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The Black Bull

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

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  • 25
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  • 15
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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
First class meal

Great food, great menu, great atmosphere, lovely welcoming staff, fantastic value for money. The food was freshly cooked, portion sizes were VERY generous, using local produce where possible and served by friendly and very efficient staff. The menu was quite extensive and we settled for Black... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Ian F
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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English first
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great food, great menu, great atmosphere, lovely welcoming staff, fantastic value for money. The food was freshly cooked, portion sizes were VERY generous, using local produce where possible and served by friendly and very efficient staff. The menu was quite extensive and we settled for Black Pudding and Haggis stacks and Mushrooms stuffed with cheese to start followed by Loaded... More 

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Was holidaying in the area and had been recommended this place for a meal, but was fully booked the day we went. Had a couple of drinks instead. Very welcoming wee pub with a great atmosphere and the food looked great too!!

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Cosy, welcoming atmosphere and a very good choice on the menu. Also, good selection of beers. A small family room at the back and children welcome.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great pub in the centre of Haltwhistle. Food was very tasty &great value for money .Very friendly staff with a lovely atmosphere!

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Portrush, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Traditional food, great portions and of good quality. Also very welcoming for the small dog with us. Get there early. Popular with locals and visitors.

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is our "local" but this real ale pub is popular with locals and tourists and has a lovely welcoming atmosphere. Having seen the meals that were being served over the last few weeks thought it was time we ate there. Food was excellent, piping hot and came with a nice salad garnish, will be back to try more of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

When your granddaughter is a waitress their and you are told how good it is you just have to go an find out. We did and she was right. Excellent food and drink. The service was first class.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The black bull had good food and drinks, and a lot of lovely atmosphere! Situated in a sweet little town.

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England
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

After viewing Tripadvisor we chose to eat here last Tuesday. We had rung twice to book a table but only after a 3rd phone call was it answered.The excuse was that they were busy but because of that we had to have a late booking. We had a drink in the bar first which had a good atmosphere and a... More 

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Lanark, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Came here on a Sunday as we were in the area visiting the Wall. Ordered the Sunday lunch (both of us chose the lamb shank). Took a while (30 minutes) to arrive, but it was well worth it - perfectly done, and a few beers to keep us happy in the meantime. Definitely worth a revisit.

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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: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children

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