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Brilliant Food and atmosphere

We have been coming to Rothesay and actually lived here for 5 years, for quite some time. the pub... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Manchester, United Kingdom

Booked here with friends for a fantastic meal nice surroundings. Angie and her staff A++. New chef... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Linda F
Isle of Bute, United Kingdom
via mobile
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3 West Princes Street, Rothesay PA20 9AF, Scotland
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Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

This is the second time we've lunched in the Black Bull on one of our regular days out. The Fish is excellent and they also do a proper steak pie, not just a bit of puff pastry stuck on top of beef &gravy.

4  Thank Jon W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been coming to Rothesay and actually lived here for 5 years, for quite some time. the pub was always just a pub with occasional food..think owner lost interest... But now thanks to the new owners, the place seems to have come alive with...More

1  Thank Parky221
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Booked here with friends for a fantastic meal nice surroundings. Angie and her staff A++. New chef. Fantastic menu. A must dine location 5*****

1  Thank Linda F
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Popped in with a group prior to getting the ferry home. Nice welcome from the bar staff and good service.

1  Thank Salmo01
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Always visit the Black Bull when in Rothesay, the new owners are certainly making their mark! Great value, particularly the 187ml bottles of wine. Also delighted to see the downstairs Ladies toilet has been gutted, fantastic renovation work, so clean and bright. Well done. Will...More

1  Thank AIMcT
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Been here 3 times now. The Sunday roast is so good! And really great value. Angie and the bar staff are always welcoming and friendly. Will go back here every time I’m in town! Thoroughly recommend.

2  Thank djfraybentos
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Visited mid afternoon - so bar was quiet - but they were still serving food. Excellent pint of Jarl from the fairly local Fyne ales brewery!

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Casual bar. Good value- the prices are reasonable and the food is tasty. Locals eat here so it is a little boisterous as they visit. Fun atmosphere.

1  Thank 357janam
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

The title says it all really! Visited on a very quiet night in May, but still a nice ambience and good service. I sure we'll visit again!

1  Thank smifnsmif2011
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This pub is a traditional English pub, no doubt about this and has just changed hands to new owners. The pub is friendly and welcoming and now open to 11 every night. Visit and make your own mind up but i loved it.

1  Thank Mark R
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Popped in for lunch, lovely surroundings animals welcome. Good to know coz we left our dogs at home. Ordered off lunch menu, was excellent. Home made soup and sandwiches and a platter for two. Very good value for money. Returned at night for drinks and...More

1  Thank Mairi388
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6 July 2017|
Response from smifnsmif2011 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not sure, but when we visited they were advertising entertainment every weekend.