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Justin Andrew on 25 March 2013 14:56
Hi i would just like to say a big thank you for your fantastic hospitality. We couldnt fault anything with what you did and had to offer. The food was great and you went right out of your way to make us feel welcome. Myself and my wife both agreed that we will make a regular thing of coming down to eat and enjoy the atmosphere that you create. Completely satisfied, well done for getting it so right. Thankyou :) Regards Justin Andrew
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Lucy & Bruce on 25 March 2013 14:59
Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. We are pleased everything was OK for you and look forward to seeing you again.

dave and diane on 29 March 2013 12:10
First time we have put a comment on, but after the very warm and sincere welcome we recieved from bruce and lucy we feel they really deserve praise. Not only the warm welcome, the food was creative and fresh, the wine the right temperature ! and the finer details taken care of. A real gem. This is the place to go to if you want to be well looked after and feel as though your custom is valued. Well done and good luck
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Lucy & Bruce on 29 March 2013 13:35
Thank you so much Dave & Diane for the positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Cliff Redknap & Geneviève Cony on 31 March 2013 12:30
My partner & I have just spent a very pleasant evening at the Black Horse. The food was excellent and well presented (compliments to the chef) and the new proprietors, Lucy & Bruce, ensured our every comfort. We look forward to our next visit. Cliff & Geneviève, North Kelsey & Poitiers
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Bruce & Lucy on 05 April 2013 15:01
Thank you so much for coming, you are our furthest travelled visitor to date and we hope to see you again soon.

Graham & Val on 31 March 2013 12:34
Such a lovely evening. Such care. Everything perfect. We look forward to more trips to the Black Horse. Graham & Val, Stixwould
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Bruce & Lucy on 05 April 2013 14:59
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sue on 13 April 2013 09:11
What a lovely welcome from Bruce and Lucy, so glad we came back to see the new owners. Fabulous food and really enjoyable evening. Hope the party aftermath was not too painful this morning! Sue and Nick.
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Bruce & Lucy on 13 April 2013 10:25
Thank you for coming Sue and Nick, we enjoyed your company and hope to see you again soon. We are so glad you enjoyed your evening.

Rodge&Sylve on 21 April 2013 11:42
Had a sunday lunch a few weeks ago which was a first class meal(compliments to Ben) and a very warm welcome thanks Lucy & Bruce. we shall back !! Would recommend you make a visit Rodge & Sylve
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Bruce & Lucy on 24 April 2013 00:28
Hi Rodge & Sylve, Thank you very much for your lovely comments, all feedback is very welcome and we look forward to seeing you next time.

Sarah & Billy on 04 May 2013 22:41
We had a beautiful Saturday night meal here tonight. It's not often we do the full 3 courses but we couldn't was fantastic. We will definately be coming back and we will bring and recommend friends..Well done..see you soon x
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Bruce and Lucy on 08 May 2013 19:03
We are really pleased you enjoyed your evening, it was great to see you and hope to see you again soon. Many thanks for the feedback.

Chris, Anne-Marie, Grace on 06 May 2013 08:39
Would just like to thank you to Lucy and Bruce for an amazing afternoon for our daughters christening. Food and decorations were stunning. Everybody really enjoyed themselves and hope you both did too. Really look forward to coming for a meal real soon. Thank you both again. Xxx
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Bruce & Lucy on 10 May 2013 22:48
Thank you for your lovely comments, Bruce had worked really hard to get the garden ready and we were so pleased to have it used. We really enjoyed the occasion and hope to see you all soon.

Alan and Barbara Ulyatt on 14 May 2013 18:01
We would just like to thankyou for making our meal celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary special with the toast , the meal was lovely as usual, and we felt very welcome . We have been several times on different occaisions , including the BBQ on the 6th May and thoughly enjoyed ourselves every time . Looking forward to seeing you again soon
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Bruce & Lucy on 21 May 2013 13:40
Hello Barbara and Alan, we are so happy you enjoyed your visit. We enjoyed the evening and are very grateful for the continued support of you and all your family.

Helen Inskip on 23 May 2013 12:58
Had one of the best meals I have eaten in ages on Saturday to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Lucy and Bruce went out of their way to accommodate our needs - even "tweaking" the menu a little for my teenagers who wanted things slightly different to advertised. The food really was delicious - I want to come back every week to try everything on the menu!
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Bruce & Lucy on 10 June 2013 17:17
Hi Helen, we are delighted you enjoyed the occasion. It was a pleasure for us to host and we always try to accommodate all tastes to ensure the best experience for our guests so it is lovely to hear everyone was happy. We hope to see you again soon.

emma emraz on 07 June 2013 16:44
we went to the black horse for lunch last Friday. We all had the fish and chips which were fantastic. We did panic a bit when Lucy came out and said there was a problem, we thought she was going to say there were not enough pieces for all of us but it was actually that the fish would not fit onto the plates!. Lovely meal and thanks very much Lucy for holding Sofia so that i could eat! (sorry....maybe I shouldn't have put that on here as everyone else may expect the same babysitting!). See you again soon for the christening/birthday party...
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Lucy on 10 June 2013 17:19
Hi Emma, we are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves and are very much looking forward to hosting such an important day for you. I am also pleased to tell you that straight after your visit we got on and ordered the baby changing station as discussed and it is now installed into the ladies toilets.

emma emraz on 03 July 2013 11:52
we just wanted to say a big thank you to Lucy and Bruce for a wonderful day on Sunday. Everyone said that the food was fantastic and i was even told that your lemon cheesecake was the best they had ever had! Thanks for your hard work, it was much appreciated and you made our special day a hit. See you again soon.
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Bruce and Lucy on 07 July 2013 20:24
Hi Emma, it is lovely to get such positive feedback and a thank you goes a long way :) See you soon.

Jean and Paul Pollard on 10 July 2013 13:58
Thank you very much for making the Spalding and East Elloe Classic Car Club so welcome on their latest social gathering. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it which made it very good value for money. Club members were bowled over by the location, thanks for letting us park the cars on the lawn, and your wonderful hospitality. I am sure many will return to enjoy your food and beer now that they know where you are! Thanks again for ensuring the evening was a success.
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Dave Hemsley on 14 July 2013 20:26
Two visits exceptional, food delightful hosts. The standard which others should be set against.l am now looking forward to the next opportunity to visit again. The Hemsleys
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Val, Graham, Pam & Sandra on 24 July 2013 11:48
Thank you for your lovely venue where we were able to celebrate 60 years of friendship with school pals. The garden & restaurant are a credit to all your team. Your hard work & organisation are to be greatly admired. Thank you for all your care and attention to detail and a special thank you to Ben & Russell for super cooking. Look forward to our next visit.
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Roy & Angela Mead on 17 August 2013 11:16
Another wonderful meal and evening. Our friends who joined us on Friday evening have not stopped talking about the experience. As usual Bruce,Lucy and the team made us very welcome, food was wonderful as usual, thank you Ben & Russell and we actually had Lucy "Dancing" at the table when taking our dessert order. "Don't change a thing you two" it makes it a pleasure to eat out. Looking forward to seeing you very soon.
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Bruce & Lucy on 22 September 2013 21:41

wendy twelves on 22 September 2013 17:05
wonderful meal for a coeliac. have sent report to coeliac uk . hope you don't mind but want to share experience with other coeliacs. many thanks
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Bruce & Lucy on 22 September 2013 21:40
HI Wendy, Thank you for the positive feedback. We try to tailor each visit to individual customer requirements as much as possible and it is great to know that it worked for you. We enjoyed sharing the families happy occasion. See you soon.

camilla and joe on 16 November 2013 13:56
Very enjoyable evening thanks to the excellent service and food . Bruce and Lucy are super hosts and make you feel very welcome !!!!!
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Jan and Martin Keeble on 02 January 2014 09:54
Visited again on Sunday 29th december for a wonderful Sunday lunch the Belly of pork was sublime.Bruce and Lucy are excellent friendly hosts,cannot fault anything.We are returning again for a steak this evening Thursday 2nd January with some friends,not telling to many people otherwise we may struggle for a table in future.Keep up the good work and enjoy your well deserved break
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Martin on 10 February 2014 09:20
Sunday lunch again yesterday took some more friends. Once again really enjoyed everything about it,but managed to avoid the sticky toffee pudding,for which my waistline was very grateful.Keep up the splendid work.Just what we have needed for years a really good village pub!!
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Roy & Angie Mead on 15 February 2014 07:40
Another wonderful evening with Lucy & Bruce. The Valentines menu was delicious and all credit must go to Chef's Lucy & Ben for a superb meal yet again. We are becoming regulars here and the nice thing is, however regular you are the, service, quality of meals and the pure friendliness just makes you want to keep coming back. Remain as you are Lucy & Bruce you are wonderful. Angela says a big thank you for the Rose Bruce,
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Marcus. Claire, Amanda and Carl on 09 March 2014 07:53
From the Merz and Pell clan, heard about the Black Horse from a friend through Facebook, not been here for about 17 years apart from delivering their post. Really friendly welcome from hosts almost as though you are in their private home. The meal and service was excellent and would recommend to everyone, on the other hand I don't want it that busy that we cannot get booked in again. But will be returning soon I am sure. Thanks to you all for a perfect meal.
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Clare & Ian on 11 May 2014 13:54
Hi Bruce & Lucy What can we say other than Yum Yum ,soon to be repeated! Pub atmosphere great ,food Excellent (Compliments to the Chef!) Well Done Bruce & Lucy
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Anita and Peter Toal on 28 May 2014 20:47
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Ray Jones on 31 May 2014 17:31
We have just returned from Saturday Lunch and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food and Hosts, Lucy and Bruce were Fantastic!. Will be back soon!. Linda, Kirsty, and Ray.
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Ray Jones on 02 June 2014 15:27
Recently had Sat Lunch and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food, service and Host`s Lucy and Bruce were Fantastic, we will be back soon!.
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Bruce & Lucy on 06 August 2014 22:28
Thank you for the feedback. We are never sure if people are aware we are open for lunch on Fridays and Saturdays and of course for Sunday lunches. We hope to see you again soon.

Jackie on 25 June 2014 11:52
Thank you Bruce and Lucy for going out of your way on the 7th June for making my husband's birthday really special. Nothing is too much trouble for this delightful pair of hosts. They run that extra mile to make you feel welcome, the food is glorious with a great menu to choose from. This was not our first visit and certainly will not be our last! A lovely little olde pub with a toasty snug for winter months. See you soon, Jackie and Mark.
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Bruce & Lucy on 25 June 2014 13:46
Thanks for such lovely feedback, it really is appreciated as we try to make everybody's visit individual to their needs.

Tim and Sue Graham on 11 July 2014 12:42
Passing through the area on a short holiday. What a find. The meal was fabulous. We will be back. We found the hosts and the other guests (it felt like that) extremely friendly.
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Bruce & Lucy on 06 August 2014 22:25
Thank you for such lovely feedback. Glad you have found somewhere near to your home and we wish you all the best settling in. See you soon.

Bruce & Lucy on 06 August 2014 22:26
Thanks Tim & Sue, when we moved here we never expected people to be passing through, so glad that you found us and had a enjoyable experience.

Susan Brooks on 03 August 2014 19:47
Four of us went to the Black Horse today for Sunday Lunch and from start to finish it was excellent. We were welcomed as soon as we arrived, service was great, the food outstanding and the cost very reasonable. We have just moved to the area and are pleased to have somewhere we will return to many times I'm sure.
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Bruce & Lucy on 14 October 2014 21:31
Hi Daisy, it was lovely to have you both here and thank you for taking the time to leave such great feedback. See you again soon.

Bruce & Lucy on 14 October 2014 21:32
Hi Susan, we are so pleased you had such a good time, we have been very happy since moving to the area ourselves and hope you settle well and of course look forward to welcoming you back.

Daisy on 16 August 2014 02:52
First time going to the black horse, very welcoming and attentive. Absolutely gorgeous food and at a good price. Would be definately going back soon.
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Susen Turner on 02 October 2014 17:37
Hello Bruce and Lucy, we had Sunday Lunch with you last weekend when we met up with our family. You made an excellent meeting place with the combination of the lovely food and superb service. We were very impressed by the welcome given to the dogs and it made such a difference to us that we were able to relax with them. I would also like to mention the waitress who was terrific and very efficient. We all (all 7 of us)were very impressed and look forward to a return visit next year for Easter. Many thanks to you, Susen & Michael Turner,
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Bruce & Lucy on 03 October 2014 12:30
Hi Susan, thank you for your lovely comments. We are all so glad you had a good time and look forward to seeing you again and I will make sure Jenny sees your comments.

Wendy & Carl on 15 October 2014 12:58
Just been in - fantastic smoked mackerel pate, superb belly pork. As for the beef parmigiana -well I'm speechless. Fantastic food, fantastic hospitality and surroundings. We'll be sure to spread the word and we'll be back - soon. Wendy & Carl, Quadring.
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Wendy & Carl Harrison, Quadring on 04 January 2015 19:50
Just been in for another superb Sunday lunch. This is our fourth meal at the Black Horse now and we would like to commend Bruce and Lucy and their staff on their consistency and excellence in being hosts, providers of quality and brilliantly cooked food and service second to none. By way, creme brûlee - we're hooked. Thank you once again and hope to see you soon.
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Bruce & Lucy on 05 January 2015 01:23
Hi Wendy & Carl, thank you for your two lovely reviews. It is a pleasure to have you here and we look forward to seeing you next time. I am so pleased to hear you use the word consistency as that is what we strive for most.

Brian & Beverley Potter on 31 January 2015 02:03
found you through friends also in Quadring ,John & Linda.Had agreat meal this Wednesday evening,great service .Will call again soon.
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Bruce & Lucy on 01 February 2015 01:15
Hi Brian & Beverley. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to seeing you again.

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John and Wendy Whitaker on 26 July 2015 18:37
Great Sunday lunch today 26/07/15 we have had with starters and puddings and you both were perfect hosts with a warm welcome and excellent service. The chef has done you proud and has done us a fantastic meal, please pass on our compliments. We collected our lost property from our last visit (sunglasses) and now at home in Heighington we are still full! but we still have half a bottle of wine to drink, so we will toast to you for continuing success in your business, cheers! and we will call again when we are in the area. Our best wishes to you all. John and Wendy.
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Jules on 14 August 2015 18:08
I can honestly say I had the best meal at The Black Horse last Friday I've had since having to live Gluten Free. Not only was the food utterly delicious, but the care and consideration with which it was prepared, was second to none. Also, for once I wasn't made to feel like a "difficult" customer; and to find people who were knowledgeable about my problem and could accommodate it with no fuss, was simply marvellous. I shall definitely be back, next time I'm visiting my sister in Gosberton. Thank you X
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Glyn and Mary on 23 August 2015 18:13
Thank you so much for such a warm welcome today,we had such a lovely meal with you today celebrating our thirteenth wedding anniversary.The food was amazing and such good valve,will be recommending it to friends and family and will be returning .
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Mary and Glyn on 24 August 2015 15:50
We had should a warm welcome when arriving at your pub to celebrate our wedding anniversary.The food was lovely and good valve for money and the service was excellent,will be recommending it to friends and look forward to seeing you again .and family
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Sue and Nick on 25 October 2015 18:10
Sunday lunch today with family. This place never fails to delight -great food, good value, fabulous hosts and friendly atmosphere. Clean and tidy too. Obvious that Bruce and Lucy really care about the customers - we will be back soon!
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Babs Chapman on 13 November 2015 21:18
Once again a lovely meal in lovely surroundings.Many thanks and see you soon
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Peter and Susan Frudd on 11 December 2015 21:43
Our first visit to the Black Horse today for a meal December 11th 2015 to celebrate our wedding anniversary...Wonderful the whole atmosphere was a sheer delight and such a warm and friendly welcome along with a most excellent meal. We will certainly be returning and telling our friends. A little gem. Thank you both....
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Barbara and andy Shephard on 28 March 2016 17:53
Thank you for a lovely meal with our family on my grandson Jamie's 9th birthday also big thank you to Bruce for the comic he gave Jamie you both made us so welcome and the food was great
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Robert Offer on 23 June 2016 07:03
Hello Bruce & Lucy Thank you very much for a wonderful evening, last evening. We always are delighted when we visit your restaurant and yesterday was no exception. Carole & I wanted somewhere to relax and enjoy dinner together on our 14th wedding anniversary and The Black Horse provided just that atmosphere along with your most excellent menu. Quality of food and attentive service along with your friendly atmosphere are second to none in the locality. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Sandra Taylor on 23 September 2016 14:54
Hello. Bruce and Lucy. Thank you for reserving us a table last Saturday. I would have been so disappointed if we had to book elsewhere..every time I visit, your hospitality is refreshing...lovely smiles and so efficient, great food, fresh vegetables and tasty meat. Wonderful desserts. Look forward to seeing you in Oct with local friends and American friends.. Love your logo of the Black Horse..
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Brass lady on 17 November 2016 19:15
Thank you for yet another great meal and a lovely warm welcome you are both very welcoming from the minute we step in the door thank you once again the brass lady
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Steve spencer on 09 June 2017 18:02
Best meal to be had in and around Spalding by a country mile.
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Pat and Keith Sanders on 23 June 2017 17:39
Thank you for a lovely Sunday lunch two weekends ago. It was our first visit to the Black Horse; our friends booked as they had been before. We were really impressed with the quality of the food (and the Prosecco!)More than that, there was a lovely atmosphere and such a warm welcome from you both. Look forward to visiting again on my birthday in September, and when friends visit in October.
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Paul & Racheal Glenn on 27 July 2017 12:55
We have eaten at The Black Horse several times and been extremely happy with the food, excellent quality! Bruce and Lucy are by far the best hosts you could wish for, so welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. Whenever we get visitors we like to take them there as we know its guaranteed A1 food and service. See you soon!
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Sally Ruttley on 04 April 2018 13:32
A friend took me for a belated birthday treat yesterday evening. The food was absolutely wonderful and the service attentive but not intrusive.Thank you for a memorable meal.
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