Finally, real British football with real British food

The Brooklyn Paper

Plenty of bars show European football matches, but at the long-awaited Black Horse Pub in Park Slope, you can watch Manchester United live while eating fried eggs, Irish bacon, black pudding, sausage, baked beans, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, and fried toast — and wash it down with a spot of tea or a pint of Guinness.

“To get a man out here and watch football at 10 in the morning, you need the full English breakfast,” said Brian McNally, the co-owner of the Black Horse Pub. “This isn’t just for Brits, but for the entire neighborhood.”

And if you miss the morning football, there’s also a Sunday afternoon roast — a big beef seasoned with thyme, rosemary, and sage, and surrounded with brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, and Yorkshire pudding.

“It makes us feel like we’re at home eating Ma’s roast on a Sunday,” said David Sheeran, president of the Barnstonworth Rovers, a Manhattan football club, who was drinking and eating with his teammates on a recent Sunday.

Mick Baldwin, co-owner and head chef, said that Sheeran had perfectly captured the goal of this Cockney castle.

“We are a neighborhood bar, serving residents some good comfort food, and everyone’s a winner, you know what I mean, mate?” he said.

The Black Horse Pub [568 Fifth Ave. at 16th Street in Park Slope, (718) 788-1975].

Reader Feedback

gimme from aroundtheway says:
yes, finally
Nov. 16, 2009, 10:21 am
Curtis from Prospect Heights says:
Totally gross! yuck yuck. Why import food from a country with no food culture whatsoever? It really makes no sense. Who wants to eat that over-boiled and tasteless garbage?
Nov. 16, 2009, 10:57 am
wydo from Greenpoint says:
No. 2 poster - thats like saying American food culture is hamburgers and donuts. get with it.
Nov. 16, 2009, 12:28 pm
Adrian from Chelsea says:
Curtis is an idiot of course ..but that roast needs more gravy and some horseradish suace.
Nov. 16, 2009, 5 pm
Curtis from Prospect Heights says:
@wydo - just take a look at the plate in the photo accompanying the article . bland and over cooked, probably a bit to fatty. And are you reallya rguing that either the US or England has a rich food culture? maybe in the anglo-american world you could delude yourself that this was possible, but anywhere else you'd be laughed at (and rightly so)

@Adrian - yes, put something on it to cover up how poorly cooked and tasteless it is.
Nov. 18, 2009, 3:48 am
Kasey from Park Slope says:
I had dinner at the Black Horse last night and it was amazing!! I had the veggie roast, with plenty of gravy, delicious mashed potatoes and super tasty stuffing. The Yorkshire pudding? Magnificent!

Curtis - you should perhaps try the food before you start slamming it. You can never tell how something tastes just from a picture. And learn how to spell.
Nov. 23, 2009, 11:42 am
Terry from Park Slope says:
there's a long wait at the bar if your not a girl, and the poor and confused servers makes for a frustrating dining experience.

it's just another long in length, dark wooded irish bar…

come on, use your imagination when designing these bars, i'm sure it's the same bloke who does them all…

yawn.

Terry Chelsea FC
Nov. 30, 2009, 2:09 pm

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