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The Black Bull Inn Balsham

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Gastropub, European, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
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27 High Street, Balsham CB21 4DJ, England
7:30 am - 9:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 10:00 am
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent two nights in July 2016 and found the hosts very accommodating. Food was brilliant and our room was a reasonable sized double wit separate shower room and dressing room, away from et main Hotel - just 1 minute walk.

Thank GeoffWR
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90 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tasty food that is good quality and very well cooked. The menu had some very interesting dishes on it, we couldn't make our minds up. It all sounded lovely.

Thank lemans24
Reigate, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in for a meal on Sunday evening. The roast was good, but it was the young barmaid/waitress who was outstanding. She was charming, welcoming and attentive - a great asset to the pub.

Thank aliz2628
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were just passing on the way back to London and stopped off for Sunday Lunch by luck. The pub is lovely and the food exceptional. It has a small menu which I like as generally means chef can specialise in each dish. The pub has rooms so we plan a longer visit.

Thank Gary P
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its reputation as master pie-maker goes before it. They normally do a range of pies - today it was steak and ale, chicken and leek and pork and apple. The pies are full-on and home made, full crust right the way round, not just a stew with a "topper". But that's not all, some very competent, if maybe a little... More 

Thank F1523XKdavidc
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Great food and service. The staff were helpful and friendly and it is an ideal place for a short stay break.

1 Thank Bruce L
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have eaten here on many occasions. He loves the fish dishes that they usually have as specials. I usually have the vegetarian option. We have always enjoyed our meal until last week. I am now a vegan and so when I rang to book a table I asked if the chef could make me a main... More 

1 Thank Labyrinths
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Couldn't rate this enough. Tobie the manager is helpful and Attentive. Friendly atmosphere and fabulous food. Would recommend and will be going back.

2 Thank 4462966
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Last Sunday we held a surprise party for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary at the Black Bull. It went perfectly, and Tobie the manager and his staff were pivotal to its success. From early on in the organisation process I was in touch with the restaurant, with specific requests based on the intolerances and allergies of some of our guests.... More 

1 Thank tbomb77
Royston, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

A party of seven for Sunday lunch - this pub is the sister pub to the Red Lion Hinxton which we have visited often and enjoyed. Keen to try the Black Bull, we booked a Sunday lunch as a birthday treat for one of the party. The pub looks impressive, striking, and as though it should be full of character.... More 

1 Thank sue s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $52
Bar, British, Gastropub, European, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 am
7:30 am - 9:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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: 441223893844
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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