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The Black Bull

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

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They allow well-behaved dogs......a real plus

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

Thank Hawksmoor58
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

Thank taliban666
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good choice of dishes staff were very friendly. Our only criticism would be that in the dining room you are cut off from the lovely traditional pub atmosphere.

Thank ATTWeaver
Newberg, Oregon
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't understand how people can say this is not a friendly place or very good. Just start talking to the locals; they're like anyone, shy and reticent until put at ease. The food was excellent and the beer was just fine. My wife and I had a hoot of a time chatting away while there.

Thank Scott P
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quaint, cosy little pub, just off the main street in Haltwhistle, with a lovely,friendly atmosphere. Its like stepping back in time when you enter. A good selection of real ales to choose from as well as good pub food with plenty of choice.

Thank Audrey F
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely food in a small cosy pub! Would definitely recommend and probably best food in area I think ;) we went in on a sat night about 5 and the tables were fully booked so we had to sit in the bar but still ok.

Thank Emmalou69
Louth, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ate at the Black Bull a couple of times whilst we were staying in the area and found it to be a very welcoming, cosy pub. The menu is quite extensive and all dishes were reasonably priced. The food we had was very tasty, hot and well presented, and the portion sizes were good . Its a dog friendly... More 

Thank ajpatt
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We visited with 3 kids, all left very well catered for. Nice atmosphere, terrific food, varied menu with good options for adults and kids alike. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Alan J
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We loved the people and the food. Worth visiting Haltwistle. We had interesting conversations about Haltwistle and local guide, Peter Carney, who is a wonderful guide to Hadrians Wall.

Thank Jay b
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Good pub menue but food stops at 8pm every night. Good range of draft beers. Steak and ale pie good and meaty!

Thank warbster1990

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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


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