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Market Square, Haltwhistle NE49 0BL, England
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Cuisines: British
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Juneau, Alaska
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154 reviews 154 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

An easily walk from the Ashcroft B&B, walk thru the low door and you're in the bar. A couple of dogs will likely great you, and there is a warm log fire and hand pulled pints to keep you happy. The food is good. Try the steak and ale pie. A very pleasant way to end a day of hiking.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We arrived for lunch. As they were just opened, pub was empty. Cozy fire pit, and nice decoration. Specials were not available, but menu was nice enough, and we enjoy our sandwiches and nice home made chips. Quiet place, and a little bit more "updated" than other places in Haltwishtle, where we won't able to pay by card.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Just a few pubs in Haltwhistle and the Black Bull is local but welcomes tourists. A warm place to drink a pint after a hard day of hiking. Good selection of local ales.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

We recently stayed in the local area & went for a drive in search of somewhere to eat. It was a lucky accident that we found the black bull. On arrival the staff were very friendly, and egar to help. We took a seat by the open fire with our drinks,whilst looking at the menu. The atmosphere is that of... More 

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Pretty standard pub grub and really nice staff We were recommended this place as it is dog friendly. An old style pub with open fire and a nice atmosphere full of locals. Really worth a visit. We will be back

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Fairly standard pub grub. Although its piping hot and plenty of it. Enjoyed reading some of the books available. Useful as service a little slow.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is a "picture - perfect" English Pub. A wide selection of brews to taste. The service and food were excellent.

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Bishop Auckland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My husband and I initially came to this pub because they welcomed dogs. We weren't excepting anything spectacular with the food but we were very pleasantly surprised, the food was fantastic!!! All home cooked and reasonably priced. The staff were very welcoming as were the locals, we had a really lovely evening and will be returning. I highly recommend you... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Great lunch at this small but really quaint pub. The owner had recently purchased it after retiring from Wales. A lot of great beers on tap and a really friendly staff. Had a nice family atmosphere during the day and a great place to have lunch between spots on the Hadrian's Wall tour.

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Carmel, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Outstanding food - best presentation for pub food. Try the steak and ale pie. Worth waiting for a table.

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Address: Market Square, Haltwhistle NE49 0BL, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Haltwhistle
Cuisine: British

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