While I love British pubs typically I don't usually have too many high expectations, but at the Dark Horse I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food, the fish and chips a standard british staples at most pubs can endup greasy, heavy and cafeteria like but here they were not. Our appetizer of calamari had a delicate cornmeal crust on it-and not greasy or heavy-actually very delicate, and the accompanying sauce was delicious. Our fish and chips had a lovely crispy batter and and the fish was moist and flaky and the tartar sauce was unique and savory. We had started our meal with a few pints, a Strongbow Cider-nicely chilled and fresh as a dewy meadow, and my hubby says his tap pint of Guiness-was served perfectly not too warm, too cold, or from a can, was one of the better ones hes had. When finished I told my husband I wanted to go get a shot at Bump some red drink I couldn't remember the name of, so I asked the waitress and she tried to think of what it could be, she said she could make it or I could look it up in her Bartender Black Book-she handed me the book...How cool is that? so needless to say we stayed there, I had a Swedish Fish and he had an Irish Carbomb and we just sat there stunned at how often the smallest but most taken for granted details are overlooked in the most typically mundane of all restaurants -the classic british pub- but The Black Horse seemingly sets a higher standard than those of its neighbors and is our new favorite wind-down restaurant, it is really a gem.