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The Black Bull

Bar, British, Pub
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75 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1EY, England
+44 1845 527188
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great afternoon relaxing with friends, warm staff, great prices good atmosphere all around. Bang in the centre of Thirsk market square, easy to find, great food.

Thank SeanandEileen
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for a quick lunch during the week. We decided to have a nachos starter to share, big mistake! The nachos were clearly microwaved, the guacamole was from a squeezy bottle, non of the topping homemade. I could overlook the toppings not being homemade if the nachos were edible. I then had hunters chicken with salad and chips the... More 

Thank Namedontmatter
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a wet and windy afternoon this pub offered a warm spot to relax and drink a well kept pint. The staff were most welcoming and made us feel welcome. A good pub, it doesn't pretend to be something its not and I thoroughly recommend it. I look forward to my next visit.

Thank Dogsbody67
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476 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Called in for a few drinks. Really lively bar, friendly locals, a decent DJ and a great atmosphere. Not too many beers to choose from, but nothing to detract from what was a very entertaining hour or so. Definately would call back in

Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

called in here for food,female behind bar let us study menu's then told us bluntly that each one of my choices were not available,might have been far more sensible to say that we only have a very limited menu or a sandwich,to be quite honest i wasnt that bothered as when i saw he skim the top of a badly... More 

1 Thank pfc302
Catterick Garrison
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Popped into the Black Bull with my Daughter for some Lunch today,Sat down to have a look at the menu,thought not too bad,went to order from Menu to be told that there was a limited menu,after trying to order various foods,and bieng told that they are not available,we went for Soup of the day ( Vegetable ) & Deep fried... More 

1 Thank Alan C
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and extremely friendly staff, food was nice and very reasonable! I will be back in when passing👌🏻

Thank garyhewitt74
Dorset, United Kingdom
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568 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

A pint and a glass of wine was £9.25..a glance at the menu showed a 12 oz steak at £23 and an 8 oz at £14. Probably well cooked but this bistro style locale was not too inspiring. Useful for A ten minute drink before the film at the Ritz. Clean and tidy.

Thank R N
Norwich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Nice pleasant surroundings and the meal was great. Would definitely go again. Handily placed in the town centre and easy to park your car.

Thank Rod M
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

A bit of a boozer . Drinks reasonably priced .The place to go if you want a game of darts. A bar not a pub if you know what I mean.

1 Thank Petersun55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$9
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Thirsk
  • Phone Number: +44 1845 527188
Friendly pub in Thirsk market place, child and dog friendly, food served daily from 12pm.
Tues curry night 5pm-8pm, weds grill night 5pm-8pm, Thurs burrito night 5pm-8pm
Live music every other Friday night from 8.30
Acoustic music night every 2nd Thursday of each month

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?