We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“netvigator” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Black Bull Inn and Hotel

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Save
You added Black Bull Inn and Hotel to your Saves list
Black Bull Inn and Hotel
Coppermines Road | Yewdale Road, Coniston LA21 8HL, England   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Coniston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Ambleside, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“netvigator”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Second visit this year so can't be too bad.Average standard pub grub,reasonable selection of craft beers.The pubs a bit dark and dingy and the staff think you won't be going back so treat everybody as tourists.This isn't always the case!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

255 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    100
    94
    32
    14
    15
See reviews for
46
114
12
3
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (37)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Wigan, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This is a lovely pub in a wonderful setting.It was lovely to walk into after a walk on the fells with the open fires.The food looked and smelt very nice but the biggest negative was the price of drinks,4.20 for a pint of cider.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
South Zeal
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

THis is a splendid rather old fashioned pub / hotel. The bar is full of locally brewed ales ... which in my view were delicous. The food was plentiful and old fashioned. The breakfast was served with a smile , and the Local staff in the evening could not have been more helpful.

It is clean and tidy but possibly certain areas could do with a bit of sprucing up. However if you are a wlaker in the Lakes this is just the ticket. Good non greasy breakfast. The service was also quite quick and efficient.

It is situated in the middle of the town and a perfect spot from where to climb the Old Man.

It is not a smart hotel ... but old fashioned ... with traditional fare. If that is what you want I would recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Warrington
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The nicest thing about the Black Bull is that you meet the same staff each time you visit. They really are great efficient friendly and always there to help. This was our third visit and it was like we had never been away. Clean comfortable room, good food and excellent beer what more could you want. Many thanks to all the staff for a great two days.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

Staying in Ambleside and visited this lovely area, Ordered lamb steak, could not fault it, generous portion, excellent. Lovely situation, clean and tidy. Will visit again next time I visit the Lake District

Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

This is a great pub !! Loads of local real ales to choose from we went through them all !!! Brewery next door !! Oatmeal stout particularly nice . They also do beer bats so you can try 3 at once . The food is great lovely Sunday roast , nice quick service and great staff , if you are visiting coniston this pub is a must for food and drink !!!!

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Whitstable, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Stayed her from 09 until 16 September. The place was spotless and very welcoming. All the staff were friendly and we and our two friends had a great time. The breakfasts were brilliant and as for the evening meals - stupendous. My only advice to those eating there is wear loose clothes, you won't want to waste anything! Our room was comfortable, warm and cosy, and the bathroom was brilliant.

Room Tip: All rooms are first class
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Black Bull Inn and Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Black Bull Inn and Hotel

Address: Coppermines Road | Yewdale Road, Coniston LA21 8HL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Duddon Valley > Coniston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Coniston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 15
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Booking.com and Odigeo so you can book your Black Bull Inn and Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Black Bull Hotel Coniston
Black Bull Coniston

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Black Bull Inn and Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.