We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Black Bull Inn

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Bridge End, Frosterley DL13 2SL, England
+44 1388 527784
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

290 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 290: English reviews
Horsham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the best Sunday lunches we've had for along time. The beef was superb and the gravy was to die for. Desserts were excellent too.

Thank Beezneez2
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked last minute for dinner on Saturday night. I hadn't been there for years when it was still a pub with a pool table and dart board. I had the lamb and other half had the venison which were both delicious. Prices range from £17-20 for a main meal so it's not cheap, however you feel like you've had... More 

Thank Pamela T
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked late sitting Sunday lunch. Probably the best Lamb lunch I have had. Good beer, nice ambience and friendly, helpful staff. Small friendly pub type setting but it's not a place to sit in after the meal though. More of a restaurant themed in a pub setting without a bar to sit in after. Don't let that put you off... More 

Thank Rhodes42
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
123 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Menu has mains that start at £17. There is no children's menu and unless you want to pay an adult fine dining price for a five year old to leave her food you need to start by negotiating what they are willing to prepare for the children. The server was very accommodating and spoke to the chef. Just a shame... More 

Thank tom d
Cropredy, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only open thursday to sunday poor website for information. booked a table on spec Menu was very limited and expensive for what is a basic pub not a restaurant as a pub though it fails because of the amount of tables .Very luckily one main course was acceptable to my guest.Two of the mains where pink meat which to me... More 

Thank michael e
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on an excellent recommendation from a friend. Staff very friendly and was impressed from the first instant when I received a call back after leaving a message on their answerphone to make a booking. Food (mains and desserts) thoroughly enjoyed by all 4 members of our party, with 2 particularly outstanding dishes ranking among the best pub food we... More 

1 Thank T M
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Six of us had lunch there yesterday, absolutely superb, not the cheapest around, but by far and away the best. The young staff were very helpful and obliging, and the choice of real ales was vast. Many Thanks we will return. Tony

Thank Tony P
Gosport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First class service and food. Book ahead if you can their reputation is well known and they can be busy.

Thank Albert L
Level Contributor
51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Visited the black bull for a family and we were seated in a small room across 3 tables which worked perfectly. The three on our table all had the trio of park which was delicious and then sticky toffee pudding which again was beautiful. The pub itself is very quaint with lots of artefacts around. Booking is probably a good... More 

Thank EGJ711
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We have visited this absolutely charming pub previously. As soon as you walk through the door there is a warm welcome. The pub itself is so charmingly quaint you need to take time to look around to take in the many artifacts around you. The food has been of an excellent quality on each visit. This time I had the... More 

Thank Sheila M

Travellers who viewed Black Bull Inn also viewed

Hedley on the Hill, Northumberland
Wolsingham, Durham
Anick, Northumberland

Been to Black Bull Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge End, Frosterley DL13 2SL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Frosterley
  • Phone Number: +44 1388 527784

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Black Bull Inn and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Black Bull Inn staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?