The Blackford Inn is an unassuming building on Stirling Street in Blackford. Now the only public house open in the town it has risen to the challenge and is becoming a community hub.
Serving food at selected times and holding different events over the months things are definitely different from a few years ago.
Deciding that it was time to find out just what had happened since I was last there, I swung by on Friday for something to eat as I was delivering the print editions of Lang Toon Times.
Although the Inn was quiet when I arrived, there was evidence of what would appear to have been a pretty busy lunch time. The menu is small but effective and I couldn’t resist the steak baguette with onion, mushroom and pepper.
As I waited for lunch I got chatting to owner Paul who offered to show me round to see the full extent of what is available. With a small private room for meetings or parties, a pool table in it’s own area and a newly refurbished area out the back of the property where barbeques and other outdoor events can take place the Blackford Inn is definitely bigger on the inside.
By the time I had wandered round what is definitely the TARDIS of local hostelries a lovely lady called Nan had brought out my baguette which was well filled with steak and veg as well as a small pot of coleslaw.
That night there was a quiz night and if you keep an eye on their Facebook page you will see when they are doing a Sunday Carvery, something I will most definitely be attending at the next opportunity.
The Blackford Inn may not be obvious to those who don’t know it’s there but for those who do it is becoming more and more a part of the Blackford community. For those who don’t, it is definitely worth a visit, just make sure if you are looking for food you visit at these times –
Food Served at selected times as follows;
Monday- Lunch only, 12noon -4pm
Tuesday – No Food Served
Wednesday- Lunch only, 12noon -4pm
Friday -12noon – 8pm
Saturday -12noon – 8pm
Sunday – 12noon-4pm