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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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
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Old Langho
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English first
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

I've been fairly critical of our local pub (see "Please revitalise our local" review). However for the last month or so, it has been under new management and is already improving. There's no food as yet but this is because they are refurbishing the kitchen. There is, however, regular music at weekends with singers/DJ. More people have started coming, and... More 

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Brazil
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

what a shame that this pub has been on a downhill spiral. used to be busy and friendly, now it smells and is without customers.the overall appearance was that it was dirty and rundown. food has not been on for a number of weeks. last time we ate here we were ill. often runs out of beer. no staff there... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 restaurant reviews
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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
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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
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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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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 - 25
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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