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Black Horse, The

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Black Horse, TheBlack Horse, The

Type: Bar, Eatery

2180 N. Reading Road (Rt. 272)
Denver, Pennsylvania, 17517
United States

(717) 336-6555 | map

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Photo of miskatonic
4.2/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

We stayed at this restaurant/tavern and inn on a recent visit to Stoudt's brewery, and though I can't speak for the food, we greatly enjoyed the cozy little Tavern and it's very impressive dedication to locally produced beers. I agree that the listage of 'nearly 100' bottled beer choices, which they advertise on their web site doesn't jibe with my memory, the seven all-local, all (save for Yuengling) micro brewed beers on draught made a very good impression on me. If you are planning a trip to Stoudt's Brewery and the Black Angus restaurant, which I highly recommend then I also encourage you to look into staying at the Black Horse, and enjoying both their clean, reasonably priced motel rooms, their warm hospitality and their cozy well stocked tavern which is easily within staggering distance of the nearby motel.

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Photo of Phatz
4.08/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

It is quite a bit pricey and formal; but the dining experience is excellent. The Menu features exotic items like "Filet of Farm Raised Ostrich" for $26 and "Rack of New Zealand Lamb" for $36. The not surprising are Crab Cakes for $34 Veal for $28 Then "Oven Roasted Brest Of Long Island Duckling" for $25 etc.
I recommend the Shrimp Skewers for appetizer $9 and the Crab Cake sandwich for Lunch entree $12. I did not try the Ostrich.
They boast: "Nearly 500 spirits grace the back bar, including numerous rare and one-of-a-kind items. Over 125 different wines rest in our cellars. We have the right vintage to complement your meal. Upwards of 20 Wines by the glass are also offered" but as

for beer, they say on the website:
"Nearly 100 of the finest examples of the brewer’s art from six continents are cold and ready. Since availability is sometimes problematical and since we are always learning about new brews, our bottled beer selection is continually evolving. We also feature six regional draft beers including Pennsylvania’s ubiquitous Yuengling Lager and a stable selection of exceptionally well-crafted micro-brews. A descriptive list of our draft beers is available. An inventory of popular brands is offered in bottles for the less adventuresome."

I found this to seem like a bit of an exaggeration by my observation but the selection *was* decent. All local micros I can get at the store or imports or nationally available types though, still to have seven micros on tap is a noteworthy accomplishment for any establishment in the area. I would not go for the beer alone, I would go for the food (for a formal occasion) and find that they *do* carry Stoudt's and Weyerbacher and more, as well as many of the beers you would expect.

Hope this is helpful.

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Black Horse, The in Denver, PA
Place rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 2 ratings
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