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Black Bull Inn and Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Coniston
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South Zeal
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“Good onset Service, Good honest fare”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

THis is a splendid rather old fashioned pub / hotel. The bar is full of locally brewed ales ... which in my view were delicous. The food was plentiful and old fashioned. The breakfast was served with a smile , and the Local staff in the evening could not have been more helpful.

It is clean and tidy but possibly certain areas could do with a bit of sprucing up. However if you are a wlaker in the Lakes this is just the ticket. Good non greasy breakfast. The service was also quite quick and efficient.

It is situated in the middle of the town and a perfect spot from where to climb the Old Man.

It is not a smart hotel ... but old fashioned ... with traditional fare. If that is what you want I would recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Warrington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

The nicest thing about the Black Bull is that you meet the same staff each time you visit. They really are great efficient friendly and always there to help. This was our third visit and it was like we had never been away. Clean comfortable room, good food and excellent beer what more could you want. Many thanks to all the staff for a great two days.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013 via mobile

Staying in Ambleside and visited this lovely area, Ordered lamb steak, could not fault it, generous portion, excellent. Lovely situation, clean and tidy. Will visit again next time I visit the Lake District

Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

This is a great pub !! Loads of local real ales to choose from we went through them all !!! Brewery next door !! Oatmeal stout particularly nice . They also do beer bats so you can try 3 at once . The food is great lovely Sunday roast , nice quick service and great staff , if you are visiting coniston this pub is a must for food and drink !!!!

Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

Stayed her from 09 until 16 September. The place was spotless and very welcoming. All the staff were friendly and we and our two friends had a great time. The breakfasts were brilliant and as for the evening meals - stupendous. My only advice to those eating there is wear loose clothes, you won't want to waste anything! Our room was comfortable, warm and cosy, and the bathroom was brilliant.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013 via mobile

We ate here twice, on both occasions we were very happy with our meals, which were homemade, good sized portions. On the first night we had the chilli (not particularly spicy, just nice) and Cumberland sausage. The second night my husband had the chilli and I had roast pork loin which was on the specials board.

Good food, good prices, recommended.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

We had a great weekend here . The food was excellent and good portions . Room in the annex was good with a brilliant power shower. As for breakfast !!!!! If you eat it all it will last you all day unless you climb " The Old Man " three times like we did :-) The staff at breakfast were particularly good and the dogs Buster and Mini would like to thank them for the sausages . Only downside was the cost . £260 for two nights ( 2 adults , 2 dogs ) is a lot . The thing that made it worse was the price of the (excellent ) beer at £3.60 for the low gravity Blue Bird bitter ( it's gorgeous ) going up to £4.80 for the amazingly drinkable 8.5% barley wine .
All and all a very enjoyable weekend and thanks to all the staff . If you need any help with quality control ( the beer ) I'm your man .

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Black Bull Inn and Hotel

Property: Black Bull Inn and Hotel
Address: Coppermines Road | Yewdale Road, Coniston LA21 8HL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Duddon Valley > Coniston
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Coniston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Black Bull Inn and Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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