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The Black Bull

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

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    Very good
  • 21
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  • 10
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  • 15
    Terrible
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 pub, great food, great beer...

This pub has been taken over since I last ate there. The menu and food have improved considerably. I last ate here a couple of weeks ago when I had the 'loaded burger'. This was a taste sensation. There was lots of food and it all tasted great. Beer as good as ever and great atmosphere. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
John H
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South Shields, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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295 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
South Shields, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This pub has been taken over since I last ate there. The menu and food have improved considerably. I last ate here a couple of weeks ago when I had the 'loaded burger'. This was a taste sensation. There was lots of food and it all tasted great. Beer as good as ever and great atmosphere. I especially like the... More 

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Food delicious and very generous portions, cooked to order. Excellent service. Excellent beer. Cosy fire, good atmosphere.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great food and wonderful friendly staff who happily served us a very late sticky toffee pudding when the kitchen was just about to close. Lovely choice of local beers too.

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Eastwood, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

After a day of visiting the ancient Roman relics in the area it was so relaxing having a lovely meal in front of the open log fire. It was made better still being able to take our dog in, and she certainly enjoyed the open fire. A must visit but you need to book as it's quite small and very... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A great local pub and amazing atmosphere. I had the Ploughmans platter and it was incredible. Definitely a local spot, which I prefer.

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York, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Excellent service , yummy ford ..lovely fire . Busy and full of locals . Friendly staff . We were staying at nearby hotel and walked to pub based on other trip advisor reviews . Go you will nit be disappointed .

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Glasgow
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295 reviews 295 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
318 helpful votes 318 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

After a day's walking on Hadrian's Wall, there's nothing better than a pint of bitter and a good pub supper. The B&B recommended The Black Bull as a friendly pub with very good food. They were right on both counts. It's a cosy pub with a log fire, a varied menu and a good selection of beer. I had the... More 

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Excellent food though portions were too large for us. However it was very busy so much so that, even though we had booked a table, we had to eat in the bar, which was not ideal. However it was very good value for money. Reservations really essential at peak times

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Lovely pub, lovely atmosphere and roaring fire- just what you want on a cold wet and windy day walking & visiting sites. Food was ok- hearty but very much pub grub which was fine. Bar staff lovely and really helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Visited twice over Easter with a group of seven, including two children. Very accommodating, good home cooked food, nothing was too much trouble.

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

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