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The Black Bull

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Bar, British, Pub
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Market Square, Haltwhistle NE49 0BL, England
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just got home from a weekend stay at Herding Hill Farm & we came to the Black Bull on both days. The pub is very friendly and we found it fantastic that we could bring our dog with us. A great selection of Real Ales to try & amazing food!!! Thank you for making us welcome, we look... More 

Thank Loveholidays485
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quaint restaurant with lovely atmosphere. The food was outstanding, hot, plentiful and delicious. Two members had lamb shanks, one had pork roast dinner and I had a vegetarian option.

Thank anniehever
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is delicious and portions are HUGE. Atmosphere is great. Staff are very helpful. We will definitely be back.

Thank Morag B
Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beyond a doubt the best pub I've ever been to with the typical old English walk up bar, rustic low ceilings etc. Lots of choices of local brewers on tap and many others too. Comfortable seating or standing in the room or seating on benches outside and also a small back room with 6 tables in it if you are... More 

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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service great food great beer lovely land lady. Food was very large portion and the starter black pudding and haggis was to die for. Martyn and christine from Devon

Thank Martyn P
East Midlands
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114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Haltwhistle is a very friendly place and is typified by this fine pub that serve restaurant standard, fare at pub grub prices. You are made most welcome and treated as a regular from the off. Locals at the bar remain friendly even if they can't get a chair. It is dog friendly but as a small eating area in addition... More 

Thank Ricoh8
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a Friday night , when we arrived there was no tables in the bar area however as we arrived 'lateish' for food it soon cleared. We had steak & ale pie served with mash an veg and the scampi and chips option. Food was fantastic, very generous portions and extremely tasty. £30.00 for the two meals, two vodka... More 

Thank lucylou3333
San Diego, California, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a nice combination of locals and tourists. Very inviting and friendly. Great atmosphere. Clean. A menu with lots of delicious sounding offerings. And our meals did not disappoint.

Thank Daniel V
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it was the chef's day off and a lot of things on their menu were not available we had a very good lunch here. The landlady was very friendly and very well organised in dealing with quite a lot of customers. We had sandwiches and salad which all tasted great. A large range of beer was available.

Thank Judi F
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has a wonderful friendly atmosphere, good local beers and plentiful portions of decent quality food.

Thank Paul D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Square, Haltwhistle NE49 0BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Haltwhistle
  • Phone Number: 441434320463
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?