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The Black Bull Inn Balsham

27 High Street, Balsham CB21 4DJ, England
+44 1223 893844
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“pies” (25 reviews)
“sunday roast” (8 reviews)
“pork” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
27 High Street, Balsham CB21 4DJ, England
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1 - 10 of 205 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The website is very positive about the pub's achievements -rosettes everywhere - which, i'm afraid, I took at face value. It was an OK experience and i'm not complaining about anything at all, but on the night that we went it didn't seem all that...More

1  Thank Peter B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a table booed for a Sunday lunchtime but hadn't warned them that I am a fussy eater (some call it that!). They managed to give me a delicious lunch all the same with no fuss or complaint - thank you chef and waiter....More

Thank BristolRose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family (all 15 of us) arranged to have Sunday Lunch at the Black Bull in order to celebrate my Stepfather's 80th birthday. We already knew it as a nice cosy pub with a good atmosphere and decent beer, but this was the first time...More

Thank duttonst
Reviewed May 9, 2018

The welcome we received set the tone for the whole evening. The standard of the service, food and drink were great too. No hidden extra charges and the prices were reasonable so will definitely go back.

Thank Jen P
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Possibly the tastiest Sunday roast, definitely the smallest. The quantity control manager must have had an off day. Such a shame as the beef really was good. We do look forward to our Sunday Lunches . 3 shavings of carrots, a small floret of cauliflower,...More

Thank valtojos
ScoutCambridge, Owner at The Black Bull Inn Balsham, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

That is very disappointing to hear. Thank you for letting us know. Sunday roasts are all about lashings of tasty fare - something we pride ourselves on. I am sorry too you were not checked back on or felt unable to ask for a more...More

Reviewed April 5, 2018

We had been for a visit to a vineyard and were driving around looking for somewhere to have Sunday lunch when we found this place in Balsham. The Black Bull Inn is a very quaint pub but we managed to get in before it stared...More

Thank Marmaduke1948
Reviewed April 2, 2018

A pub as pubs should be - welcoming - good range of ales and an excellent menu with home cooked food! Will return...

Thank Cambridge1956
Reviewed March 12, 2018

We booked a late (1500) lunch for Mothering Sunday at rather short notice, but still managed to get a table. In spite of the fact that they were incredibly busy and we were late in the day, the food was plentiful and freshly cooked. The...More

Thank Lamabads
Reviewed February 20, 2018

The Bull laid on a splendid spread for the family wake. The staff & service were very efficient. Thanks to all concerned. It made a difficult day very easy.

Thank leesonfamily
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

We booked for dinner on a Saturday night. It wasn’t very busy but it took a little while for the three girls serving to recognise they had customers. This became the issue for the rest of the evening. We had to ask for everything...nothing seem...More

Thank Gerald D
Alex C, Owner at The Black Bull Inn Balsham, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

Hi Thank you for visiting us. Delighted that you enjoyed the food (although thank you for the helpful pointers for improvement). You are spot on about the front of house team that night - they are a willing team but you caught us between managers...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $53
Cuisine
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Monday
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 High Street, Balsham CB21 4DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Balsham
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 893844
  • E-mail
Description
Multi-award winning (Front of House Manager of the Year 2013, National Pub Food Award 2013 & National Pub Business Innovation Award 2013 at The Publican's Morning Advertiser Awards). Classic 16th Century Grade II listed thatched Freehouse in a conservation village, sitting well back from the High St, overlooked by the village church. Beamed ceilings, log fires, four cask ales, well known restaurant (AA Rosette, Alastair Sawday, Good Pub & Good Beer Guides, newly restored barn restaurant - oak raftered and panelled, traditional dry peg construction. Five new-build double ensuites, free internet access (modem and wireless), 4 AA stars. New sister pub to The Red Lion Hinxton.
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