We recently moved to the area and have been trying out local eateries and last Sunday it was the turn of the Black Bull. Based on the reviews we arrived with high expectations further fuelled by the level of reserved tables.
Food is served next to the bar area and the football was on which didn't bother as the atmosphere not rowdy. The welcome could have been warmer and more inviting, bar fell silent when we walked in, awkward. A customer told us where to sit and the staff had trouble locating the kids menu, so not the best start.
We were first in so the food arrived quickly. I had the Sunday roast, Yorkshire pudding, gravy, carrots, broccoli, roast and mashed potato. Shame the mash was made with a waxy potato so was not light a fluffy as mash should be but overall great value for £9.95. My partner had the fish which he said was okay. The portions were huge. My son had the burger and chips. It was a good burger but the dish was very plain, there was no cheese, relish, salad, veg. My daughter had the macaroni, it was homemade but it did taste strange. Was like some other kind of cheese had been used instead of cheddar, it was served with garlic bread. Had we known there was no veg or salad with the kids meals we would have ordered a side for them so that was a bit disappointing as they ended up sharing our vegs.
Dessert we has the sticky toffee pudding with ice cream which was a big hit.
The bar was busy with people eating when we left so it’s clearly popular. It was good and we will probably will be back. With little competition in the area it could be spectacular. Just a few tweaks to the service, menu and a little more attention to detail with the food.
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