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Black Bull Hotel

15 Black Bull Street, Duns TD11 3AR, Scotland
Black Bull Hotel

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for a light lunch. The place was quiet but we found a fantastic sun trap in the garden to enjoy some food. Service was very good and even though quiet the food was excellent. Seems to be the only place in Duns serving Real Ale which was a pleasant surprise.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed as a group of 4 golfers (using Visit Scotland's excellent-value Borders Golf Passports) for 3 nights in May. This is an unpretentious small hotel but is clean (if a little dated décorwise) and has great staff, a cosy wee bar and excellent catering...... the sticky toffee pudding is to die for........ and a good selection of vegetarian dishes. We... More 

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Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we were made welcome despite the hassle created by a big delivery of bottles just arriving. The bedroom was very comfortable with a lovely bath to soothe limbs after a long day's walking. The evening meal was fine - not gourmet- but adequate. Breakfast was substantial and served with a smile.

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We stayed here because we used to live locally and moved away. The pub is not a fancy place but the welcome from Pam is always great and the room was clean and the bed excellent. The breakfast was lovely. Not many people stay in Duns and it is hard to find somewhere pleasant. This is a good place for... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Had some business in the area for last few weeks and have eaten here several times now. And each time gets better. Clearly obvious there is a chef who knows how to make and present food. We had the most delicious fish meal which was really quite outstanding. Starters of haggis and black pudding bon-bons was such a treat. One... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We called in on the "off chance" of some lunch, on Sunday afternoon, having been to view our daughter's wedding venue nearby. We received a warm welcome and (to my delight) found a good selection of local real ales. Enquiring about food, we were initially told that yes, we can serve you lunch, but it might have to be in... More 

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South Scotland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Having booked an evening meal just before Christmas, we found it very disappointing and indeed well below the standard we had expected. The traditional turkey was obviously a processed turkey roll cut into Very thin slices. The "stuffing" was like rubber and the chipolata sausages were equally rubbery and undercooked. The Christmas Pudding had obviously been reheated in the microwave... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Don't normally make a review on our local pub/restaurant but we stay local and have had many many meals here including Christmas Day two years running. The food is locally home produced food. The bar sells real ale. For a Christmas Day meal I have to say it's the best around and very reasonable As I say we eat here... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We were staying near Duns and went in on Saturday lunchtime for some shopping and a bite to eat. We asked at "The horns" for a good place to eat and were directed by the landlady to the Black Bull. We had a meal and a glass of beer. The meal was excellent as was the service. Thank you Pammy.

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Duns, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Two trips this month and the Black Bull is easily the best restaurant in Duns. All the food is well presented and everyone has particularly enjoyed the desert menu. With most main courses under £10, it is very good value too. And Scottish-size portions.

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BlackBullHotel_Duns, Manager at Black Bull Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. I'm very pleased you enjoyed both of your visits, it's great for us to see people returning! Hope to see you again soon! More 

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