Black Horse Pub

Pub / Sports Bar
Black Horse Pub Dusty trophies and vintage football jerseys adorn the brick and stone walls of Black Horse, a popular English pub in El Born where a convivial crowd of British expats, rowdy Spaniards, and a smattering of dehydrated wanderers... Barcelona Spain 41.3866245 2.1813649
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Black Horse Pub - Pub | Sports Bar in Barcelona.
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Party Earth Review Dusty trophies and vintage football jerseys adorn the brick and stone walls of Black Horse, a popular English pub in El Born where a convivial crowd of British expats, rowdy Spaniards, and a smattering of dehydrated wanderers... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–Th 6pm–2am, F 6pm–3am, Sa 1pm–3am, Su 1pm–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Black Horse Pub Review

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Dusty trophies and vintage football jerseys adorn the brick and stone walls of Black Horse, a popular English pub in El Born where a convivial crowd of British expats, rowdy Spaniards, and a smattering of dehydrated wanderers...

Dusty trophies and vintage football jerseys adorn the brick and stone walls of Black Horse, a popular English pub in El Born where a convivial crowd of British expats, rowdy Spaniards, and a smattering of dehydrated wanderers indulge in pints and friendly chatter.

Known as one of the best British/Irish pubs in the city, the place really packs in the crowds on the weekends and for any FC Barcelona or British football match.

Despite its four rooms, the pub is anything but spacious, so patrons in search of televised sports are advised to arrive early if they want an unimpeded view of one of the big screens.

The best seats are in the small middle and back rooms and are quickly filled with boisterous local fans on game day, while a more international group props up the bar and strains for a view between pints.

Darts, ales on tap, and quiz nights on Sundays offer a genuine slice of England, but rather than warm their cockles beside a roaring fire, most of the Black Horse’s patrons don their sunglasses on the sun-soaked terrace outside – a perfect combination of English hospitality and Spanish weather.

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Tip from Lucas:

The pub can feel a bit dark and gloomy, but the outdoor terrace provides a great place to chill out with a beer and watch the action on the tree-lined Carrer d’Allada Vermell. Perfect on a sunny late afternoon.

  • Crowd

    Friendly expats and Spaniards keen to practice their English, mid-20s to 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    All major European sports televised, including football, rugby, golf, and Formula 1, as well as every FC Barcelona match. Pub quiz on Sunday evenings.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Chips and nuts.

  • Prices

    Beer €3.80+, cider €5.50, mixed drinks €6+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Great atmosphere during major sports events and a good, busy crowd all week long.

Black Horse Pub User Reviews

Average rating:
Black Horse Pub, Barcelona
David U. Mar 25, 2013
Great spot for a lazy Sunday pint, fun filled and relaxed pub quiz or, in summer, a cooling cider outside on what happens to be one of Barcelona´s nicest paseos or walkways, Carrer de l'Allada-Vermell. Cozy, friendly, and great location. Highly recommend! http://www.bestofbcn.com/bar/black-horse-pub
A Cozy Pub for English Comfort and New Friends
Nathalie H. Mar 4, 2013
Admittedly, there are times while being abroad that English-speaking individuals just want a taste of home. The Black Horse Pub can provide this and more, as a great pub off the beaten path that isn't one of the blatant, tourist-y pubs that are advertised along Las Ramblas. As cozy and comfortable as a pub can get, it has great priced drinks and a friendly atmosphere. There is a great amount of diversity here too, with a variety of visitors from other countries and locals all sharing their stories around some pints. On a Friday night, its a convenient place to also make friends with fellow ex-pats and debate over who should have won that last football game. The staff are friendly and fun, and are willing to give you advice on must-see's in Barcelona and Spain itself. With four different rooms, darts, a Playstation system, an outdoor terrace for warm nights, and live music on Friday's, this pub is a must-see for both new visitors to Barcelona and those who want to give their traveler's wisdom to the newbies. Ideal to watch some football, drink a few pints, and make new friends at a place that feels like you're in England with the great social attitude of the Spanish.
Pretty good English pub
Jody P. Dec 12, 2012
As an american ex-pat here in Barcelona, sometimes it is nice to hit up a place where you know you'll find other English speaking people. There are a handful of english and irish pubs around the city and this one is just as good as any. It has a dusty, old-world kind of feel on the inside and the crowd is a mix of UK partiers, tourists, and locals. It gets really packed if there is a football game on, but I guess that is true for any bar in Barcelona when FCB is playing. This is not the kind of place you make your destination, but it is a fun place to hang out.
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