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Your classic country pub in Chesham

‘Our Favourite Pub 2016’ winner as voted by YourChesham Magazine readers – The best place to enjoy a drink in Chesham!

What is a pub without great ale?

Lisa and the bar team have chosen some wonderful ales and lagers and are fantastical about keeping them in excellent condition.

We haven’t forgotten the wine drinkers…

Alison and Gita have happily taken on the ‘onerous’ task of being chief wine tasters!

SELECT A MENU:

- WINE LIST -

– WHITE WINES –

VIVANCO RIOJA MALVASIA BLANCO   SPAIN
Really fresh and invigorating with intense and elegant aromas of green apple, citrus fruits, pineapple and some floral hints.
175ml – £5.70   /   250ml – £7.80   /   Bottle – £25.00

THE OLD PRESS CHARDONNAY   AUSTRALIA
A juicy and sun-packed Australian white wine with peach and tropical fruit flavours.
175ml – £4.50   /   250ml – £6.20   /   Bottle – £18.50

LOROSCO SAUVIGNON BLANC   CHILE
A light, fresh wine with aromas and flavours of lemon and grapefruit, alongside more tropical fruit flavours of peach and melon.
175ml – £5.85   /   250ml – £7.75   /   Bottle – £22.00

KUDU PLAINS CHENIN BLANC   SOUTH AFRICA
Fresh citrus and peach flavours with zippy acidity and a refreshing finish.
175ml – £4.25   /   250ml – £5.90   /   Bottle – £17.50

LA MAGLIA PINOT GRIGIO   ITALY
A well-rounded wine with flavours of white fruits and delicate floral notes.
Dry and crisp with an elegant, light body.

175ml – £4.90   /   250ml – £6.50   /   Bottle – £19.50

VILLA DEI FIORI FIANO PUGLIA   ITALY
Herbal and fruity flavour with hints of yellow apple and peach.
175ml – £5.00   /   250ml – £7.10   /   Bottle – £20.00

*NEW* WAIPAPA BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC   NEW ZEALAND
Intense aromas of gooseberry, grapefruit and passion fruit, beautifully balanced with crisp aromatic flavours and hints of citrus. 
175ml – £4.90/   250ml – £7.20   /   Bottle – £20.50

– ROSE WINES –

LA SERRE ROSE DE SYRAH   REGIONAL FRANCE
Red and black fruits on the nose with floral fragrances. Fresh and smooth on the palate with a lingering finish.
175ml – £4.90   /   250ml – £6.90   /   Bottle – £19.50

PINOT GRIGIO BLUSH   ITALY
This wine is very easy-drinking with subtle red fruit flavours and a soft finish.
175ml – £4.50   /   250ml – £6.20   /   Bottle – £18.50

– RED WINES –

LES NUAGES TOURAINE PINOT NOIR LOIRE   FRANCE
A light yet intense red with great redcurrant and spice flavours with a smooth, fresh finish.
Bottle – £25.00

FRAPPATO NERELLO MASCALESE   ITALY
Aromas of jammy red fruits, summer herbs and a touch of violet. On the palate, it is rich and refreshing.
175ml – £5.80 / 250ml – £7.75 / Bottle – £23.50

LOROSCO RESERVA CABERNET SAUVIGNON   CHILE
Rich with aromas of ripe cassis and blackcurrant fruit on the nose with tobacco, cedar, and hints of minty eucalyptus and toasty spice. Smooth tannins and a fresh finish.
175ml
– £5.25 / 250ml – £7.25 / Bottle – £20.50

TILIA MALBEC ARGENTINA
This superb Malbec offers vibrant aromas of red cherry, ripe plum, blackberry and is a perfect match for meat.
175ml
– £5.85 / 250ml – £7.80 / Bottle – £25.00

LA SERRE SYRAH REGIONAL   FRANCE
Fresh and supple with black olive, cherry and a hint of chocolate.
175ml
– £5.10 / 250ml – £6.85 / Bottle – £21.00

LOROSCO RESERVA MERLOT   CHILE
Fruity aromas of blackberries and plums, intermingled with soft toasty notes and sweet vanilla. Medium-bodied, soft tannins and a pleasant finish.
175ml
– £4.80 / 250ml – £6.40 / Bottle – £19.00

– SPARKLING & CHAMPAGNE –

*NEW* PROSECCO DOC FRIZZANTE
Light, crisp and easy drinking.
Bottle – £19.95

PALMER & CO BRUT RESERVE NV CHAMPAGNE
A rich and wide aromatic palate of white fruits, pear, baked apple, apricot, subtle notes of honey, hazelnuts, dried currants and brioche.
Bottle – £24.50

PROSECCO DOC BEL STAR ITALY
Pears and lemons with a fresh mousse of fine bubbles.
Bottle – £24.50

BELSTAR CUVEE ROSE SPARKLING NV   ITALY
Red fruits, cherries, citrus fruits, elegantly floral.
125ml – £4.95 / Bottle – £24.50

*NEW* VINO SPUMANTE PROSECCO DOC
Delicate white stone fruit and lemon flavours and fine bubbles.
200ml Bottle – £7.75

125ml measures of our wines are also available by the glass.

DRAUGHT

On tap at the Black Horse

We pride ourselves on selecting great ales, lagers and cider for you to try. These are just a selection of what we have on at the moment…

Draught - On Tap at The Black Horse Inn, Chesham - Charlie Well's Triple Hoppped IPA

CHARLIE WELLS TRIPLE HOPPED IPA (CHARLES WELLS BREWERY)

Dive into flavours both old and new and take your taste buds on an adventure through time. Your journey begins in 1800s England where IPAs were pale in colour and brewed with Goldings – the original IPA hop. Then fast-forward to the New World and revel in the tropical aromatics of Australian Galaxy and American Simcoe. This moreish brew has a gentle malt character and minerality, with a pronounced hoppy fruitiness.
ABV: 5.2%

Draught - On Tap at The Black Horse Inn, Chesham - Young's London Stout

YOUNG’S LONDON STOUT (CHARLES WELLS BREWERY)

A traditionally crafted Stout with a contemporary London feel. Stout is often thought of as an Irish drink but many would argue its true roots are in middle class 18th century London. William Hogarth, the great English painter and satirist, depicted alcoholic spirits (such as gin) as the ruin of health and society, and beers (like stout) as the healthy alternative! For the discerning drinker who knows that Young’s beers are best in class for taste and quality, this rich dark brew is synonymous with the history of London itself and quite different from the more ubiquitous beers sold under the stout genre!
ABV: 4.3%

Draught - On Tap at The Black Horse Inn, Chesham - Estrella Damm

ESTRELLA DAMM

Loving work and having an eye for every detail is Estrella Damm’s formula. Brewed according to the original 1876 recipe. Estrella Damm has been recognised on numerous occasions with prestigious prizes awarded in Vienna 1904, London 1905, Munich 1906, Paris 1964 and at The World Beer Championship Australia 1998 and The World Beer Championship Chicago 2004.
ABV: 4.6%

Draught - On Tap at The Black Horse Inn, Chesham - Wells Bombardier

WELLS BOMBARDIER (CHARLES WELLS BREWERY)

Loaded with distinct English brilliance, Bombardier is the very epitome of impeccable taste and great character and the full-bodied nectar is a lingering reward – English, ever reliable and damned tasty!  Brewed with naturally accredited mineral water, Bombardier has a rich, tempting aroma of peppery hops and raisins, while the palate is dominated by more dark fruit, juicy malt and tangy hops. Bang On!  The copper hued delicacy of Bedford. Bombardier… Bedford’s finest. Huzzah!
ABV: 4.1%

Draught - On Tap at The Black Horse Inn, Chesham - Wells Bombardier Burning Gold

BOMBARDIER BURNING GOLD (CHARLES WELLS BREWERY)

Bombardier Burning Gold is one of two sister beers of Wells Bombardier. Inspired by the words of William Blake’s ‘Jerusalem’, Wells Bombardier Burning Gold is a tribute to all that is celebrated in English beer. Brewed with the same passion for excellence as the original, Burning Gold is a refreshing golden beer which is enjoyed by ale and lager drinkers.
ABV: 4.1%

Draught - On Tap at The Black Horse Inn, Chesham - Erdinger Weissbier

ERDINGER WEISSBIER

The premium wheat beer for those who love unforgettable good flavour. Erdinger Weissbier ‘with fine yeast’ is brewed according to a traditional recipe and in strict accordance with the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516. Only the finest ingredients are used. Even today, the beer is still bottle-fermented in the traditional wat: it takes three to four weeks for Erdinger Weissbier ‘with fine yeast’ to mature. Incomparable flavour – the classic among wheat beers!
ABV: 5.3%

Draught - On Tap at The Black Horse Inn, Chesham - Wells Eagle IPA

WELLS EAGLE IPA (CHARLES WELLS BREWERY)

Water is the most important ingredient in beer – and Wells Eagle has an enviable advantage over other beers because it is brewed with pure, natural mineral water from the brewery’s very own well. In addition to this, Wells Eagle uses 100% farm assured barley and has received the coveted ‘Red Tractor’ mark of accreditation.
ABV: 3.6%

Draught - On Tap at The Black Horse Inn, Chesham - Courage Directors

COURAGE DIRECTORS (CHARLES WELLS BREWERY)

This premium cask ale has a strong following throughout the country. Courage Directors was originally brewed exclusively for the Directors of the Alton brewery, but following public demand, the beer was made available to the public.  It is genuine premium beer, pale brown in appearance with a deep rich taste.
ABV: 4.8%

Draught - On Tap at The Black Horse Inn, Chesham - Aspall Cyder

ASPALL CYDER

Premium medium/dry cyder. Fruity, spicy and lip smackingly good!  British Bottlers’ Institute 2011 (gold), International Cider Challenge 2014 (silver), Cool Brand 2014/5 .
ABV: 5.5%

Draught - On Tap at The Black Horse Inn, Chesham - Beck's Vier

BECK’S VIER

Beck’s is a genuine German import pilsner which was born as an export beer (first shipment to the East Indies in 1875). Today Beck’s is enjoyed in over 120 countries, with a truly international reputation.Full of character and internationally recognized by it’s pure, crisp and fresh pilsner taste.
ABV: 4.0%

Draught - On Tap at The Black Horse Inn, Chesham - Sundial Golden Ale (Haresfoot Brewery)

SUNDIAL GOLDEN ALE (HARESFOOT BREWERY)

Sundial is a refreshingly light golden ale comprising of English pale malts, early hopped with American cascade hops complemented by a generous late hopping of German Tettnang accentuating an undercurrent of exotic fruits. There is a sundial in St peter’s rectory that marks the spot of the William Cowper’s well.
ABV: 3.8%

Draught - On Tap at The Black Horse Inn, Chesham - Wildboy Exotic Pale Ale (Haresfoot Brewery)

WILDBOY EXOTIC PALE ALE (HARESTOOT BREWERY)

Wild boy has superb character derived from wonderful Wakatu and Waimea kiwi hops generating plenty of floral and citric hop aromas. Wild boy is smooth malt and vanilla giving way to long bitter-sweet notes.  Wild boy is named after Peter the wild boy, a feral child who lived on nuts and berries and spent his adult years in Berkhamsted.
ABV: 3.7%

Draught - On Tap at The Black Horse Inn, Chesham - Lock Keepers Launch Ale (Haresfoot Brewery)

WILDBOY EXOTIC PALE ALE (HARESTOOT BREWERY)

Lock keeper’s is a delicate balance of English challenger and Goldings hops adding full flavour and aroma to our rich mix of pale, crystal, and chocolate malted barley.  Haresfoot brewery is located at lock 51 on the grand union canal and the last brewery in Berkhamsted was called Locke & Smith.
ABV: 3.9%

Draught - On Tap at The Black Horse Inn, Chesham - Somer Gold

SOMER GOLD CIDER (MILLWHITES CIDER)

Love cider? Fed up with mass produced apple pop? Been looking for an easy drinking, proper cider to fill the void? Stop searching! Millwhites Somer Gold is the cider to satisfy your fix. Bright, smooth and overflowing with a true taste of Somerset. No more questions, just Somer Gold answers, sip after sip.
ABV: 5%

Draught - On Tap at The Black Horse Inn, Chesham - Original Scrumpy Cider

ORIGINAL SCRUMPY CIDER (MILLWHITES CIDER)

Traditional golden cider made from 100% pressed juice from cider apples harvested across the West Country. Packed with flavour, this is the type of cider I remember watching my father and grandfather make every autumn on their farm in Devon. Back then cider making was kept as simple as possible so we felt no reason to complicate the matter with this proper cider.
ABV: 6.5%

– C O C K T A I L S –

LONDON CUP

Sipsmith London Cup gin infused with Earl Grey tea,
borage, lemon verbena & lemonade

by the GLASS – £5.75by the CARAFE – £16.25

MOJITO

Bacardi rum, brown sugar, mint leaves & lime
by the GLASS – £6.25by the JUG – £22.00

– C O C K T A I L S –

LONDON CUP

Sipsmith London Cup gin infused with Earl Grey tea,
borage, lemon verbena & lemonade

by the GLASS – £5.75
by the CARAFE – £16.25

MOJITO

Bacardi rum, brown sugar, mint leaves & lime
by the GLASS – £6.25
by the JUG – £22.00

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