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Northside, Matfen NE20 0RP, England
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Black Bull
Ranked #1 of 2 Matfen B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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10 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely greeting from two regulars on arrival. Good pub lunch, great chat with the lovely lady who served us.

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Corbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Lovely afternoon drink my husband and I had in here. Staff are so polite made us feel right at home, beautiful glass of Pinot Grigio went down a treat, didn't have food but most definitely want to! Thank you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

A pub with a friendly atmosphere, and good ales. Food was really good, there were only a couple of meals on the menu and they did them well, I had a very nice burger cooked to perfection, with a choice of cheese, and my boyfriend had a steak, which was better than the one we had had the night before... More

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We stayed in Matfen for a family celebration and from the moment we entered The Black Bull we felt at home! The welcome was warm, the beer was great, local knowledge was great, the food was yummy and the people are a hoot. The dressed crab and mackerel is highly recommended. All of the food was fresh and local and... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We held our wedding at Matfen Hall over the weekend and being village residents, opted to have a further get-together at our fabulous local pub the following day. Lucy (my new wife) and me would like to send our heartfelt thanks to Nidge (yes it's spelled correctly!) & Ali for their outstanding hospitality and for going the extra mile for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This is a fantastic village pub with a good choice of beers and a good, straightforward menu. The staff are friendly welcoming and down to earth. I think the previous comments from Victoria are either from a local competitor or someone who was determined to find something to complain about.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here on numerous occasions in the last 6 month. Steaks, casseroles, soup and more recently the amazing bull burgers. The food has always been top class. A great little village pub with a friendly atmosphere. Would definitely recommend

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Matfen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I took the wife out for a meal on our anniversary and we weren't disappointed! We both has "Surf and Turf". The steaks were cooked perfectly and the scallops were amazing. On previous visits we have had the Bull Burgers and I can honestly say they are the best burgers I have ever tasted. On top of this Nigel and... More

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Inverkeithing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

After making the most of Good Friday's amazing weather we stopped here and sat outside. Great ale and excellent food with the tranquil backdrop of Matfen's village green. --------------------------------------------------------

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Address: Northside, Matfen NE20 0RP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Matfen
Also Known As:
Black Bull Hotel Matfen
Black Bull Matfen, Northumberland

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A traditional English pub in the beautiful village setting of Matfen. Serving a choice of four excellent local real ales every day as well as a good choice of well-known and well kept beers, fine wines, spirits and soft drinks. Fresh home cooked bar food is served Thursday to Saturday and although the menu is small, it is perfectly formed. We specialise in proper 100% beef gourmet burgers, steak, and fresh seafood dishes. Everything is made in our kitchen and is of the very best quality. The Black Bull has everything you would want in a pub; warm, welcoming and friendly. Our games room includes a pool table, darts board, cards, dominoes and board games as well as a juke box and comfortable seating. NB. We do not offer B&B or Sunday Lunch as we are a small family team. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Winter opening hours: Monday - Thursday 4pm - late. Friday & Saturday noon - late. Sunday Noon - 10pm. Food Served Thursday 6pm - 8.30pm, Friday noon - 3pm then 6pm - 9pm, Saturday from noon - 8.30pm and Sunday Noon - 2pm. Look forward to seeing you here soon. ... more   less 

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