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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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  • 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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Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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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 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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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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68 helpful votes 68 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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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