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£8 - £17
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 18 March 2024

Decided to try this pub for Sunday dinner with my nephew and friend as was dog friendly. However the food was awful. The toast potatoes were old and stale. The chicken was chewy, gravy was like water and carrots were practically raw and everyhing was...luke warm. I did complain and they said sorry it wasn't to your taste and just refunded by nephews plate of food. We paid £14 a plate...was not impressed and definitely won't go back unfortunatelyMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 29 February 2024

We walked in without reservations and luckily they seated us. Great atmosphere on a weekday, just the old building alone. Soup was good, and dinner pie was good. Nothing bad about this place. I recommend.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

Booked the function room, for my daughter’s special birthday. Staff extremely helpful and communication good beforehand and on the night, where they really helped to make sure everything went smoothly. Thank you so much. Lovely food & thank you also for catering for guests who...could only eat gluten free. The function room is an amazing venue for a party - absolutely perfect for us and would very highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023 via mobile

Family Sunday roast , fantastic food in a great atmosphere the chef is a real credit to this destination which has plenty of charm. Amazing roast dinner .. will come again .

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023 via mobile

First ever visit to the Black Bull in Godmanchester which sits on the main road a couple of minutes from Huntington ring road. Outside looks clean and tidy and quite welcoming but unfortunately inside we were welcome by the dreaded vocal group all hanging round...the bar which I’m led to believe included staff or management. Anyway we found a seat which there were plenty to choose from evidently everyone were outside in the garden area. Menus supplied and drinks orders taken we decided on the Sunday roast which when arrived was a decent sized portion and also looked like it included a dollop of ratatouille? We followed up with more drinks and some lovely desserts and the waitress did get round to explaining how busy the outside area was and apologised for the wait inside. Overall experience pleasant but about average and probably wouldn’t rush back there.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 7 July 2023

The Black Bull is Back and looking like it did 30 years ago when it was by far the most popular pub in Godmanchester! Gone are the horrible cafeteria style tables and back are the cosy leather sofas around an open fireplace. Tried the beer,...which was good. Now that the pub looks great inside and out, looking forward to trying their food!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 May 2023 via mobile

Disappointed. We’d had an excellent meal here a year ago while passing through. It was an excellent pub with a great selection of beers, nice staff and great plentiful food. So we decided to stop again this year. What a difference a year makes…… I’m...not sure if it’s changed hands but the food was average and the beer selection down to one real ale. It’s a shame because in this latest experience we may not be back.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 12 May 2023 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch at the Black Bull today. Sharing Mediterranean Platter and homemade fish finger Sarnie. Prior to this, I wasn't keen to eat at the Bull, the food just wasn't nice, in my opinion. But, that has changed. Will definitely be back. If...I had to change one little thing? I would have flatbread with the platter instead of bread. But that's all. The staff are wonderful. It's a really friendly pub.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 12 April 2023 via mobile

Called into Black bull for a drink, acoustic band playing, great atmosphere! Stayed a lot longer than expected. Lovely to see so many local families enjoying the music.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 11 April 2023

Spent a lovely Easter Sunday afternoon enjoying a free post-lunch unplugged music session - all very chilled and it was great to see the pub full of both old and new faces doing the same whilst sipping some most pleasant ales, well-kept as always. Good...job everyone, hope you repeat soon.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 11 April 2023

Easter Sunday, what a day ! Booked a table for lunch. Staff were very welcoming and accommodating to us a family of 5. Menu for food choice was good especially for 2 fussy eaters in the family. All the food was demolished and even had...room for pudding again no compliants there. Was very happy with the service that you provided us. The music topped off the afternoon. Will definitely be back soon.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 11 April 2023

Fantastic Sunday Lunch followed by a great band (which we didnt expect). The place was busy but they servers made sure that our food came out before the kitchen closed (earlier than usual because of the band). Great food followed up by some top tunes...and a great atmosphere. Well worth watching out for these events at this pub as its a great all round experience. We will definitely be backMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 9 April 2023

We met family at the pub at 2pm on a Sunday, for dinner and drinks. The first member of staff we spoke to barked at us that we needed to hurry up and order food as the kitchen was closing. Despite the pub accepting us...for a food table at 2pm. We then attempted to order food, but 90% of the menu was unavailable. 1/4 of our party ended up with no food, as there was nothing for them to eat. Unless of course you wanted a Turkey dinner, there was nothing else. Seriously overpriced food at £13 for a roast dinner - Similar quality to what you would find in a supermarket cafe for £5. The tables are all crammed together, barely enough space to sit down at a table. It feels like a school hall, absolutely not a gastro pub. Finally, the staff were just rude. Never have I been to a pub where it is so apparent that you are not welcome. Avoid this place like the plague, get yourself a meal deal from Budgens. AWFUL.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 6 April 2023

I like to support independent businesses, but this was not a good move for me. The room was clean. The bed was comfy. However, I misinterpreted the website which said they were no longer doing breakfast for non-residents. I presumed that meant they were doing...it for residents. Wrong. The places they suggested as an alternative didn't open until nine- not helpful when travelling for work. They were not serving food in the evening because the chef had gone on holiday. I arrived by train/taxi, in the dark, and needed to let myself into the empty building. This felt rather disconcerting. Staying in an empty pub is not for me. The fire security light lights up the room with a green glow which is not conducive to sleep. The shower works if it feels like it- but then the shower tray doesn't drain and you find yourself ankle deep in waste water. I feel sorry for places struggling to find staff at the moment, but if I had been told in advance there would be nothing available but a bed, I would have chosen somewhere different. If you are a couple it probably provides a decent base for some cycling in the area, but make sure they have the facilities you expect.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 26 February 2023 via mobile

Great food - fast service - good beer (ale). Been here a few times now and no complaints whatsoever. Current owners doing a great job 👍

Date of visit: January 2023
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There is ample parking at the rear if the pub. Can get busy at popular holiday times but it is possible to park in surrounding streets
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The Black Bull Godmanchester is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4