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The Bull's Head at Wilpshire

$$ - $$$
British, Pub
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799 Whalley New Road | Blackburn, Blackburn BB1 9BQ , England
+44 1254 248274
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

old world charm pub , friendly bar staff good food and beer it was nice to see a pub with a dart board as well as the TV.

Thank randjj
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

this pub is closed and therefore impossible to rate at this time. a very old pub, next to the small railway station. hopefully it will re-open soon as it seems a nice typical village pub.

Thank grahamcg
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2015

No-one seems to have mentioned that this place has been closed for many a long month. So sad as it once was a great place to visit. Now looking sad and neglected and verging on dereliction. Just wish someone would buy it and turn it into a great pub again. It is in a good location and has a good... More 

4 Thank sidjen2015
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2014

Totally dead when we went in but could be to do with the change of management and a temporary closure.

Thank traceyGLancs
Ribchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

The service and the food served to me and my party was terrible. There were 24 of us and the way we were pushed together was uncomfortable. Some of my party ordered mushroom soup (I think the mushrooms had walked through the soup on stilts) it was watery and just to add insult was served in dishes with pieces of... More 

Thank 14susan2014
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

I learned after our visit in Dec 2013 that the business has recently changed hands. As sad as it is to see a new owner struggling I have to be honest and say that the food wasn't great, the place was short- staffed, several menu options weren't available and the place looks generally unkempt and tatty. We hadn't been for... More 

1 Thank BritvicGirl
Burnley, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

Quite a large modern pub, which probably accounted for the temperature being quite low (except the tiny hallway to the toilet which was a great comfort zone...although having to excuse yourself to use it may seem peculiar to your friends after a while..). Main meal of scampi and chips was decent enough... the dessert on the other hand (eton mess)... More 

2 Thank ThePowderMonkey
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

Was told chef had switched everything off when we arrived at 7.55 pm and could we order asap - this despite going into the restaurant the previous night to pick up a menu and being persuaded by a member of staff to book the meal provisionally for the following night ! Incidentally when ringing to confirm the booking was told... More 

1 Thank chriskelly149q
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

we visited New Years Eve lunch time with a large family group. It was very cold, we waited a long time for the lunch although they had very few other customers. Tables very bare, no condiments (this was a pre booked party). Wedges served instead of chips and were only warm, very small portion of veg served on most meals.... More 

2 Thank ema
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here before without a problem. Our last visit however was a different story it was awful. I ordered off the Sunday lunch menu and chose the fish. My partner had had this in the past and it was always well presented and cooked well. My partner ordered the roast beef. When the main courses arrived it was... More 

1 Thank mhancock

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 799 Whalley New Road | Blackburn, Blackburn BB1 9BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Blackburn
  • Phone Number: +44 1254 248274

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?