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Black Bull Hotel

38 Market Street, Brough Sowerby, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QW, England
+44 17683 71237
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (10 reviews)
“potatoes” (8 reviews)
“haddock” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 20:30 Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
38 Market Street, Brough Sowerby, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QW, England
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1 - 10 of 202 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly, ensure you book in the summer. Kirby Stephen is on the coast2coast route and is busy pretty much every day. Staff nice and friendly and the food is so much better than traditional pub food! The meal I had would have been a proud...More

Thank Yan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food in a friendly atmosphere served with a smile. I'd recommend it for good value and service.

Thank 123HappyHolidays
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff great looks like any other pub from the road side but the food was spectacular. A must for food.

Thank Dee L
BlackBull1, Manager at Black Bull Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review! We are very glad you enjoyed your time with us, at The Black Bull. We hope you can come and visit again soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here whilst staying in Kirkby Stephen. This is a very busy pub so essential to book if wanting to eat. We had the penne pasta (a special) and the ribeye steak. Both were excellent. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Overall thoroughly recommend...More

Thank Christopher S
BlackBull1, Manager at Black Bull Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind words! We are glad you enjoyed your time with us at The Black Bull and hope you can visit again in the future.

Reviewed 14 June 2018

We arrived with our dog and had a friendly welcome. Usually you a bit of a raw deal when you take a pet on a break but not at the Black Bull. The room was spot less.There were the usually tea and coffee facility's and...More

Thank Ros B
BlackBull1, Manager at Black Bull Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We were advised to book. Good job we did! Meal was lovely, I had the Rainbow trout which was on the specials. Good service and good food

Thank AnnieLouDean
BlackBull1, Manager at Black Bull Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon. The Bull.

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We’d read the reviews and on a previous visit had been unable to get a table so we made sure we booked in advance if our trip. It was worth the wait! We shared antipasti to start and it was delicious. The lemon and black...More

Thank Maikate4
BlackBull1, Manager at Black Bull Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words! We are glad you enjoyed your dinner with us and hope to see you again soon. The Bull.

Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

What a find, my mum & step dad were staying here for 1 night & we are camping down the road. We only booked a table that afternoon & they managed to squeeze us in. Firstly the service was so so friendly & helpful -...More

1  Thank NellyHelly10
BlackBull1, Manager at Black Bull Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and your kind words about our food and staff. We look forward to your return. The Bull.

Reviewed 13 May 2018

Have been here a couple of times on C2C walk and not been disappointed. Meal was more like a 5 star restaurant being beautifully presented and tasting superb. Good pint of beer too with equally efficient, friendly service. Many thanks.

Thank linchandler53
BlackBull1, Manager at Black Bull Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your meal! We hope to see you again soon. The Bull.

Reviewed 5 May 2018

Last day of our holiday and we visited this very friendly pub. Nice fish and chips served on hot plates, something that other places seem to neglect. Waitress was lovely. Wish we had called in earlier in the week as well. Maybe a little TLC...More

Thank sue s
BlackBull1, Manager at Black Bull Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are working on the outside appearance and hope to improve this as soon as the weather allows. Thank you for your suggestion and we hope to see you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
12:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 20:30
Thursday
12:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 20:30
Saturday
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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