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The Bull's Head at Wilpshire

799 Whalley New Road | Blackburn, Blackburn BB1 9BQ , England
01254 248274
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Ranked #77 of 161 Restaurants in Blackburn
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Mar 11, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Ribchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The service and the food served to me and my party was terrible. There were 24 of us and the way we were pushed together was uncomfortable. Some of my party ordered mushroom soup (I think the mushrooms had walked through the soup on stilts) it was watery and just to add insult was served in dishes with pieces of... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I learned after our visit in Dec 2013 that the business has recently changed hands. As sad as it is to see a new owner struggling I have to be honest and say that the food wasn't great, the place was short- staffed, several menu options weren't available and the place looks generally unkempt and tatty. We hadn't been for... More

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Burnley, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Quite a large modern pub, which probably accounted for the temperature being quite low (except the tiny hallway to the toilet which was a great comfort zone...although having to excuse yourself to use it may seem peculiar to your friends after a while..). Main meal of scampi and chips was decent enough... the dessert on the other hand (eton mess)... More

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Was told chef had switched everything off when we arrived at 7.55 pm and could we order asap - this despite going into the restaurant the previous night to pick up a menu and being persuaded by a member of staff to book the meal provisionally for the following night ! Incidentally when ringing to confirm the booking was told... More

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lancashire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

we visited New Years Eve lunch time with a large family group. It was very cold, we waited a long time for the lunch although they had very few other customers. Tables very bare, no condiments (this was a pre booked party). Wedges served instead of chips and were only warm, very small portion of veg served on most meals.... More

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mhancock
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here before without a problem. Our last visit however was a different story it was awful. I ordered off the Sunday lunch menu and chose the fish. My partner had had this in the past and it was always well presented and cooked well. My partner ordered the roast beef. When the main courses arrived it was... More

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Burnley, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Had this recommended to us for a Sunday lunch. The interior decoration was quite smart & bright. They have a 2 course lunch for £10.00 & a somewhat limited menu. We had a soup starter, followed by the main course. The tomato & basil soup was nice but only lukewarm. The thing was I saw the chef put the soup... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Have heard great things about this pub/restaurant so stopped by for an impromptu mid week lunch with my wife. We were very disappointed with the décor and ambience of the place it was freezing cold and looked tired, the toilets are horrendous!! Not what we were expecti8ng at all. Having said we had a wonderful lunch (amazing burgers!!) washed down... More

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England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

this place has changed hands, the menu on line is not the menu that thay are using. It is now very loud, with people laughing loudly and shouting, and there are babies and children yelling and running around.the staff are good, the wines are reasonably priced, the food is well cooked and presented well. They just need to decide whether... More

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Lancashire, England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Our friends, family and work colleagues have been regular visitors to the Bulls Head for well over 5 years now and the standard never fails to disappoint. From family gatherings to full works parties, the food or service is never compromised. Each dish is carefully assembled, with the right balance of ingredients that complement each other perfectly, never over-complicated and... More

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