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The Black Bull

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Market Square, Haltwhistle NE49 0BL, England
+44 1434 320463
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Haltwhistle, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The owner and staff are lovely, the food is proper pub grub, but definitely better than your average pub food! Cosy, old fashioned English pub in a central location to the town, with a variety of local ales on offer. Perfect place to spend a raining Northumberland evening!

Thank Sam R
Wallasey, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this pub whilst staying overnight in Haltwhistle. We were drawn by the excellent reviews on Tripadvisor but sadly our visit was nothing like the positive experience of other reviewers. My husband visited the pub earlier to check on the menu and serving times. We returned at 6pm to an already very busy bar with only one person serving... More 

Thank shirlloyd
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

You know what this pub has it all beautiful location and premises log burning fire a fine selection of real ales and friendly clientele fabulous staff and a menu to die for, all sourced locally, the wolf ale pie was spot on

Thank Justin C
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

I love the food here; locally sourced, plenty of it and cooked to perfection. We just keep going back to get our fix! It's consistently excellent, spotlessly clean and the service is friendly and attentive. Best pub grub in the area.....by far.

Thank Grevitis
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Our Sunday lunch was really good. We had a roast and the plate came absolutely loaded with food. The meal was delicious and great value for money. The pub was cosy with real ambience and friendly people. We had a meal during the week, too and it was just as good. Really good home cooking and very generous serves.

Thank Marilyn R
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Only went because it was 1 on tripadvisor! Really impressed. I really loved the ambiance, beams brass and a roaring fire. Food was great, I really like that local dishes are on the menu and they use local suppliers.

Thank James W
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

We were delighted to find this cosy pub open at 4.30pm and serving food at 5.30, having arrived early at our B&B and this being the only place in Haltwhistle serving food in the evenings out of season, apart from a rather expensive hotel and takeaways. The service was friendly and the goes beyond pub food. Portions are so generous... More 

Thank hillary721
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is a lovely, cosy, friendly and welcoming pub. They were busy and we felt lucky to get a table in the bar room. We had to wait for food...no problem as they told us an hour and it actually came a little sooner. I had steak and wolf pie (amazing) and my other half had the trio of sausages.... More 

Thank Jen G
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Went to Haltwhistle for a four day break, a very very quiet small town! What a find this place is! Real fires, fantastic atmosphere, lovely staff and the best pint of beer ( golden plover) we've had in a long time! Don't even bother going in the sterile cold manor house inn! The black bull is awesome!

Thank Gillian O
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We ate and drank here on a Friday night and the quality was excellent. Service was prompt despite being busy. The 4 of us each had something different from the menu and everyone was happy with their order. Decent range of regional ales which were well kept and served properly. Popular with locals as well as tourists. Very friendly landlady... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Square, Haltwhistle NE49 0BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Haltwhistle
  • Phone Number: +44 1434 320463
Small traditional real ale pub. Offering a cozy, friendly & welcoming environment for both tourists & locals alike. We cannot provide restaurant service or capacity. Just good honest pub fayre for individuals, couples & small parties. Please note. We are unable to accommodate parties of 6 or more.

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