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Black Bull

Certificate of Excellence
Northside, Matfen NE20 0RP, England
Black Bull

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awful service and atmosphere! I'm sat in here at 2240hrs on a Thursday night. I and 6 of my friends have been putting money into the till for the last 2 hours. We were just about to start a game of darts when the landlord came over and told us to drink up and get out so he could go... More 

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Ali_Patta, Owner at Black Bull, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I am sorry that you misunderstood our bar staff regarding closing times. As a rural village pub, we close at 11pm at the latest, rather than carry on serving drinks up until then. Last orders are at 10.40pm in order to allow you to finish your drinks and be out by 11pm. So, although you may... More 

Dublin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like steak, a friendly country pub and local ales you'll struggle to find better fare. My wife and I like medium well and medium rare steaks and both t-bones arrived cooked to perfection. The steaks are massive, the accompanying veg falling off the plate and to be honest I need a lie down to recover. the photo is... More 

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Ali_Patta, Owner at Black Bull, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're really glad you stayed to try our T-Bone steaks and trust you got back to the hotel safely. We look forward to meeting you again sometime. Cheers! More 

Westhoughton, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a huge menu and judging by the fact it was all on a blackboard I guess it regularly changes. In this case however small is most definitely beautiful. We were a party of eight and each and every one of us loved our particular choice. For me it was back to the 70s with prawn cocktail and a rib... More 

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Ali_Patta, Owner at Black Bull, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent review. You're right, we do just have a small menu, but it's what we hope is enough choice for a bigger group to be all satisfied with. Everything is freshly prepared so when we run out, we run out until the following week when deliveries come back in. I have to say, what a lovely group... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

A very short walk from Matfen Hall through the graveyard ( you'll need a torch) to this grand little pub in the village. We first went on Wed evening and sadly they weren't serving food (Thurs, Fri,Sat & Sun only) but this didn't distract from our enjoyment. The pub has been updated and is a comfortable space that is light... More 

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Lincoln
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Just a short stroll from Matfen Hall hotel through the village churchyard and you will come across the Black Bull directly in front of you. The Black Bull is a lovely traditional pub in the quant village of Matfen. It is the focal point of the village and a warm welcome awaits you from Nigel, Ali and regulars alike. There... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We visited the Black Bull for the first time on Saturday 27/09/14. The food was excellent - my wife had cod and chips (not the usual batter encrusted cod served in most places) I had the scallops on black puddng which was on the menu as a starter but the prepared as a main course for me. Not only was... More 

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Consett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Have visited the Black Bull at Matfen a number of times now. Once again great food, great beer and great service! Steak sandwich, the Bull burger and the homemade tortilla just perfect. We'll be back !!!!!! Thanks again Alison and Nigel

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Wakefield
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I stayed at Matfen Hall last Sunday, having spent two fabulous days golfing there with my local golfing society. Several of us decided to sample the local hostelry after finishing our evening meal at the Hall. Some of us had a pint, several were refused, being told that it was closing time ( 10.00pm ), yet the staff continued to... More 

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Ali_Patta, Owner at Black Bull, responded to this review

I've been meaning to write a response to this for some time now, but haven't bothered as your review sort of stands out as a beacon of untruthfulness in a sea of compliments! If you cast your mind back, when you and your large party of mostly drunk friends arrived, we explained that it was our Leek Club Show and... More 

Durham, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My hubby and I called in 10 days ago loved it so much took 2 very good friends a week later and we have warned them it may be a mini bus full next time. Food is sooooo good. People are friendly and so welcoming. Cannot fault it. Hopefully back again next week.( Btw we arent local we travel from... More 

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northumberland
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

we visit matfen as often as we can its a very pretty village. called into the black bull for a pint - hubs had a pint of Guinness and he said its the best pint hes had in years...and small wonder they've just won an award for it...well done. foods really good too and plenty of choice...you cant go wrong... More 

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