proud to offer the very best in home baking with amazing homemade cakes and scones, a quality cup of coffee or pot of delicious tea. And we also served an appetising light lunch, and if you arrived early, a hearty cooked breakfast! We opened Monday – Friday from 8.30am – 4pm, and Saturdays 8.30am – 3pm. The Tea Room  became a firm favourite with the local community and we can’t wait for better times to return when we can re-open our lovely tea room and once again serve our community with our signature afternoon teas. Watch this space!

If you haven’t visited our pub before, you’ll easily find us in Main Street, Foxton – about 3 miles north of Market Harborough and a short walk on the tow path from the popular tourist attraction of Foxton Locks. If you are arriving by car, (sat nav. postcode: LE16 7RD) we have ample free car parking spaces at the back of the premises.

And if you are enjoying a break on a narrowboat, then there are 48 hour visitor moorings either side of the Black Horse Bridge in Foxton, and we are just a 50 metres stroll up the hill.

When in lockdown, the pub will be closed but we don’t want you to go without, so we’ll provide a takeaway service for collection and a local delivery service to include fresh produce.- (see updated hours, details and current menus here).

We are proud accredited members of the bestof Market Harborough, an organisation recognising quality local independent businesses in Leicestershire and regularly feature in their newsletters and spotlight events section.

All our delicious food is prepared and cooked to order on the premises using fresh local ingredients, and with varied seasonal menu
choices catering for all diets, we hope you will make the most of our hospitality and want to return!

Meet ‘The Stable Hands’

(our fabulous Black Horse team):
Daniel

Daniel

‘The Boss’ (but only because Claire and the team say he can be!)

Daniel is Landlord, ‘Head Chef’, and self-appointed ‘Chief Gin Taster’. He’s been described as a bit OCD about organisation, preparation, and can sometimes be described as ‘obsessed’ about achieving the highest standards. But Claire says he has been known to sometimes relax as well!

Claire Bryers

Claire Bryers

‘The Real Boss’ (but don’t tell Daniel!)

Claire is Landlady, the real manager behind the business, ‘filling in’ when and where required to ensure a smooth operation whether ‘front of house’, customer relations, back of house or ‘bottle washing’, whenever (says Daniel), she can be found!

Ros

Ros

The perfect ‘senior’ (in every sense of the word!) bar maid; firm and a bit mad, but always the drinkers’ favourite.

Anna

Anna is our popular full-time bar lady. She's a firm favourite with customers (especially if they want to talk about cars - she's a 'not-so-secret' petrol head!). If she's not at the bar, she'll be around somewhere, probably cleaning something!

And ably supported by our fabulous weekend team:

Martha, Rosie, Emily & Tom 

We believe our trusted team is the backbone of our business and their dedication and team spirit is always admired and appreciated. We also know that they will do all they can to make your visit a memorable one (for all the right reasons!). However, if something is not to your liking, please tell us so we can try to accommodate your wishes.

We always welcome your genuine reviews and feedback because we all like to know that you’ve enjoyed your visit, so if you’ve been to see us, please take a moment and click here (https://tinyurl.com/blackhorserev) to leave a short review and tell us how we are doing’.