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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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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 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Grevitis
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Marilyn R
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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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 4 weeks ago

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 

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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 

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Thank Jen G
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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!

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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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winnipeg
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This tiny place is worth the wait for a table. The atmosphere is amazing with everyone happy to be there and family style seating makes for great conversation. The portion sizes are HUGE, and the sticky toffee pudding is amazing. As for a commemorative beer glass, they sell them as souvenirs.

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Thank miss_m_travel
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Lovely quaint pub with a roaring fire and friendly welcome.We had the steak and Wolf ale pie with buttery mash which was absolutely delicious.

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Thank Tracey E
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere! Helpful staff who will have a conversation with u and help. Food really good hot and cooked to order

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Square, Haltwhistle NE49 0BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Haltwhistle
  • Phone Number: +44 1434 320463
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?