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Black Bull Inn

Northside, Matfen NE20 0RP, England
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04/02/2018 05/02/2018
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good9%
  • Average0%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“the pub” (13 reviews)
“warm welcome” (7 reviews)
Public Wifi
Free Parking
Pets Allowed
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Visited with a group of friends on a Hadrian's Wall walk. Lovely food in a fantastic setting. Then stood at bar having drink with owner who was so friendly, helpful and enthusiastic. A couple of friends arrived at 10.30 and he offered to quickly cook...More

Thank Woods833
Response from Alison C, Owner at Black Bull InnResponded 8 December 2017

Thanks for your lovely review. Your party was a delight to serve and were a great addition to our Thursday dining club! I hope the weather (snow) wasn’t too atrocious and we’re pleased you made the walk successfully. Call again next time you’re up this...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017

Called in at The Black Bull for Sunday lunch yesterday, 3rd December 2017, first time there. Quite small inside, look larger from the outside. Real fires which given it was a cold day were welcomed. Good range of beers and a very well presented and...More

Thank Steve_Ellwood_13
Response from Alison C, Owner at Black Bull InnResponded 5 December 2017

Thank you for your very positive review. I’m pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope you call in again soon. Alison

Reviewed 26 September 2017

Highly recommended! Go out of your way for Sunday lunch at this pub! Although we booked a table for 9 and arrived with 10 full-grown people, our extra person was readily accommodated by a local giving up his regular table with great good humour. The...More

Thank suecassidyburgin
Response from Alison C, Owner at Black Bull InnResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for that positive review. We enjoyed your table’s company very much. Do call again.

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We dropped in here at the weekend, hoping for evening food. Unfortunately, they had just changed to winter hours a few days before, and were not doing food that evening. However, the landlord and landlady, Nige and Ali, couldn't have been more friendly and helpful,...More

Thank foxale
Response from Ali_Patta, Owner at Black Bull InnResponded 19 September 2017

Thanks for that lovely review and sorry you missed out on our food. That is the challenge of being a "hidden gem" I suppose. Do call back again when you're next up proper North. We'd love to see Ellie's ears again! Ali

Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have eaten fabulous meals in restaurants, pubs and cafes before but never felt compelled to write a review….that is until I sampled the delights on offer during the Black Bull's 'Spanish night' last Thursday. The food was amazing, cooked fresh, locally sourced (or locally...More

Thank yfullwood
Response from Ali_Patta, Owner at Black Bull InnResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you so much for your positive review. I am really pleased you enjoyed our experiments in Spanish food - we had another customer in that night who regularly travels extensively through Spain and was also really impressed by the authentic nature of the food....More

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Neil H
23 March 2017|
Response from Alison C | Property representative |
We are very dog friendly and have lots of equine visitors in summer. By "pet", what species do you mean? I wouldn't fancy meeting your pet tarantula or rat... 😨 Cheers Alison
Vanessa A
3 November 2016|
Response from Alison C | Property representative |
Sorry Vanessa, we do not have rooms here. Thanks for the enquiry.
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"Not applicable to our visit - we did not stay overnight but just visited the pub which is recommended."
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