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The Black Bull


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You'd be hard pushed to find a finer real ale pub in Yarm. In fact, we believe The Black Bull is unrivalled in its choice of quality cask-conditioned beers and carefully compiled menu of British pub dishes. For directions to our landmark pub, see the interactive map to the right.
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Buffet, Seating, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were on a day out & stopped in Yarm. This looked a decent pub so we ordered a drink & looked at menu. The £5 deal looked good value so we decided to try it. For the price we paid you definitely can't grumble,...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Cath26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sausage and mash awful - sausages looked and tasted l8ke they'd been reheated frim breakfast time. They have no 8dea what colcannon is and even the peas, beans and cabbage were rank. The gravy was ok. Gammon steak tough. 2 tapas dishes ok but how...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a quiet thursday evening with my girlfriend, having been to the black bull previously and eaten we trusted its reputation for good value food and a great atmosphere. Unfortunately that was not the case on this occasion. We ordered the ultimate shating platter...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank J A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A while since I have visited The Black Bull. Did not realise it had such a vast Beer Garden at the back! Had a DJ on and a bit of a dance floor. Always a good spot to start the night.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank TheBoyKent
Reviewed April 24, 2019

Visited with Family had a drink perused the menu decided what we wanted and ordered ..all good. 1 1/2 hours later my son in law (a chef) went to complain ( he went cos I'm ex-military and would have ripped someone a new one )...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Brian W
Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

we were here Easter monday after a good walk around the river and sat in the nice beer garden. We had very nice food and drinks. We especially liked the frienly serviceMore

Date of visit: April 2019
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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2019

Good morning, and thank you for this 5 star rating and review! we're over the moon you have enjoyed the service with us, and sampled our food and drinks menus. We have some amazing offers to take advantage of. Our team, will look forward to...More

Reviewed March 22, 2019

Popped in with my two daughters for lunch, pizzas and a burger was ordered. The wait time was reasonable and the food arrived piping hot and great portion sizes. The pizzas and burgers were cooked well and were all delicious. The pub was warm and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Orrengran
Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

Lovely start to a weekend spending time with friends in such a lively environment. Bar staff are friendly and hard working. Definitely recommend the Bull in Yarm 😊More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 135be
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2019

Good Afternoon 135be, thank you for this amazing 5 star review. Your comments have been passed on to our team, and were so pleased you have enjoyed your visit with us. we're glad you have seen the hard work our team commit to our pub,...More

Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

The restaurant was very busy but the staff were cool and managed very well, we had pizza and burgers from the menu which were very good and the service was fast too. The only downside was can you please keep the heating on guys, we...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2019

Good afternoon 577neilj, Thank you So much for your review. we really appreciate the time you have taken to do this for us. our kitchen team are very pleased you hav3 complimented their burgers and pizzas, and the whole team are glad you have enjoyed...More

Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

Called intoday for lunch with partner we got a lovely warm and friendly service by Babs food was quick and very tasty other 2 barmaids were very chatty and comical trying to make my cocktail excellent service we will be backMore

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Howeu
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2019

Good morning! what a wonderful 5 star rating. we have already passed on congratulations to Babs, Laura and Jo, who served you on your visit. As you can see the girls are working very hard on learning the ropes, and we're very proud of them....More

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