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“good ale, good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Black Bull Inn and Hotel
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Coniston
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“good ale, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

i stayed across the road and ate here twice and drank here a few times more than that. The ale is locally brewed and very good. The food is pretty decent compared to other places around the Lakes. All the usual suspects sausages, fish and chips, steaks and pies but done quite nicely. I had very well battered fish and chips both nights after two long exhausting walks. The staff were friendly, especially given the number of tourists they must get coming through, and the general ambiance was warm and pleasant

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Second visit this year so can't be too bad.Average standard pub grub,reasonable selection of craft beers.The pubs a bit dark and dingy and the staff think you won't be going back so treat everybody as tourists.This isn't always the case!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

This is a lovely pub in a wonderful setting.It was lovely to walk into after a walk on the fells with the open fires.The food looked and smelt very nice but the biggest negative was the price of drinks,4.20 for a pint of cider.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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South Zeal
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43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

THis is a splendid rather old fashioned pub / hotel. The bar is full of locally brewed ales ... which in my view were delicous. The food was plentiful and old fashioned. The breakfast was served with a smile , and the Local staff in the evening could not have been more helpful.

It is clean and tidy but possibly certain areas could do with a bit of sprucing up. However if you are a wlaker in the Lakes this is just the ticket. Good non greasy breakfast. The service was also quite quick and efficient.

It is situated in the middle of the town and a perfect spot from where to climb the Old Man.

It is not a smart hotel ... but old fashioned ... with traditional fare. If that is what you want I would recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

The nicest thing about the Black Bull is that you meet the same staff each time you visit. They really are great efficient friendly and always there to help. This was our third visit and it was like we had never been away. Clean comfortable room, good food and excellent beer what more could you want. Many thanks to all the staff for a great two days.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

Staying in Ambleside and visited this lovely area, Ordered lamb steak, could not fault it, generous portion, excellent. Lovely situation, clean and tidy. Will visit again next time I visit the Lake District

Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

This is a great pub !! Loads of local real ales to choose from we went through them all !!! Brewery next door !! Oatmeal stout particularly nice . They also do beer bats so you can try 3 at once . The food is great lovely Sunday roast , nice quick service and great staff , if you are visiting coniston this pub is a must for food and drink !!!!

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Black Bull Inn and Hotel
Address: Coppermines Road | Yewdale Road, Coniston LA21 8HL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Duddon Valley > Coniston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Coniston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Black Bull Inn and Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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