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

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.63 out of 5 stars based on 343 votes

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

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

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

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 26, 2021
Anne R.
Lovely, light and airy with high ceilings and lots of space between tables with a screen of plants, it wasn't too noisy and we could chat easily. The service was quick and friendly, lovely staff, very helpful, good parking and easy to find. Looking forward to returning soon :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2021
Darren W.
Clean, airy, comfortable with great food choices and prompt service. Would definitely go again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 5/10
Aug 12, 2021
Amanda F.
Have been visiting Blackhorse Cafe for many years, the new building is very nice but I do miss the lovely lunchtime Omelettes.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 16, 2021
Karen K.
We had a very tasty meal in lovely surroundings. We sat in the covered area outside, it felt safe and welcoming. The staff were very helpful and bubbly.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 04, 2021
Sadie C.
Food and service was brilliant, amazing prices and a very beautiful atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 08, 2021
John E.
Great value Lovely food Polite and efficient staff Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 04, 2021
Tanya R.
A lovely place, great food and reasonable prices

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 04, 2021
carol b.
Always love it here

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 03, 2021
Tracey A.
Lovely cafe. Good food and great staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 28, 2021
Lisa K.
Lovely food and lovely service.Very friendly and polite staff.Lovely breakfast.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 27, 2021
Sue G.
Excellent thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 10, 2021
Lisa M.
Lovely food. Amazing staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 08, 2021
Jo W.
A real find !

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 06, 2021
Valerie H.
Very good excellent service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 27, 2021
Nikola P.
Very impressed!! All of the food was delicious, staff were very friendly. I requested whilst booking an undercover table with heaters, it was perfect & actually got very toasty! We will definitely return very soon.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 26, 2021
Gwen C.
Absolutely fantastic. New seating area is great, lovely staff as always, delicious fresh food and I particularly like the option to book online via the website. Well done in these difficult times

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 18, 2021
Andy B.
Prompt service, excellent food and friendly staff. Excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 17, 2021
Ruth H.
Wonderful to ba able to come back. Cheese scones delicious and excellent service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 15, 2021
Jill S.
Staff lovely. Very well organised for social distancing. Only had coffee and toasted tea cakes but will definitely return.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 21, 2021
Lynne B.
Thoroughly enjoyed our meals will definitely return!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 19, 2021
Marion T.
Our drink order included a latte which was not hot. We mentioned this but nothing was said or done about it. A little disappointing. We had booked a table and was shown to one which had been booked for 30 min time. This was ignored by staff who said it didn't matter... we chose another table which was not booked until lunch time. Our table was for 9.15.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 03, 2021
Sarah B.
Quick polite service, excellent Victoria sponge.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 23, 2021
Louise M.
Lovely Father’s Day breakfast. Very enjoyable.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 09, 2021
Victoria C.
I go to The Black Horse cafe for breakfast and this was for lunch. Always excellent experience

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 29, 2021
Barbara B.
Food was excellent value for money.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 25, 2021
Cheryl G.
So very pleased the black horse cafe is back in business and look forward to returning again next friday

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 15, 2021
Nikola P.
I have to say it was not as good as usual when we went on Sunday 12th September for breakfast. The staff were not very attentive and we were kept waiting for quite a while at the till to order our food. Our food arrived in good time but it lacked some finesse in parts. The poached egg and avacado was literally a lump of avacado on the side of the plate, not chopped up or fanned, just a chunk of it. I had bubble and squeak which was good, my fried egg was hard but my breakfast was tasty, I chose well! My friend had a farmers wife breakfast and the scrambled eggs were dire, I am not sure what had happened to them but I would guess that they had been microwaved, and microwaved for far too long. Again was not presented as well as usual and just didn't appear to be freshly cooked. We were not asked by the waitress if everything was ok & table clearing was slow. I think it must of been an off day, we know that usually it's brilliant but Sunday just didn't hit the spot. We will however be back to try again! Nikola

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 10, 2021
Steve W.
Nice meal in comfortable surroundings.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 10, 2021
Rowena C.
Food was lovely. When we arrived (having booked for 12.30) the breakfast menus were still on some tables (including ours) so we had to queue up at the counter to request the lunchtime menu. The café seemed understaffed - both the members of staff were working as hard as they could, but there were queues.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 03, 2021
Janet G.
Very polite young man took our order and delivered it.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
May 20, 2021
Sarah M.
Pleasant enough place for lunch

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
May 18, 2021
Caroline N.
Decided to book for lunch as soon as we could eat inside! Lovely spacious cafe, food was tasty and overall a great experience. The only reason I marked 8 was due to the current restrictions ie mask wearing and no waitress service. This had nothing to do with the cafe though, so would happily come again!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
May 16, 2021
Colleen G.
First time at the new cafe and food is still very good value and quality. Thank you.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 29, 2021
Bethany L.
Loved the outside sheltered and heated area - kept us nice and toasty. We had coffee and cake, both lovely!! Would definitely come again.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 21, 2021
Sheridan H.
We had a lovely time, scored 8 as heating wasn’t on until we requested, and there weren’t any chairs at our table

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
May 16, 2021
David p.
They forgot our order but rectified the problem quickly when told

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 30, 2021
Jean R.
We would feel more comfortable if the table chairs were a little further apart. Yesterday we seemed to be on top of each other. One of my party has to be very very careful.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 22, 2021
Sandra S.
My previous experience pre-lockdown could not be faulted, however the current rules do not create the ambience previously enjoyed inside. The food is lovely, although the jacket potatoes were a bit on the small side. I put the slowness of the service down to the fact that all food is freshly prepared; it is not long since they re-opened and they are probably still getting used to working under the current regulations. I am looking forward to a return visit when we will be able to sit inside!