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The Black Bull

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Market Square, Haltwhistle NE49 0BL, England
441434320463
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 211
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Little gem!

Once again I am compelled to write a review because we were only lucky enough to find ourselves in The Black Bull due to reading reviews online!! On a damp grey January evening we found ourselves in the middle of Haltwhistle, so we searched reviews for nearby pubs. The Black Bull was convincing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again I am compelled to write a review because we were only lucky enough to find ourselves in The Black Bull due to reading reviews online!! On a damp grey January evening we found ourselves in the middle of Haltwhistle, so we searched reviews for nearby pubs. The Black Bull was convincing from the first glance. We parked in... More 

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Thank TillyPanama
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hadn't visited this pub for a couple of years and was impressed by the improvement. Clean and homely. Roaring fire. Very pleasant mature staff. The menu and food looked excellent. However, I thought the prices somewhat expensive for pub food to be eaten in a bar which encouraged customers with dogs. Ideal for dog lovers! . There is a... More 

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Thank Maxine G
Toronto, Canada
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1,088 reviews
516 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 743 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Black Bull has had many great reviews and for good reason. It is a most welcoming, comfortable pub with a large, roaring coal fire, fabulous food, great service and a hard to beat atmosphere. I would say it's one of the best pub experiences ive ever had. The menu has plenty of options to choose from including several Northumberland... More 

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Thank John B
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We went here for a family meal as they allowed dogs and I have to say we were not disappointed, the beer, food, hospitality, locals, and blazing fire where top draw. Keep up the good work

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Thank Michael B
Haltwhistle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Visited on new years eve with friends there were six of us everyone's food was delicious all piping hot great service we live local and often pop in for food and have never been disappointed.

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Thank Susantomp
Emerald, Australia
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Very cosy and exactly what I expected a traditional English pub to be like. The meals were very nice but really huge, lots of food.

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Thank Travellbug2013
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

We visited earlier in the year, I have noticed other reviews have mentioned a small menu, it's a real ale pub that serves food not a restaurant that serves beer, the open fire, the atmosphere, the well presented much missed pub grub, the friendly staff and locals, if you don't go you haven't had a true Northumberland experience, 11 out... More 

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Thank jacquelinedougray
Manchester, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday lunchtime. Really nice atmosphere about the place. Fairly limited menu (Sunday lunches only) but the food was great quality and good value for money. Enjoyed a decent pint of Allendale APA too. All in all a great pub meal after a visit to Housesteads. Would very happily return!

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Thank sthmcr
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Set in the back street of Haltwhistle, small friendly pub, not a lot of choice on the menu quite a traditional place

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Thank Hawksmoor58
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

real food, real portions, real ale, real people & a real fire! what more could you want on a wintery evening?

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market Square, Haltwhistle NE49 0BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Haltwhistle
  • Phone Number: 441434320463

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?