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The Black Bull Inn Balsham

27 High Street, Balsham CB21 4DJ, England
01223 893844
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Balsham
Price range: $5 - $40
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Description: 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 a conservation village, sitting well back from the High St, overlooked by the village church. Beamed ceilings, log fires, four cask ales, 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.
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We ate here on Saturday 6th December and there was 8 of us. the restaurant wasn't at all busy. We ordered starters which were ok, mains we had to wait a long time and when they came out 4 dishes were cold to the point that I stuck my finger in the mash and it was stone cold in the... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My partner and I had a lovely meal here on a Monday evening - great menu choices - and even a choice on where to sit as we were the only diners that evening (there were some other drinkers!) The food was delicious - the pigeon breast starter was on a scrumptious salad - absolutely lovely!! Great selection of main... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We had a most enjoyable evening, the meal was excellent with very good menu choices. The service could not be faulted and the staff were all quite delightful, with good knowledge of the dishes and smiling all the time. Definitely will return.

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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

What an absolutely beautiful venue. From the moment we walked in to the paying off the bill we thoroughly enjoyed our experience, I had the pie as usual and my wife went for the liver off the new menu which was such a grand dish! I will return and next time I'm going to try the Seabass! Service was absolutely... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Average about sums it up. I had the haddock risotto starter, which tasted nice - but was not risotto! It was very stodgy and almost a solid lump, where it should have had far more sauce, and flow over the plate. I noticed that the crab risotto with the seabass had actually been plated up using a ring mold, and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A lovely menu choice with a range of prices. Very impressed to see a clear indication of gluten free food on the menu - recommend you try it! Have been to the sister restaurant, Hinxton Red Lion, several times - also lovely.

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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Comfortable room, great evening meal. Lovely staff. Breakfast was average. But more importantly was how dog friendly the staff and pub were, our lab was made very welcome. Nice walks nearby too, to a what is a pretty decent pint. Was a great base for our visit to Cambridge.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife & I have just visited the Black Bull after a long drive back from the coast. We had been looking for a somewhere to eat on a Monday & thought the Black Bull would be open & it was -Pity it would have been better not open. Anyway we were the only dinners at 7pm (not surprising) &... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

They used to be really good but my last two visits have been disappointing. First visit was great, ordered one of their famous black bull pies and got delivered a fantastic generous pie that met my expectations, the pie was that good I even over looked the fact that the mash potato was only just warm. Because it was so... More 

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

Thank you for coming to visit us and for coming back even after a disappointment. I am glad that you found the pie still tasty but sorry that it was not the original shaped Black Bull Pie that you remembered. I can assure you that the ingredients are just the same and the long cooking process is also the same.... More 

Brentwood, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Stayed four nights recently at The Black Bull whilst helping out at my daughter's in a nearby village. The staff were very friendly and helpful and my room had all the necessary equipment. Would certainly stay again.

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Additional Information about The Black Bull Inn Balsham

Address: 27 High Street, Balsham CB21 4DJ, England
Phone Number: 01223 893844
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Balsham
Average Prices: USD 5 - 40

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