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“Hidden Gem with a twist!”
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Nateby Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Nateby B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Warwick, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem with a twist!”
Reviewed September 11, 2011

We chose the Black Bull Nateby for our yearly reunion as my friends now live in Scotland. The pub is perfectly situated in beautiful countryside, we really enjoyed the nearby walks that were recommended by the staff who were so lovely, friendly and helpful.
We loved the Italian food, what a lovely surprise to find this delicious food in the countryside!! We will be recommending this lovely place to our friends, a traditional country pub with an Italian twist, lovely clean rooms and super staff. Gary and Jenny Dunning, Warwickshire

Room Tip: we stayed in room 1, double with bath shower, tv, coffee and tea facilities, overlooking countryside
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 9, 2011

Really nice, cosy, friendly, beautiful place in incredibly picturesque area!!!.. Mr & Mrs White

  • Stayed August 2011
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South Shields, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2011

A third rate establishment !Stayed last night (070911)The "double room(room2)is absolutely tiny(only a 3/4 size bed),the bathroom dirty and smelly.
The pub/restaurant has nowhere comfortable to relax and no atmosphere whatsoever.
The pseudo Italian food was bland and poor quality ingredients(I can make better at home)
There was only one cask ale available and to cap it all we were locked out in the rain for a couple of hours.
Not an experience I would repeat nor recommend.A waste of time and money.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cotterdale-Cottages, Owner at Nateby Inn, responded to this review, August 22, 2012
As new owner I would like to invite you back to the Black Bull Nateby and I will personally guarantee you will now have a different experience this time around.
We are open 12noon until 11pm everyday until the end of October
We care about good food. Our philosophy is about home cooked traditional food, quality and sourcing our produce as locally as possible.
We have Black Sheep real ale and another guest ale at the moment and are looking to increase this to two guest ales.
We have new beds in all our rooms.
All our En-suite bedrooms are dressed in Christy Hydrangea curtains and bed throws.
Duvet covers are Hotel Luxury white Egyptian cotton
Duvets are Christy Goose Feather or Christy Just Like Down and equipped with flat screen colour televisions, iphone / ipod docking station alarm clock, HoMedics foot spa, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities.
All I ask is you write another honest review once you have stayed with us again.
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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2011

we called here during the coast to coast walk and were pleased to discover a bath in our room, having had only showers for much of the way as far as here. when you are walking a bath is very welcome to soak tired muscles in. Food was good and reasonably priced. Our only complaint was at breakfast the self service toaster was not very good at toasting.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 7, 2011

We spent a lovely 5 day break at the Black Bull Inn with our dog. We were made very welcome and received excellent and friendly service. The food was delicious and the room very well presented - we knew it would not be a big room, but it was very clean and cosy. It's in a very convenient location and we intend visiting again. Pauline & Robin Davies and Lottie from Leicestershire

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2011

Stopped off here for the night on the way home from Scotland,the food was great and plenty of it but I don't think the chef does the mornings as the breakfasts were dryed up and on the small side.The rooms are very dated and looked like they had"nt been decorated or cleaned since the 1980's a bit disappointing but we did have a laugh at the upside down wall paper in our room.....

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cumbria
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Reviewed November 28, 2010

We spent one night in the Black Bull Nateby and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The staff were welcoming, the beer good, and the food excellent. My husband said his steak was one the best he'd eaten. My cod was great too, as well as the sticky toffee pud! We were there on one of the coldest, snowiest nights, so the pub was fairly quiet, but the locals who came in were really friendly and we had a great night chatting. The room was nice, clean, and warm. Shower room, cosy and clean. The breakfast was great too, served in a nice dining room. I'd recommend this pub to anyone. The owners have just been there since August and they are doing a great job.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Nateby Inn
Address: Nateby | Kirkby Stephen, Nateby, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4JP, England (Formerly The Black Bull Inn)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eden District > Kirkby Stephen > Nateby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Nateby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nateby Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A little gem of a inn offering bed & breakfast 4 star Pet Friendly En-suite accommodation nestled in the rural village of Nateby. Yet it's just 1 mile away from Kirby Stephen. A superb base for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits. An ideal location for a stop over on the Coast to Coast walk. Nateby Inn Kirkby Stephen, is a traditional family owned and run Cumbrian inn offering year-round bed & breakfast 4 star accommodation, home cooked food using only the freshest, locally sourced quality ingredients, We have a well stocked bar offering some of Cumbria's and Yorkshire's finest real ales, a wide choice of wines, a great selection of malt whiskies and a range of soft drinks. Our 4 star accommodation at Nateby Inn Kirkby Stephen comprises of five en-suite bedrooms. All our bedrooms are equipped with the usual creature comforts such as digital flat screen tv, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities and we have little extras such as: iphone / ipod docking station alarm clock and HoMedics foot spa. three of our bedrooms have a bath, perfect after a long days walk, especially if you are on the Coast to Coast walk. We offer early bird breakfast on request and a packed lunch for your onward journey. ... more   less 
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