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The Black Bull

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

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  • 179
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    Very good
  • 24
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  • 11
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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
Great Food

Popped in for a light snack with the children. We had already had a large lunch so just ordered tomato soup which was absolutely delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Claire G
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Spalding, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Spalding, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Popped in for a light snack with the children. We had already had a large lunch so just ordered tomato soup which was absolutely delicious.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I had eaten here a number of years ago and remembered the food was good, adequate portions and very tasty. Served in a timely manner by attentive staff. I will definitely return when in the area again

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Hunter Valley, NSW
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We dined here one evening amongst the regulars - it is obviously a well patronised pub. The place was cosy but the dining room itself was quite small. Many locals chose to eat in the bar area amongst others they knew quite well. The menu was adequate but not extensive & unfortunately our meal (and everyone else's in the dining... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Waited an hour after hearing how good the food was and it was only average. I wouldn't recommend this place over other places. I am not sure if there were better places in town but this wasn't anything special.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was just what we were looking for. A typical English pub - small with low ceiling and lots of local, happy, friendly people. Lots of laughter and as we were obviously not local, people chatted to us easily.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We visited the Black Bull for a quick evening meal with our border collie in tow. The staff were friendly, the atmosphere was warming and the food was quick to the table! We will definitely be visiting here again soon!

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Wallasey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is a nice pub, we happened on it wandering through Haltwhistle. The sun was out, the beer garden beckoned and the beer -Allendale Plover was first class!

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Don't be put off by outward appearances here, as my wife would have been. The austere exterior of this old pub tucked away off the Market Place belies the cosiness, charm and character of the interior. A local, but one without the spit and sawdust and heavy drinkers lolling over the bar. Service was a little brusque, with responsibilities clearly... More 

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Peebles, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The food was great. It was really busy, but staff were honest and clear that there would be a delay with food. But the environment and the drinks were great and the food was well worth waiting for.

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Kilmarnock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We stopped off in Haltwhistle to visit Billy Bell's the butchers to stock up on the famous steak sausage which is served in pubs in the area. We decided to go and have some lunch and because we had a long journey ahead of us, we opted to share a Ploughman's lunch with chips and onion rings. I was glad... More 

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

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

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