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“Great Food, Friendly Staff”

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The Black Bull Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Gartmore
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Food, Friendly Staff”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

When recently staying in the area during a holiday w/c 21st Oct 2013, we were told about the Black Bull, and lets just say it was so good, we ate here more than anywhere else when eating out during our stay.

There is a good choice of food and portions are a good size.

Staff are really friendly and nothing is too much trouble.

They are great with children and make everyone feel very welcome.

Would highly recommend that anyone eats here, whether staying in the area or just passing by.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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stevenage
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

we stayed in the Black Bull in Gartmore for 4 nights in July. the room was big we had tea and coffee that we could make and the room was cleaned every day,only down side was it did not have a wardrope but I got round by that by hanging my dresses on the picture rail. the staff were very helpful and the food was delicious congratulations to the chef .we slept very well and had really good time looking forward to a revisit. The locals in the bull werte very welcoming too and we had some very interesting conversations.

Room Tip: in our room wardrope would have been good but we did stay 4 nights so had more clothes most of the...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

My partner and I ate at the Black Bull on Friday 2nd August evening, without a reservation they were able to accommodate us. I had the soup of the day (leek and potato homemade- Yum!) and Jerk Chicken with rice. My partner had Tempura Prawns and Steak cooked Medium Rare - and came out perfect. There was no room for dessert! The staff were quick and efficient with a friendly smile, just what you want from dinner. Was disappointed there were no Muscles on the menu but this was due to PSP and fisheries have been temporarily closed due to this.Well worth a visit if your in the area!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Peebles Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Ate here one night whilst staying at a local campsite.Very busy on arrival only two vacant tables.Nice menu with some interesting choices.Staff were friendly and attentive and the food was delivered promptly.Food was well presented and cooked to a good standard.Give it a go you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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dundee
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed in Gartmore House Hotel where evening meals weren't served. So we ended up walking the few minutes to Gartmore Village.

The Black Bull Inn was a small place, but the food is second to none.

I had the Sea Bass and seasonal veg and it was the best dish I had tasted in quite a while. The other half had Home Made Steak and Ale Pie and he too said it was the best dish he had in a while.

Service was a bit slow, but very much worth it.

They had pictures hanging on the wall that you could buy too and it was a nice idea, proved a conversation point as well .



Well done and thank you for a lovely few hours.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fife
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Visited this eatery last night which was recommended to us and the food was great. Nice choice on the menu and the staff were very friendly. My only gripe was i couldn't have a sweet, which looked scrumptious, S there was too much in the main course. Yes I know I shouldn't have ate it all to leave room for a sweet, but it was so good I couldn't stop!!!! Would certainly recommend and visit the next time I am in the area.

Room Tip: Never stayed here. Only visited to eat
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Dropped in for a pint with Mrs W. A wet Friday night in Stirlingshire. Our luck to find a great atmosphere, great beer and the US Open on TV. Our Idea of heaven. If you want to chill and have the buzz of conversation around you, you couldn't do better than the Black Bull.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: The Black Bull Hotel
Address: Main Street, Gartmore, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK8 3RW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Gartmore
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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