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The Black Bull Balsham

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   27 High Street, Balsham CB21 4DJ, England
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Ranked #1 of 2 Balsham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Graham A Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Wife and I stayed here for our trip to the local vineyard bought as a Christmas present by our boys. The rooms were spacious and in top condition, we were very pleased to see such a well presented room with a excellent bathroom attached. We had two meals here one being the pie and the other steak both I... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I stayed at The Black Bull for one night with a gardening buddy. My friend and I both had excellent rooms, spacious and well appointed with free wifi, wonderful large beds and real coffee. We were given a warm welcome and were provided with a delicious meal. The bar was quite lively for a Sunday night, mainly with diners enjoying... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We booked this hotel as its nice and close to a wine tasting venue we had as a gift for Christmas and we could walk back to this B&B. We had just finished a luxury few days in Cambridge and the Black Bull was half the price so didn't expect too much form it. What a nice surprise we had.... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Very friendly staff, lovely rooms, excellent food. We enjoyed our visit so much we decided to stop a extra night. The Black Bull is situated in pleaseant village where we wondered across the local cricket club and met some extremely friendly people. This is a ideal base to visit Cambridge and other local attractions. We ate 3 nights in the... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My wife and I booked a two night stay. The room was comfortable and quiet since it across the courtyard from the Pub. The famous Black Bull Pie lives up to its reputation. Enjoy one and you will evermore compare all other pies to this. Mobile phone reception is poor - that is either a hindrance or a bonus but... More

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Linton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

we thought we would ride from linton and visit the black bull for the first time, and have a bite to eat, disappointing food, kids shared a cheese baguette for £6? poor, about 6 inches tops, very little cheese and a tiny tired side salad and so called home cooked crisps straight from a packet. my wife wanted a prawn... More

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Alex C, Owner at The Black Bull Balsham, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to visit us from Linton for your first visit. I am sorry this was so unrepresentative of what we do here. Please do try again and I am sure you will be glad you did as we are so close for you and offer a menu for every occasion, whether just a quick sandwich (on fresh... More

Rochdale, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I stayed at the Black Bull on a recent business trip. The room was very nicely presented and clean, and the staff were incredibly accommodating. I had dinner which was delicious, and even stayed for breakfast (I don't usually bother) as the had Eggs Benedict on the breakfast menu, which was divine.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We were received by the very friendly staff, shown our room and given a late lunch at 2.30 p.m. - a wonderful pie. Really large and excellent room, well furnished and with a good bathroom. However, there was no mobile phone reception from any of 3 providers and we could not connect to the hotel wi-fi - as there was... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We cannot fault it. We arrived lunch time and lovely girl behind bar said would you like me to show you to your room now and handed us our key. We decided to have a drink and bar lunch for one and promptly gave us two plates to share. The New Years meal was absolutely lovely and I asked for... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We've just returned from a 2 day stay at this superb pub, B&B & restaurant. Friendly, efficient staff and excellent food. As soon as we arrived at this lovely thatched pub we installed ourselves in front of the large open fire and were given free reign to pile on more wood. The food was excellent throughout and the breakfast was... More

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Address: 27 High Street, Balsham CB21 4DJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Balsham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Black Bull Balsham 4*
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Multi-award winning (Front of House Manager of the Year 2013, National Pub Food Award 2013 & National Pub Business Innovation Award 2013 at The Publican's Morning Advertiser Awards) Classic 16th Century Grade II listed thatched Freehouse in the pretty Cambridgeshire conservation village of Balsham, sitting well back from the High St, overlooked by the village church. Beamed ceilings, log fires, four cask ales, full range menu from sandwiches to fine dining, well known restaurant (AA Rosette, Alastair Sawday, Good Pub & Good Beer Guides, newly restored barn restaurant - oak raftered and panelled, traditional dry peg construction. Five new-build double ensuites, free internet access (modem and wireless), 4 AA stars. New sister pub to The Red Lion Hinxton. ... more   less 
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