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“Slowly Going Down Hill?”
Review of Black Bull

Black Bull
Ranked #11 of 110 Restaurants in Drogheda
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, European, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Meath
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Slowly Going Down Hill?”
Reviewed May 1, 2012

I've always been a fan of the Black Bull it was one of the few pubs in Drogheda that did top quality pub food and was also nice for evening meals. Good lively bar and music etc

Unfortunately the last few times i've felt the standard of the food has dropped and it's now just run of the mill. This was finally confirmed for me on my last visit at the weekend.

We ordered our food, the area was full of children running about (not 100% the pubs fault obviously) the food arrived very quick, almost too quick. My partner ordered the beetroot and goats cheese she didn't however order the long dark curly hair that was found in it. Must have been a free extra.

Also found in the same dish was a piece of plastic wrapping from the goats cheese i'd assume?
The prices haven't decreased but the quality of food 100% has. Hopefully they can turn this round as it was once a very good option for a quick bite or full meal

  • Visited April 2012
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Drogheda
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Top nosh pub”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

Huge selection on evening menu, lunch menu is sometimes a bit limited. Service is excellent, very family friendly. Nice pub area for having a drink, watching sports or meeting friends. Parties are cartered for here in the pub area or in garaden room.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank L M
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Dublin, Ireland
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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“Good Atmopshere”
Reviewed March 15, 2012

Great pub to have a drink, listen to live music or throw a party in. The food is very good and the staff are all very friendly and always a good laugh.

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Thank JonBStout
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Navan, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“I loved and love the black bull.”
Reviewed March 9, 2012

The menu offers a great selection. I love the brie starter and the fajita’s but they are my specific favorites. Like I love goats cheese and I had the goats cheese Panini, If only I had a bigger appetite then I could have them all. Portions are the right size not to big and off putting and not to small to have to go to the chipper. The service was spot on and very helpful were needed. I am disabled and got a helping hand were needed. The bar has plenty of seating and space and has a nice feel to it. There are tv’s to watch sports and quiet corners to have a talk.
Again I love the black bull I would recommend to everybody to go there when visiting Drogheda

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank Anouk W
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81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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“Good food good people good atmosphere”
Reviewed March 9, 2012

When I am in Drogheda my eatery of choice is always the Black Bull I always enjoy the food which is good value food quality and tastes great, the service is excellent and I always feel welcome when I am there

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Thank Anto1705
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