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Black Bull Inn Restaurant

The Lake District, Coniston LA21 8DU, England
+44 15394 41335
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish and chips” (38 reviews)
“chilli” (18 reviews)
“steak” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Lake District, Coniston LA21 8DU, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awful service in the bar, they couldn’t keep track of the queue. Only wanted drinks and crisps. Very slow.

Thank chelseaboy03
Reviewed 4 days ago

Every time we visit Coniston the Black Bull is consistently good for providing good meals with great service and friendly staff. The waitresses seem to easily cope with busy times and we've never had a bad meal here in more than twenty years. Recently had...More

Thank angelabX8724NP
Reviewed 5 days ago

When visiting the Black Bull I always have a look at the specials board. This time I had a very nice vegetarian curry followed by summer pudding. One of the best bits of eating here is the choice of beer and this time I enjoyed...More

1  Thank CatTopsy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and beer right in the centre of Coniston on the main road through. The Black Bull has a number of dining areas as well as the main bar, we pre-booked as a group of 22, and had a room of our own. The...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very welcoming, great food, better beer, very little parking On holidays we drink here and have at least one meal. Always friendly and warm. Traditional decor and bluebird / camera memrobilia on the walls

Thank malc c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for dinner here on our last night at wonderful Coniston. We both had the sirloin steak and they were fabulous. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming and the staff can’t do enough to help.

Thank Blismore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a brilliant pint of ale here! So much choice of Coniston ales which always are fantastic. Staff are friendly, jovial and welcoming. The pub itself is classic old lakeland pub - great place!

Thank Jamie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a traditional pub in a lovely Lakeland town next to the beautiful Coniston Water. A character place with good food and great real ales. Try a paddle of local beers!

Thank GeoffShutt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great to be drinking Bluebird bitter in it’s Lakeland home again. Food was also very good and served very quickly by friendly staff. Love being able to take the dog, love the beer and to be honest even the tangible slight undercurrent of staff resentment...More

Thank Robswindon69
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Welcoming staff and good food. Nice choice of local beers and dogs welcome. We stayed in Coniston for 5 nights and ate twice at the Black Bull.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Cameron W
August 22, 2017|
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Response from HenrysMum2014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes yes yes! Dogs welcome in all bar areas! Muddier the better. Tiled slate floors throughout 🐶
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Lake District, Coniston LA21 8DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Duddon Valley  >  Coniston
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 41335
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