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Black bull Margaretting, Ingatestone, Essex

Black bull Margaretting

3.7
3.7
35 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Welcome to Black bull Margaretting. We look forward to your visit!

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Pub, Beer Garden

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue 12:00–15:00 Wed–Sat 12:00–20:00 Sun 12:00–18:00

  • Phone number

    01277 353141

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 35 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. C

    Carol

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    staff very polite and friendly , we had a round table for 6 people , great . Food not so great , several of the meals were not available , All meals were over cooked .
  2. JT

    JohnT

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good value and good service. There was a good range of menu options.
  3. CD

    ChrisD

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely be coming back here. A small menu compared to some other places, but lovely food. Staff are friendly too
  4. SR

    SarahR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    First time at The Black Bull after seeing lots of good reviews, however food was fair with the pork looking a very dark colour and didn’t expect to be seated in the cafe part and still pay restaurant prices just because the restaurant was over booked.
  5. EA

    EileenA

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have to the Black Bull several times no food great would recommend highly
  6. CO

    COLINM

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a good pub meal which was well presented and were served by polite, attentive staff.
  7. KP

    KathyP

    Essex

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Having booked in advance we arrived to be offered a table right by the door or another which was so squeezed in it was impossible to pull out the chairs. Ended up having to eat in the bar next door. We waited an hour and a half for our food which is unacceptable.
  8. CT

    CaroleT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Lovely lad serving us but waited over an hour for food.
  9. CR

    CatherineR

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service will be returning ASAP to enjoy this family run venue can't wait .
  10. SB

    SusanB

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We had Sunday lunch. We found the staff very attentive and friendly and would recommend the black bull.
  11. IK

    IvanK

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This pub serves good, honest pub food and decent beer. Staff are friendly and there is a welcoming atmosphere. Parking can be tight, however. Turns out many of the parking spaces were taken by people not in the pub.
  12. CD

    ChrisD

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly helpful staff. Excellent food Good value
  13. AT

    AbbyT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very friendly, family run pub with tasty meals and efficient service. Staff could not do any more to accommodate dietary needs. Good range of choices for Sunday roast - including two vegetarian options - one with veggie gravy! We will definitely be going again.
  14. VW

    ValW

    Essex

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Festive menu, starters nice, 3 main course poor,2 beef wellington’s dry and over cooked, 1 steak overcooked, disappointed so didn’t have dessert
  15. P

    Patsy

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Generous portions of food and good value for money. Service was friendly and efficient.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2021

    overall1food4service3ambience4
    Restaurant not open on weekdays only cafe which runs alongside building
  17. KP

    KathyP

    Essex

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I go to the Black Bull fairly often. The staff are always very welcoming and efficient. The food very tasty and good value.
  18. T

    Tmum

    London

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Service was very slow despite the fact that the pub was not at all busy. We waited at least 45 mins for a very average meal. Will not be returning.
  19. LL

    LindaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Easy to access for friends meeting from two distant counties, good service without being pushy or intrusive. Food was good quality for the price and fair sized portions. Would be happy to recommend.
  20. IK

    IvanK

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good, well prepared pub food, with some specials on the board. Friendly staff and good atmosphere.
  21. A

    Aliman

    Essex

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The lasagne was of poor quality thin and worst of all burnt. My wife's jacket potato was poorly cooked. The starter and pudding were OK
  22. F

    Flower

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely Local Pub, the food was lovely plenty of it both in the starters and mains, in fact if I had known how big the mains was I would not have had a starters. Also the drinks was excellent value. Would recommend it.
  23. GT

    GrahamT

    Essex

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    food was good ,plenty of it all the different meats were lovely,roast potatoes a little hard on outside but soft in the middle, veg was nicely cooked but limited, service was lovely and friendly but a little slow at times as they were so busy,so perhaps another waiter was required on the day.pub was lovely and clean would certainly return again. stuffing was good ,gravy excellant and plenty of it. overall we had a lovely time.
  24. LT

    LesleyT

    Essex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The staff were friendly and helpful. However, the food was not up to expectations. My gammon was quite tough, although the egg and chips were good. One of my friends had the chicken curry, and the naan bread was stale. I had a cappuccino, which had no froth at all, and was really just a white coffee. It was not an expensive meal, but we would not return, I’m afraid.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Under new Management which was needed best of all is Breakfast Coffee Court which is at the side of building Lovely Breakfast good Coffee this was needed in Margretting Sunday Morning Breakfast. Sunday lunch was lovely definitely back again Staff Friendly and Good Service.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I dont want to leave a bad review as covid has hit everybody quite badly especially the hospitality industry so feel anything bad would be detrimental to an already suffering business... we had a spur of the moment booking during the pandemic and even though not everything on the menu was available. I cannot fault the employees service or attitude. They were so lovely helpful and apologetic. This is a local place and seemed the locals were very loyal to the place giving a homely and community feel.
  27. KP

    KathyP

    Essex

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Can’t fault the Black Bull. Food always well cooked and presented. Friendly atmosphere.
  28. M

    Muppet

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The Black Bull is having a huge amount of building work done so I don’t the think we saw them at their best. The food was ok, the restaurant was empty, so not a lot of atmosphere. The building work was a distraction: when leaving we were told by a builder to be quick because that was debris falling! The biggest redeeming factor was the young man who served us, he was genuine, helpful, cheerful and obviously trying very hard to make our experience a good one, I have said that I would recommend the Black Bull but that is based on the service and I would only recommend it when their building work has been completed.
  29. BR

    BrianRJ63

    Norfolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Loved the hosts, service was great, everyone very friendly and pleasant but the food was actually disappointing.. We all eating felt that, sorry. Presention on plates was poor. More like something 'home cooked' my Nan would produce on a visit. Liver & Bacon very salty and more of stew than traditional L&B fair. Asian chicken meal was most odd presentation and sauce bland. No small veg or salad came with any meals... We were not advised of that?? Sadly there is a lot of good pub restaurants around and I feel the Bull will need to up there game very quickly.
  30. KP

    KathyP

    Essex

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This pub has just been taken over by new tenants. We have been going there for about 20 years. The new tenants have upheld the welcoming atmosphere and good food of the previous tenants and are making improvements of their own. Thoroughly recommend.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent Sunday roast. We tried lamb and beef and both were very tender. A good selection of veg plus roast potatoes and Yorkshire potatoes. Based on that experience we would return.
  32. a

    aimee205gti

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy food great service x Lovely atmosphere. All staff were lovely and friendly x
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food at a very good price!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch today. Very good value too. I’ve booked again!
  35. GT

    GeoffandTracie

    London

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great to meet the new owners, lovely to be back and looking forward to the new additions

FAQs

Black bull Margaretting is rated 3.7 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Google Map for Black bull Margaretting

Main Rd Margaretting Ingatestone, Ingatestone, Essex CM4 9JA

Additional information

  • Area

    Margaretting

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue 12:00–15:00 Wed–Sat 12:00–20:00 Sun 12:00–18:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Pub, Beer Garden

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Off road parking plus street parking also

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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