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Black Bull Hotel

££ - £££, British,
38 Market Street, Brough Sowerby, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QW, England
+44 17683 71237
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
38 Market Street, Brough Sowerby, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QW, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Good Pub . Food and Beer also Good . Nice ans Busy Atmosphere. They also Serve Cobra Lager on Draught .

Thank norman T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Dog friendly - it has water and treats for the dogs Decent pint - cloudy cider Quiet Friendly staff and locals

Thank Katie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here before the start of our coast to coast walk based on recommendations. I was pleased we had booked plenty of time as the pub is very popular and deservedly so. The food that we had was hearty and delicious. We had pork...More

Thank Frances S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed one night. Room overlooking Market Street which is a busy street, but not too noisy. The room was a tight fit with cases and rucksacks, boots and walking sticks to fit in. A big group had dinner in the evening, the waitress was very...More

Thank AnnieTraveller2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in hawes and decided to drive to kirkby stephen to have a look around. We decided we'd quite like a coffee and tried the black bull as the sign said dog friendly and we were presently surprised the young lady behind the...More

Thank Paddy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our meals and all went well except for the fact that Trip Advisor puts it in the wrong place, it is in fact in Kirkby Stephen. They said they have told Trip Advisor but nothing was done, annoying as we did a round...More

Thank travellertrip
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great food, much better than one has come to expect from a typical British pub. In fact it was so good we decided to dine here both nights we were in Kirkby Stephen. The prices are very reasonable and I thought the wine list well...More

Thank jpkipper
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the fact that this looks like a simple public house. The staff are great, the room was spacious and clean, the food was excellent. Put this on your list of places you should visit when in KS.

Thank Roger C
The Black Bull ... T, Manager at Black Bull Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope you will call again.

Reviewed 5 August 2017

Our B&B recommended the Black Bull and we were delighted with everything about the pub.Good choice of ales,wine and an extensive menu and a lovely welcome made our night special.The food was very good.

1  Thank deegees
The Black Bull ... T, Manager at Black Bull Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review, and thank you to the B&B owner. We are pleased you enjoyed your meal with us and hope you will visit us again.

Reviewed 21 July 2017

Whilst we had the choice of many places to sit indoors with our dog, we opted for the lovely beer garden at the back where she enjoyed laying on the grass. Both our meals were great - haddock and the chicken/bacon roll. Furthermore, for those...More

Thank ChocoloverBedford
The Black Bull ... T, Manager at Black Bull Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, we are pleased you managed to make use of our beer garden. We hope to see you again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Market Street, Brough Sowerby, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Kirkby Stephen  >  Brough Sowerby
  • Phone Number: +44 17683 71237
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