the Black Horse in Woburn

Peach is a collection of really great pubs, mainly in market towns in the heart of England. We serve good quality, fresh, honest food in relaxed, welcoming environments. Always with a kind word and a sense of fun.

Since then we have added pubs ancient and modern, neighbourhood locals and country destinations, simple bedrooms and a chic boutique hotel, cocktails, grand gins and ever-improving coffee. Today we have twenty pubs in lovely towns and villages – and an undimmed devotion to Making life Peachy. We always been passionate about giving back and as we’ve developed and grown over the years, our ability and motivation to make the world a little better, a little peachier, has grown with us. The Bigger Peach shows our efforts to improve communities, equality in the workplace and the future sustainability of our world.

The Black Horse offers a blend of traditional and modern – exposed beams, cosy décor and a modern “best of British” menu teamed with an exciting and varied wine list and real ales. You can be assured of a warm welcome and great dining experience every time.

Our Gastropub is open every day from 11am for coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, drinks and dinner. We take huge pride in serving the best ingredients we can find, from ethical producers, freshly prepared by our chefs. Whether you pop in for a pint, a business lunch or a special dinner, we promise you a friendly welcome. All day long.

We are really easy to find us by car. We are in the centre of Woburn village just by the pelican crossing near Woburn Safari Park. There is also Woburn Abbey and Gardens, Go Ape and the Woburn Golf Club nearby.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Scott, Roger & the team


Food and Drink

Summer’s here – time for beautiful British soft fruit, and the best green vegetables, tomatoes and salads. Cornish lamb and day-boat fish are plentiful and delicious now – and look out for native lobsters in our specials.

We always serve the good stuff. It’s one of our most dearly-held values. We only serve what we want to eat and drink ourselves. Our Head Chef and his skilled brigade devise our seasonal menus and our specials change daily. As well as celebrating our increasingly-vibrant British food culture, the focus on seasonal ingredients means we buy the best stuff when it’s at the best price. This way we keep prices sensible even though we’re buying top-quality ingredients.

All our meat is British and of the highest quality, from Aubrey Allen; an eighty year-old Warwickshire butcher suppling many of Britain’s finest restaurants as well as holding The Queen’s Royal Warrant. Our steaks are from Britain’s finest (increasingly rare) beef herds, 28-day dry-aged for stupendous flavour. Our Cotswold White chickens are free-range, as are our eggs and pork. Our lamb is Cornish. Our fish is native where possible, and we follow the ever-changing advice on sustainability.

We don’t have a children’s menu, because we think they should eat food that’s as good as yours. Our chefs are happy to make smaller portions or simplified versions of anything on our menu.

We love being a real pub as well as a great Gastropub. With Continental beers and lagers including Peroni and Estrella, and we are serious about our spirits too. Tanqueray Gin and Ketel One Vodka are our current favourites for pouring. Or try the range of premium gins, vodkas and aperitifs from our drinks list.


Scott Oakley, General Manager

Scott’s career in hospitality started at school, working for a well known fast food chain whilst studying art and design. Following this stint, he decided that he loved the industry and felt the idea of being active rather than sitting behind a desk. He continued to sail through the casual dining sector at some big names such as; Pizza Hut, Turtle Bay and Byron before finally landing at our door. With his wealth of experience, we’re super excited to have him in The Black Horse kitchen. When he’s not charming regulars with his Bristolian accent, Scott enjoys illustrating comic book art and is a big fan of football. Being from the West Country, Scott enjoys a hearty meal and a cold pint of cider.So why not come to Woburn, pop into the pub and say “alright me luvver” in your best Bristolian accent to Scott.


Frazer Sutherland, Partner

Frazer always wanted to be in hospitality since ‘year dot’. Dabbling in domestic science at school only fuelled his passion and catering college sealed his fate. He loved working at The Summit in Sydney and cruising round the Caribbean. Back in London, he clubbed it at The Green Room, now Chinawhite, before moving to Harvey Nicks Fifth Floor. Heights must have suited Frazer because his next job was at The Oxo Tower, when the brasserie with the bird’s eye view of London was really flying. Since becoming a partner in Peach in 2008, Frazer has looked after many of our pubs including, The Thatch, The James Figg, The Swan and The Embankment.