WHOLESOME, homemade food is on offer at The Black Horse in Great Missenden and at a good price too.

You will find the pub just outside the pretty village, made famous by Roald Dahl, and it has a nice country pub feel.

There are regulars drinking at the bar which is at the centre of the pub with wooden beams adorning the ceiling, black horse wallpaper and tartan chairs.

It has a homely feel and as we settled down to peruse the menu we were welcomed by the friendly staff.

Jo Smith and partner Piers Roscoe have been running the pub for more than two years.

There is a set menu on offer with two courses for £11.50 and three for £14.50, and there is also the regular a la carte menu, a lunchtime offering and they do Sunday roasts.

For starters I went for the bubble and squeak with smoked bacon, a poached egg and homemade hollandaise sauce (£5.95).

The slightly smoked bacon was crispy and the egg perfectly cooked, so when I pushed my knife into the yolk it cascaded satisfyingly over the crushed potato and cabbage.

The hollandaise was light and creamy and as an added extra there was herb infused oil around the edge.

My friend had the wild mushroom and lemon thyme tartlet served with rocket salad (£5.95).

The shortcrust pastry was perfect and would surely get full marks from Mary Berry on the Great British Bake Off.

It was light, buttery and crisp and filled with a very moreish filling of thinly sliced mushrooms, onions and a creamy and zesty sauce. It was brimming with flavour and served with a dressed salad.

Other starters include a homemade soup, bruschetta, goat's cheese and chicken liver parfait.

Tuna steak with a pea risotto and lemon salsa from the set menu, was my choice for the main course.

The large piece of tuna was pan seared and served rare and was cooked extremely well.

The pea risotto was rich and luxurious with a zesty tang.

My friend opted for the beer battered catch of the day with house tartar, garden peas and hand cup chips (£9.95).

The white fish was well cooked in a crispy, light batter and the chips were large, chunky and with their skins still on.

The homemade tartar sauce was delicious.

Other main course options include a burger, Caesar salad, ribeye steak and a goat's cheese tarte tatin.

I just managed to squeeze in a delightful dessert of a homemade rich chocolate cake with chocolate sauce (£5.25).

The chocolate cake was moist with a light texture and I was thoroughly impressed.

I could have done with a touch more chocolate sauce, which was rich and moreish, and with the creamy vanilla ice cream it was a great end to an already satisfying meal.

The Black Horse is a really friendly pub with good, home cooked and affordable food.

Go to www.blackhorsegreatmissenden.com