Black Horse Café

Coggeshall Rd, Earls Colne CO6 2JX
$ English

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: Coggeshall Rd, Earls Colne CO6 2JX
  • Cross Street: Coggeshall Rd
  • Cuisine: English | Sunday Brunch |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Apple Pay | Android Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01787220281
  • Features: Sunday Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Healthy Options,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dog Friendly,

Photos

Black Horse Café - Restaurant Area
Black Horse Café - Outdoor Heated Area

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
All Day - Outside - Adjacent to play area 9:00 - 16:00
All Day - Outside - Undercover (dog friendly) 9:00 - 16:00
All Day - Outside - Undercover and heated 9:00 - 16:00
Main Restaurant 9:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
All Day - Main Restaurant 9:00 - 16:00
All Day - Outside - Adjacent to play area 9:00 - 16:00
All Day - Outside - Undercover (dog friendly) 9:00 - 16:00
All Day - Outside - Undercover and heated 9:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
All Day - Main Restaurant 9:00 - 16:00
All Day - Outside - Adjacent to play area 9:00 - 16:00
All Day - Outside - Undercover (dog friendly) 9:00 - 16:00
All Day - Outside - Undercover and heated 9:00 - 16:00
Thursday
All Day - Main Restaurant 9:00 - 16:00
All Day - Outside - Adjacent to play area 9:00 - 16:00
All Day - Outside - Undercover (dog friendly) 9:00 - 16:00
All Day - Outside - Undercover and heated 9:00 - 16:00
Friday
All Day - Main Restaurant 9:00 - 16:00
All Day - Outside - Adjacent to play area 9:00 - 16:00
All Day - Outside - Undercover (dog friendly) 9:00 - 16:00
All Day - Outside - Undercover and heated 9:00 - 16:00
Saturday
All Day - Main Restaurant 9:00 - 16:00
All Day - Outside - Adjacent to play area 9:00 - 16:00
All Day - Outside - Undercover (dog friendly) 9:00 - 16:00
All Day - Outside - Undercover and heated 9:00 - 16:00
Sunday
All Day - Main Restaurant 9:00 - 16:00
All Day - Outside - Adjacent to play area 9:00 - 16:00
All Day - Outside - Undercover (dog friendly) 9:00 - 16:00
All Day - Outside - Undercover and heated 9:00 - 16:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.71 out of 5 stars based on 835 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 22, 2022
Tracy C.
Booked for Father's day to try the Sunday roast but it was all run out so we left.

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Jun 20, 2022
Brian L.
Great sunday lunch and quick service. Always a nice experience

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jun 14, 2022
Barbara S.
Loved our roast dinner, my cousin visiting from London was very impressed. Beef was very tender and gravy very tasty, all the trimmings, veg etc were good. Just wish we didn’t have to queue to order but I understand that probably service would not be so efficient if it was waitress service.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 10, 2022
Pat A.
Excellent lasagne. Great place to meet up with friends

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 09, 2022
Kim A.
Excellent quality of food and service! Queuing can sometimes be an issue at busy times, especially if you are only wanting a drink. Perhaps, if staffing allows, you could consider ordering at the table either via QR code or waitress service ☺️

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 03, 2022
Poppy T.
All the staff were so welcoming and helpful, the food was delicious and the cafe was so nice and clean! Will definitely be returning!

Overall: 10/10
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May 27, 2022
Jenny T.
very good experience. Staff excellent and food was good. It is a lovely large space and somewhere we often go to for a coffee or lunch.

Overall: 10/10
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May 24, 2022
Bryan B.
A thoroughly pleasant experience. Good food, good service highly recommended.

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May 20, 2022
Angela Q.
Excellent service and friendly staff

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May 19, 2022
Mary B.
Staff friendly and efficient. Very comfortable environment. No pressure to vacate table. Overall a very relaxing experience and speed of service has improved considerably.

Overall: 10/10
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May 16, 2022
simon P.
Love black horse cafe ? Great food at a good price

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May 07, 2022
Elaine S.
Love going to Black horse Cafe so nice

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May 04, 2022
Ann M.
Food and service excellent

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May 01, 2022
Sharon H.
Very good food and and helpful staff

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 29, 2022
Peter F.
Another first class experience at the Black Horse. Food and service were excellent. Thank you to all

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 13, 2022
Lynne B.
Always have food food here, we visit on a regular basis

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Apr 07, 2022
Debbie D.
Always a good service , great food , especially the cakes , and a choice of booking a table inside or outdoors with overhead heaters if chilly . A little longer reservation time on the table , would be good though , as time goes quickly when you are enjoying the food and chatting with friends .

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 31, 2022
Bruce H.
What a lovely place to spend some time.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 21, 2022
Caroline W.
Food excellent and good value. Staff very polite and helpful. Restaurant clean and very well laid out.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 14, 2022
Sharon G.
very good and friendly

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Mar 07, 2022
Claire C.
Love the black horse cafe, brilliant in all aspects!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 04, 2022
Carolyn B.
10 out of 10. I ate with my husband yesterday. We had a table for 4 as we had eaten our lunch there the previous week. Having been so pleased with our ham, egg and chips the previous week, I ordered it again and the others had the same. The ham was freshly cooked as were all items. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal in the very comfortable cafe. We often visit Oliver’s Garden Centre and the new ‘upgraded’ cafe is a great improvement. The food was always good in the old cafe but the new building is now so much better.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 01, 2022
Sylvia T.
Excellent Sunday lunch. In fact, way too much to eat! Cooked and presented extremely well. Very busy but staff very attentive. Really enjoyable experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 24, 2022
Garry S.
Keep up the great work

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 24, 2022
Sue P.
Great food in a lovely setting. Friendly staff and good service.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 10, 2022
Polly E.
Lovely as always, thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 09, 2022
Barbara B.
We love coming to Black Horse Cafe. The staff is always welcoming and professional. The food exelent, fresh and skilfully prepared. Cakes fantastic. The atmosphere and facilities great and spotlessly clean. Good value for money. We are frequent visitors and never disappointed. Thank you BHC

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 08, 2022
Dom H.
Excellent!!!

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Feb 02, 2022
Jeff M.
All good thanks.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 28, 2022
Sue H.
Staff are alway very friendly. Good customer focused and tasty food.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 27, 2022
Gloria S.
Great service , polite and happy staff .lovely food Will be back soon

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 15, 2022
Helen G.
The queue to order can take too long at busy times, presumably because it all goes through one till. If there was another till and assistant it would speed things up or alternatively ordering at the table could be better.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 11, 2022
Dorothy D.
My family and I love everything about the Black Horse cafe/restaurant, it has just the right ambience for us all to feel completely comfortable and at home. The staff are delightful, friendly and ready to please with any request. The food is superb, to all of our tastes, plus the excellent service, and this is why we keep returning, and long may it last. A big thank you to all staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 4/10
Dec 25, 2021
Jenny B.
Breakfast was lovely and they make a really good coffee. Looking forward to going back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Dec 25, 2021
Christopher K.
Always good food and service

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 22, 2021
Frances N.
Everything went smoothly and the lunch was good

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 20, 2021
Amanda M.
Very good food pleasant and efficient service. Thoroughly enjoyable lunch

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 03, 2021
Lisa K.
Very friendly staff and good service.Lovely atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 29, 2021
vicky r.
Amazing food, definitely will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 19, 2021
Peter F.
An excellent eating out experience. Friendly helpful staff, great ambience and tasty food. I had ham egg and chips. Ham was the best I’ve had anywhere, eggs perfectly cooked, chips ok but a tad hard. Will go again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Nov 14, 2021
Justine B.
Food, service and staff were all great. Really enjoyed our visit thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 16, 2021
Lucy S.
Excellent as always, very accommodating. Lovely staff and food. Thanks

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 11, 2021
Bryan N.
My table had not been booked when I arrived but there was a table available.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 01, 2021
Irene S.
Enjoyed our visit very much. Pleasant service, good selection of food, nice clean venue. Will definitely go back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 21, 2021
Jackie H.
I bought my 2 great niece's, sister and neice - all different ages and we all had a great time, many thanks

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 20, 2021
Jackie P.
Lovely lunch , good value and friendly staff .

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 09, 2021
Julie C.
Fabulous Afternoon Tea! Such a treat! Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 08, 2021
Sarah C.
Lovely place for a catch-up with old friends. We had coffees and cakes which were delicious and the staff were lovely and friendly. One of us is vegan and she loved the Molly cake - she even bought another piece to take home! It would be nice if there was a choice of vegan cakes.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2021
Dorothy D.
My family and I think the overall package of the Black Horse Cafe is absolutely brilliant. We have been a number of times and we give FOOD 10, SERVICE 10, AMBIENCE 10 and VALUE 10. So please keep doing what you are doing, we will be back again and again. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 31, 2021
Peter L.
The service was as good as ever,and a great breakfast ,we are regulars