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Black Bull Inn and Hotel

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife & I stayed here for 1 night on the 24th of August, the room was spotless as was the pub, the staff was friendly and welcoming (especially Mark) the food was absolutely fantastic, the prickly pear cider was amazing, we will definitely return 👍👍👍

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Melling, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First off all this has the potential to be a great pub. I would give the food 4 stars and the beer 5+ stars (it's brewed just at the back of the pub). The Black Bull sits in a centre position in the village. I have visited this hostelry for the last 10 years ( 2/3 times a year). It's... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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526 reviews
106 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a friendly pub which is located in a prominent position in the centre of the village. It has a long bar with good service with a reasonable level of staffing. There is a comprehensive range of drinks available and a decent menu. The brewery is an interesting feature.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to see so many well behaved dogs sitting amongst the diners in this pub. Our puppy was very content to sit whilst we had a fab dinner. Delicious traditional pub food, reasonably priced and arrived promptly. Good selection of beers as well 😃

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Oulton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit here and not disappointed. Food was excellent and so was the beer. Dogs welcome and very quick service. One of two bar restaurants tried in Coniston but definitely the pick.Highly recommended!

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Thank John W
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59 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a traditional lakeland pub. Great setting in the heart of Coniston. I have been many times. The staff are always friendly, helpful and welcoming. The decor is not modern and the food not Michelin but it's not meant to be. When you have spent the day on the hills come in for the fire, the warmth and the... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped in today. Once again service was 1st class food excellent toilets very clean I asked the lady behind the bar if she knew where I could fill my thermos flask with boiling water she immediately said give it to me I will fill it.The place was very busy so her kindness was much appreciated.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Coniston many times and always eat at the Black Bull The pub is central in the village It's clean and the staff are friendly It does get very busy but we usually get there for an early evening dinner and have always hit seated There's plenty of seats outside..weather permitting Food is great, and the desserts are... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room we had was above the bar so a bit noisy but great after closing which was spot on 11pm. Food was fantastic both dinners and breakfasts. The quality of beer goes without saying. Great room for listening to the L50 and L100 runner padding past!!

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Thank Neild W
Long Melford, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to spend Christmas and New Year away and remembered the Black Bull Hotel near Coniston Water that we had noticed some months before. It was an excellent choice. The Inn was very characterful, the food good and the staff friendly and helpful. The connection with Donald Campbell and Bluebird was fascinating, apparently the team used the Black Bull... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

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
Price Range: $154 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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