DBIA Featured Post: The Black Horse Pub


Peterborough is well known as a city that has a pub for just about everyone. So opening new in the downtown core can be a chore when looking to carve out a niche. When Ray Kapoor opened The Black Horse Pub in August 2005, he knew exactly what he was aiming for. He wanted to see a British style establishment that has a specialized curry flare to capture his background.

That idea worked right away and has made the Black Horse a go-to destination for pub lovers in our community since then.

While the pub is geared towards a middle aged and up crowd, it caters to everyone with its extensive menu and music. With a great music stage set up towards the front of the spacious setting, the pub offers live local music 7 days a week, making it an entertainment hot spot!

Celebrating its anniversary on August 25th with a big party planned, the Black Horse plans to mark both its history and the loyal customers that have become like family.


Located at 452 George St N., the pub is a little out of the way from the rest of many establishments in downtown, but Ray enjoys that. He knows that when people come, it's not because they've stumbled upon it but because they're looking for it.

With its large menu of locally sourced food that is all made in house and its unlimited drink menu, the Black Horse has become a bit of a magnet. Known for its curry dishes and house favorite Steak and Kidney Pie, people don't just come for a drink but for a feast as well.

The Pub is open 364 days a year and opens at 11 a.m. daily. It proudly celebrates St Patrick's Day and Canada Day, with special events and music keeping locals always in mind.

Ray and his staff are happy to support local business and charities, while also showing off an extensive art collection. The famous Roy Studio Collection is featured on many of its walls while well known local artist George Elliott (note: the father of the author of this post) also has his work displayed.

If you're looking for a quick bite to eat, or a good old fashioned night on the town with entertainment and food all in one establishment, then the Black Horse Pub is what you're looking for!

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For more on The Black Horse Pub (452 George St. N.), go to:

Website: Blackhorsepub.ca

For more on Downtown Peterborough and the Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA), click here.

By Aaron Elliott

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