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The Black Bull


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly

Location and contact

Small traditional real ale pub. Offering a cozy, friendly & welcoming environment for both tourists & locals alike. We cannot provide restaurant service or capacity. Just good honest pub fayre for individuals, couples & small parties. Please note. We are unable to accommodate parties of 6 or more.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews steak and ale pie mash fish and chips salad pudding the pub great atmosphere hadrian's wall real ale selection of beers roaring fire generous portions an evening meal sunday lunch landlord dog ales
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Reviewed 8 January 2019

Visited the Black Bull, on the last evening of our short break and really enjoyed the olde worlde surroundings of a good old fashioned pub. The food was excellent, but my word you need a good appetite!! The main problem was the length of time...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank supermac2017
Reviewed 3 January 2019

Visited this pub three times and found the staff and customers very friendly. We ate there twice and on both occasions the food and service were very good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PDNE
Reviewed 25 December 2018

Found this great little pub on the first day of our visit. We had a meal on the Friday which was excellent. We had lunch on Saturday ...again excellent. The pub has a great choice of ales, helpful friendly staff and a wonderful log fire...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Reg C
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Located in the village centre, this is a warm friendly pub, which has fantastic food on offer. You have to get there early, or book a table as it appears to be very busy, the open fire definitely adds to character of the pub. A...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 726tadk
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Not the first time we have visited here, most definitely will not be the last. Fantastic food, especially the Steak and Wolf Ale pie. Staff were even better, very welcoming and ever so friendly. Can't wait to come back

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sarahdsarah11
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Amazing delish chocolate cheesecake and fab coffee, we wanted just an hour for a natter as three mums of very small babies, we were made to feel so welcome it was lovely!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Alicia A
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We visited this emporium to eat a meal and have a drink. On going through the main door my impression was that it was pub for locals only and no one was eating or appeared to have a table big enough to eat. I asked...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Traditional English pub with great ales and good food (regrettably not served Mondays and Tuesdays). We stayed at Belford House for a week and the Black Bull was less than a stone's throw away. The atmosphere was everything you would want including log fire and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sir_John_A_MacDonald
Reviewed 2 November 2018

This was our second visit to the area. We were a little disappointed that they didn't serve food on a Monday (delicious last time) but we understand that everybody needs a day off. We sat by the large log fire drinking excellently kept and poured...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Gillian S
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Great old pub with friendly locals and landlord. A much higher rating would have been given if food had been served but I suppose the chef has to have his holidays too. Heard that the good is awesome, beer good and atmosphere wonderful. Got the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Response from ShaneHulluk | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay....yes there is a small intimate room with about 5 bigger tables....fantastic place
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