Country Taverns Ltd
County Dining Pub of the Year 2019 – The Good Pub Guide


Built in the 17th century, The Black Horse is an award-winning, traditional inn set in the small hamlet of Ireland, Bedfordshire.  This family owned and run pub/restaurant has built up an excellent reputation for providing outstanding fresh food, cooked by talented chefs, served by friendly and attentive staff in relaxed and comfortable surroundings.

The exterior of the building retains its original charm, enhanced with stunning flower baskets and window boxes overflowing with colour, flagstone frontage and manicured greenery, whilst the interior has been beautifully up dated in a contemporary style using natural materials, including wooden and stone floors and a slate top bar. With the low ceiling bar, original beams and inglenook fireplaces it still retains its character.

The bar is comfortable and cosy, the perfect place to relax with friends or loved ones when enjoying a glass of wine from our extensive wine list, a pint from our selection of real ales on draught or even a warming cup of  tea or coffee. 

The restaurant consists of two distinct dining rooms, each offering their own unique style and atmosphere with either a garden or courtyard outlook.  In summer months the garden and courtyard areas are opened up to offer alfresco dining while enjoying the occasional British sunshine!