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“Another Great meal and super service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Black Bull Hotel

The Black Bull Hotel
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The Black Bull Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Gartmore
St Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Another Great meal and super service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

My partner and I ate at the Black Bull on Friday 2nd August evening, without a reservation they were able to accommodate us. I had the soup of the day (leek and potato homemade- Yum!) and Jerk Chicken with rice. My partner had Tempura Prawns and Steak cooked Medium Rare - and came out perfect. There was no room for dessert! The staff were quick and efficient with a friendly smile, just what you want from dinner. Was disappointed there were no Muscles on the menu but this was due to PSP and fisheries have been temporarily closed due to this.Well worth a visit if your in the area!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Selina D
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Peebles Scotland
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112 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

Ate here one night whilst staying at a local campsite.Very busy on arrival only two vacant tables.Nice menu with some interesting choices.Staff were friendly and attentive and the food was delivered promptly.Food was well presented and cooked to a good standard.Give it a go you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gordon10
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dundee
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

We stayed in Gartmore House Hotel where evening meals weren't served. So we ended up walking the few minutes to Gartmore Village.

The Black Bull Inn was a small place, but the food is second to none.

I had the Sea Bass and seasonal veg and it was the best dish I had tasted in quite a while. The other half had Home Made Steak and Ale Pie and he too said it was the best dish he had in a while.

Service was a bit slow, but very much worth it.

They had pictures hanging on the wall that you could buy too and it was a nice idea, proved a conversation point as well .



Well done and thank you for a lovely few hours.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Michelle M
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Fife
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80 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

Visited this eatery last night which was recommended to us and the food was great. Nice choice on the menu and the staff were very friendly. My only gripe was i couldn't have a sweet, which looked scrumptious, S there was too much in the main course. Yes I know I shouldn't have ate it all to leave room for a sweet, but it was so good I couldn't stop!!!! Would certainly recommend and visit the next time I am in the area.

Room Tip: Never stayed here. Only visited to eat
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank sweetFife
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013 via mobile

Dropped in for a pint with Mrs W. A wet Friday night in Stirlingshire. Our luck to find a great atmosphere, great beer and the US Open on TV. Our Idea of heaven. If you want to chill and have the buzz of conversation around you, you couldn't do better than the Black Bull.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Thank AjayW1967
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Glasgow
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143 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

We had walked up to Gartmore from the Old Drymen Road car park in the Queen Elizabeth Forrest. Our near three mile walk almost brought us to disappointment because the bar seemed to be closed. Just as we were about to walk back to the car, a 4x4 swung into the square. "We are about to open" said the diver and passenger.
A few moments passed and we were seated in the warm and comfortable bar beside a roaring fire.
Diet Cola each and a burger for the Administrator and Steak Pie for me.
We expect to return to this welcoming place.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Glaswegian60
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St Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

I stayed here over Easter bank holiday with my partner and 2 dogs. The staffed helped carry up the dog kennel and ensured that we had everything we needed to settle in. The room was very spacious, heaters were switched on and warmed up the room for our arrival. Tea and coffee facilities were available in the room. The meals we had in the evening were top marks (as usual) and the full Scottish breakfast was very filling, there was cereal, fresh fruit and juice available too. This was not our first visit and definatley not be our last... See you in July Andrew!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Selina D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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Property: The Black Bull Hotel
Address: Main Street, Gartmore, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK8 3RW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Gartmore
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Gartmore
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The Black Bull Hotel Gartmore, Scotland

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