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“Lovely food”
Review of The Black Bull

The Black Bull
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Haltwhistle
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Small traditional real ale pub. Offering a cozy, friendly & welcoming environment for both tourists & locals alike. We cannot provide restaurant service or capacity. Just good honest pub fayre for individuals, couples & small parties. Please note. We are unable to accommodate parties of 6 or more.
Buxton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lovely food”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

We visted The Black Bull quite a few times during our holiday to Haltwhistle. The staff were all lovely and Kevin the owner whilst promoting his grumpy persona is actually secretly friendly. A really good selection of ales which are changed regularly plus a good selection of wine and the two meals we had were lovely with lots of choice. My only gripe is that we couldn't eat there every day.

  • Visited September 2012
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English first
Haltwhistle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Christmas Cheers!”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

The Black Bull in Haltwhistle is a local pub for ourselves, although we have to travel 25 minutes to reach it! We were familiar with the friendly staff, the clientèle (who actually talk to everyone), the "grumpy old b**terd" owner Kevin (his t-shirt says so) and the superb atmosphere of the old building with its roaring fires and oak beams. What we were unfamiliar with was the quality of the food. We discovered that Kevin was opening this year for Christmas Day lunch and thought it would make a lovely treat for Mum and a change of routine for the kids. Well, we were so glad we did! The festive atmosphere was great, the pub warm and welcoming and the quality of the food was terrific. It was a set 3-course meal with coffee and mince pies to finish - choice of three for each course. Something to please everyone, home-cooked, fresh produce and plenty of everything. We finally rolled out the door to head home at about 4.00pm and couldn't eat another thing all evening! Planning to go again next year and will definitely call in during the week for a meal from the regular menu.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Jacky M
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northumberland
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“awful,just awful”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

from the outside it looked like we had found a little gem,it was equally charming on the inside but how wrong we (7) where.what an awful barman what with his dirty unwashed and uncared for looks to his overpowering bad manners,the menu was quite good but very expensive for run of the mill pub grub,(dont expect nice veg or ample amounts) during our week in Haltwhistle we found great places to eat and Haltwhiste has lots to offer visitors so dont be put off by me,just avoud the bearded wonder in the Black Bull.

Visited January 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“What a find!”
Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

A great pub with a superb menu that is great value! The amazing selection of well cared for beers complimented the delicious food! The whole evening was topped of by super friendly staff, a proper landlord and many thanks to Kate the barmaid! Highly recommended!

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Thank StanVal
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“good food”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

after popping into this little pub for a quick bite to eat the food was great but the desert was just terrific "bailys cheesecake" topped with a little fruit and a couple of choc. chips ..spot on!!

  • Visited December 2012
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