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Black Bull Hotel

38 Market Street, Brough Sowerby, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QW, England
+44 17683 71237
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38 Market Street, Brough Sowerby, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QW, England
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

The food was hearty, beautifully cooked and reasonably priced for the quality. The waitress was friendly, efficient and lovely. A welcoming place with everything you look for. The Gin was yummy too as were the desserts

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Anna K
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

This was our second time of visiting Kirkby Stephen when walking long distance trails, previously C2C and this time Lady Anne’s Way. We have given all of the hostelries in town a try and have found this one to be the best - very good...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank One_of_the_BOFs
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Great food and service. Staff were very accommodating and helpful even when they were very busy. Tasty, well cooked food

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TinaMcr
Reviewed September 29, 2018

We ate an evening meal in the lounge/pub area, so there was quite a bit of local comings and goings, with a mix of visitors/walkers, it was more pub-like than restaurant-like in atmosphere and overall was friendly. While the menu offerings try to give some...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JHM231
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Norden ramblers descended on the Black Bull for a weekends walking in the area. Accommodating a group of 14 is never easy but the staff at the Black Bull managed it with ease.... The place had a really warm and welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ian R
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We ate the first time we visited here on a Sunday lunchtime, very good Sunday lunch. There is a friendly atmosphere, staff are helpful, beer is well kept. Ladies loo is a nostalgia fest, ladies disappear for ages!!! Recommended.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank F9259KFsuew
Reviewed September 15, 2018

We were a party of five plus 1 dog, when we visited the Black Bull we had an extremely warm welcome. The food was perfect, great atmosphere with a mixture of locals and walkers (and dogs!)

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gary R
Reviewed September 5, 2018

The hotel restaurant was recommended by our B&B owners & other guests were pleased so perhaps we were just unlucky. I had the small portion & my fish was OK but the chips just lumps of potato unevenly cooked & stuck together. My husband had...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank WinstonSophie
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

The staff here are excellent and very accommodating for people’s needs. They provide a friendly service and nice pub food well done

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Bryn1052
BlackBull1, Owner at Black Bull Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. I'll pass on your kind words to our staff.

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

This place does very good pub food. It is probably best to book during high season. The staff are very pleasant and friendly. It is clean and the food is delicious. The prices are reasonable.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MarjanS_12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Market Street, Brough Sowerby, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Kirkby Stephen  >  Brough Sowerby
  • Phone Number: +44 17683 71237
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