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The Black Bull Hotel

Main Street, Wark NE48 3LG, England
The Black Bull Hotel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

stayed here for the weekend and were already planning our next trip. brilliant atmosphere, family friendly, clean and spacious rooms and excellent food! we love the place! after getting chatting with the friendly couple who runs this place we found out they have only been there for a couple of months and have worked very hard to turn this place... More 

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

People lovely. Food poor quality in terms of ingredients. No beer on pump. Room spacious n clean but bed very very creaky. Beautiful building and location which has potential to be really fab. Great location for touring rest of area

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Baildon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

After seeing previous two reviews and had a booking for 28th Dec, called the Black Bull (01434 230322). Advised by temporary tenant that the previous owners had left and the Black Bull was closed as had no heating or water, so certainly not open for guests. Disappointing that at short notice now trying to find accomodation for christmas week.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We booked about four weeks ago to stay at the Black Bull hotel on the 06.12.13 with our Groupon voucher bought for my partner as a present, but when we arrived on Friday evening at 5 o'clock the place was in total darkness and all shut up. We asked a local chap where was every one was and was told... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I booked a 3 night stay at this hotel on a Groupon deal. After travelling 75 miles I arrived there this afternoon at 2.45 pm to find the place locked and shuttered with notices on the window stating that the premises were protected by Mitie Security Company. The place was obviously empty and I called across the road to the... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Room was shabby but very comfortable. Worth what we paid on Wowcher, Food was delicious and locally sourced. took home the sausages from the Farm shop next door they are that local. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Definitely needs money spending on decor but if you looked beyond that to the history of the building, the service provided by... More 

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West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I suppose as it was a groupon offer, the arguement is we got what we paid for ?. Defeats the whole point of groupon and other internet promotions surely ? Does groupon lower both customer expectation and hotelier effort ? So many questions and no answers. Staff very friendly and helpul. Its a pub, and there is provision for bed... More 

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

Okay stay served a purpose on way back from Scotland.the place needs a bit of a wash and brush up! Service was very good from friendly staff. Food easy tasty and fresh. Good breakfast. Heating needs to on in rooms as very cold first morning. Beds not very comfortable. Would think before booked again. Note very time we entered the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Not very promising from the front when we arrived. Welcome fine and room was actually the pub flat so quite large. Looked promising. Then it all went downhill. Room was dark with emphasis on purple decor. Dust and cobwebs everywhere. Freezing cold with radiators that put out no heat. The fan heater in the lounge was terribly noisy. Festooned with... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

They are very helpful and gave us information on what to see around the area. Amazing food especially Tinas chocolate sensation to die for. Had a great time and planning our next trip back as this is quite central to see different areas

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