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The Black Bull

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

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  • 175
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  • 91
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 11
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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 home cooked food and lovely atmosphere

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Miriam A
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Peebles, Scotland, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Peebles, Scotland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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148 reviews 148 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Warm welcome and allows dogs. Great service and a very tasty meal with good size portions. Nothing much wrong with this place.

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london
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Following the recommendation of our hotel we went to have an evening meal, Unfortunately it took one hour and 10 minutes to get served. We ordered a medium steak that was delivered dried up and tasteless. These type of pubs should limit themselves to serve sandwiches if cannot cope with doing a proper job.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Having spent 7 hours walking Hadrian's Wall, we asked a local where the best pub food was and he suggested The Black Bull. He was absolutely right. Not only are there some great ales on tap, the food is good, wholesome, fresh pub food. We honestly expected just your average pub food, but it was exceptional.

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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great beer, classic food and warm staff. I ate there with friends and alone many times. Try the haggis. It was great,

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Minneapolis
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Close your eyes and imagine the archetype for "English pub". Stepping into the Black Bull is like stepping into a "pub dream". Low beam ceiling, coal fire burning in the fireplace, squat tables with 30-pound metal stools. It's a place you settle into like a cozy bed...but with cask conditioned beer. Stand at the bar and you'll make new friends,... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a small and very charming Pub with a small fire place that keeps the place warm and very cozy. The decoration is very charming and the staff very friendly. The food is the best of all, specially the typical pub ones, excellent! Very popular, it was full. Food is served until 8pm you better arrive earlier.

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Robertson
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229 reviews 229 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is one of those low ceiling, atmospheric pubs with good ales and good food. Staff were friendly. A great place to eat in Haltwhistle

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MelbAustralia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We very much enjoyed the fantastic food at the Black Bull. It has a cosy atmosphere in the bar with a small dining room. The lamb shanks we had were beautifully cooked and very tasty. We loved it so much we went back again the next night for supper. Get there early or you might not get a seat! Highly... 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: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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