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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We were recommend the Black Boar by the owners of the house where we were staying, so we payed a visit to book a table. To be honest, when we found the Black Bull we were a bit confused as it is essentially a basic pub, (we were expecting to find one of these large pub/restaurant type places. However, upon...

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Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Visited duns for the first time recently to visit my cousin and her husband who live locally and they recommended the black bull ,and I'm pleased to say we were not disappointed,its a great wee place very friendly and welcoming and the food is excellent,i can highly recommend the chicken supreme on a bed of haggis the staff are first...

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Northumberland
Reviewed 12 September 2016

In the area and wanted a drink so found this place up a little side alley. Friendly staff and locals who made you feel welcome. Reasonable prices and nice to sit outside the sunshine for once in Scotland. Would certainly visit again if in the area.

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Duns, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Popped in for an evening meal with friends and thought we would be having typical pub food, however we certainly got a surprise, the food was exceptional. There is a good selection of food to choose from plus a separate Gluten free menu again with a good choice. The lady who waited on our table was very friendly and helpful....

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Good food good beer and very helpful staff. The room was very clean if a little bit small but for only two nights was fine. the bar was busy and very friendly with a choice of three real ales. The bar food was very good and the service very friendly

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Baldock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely pub B&B, very friendly staff and great pub food. We ate here in the evening and again for breakfast. The room was clean with a very comfortable bed. Highly recommended if you're looking for somewhere to stay in the area.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is a small family-run hotel. Very friendly service. Excellent and reasonably-priced food and the only real ale in Duns. Pleasant restaurant and beer garden. The room we stayed in was clean and tidy, a good size with a large comfortable bed. The only drawback was the stairs which could be a problem to some as it was on the...

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

My wife and I stayed at Duns for 10 days, only found this pub 3 days before we left, wish we had found this place earlier. We booked for Sunday lunch,were showed to the dining room at the rear, service great food great, roast potatoes like you make at home.we both have small appetites and asked if do small portions...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Been to black bull quite a few times. Staff are generally polite and helpful but you can feel a bit squashed in if you eat/drink in the bar. There is a dining room which is nice but both that and a further dining room at the back are lacking in atmosphere and it's not very lively. Food is typically bar...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We had the family suite on the top floor- two rooms and a shared bathroom. Everything was immaculately clean, with comfortable beds and nice towels(always important). We had an evening meal which we all enjoyed. There was a good choice, well cooked and presented. The breakfast was plentiful and tasty. All the staff were pleasant and helpful. We would definitely...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
*Wheelchair Access on Ground Floor Only. *Children Welcome. *Pets allowed in Main Bar/Beer Garden Only. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Black Bull Hotel

Address: 15 Black Bull Street, Duns TD11 3AR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Borders > Duns
Price Range: $93 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Black Bull Hotel Duns, Scotland
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“Only 4 rooms but those on first floor will have less stairs to contend with”
 of 5 bubbles IanandJan31, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“. There is no view because the inn is in the centre of Duns, but we didn't notice any noise.”
 of 5 bubbles ChristineT24, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in the Cockburn Room, which was lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles The_Man_in_B1ack, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Any room is comfortable and not affected by the popular bar.”
 of 5 bubbles 312DavidB, 29 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Cockburn Room is lovely”
 of 5 bubbles EileenMac, 29 Oct 2015 | Read review
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