The Black Horse is perched on the edge of Minchinhampton Common and has stunning views from the rear of the pub across the Nailsworth Valley.

No, you’re not drunk!! A poor image of the Black Horse in Stroud Brewery Days.

The Black Horse was originally built as two weavers cottages.  The building has been a pub for over 250 years.  When Whitbread owned the Black Horse the original mullioned windows were removed and replaced with double glazing.

The regulars at the Black Horse celebrated New Years Eve (2008/9) with a ‘tropical island’ party. Landlady Sharyn O’Flynn organised the delivery of more than 45 tons of white sand, which was used to transform the bars and the outdoor marquee to a tropical island beach! A steel band provided entertainment.

The Black Horse was the Stroud Sub Branch of Gloucestershire CAMRA Pub of the Year 2008. Beers from the new Stroud Brewery in Thrupp are usually available.

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Licensing Details:

Rateable Value 1891: £14.10s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Beer and Cider

Owner in 1891: George Playne and Sons, Forwood Brewery, Minchinhampton

Rateable Value 1903:  £14.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Beer and Cider

Owner in 1903: Stroud Brewery

Closing time in 1903: 10 pm

CAMRA Good Beer Guide: Included in 1979-1983,1985-1986,1988,1990-1997,2010,2011

Landlords at the Black Horse include:

1891 Henry Cull.

1903 Richard Jones Roberts

1910 Henry Walker

1984 Ian Margetson

1993 Patrick O’Flynn

2001 Patrick and Tasmin O’Flynn

2003 Evert Abendanon (owner of the Black Horse since 1986), Wendy Lewis – Manager

2007 Andy Hemming

2008 Sharyn O’Flynn

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