Lifestyle: Lunch at the Black Horse, Market Bosworth

I grew up very close to Market Bosworth, childhood weekends spent wandering round the Battlefield were plentiful. Though I far preferred the country park on the other side of Market Bosworth. A proper wooden playground, a circular walk with plenty to see, fields to play football on. Bliss. Apart from when you have a dog that stampedes through people’s picnics stealing food…

I headed back to the lovely village of Market Bosworth last weekend, back to a pub that brings back some lovely (if slightly painful) memories. The Black Horse is one of the nicer pubs in an area which is if I’m honest lacking in decent food. The restaurant itself is lovely, all shabby chic and little rooms, a maximum of about 15 people in each area. Be warned though, there’s some very low beams and ceilings!

 photo 2015-03-15 14.26.15_zpsoqjga0lr.jpg photo 2015-03-15 14.26.25_zpsf1xtscog.jpgI had what has to be one of the best starters I’ve ever eaten. A Mushroom and Stilton bruschetta served with a Pesto, this was really substantial. Mushrooms cooked to absolute perfection, juicy and nutty, just a teeny bite from the stilton. The pesto wasn’t as flavourful as it looked, but everything complemented everything. Just delicious. And I didn’t have to share – W hates mushrooms, mum hates cheese. The others had a Chicken Liver Parfait which was raved over, apparently exceptionally smooth. Clean plates all round.

 photo 2015-03-15 14.27.17_zpssfbezqrd.jpgI was a teensy bit disappointed with the choice for the mains – last time I ate the menu was far more exciting and adventurous, here we were limited to the standard Sunday roasts. My lamb was okay – tender, tasty, I enjoyed it. I was just hoping for something a little more. Bowls of veg were some of the better ones I’ve had, everything perfectly cooked.

 photo 2015-03-15 15.26.40_zps29ti3mc0.jpg photo 2015-03-15 15.26.28_zpsjkn8sp5o.jpgPuddings came, and the menu picked up again. I’m not usually a pudding person, but I could have happily eaten four or five things here. After much deliberating I went for a Cappuccino Panna Cotta, with Bailey’s ice-cream, with the agreement that I could try some of mum’s (White Chocolate & Raspberry Cheesecake) and Will’s (Milk Chocolate & Peanut Butter Torte). I have to say I think I picked a winner – the panna cotta was absolutely delicious. I personally wouldn’t have paired it with ice-cream. Both were yummy, but I’d have liked some crunch! W’s tart was very rich, very chocolatey, and perhaps lacking in Peanut Butter.

 photo 2015-03-15 15.26.52_zpso4htvp7b.jpgA quick wander around the village, we retreated back so I could lie down and recover. The biggest meal I’d eaten since January, and it definitely showed! No more three courses for me…

Have you been out for a meal lately?

  • Joanne

    Lovely pictures! The food looks super nice. Xx

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    • ninegrandstudent

      It was lovely! x

  • Kay

    the food looks amazing! Must’ve tasted even better!

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    • ninegrandstudent

      It was certainly delicious! x

  • Jennifer K

    These look delicious – especially dessert of course! We’ve agreed to go for a Sunday walk followed by a pub roast next weekend, so I’m counting down the days already!

    Jennifer x

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    • ninegrandstudent

      That sounds like the perfect Sunday to me! x

  • Milk chocolate and PB torte sounds incredible, shame it lacked the PB it deserves πŸ˜‰

    Rosie

    x

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    • ninegrandstudent

      It does, might have to try making a version! x

  • This looks incredible! Love the look of those puddings.

    x Sarah
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    • ninegrandstudent

      I’m not a pudding person, but even I struggled to choose! x

  • Seems wonderful! My boyfriend is the kind of guy who doesn’t really enjoy takin a desert so I feel guilty if I take one … I whish I could do such a meal at a good restaurant!

    • ninegrandstudent

      Never feel guilty – just ask for two spoons so at least it seems like you are sharing πŸ˜‰ x

      • That’s definitely what I’m gonna do next time!

  • Chloe Holgate

    This all looks so delicious

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    • ninegrandstudent

      It was, one of the best meals I’ve had lately! x

  • Oh my goodness all of those desserts look delicious! I don’t know how I would’ve chosen!

    • ninegrandstudent

      I struggled, and I’m not really a desert person! x