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Black Bull Inn

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Old Langho Road, Blackburn BB6 8AW , England
01254248801
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A good old fashioned pub with fantastic wholesome food

Living locally we've been to the Black Bull on numerous occasions, either to take part in the fun quiz, the many other events or simply to socialise. The food was good then but recently under new management its really become something special. Expect good quality locally sourced ingredients at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
MattHudson
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Old Langho
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We booked a table a month in advance to ensure a table for what we thought was going to be a busy busy day. The table for 9 was booked at 1.30. When we arrived we went into the bar area only to be greeted by a barman who obviously did not care if we were there or not looking... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Black Bull used to be a great pub with regular live music/events and a welcoming atmosphere. Unfortunately, since new management took over in the autumn the pub has been on a downward spiral. Not only have prices gone up but on a couple of occasions they have run out of popular types of wine/beer. There have only been a... More 

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This was our fourth visit under the new owners, including a fantastic Christmas day, but a recent change of chef has caused problems. Needless to say our Sunday lunches were not the best, the starters were fine but the mains were very slow in arriving and the three Sunday lunches came bereft of the advertised mash(it arrived as the mains... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We visited yesterday with friends who had just arrived home from holiday and wanted some wholesome pub grub! We have been to the Black Bull on many pervious occasions (when the pub was being run by previous owners!) We orders x4 sandwiches at 3.20pm and took till 4pm to arrive! We had x2 Minute steak and onion..the chef had forgotten... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Had a wonderful meal here at the weekend! The staff were lovely and attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant! I will definitely be back to try one of the Sunday Roasts!

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manchester
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Staff are able to multi task as in they can txt on their phone and speak to customers easily, it was difficult for a male bar tender as he found it difficult to look/speak to me while texting. Food poor quality, as I'm not one to complain I thought when they ask how we had enjoyed the meal I would... More 

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Old Langho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Living locally we've been to the Black Bull on numerous occasions, either to take part in the fun quiz, the many other events or simply to socialise. The food was good then but recently under new management its really become something special. Expect good quality locally sourced ingredients at affordable prices and superb and attentive staff to back it up.... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Had a supurb meal on Boxing Day with my family! Booked a table for ten which was nicely set out ready for us when we arrived. Very tasty & well presented three course meal. Very generous portions. Game Pie was excellent according to several members of my family who ate it. I had turkey which was excellent with hearty portions... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Having lived in the local area for over 23 years, we have seen a number of changes at the Black Bull Inn, but the most dramatic has occurred in the last 2 months. My family and I ate there today and we can honestly say that the food we ate was second to none. The portion size was huge and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

New owners, new manager and new chef. Unfortunately not a new start, if anything they have taken a step back. What has happend to the bulls favourite steak and ale pie. Overpriced and lacking in everything. Won't be going back until things are better.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Old Langho Road, Blackburn BB6 8AW , England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Blackburn
  • Phone Number: 01254248801

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 24
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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