Tag Archives: Black Horse

Crime Prevention and Saving the Black Horse

Pub Quiz and various midweek news items

Great news – The Black Horse is having its very first Pub Quiz. It will be held on Wednesday 9th September 2009 starting at 7:00pm, 5 members per team. The winner will take away 2 bottles of their house Merlot/Chardonnay or Rosé.

There may be disruptions to post later this week – there is a 24 hour all out strike within the Mail Centre on Clifton Road Cambridge on Thursday. Morning deliveries will not be affected on Thursday, but their may be a reduced amount of mail on Friday. The strike commences on Thursday 18th September at 6am until Friday 19th September at 6am.  

The agenda for the next Parish Council Meeting has been posted on their Site.

For village bibliophiles, further progress is being made with the new Central Library in Cambridge – as you can see from the photo below the wooden hoarding has been removed from the library entrance on the first floor of the Grand Arcade.

Entrance to the new Lion Yard Library

Entrance to the new Lion Yard Library

Eating at the Black Horse

Tonight my partner and I tried out the food at the newly opened Black Horse pub in Dry Drayton.

The Milton ale was excellent.

We were given a very pleasant welcome by the new team and a discreet table for two just off the main bar area. A good range of food was on offer – we went for the chicken and smoked haddock dishes, not quite knowing what to expect. The food was served promptly and was beautifully presented. It tasted as good as it looked, and both our dishes were full of flavour, perfectly cooked and absolutely first class. Portions were a good size for real cuisine, leaving us with room only to share a sweet. The creme brulee was served with fresh fruit and cream, again looking and tasting delicious. 

The new team have clearly taken on an excellent chef. Our advice – visit soon. In a few weeks when word gets around about Dry Drayton having a gastropub and what is on offer here, you will only be able to get a table by booking up well in advance. We couldn’t recommend a better village pub for an evening meal. Brilliant.