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The Black Bull, Blackburn, Lancashire

The Black Bull

4.6
4.6
1009 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Welcome to the Black Bull.
Tucked away in rural Lancashire, between cloud topped hills, green fields, rolling pastures, and lots of cows... sits The Black Bull Inn.
Nestled in the picturesque village of Old Langho, our stone building has been here since the 1500s. Steeped in history it has it's own warm welcome to travellers from far and wide.
Our menu is fresh, local and has a nice balance of those "pub classics" but brought up to date in modern and inventive ways.
Dog friendly in the bar area or garden, and plenty of cosy seating available in front of our roaring fires, in The Library, or in our gorgeous, beamed, renovated Fire Barn.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:30
  • Phone number
    01254 248801
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Blackburn
  • Parking Details
    Plenty of parking at both the front and the rear of the property.
  • Public Transit
    Our nearest train station is Old Langho, which is an easy 20 min walk through country roads to our door.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,009 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Lancashire

    Great for fine wines

  • Lancashire

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Lancashire

    Great for scenic views

  • Lancashire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Lancashire

    Most Booked

1,009 Reviews
  1. Bevdon

    Lancashire

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Will definitely return I would have liked a less noisy area, in a small area off the main room

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  2. BenGreenhalgh

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal for my mothers birthday, this is my 5th time visiting the Black Bull and it is exceptionally consistent and a real gem of the north west. Perfect service and perfect food, you simply can't go wrong

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  3. Vikx

    Lancashire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very attentive without being over-bearing or rushed. Good selection of drinks and extensive wine list. I really enjoyed my salmon however my husband was disappointed with his fish and chips. We had to wait quite a long time for our starter and it was obvious that one of the staff was aware of the wait as she was continually checking to see whether it had arrived. Had Manchester Tart for dessert, was ok but did not blow me away and the pastry case was quite difficult to cut into. We eat out regularly in the area and The Black Bull had been recommended to us by a friend who has similar tastes. Overall, it was a nice enough meal but for the cost did not impress enough take it one of our regular haunts.

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  4. AlbertP

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Book table for five to celebrate a 60th birthday. The food was hot and tasty and the service was second to none. A big thank you to all the staff. would highly recommend.

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  5. JohnR

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We are in the bar area and unfortunately a large party (of 12 or more) were shown into the bar area to wait for their table. The party included several children, most of whom were well behaved and quiet but one was loud and not checked by adults.

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  6. Ribblevalleyliving

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    5 of us went to celebrate an engagement on a Monday evening. We were extremely disappointed with the quality of the food. Dry reheated meals. Not one of us had a freshly cooked meal. Looked nothing like the instagram pictures. Presentation was poor. I asked if the steak came with fries and was misinformed that the steak came with a choice of fries, chips or mash potatoes and was then charged £4.95 extra for them which was a little bit naughty. Extremely overpriced and food was poor. When even the chips are dry and reheated you know it’s not great. Would not return and would not recommend. Sorry!

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  7. RyanB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, great place. Will be back!!

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  8. NigelG

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and very friendly staff, would definitely go back

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A quick visit to the Black Bull for an evening meal. Pub looked great, ambience was good. Had a nice pint of a local bitter along with the best Cheese & Onion pie I’ve ever eaten. (On a side note i asked for a little pot of gravy which was also fantastic but it had to be as I only realised the next morning that I had been charged £3.50 for it!!!!). A little steep to say the least. My wife had a lovely salmon on a bed of Jersey Royals and purple sprouting broccoli with a herb butter sauce. She “had” to have a couple of Gins as they didn’t have any gluten free beer stating they had run out. Because of the gravy and the lack of GF beer I was going to mark them down however that would have been a little petty as what we had was superb. I would definitely visit them again.

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  10. DuncanC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A little cold in restaurant ,but food and service where fabulous!!

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  11. PeterF

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service (waitress was delightful). Enjoyed our 8th wedding anniversary immensely….many thanks 😊

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  12. KateT

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Well worth the trip out to beautiful country pub.

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  13. melaniey

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous pub, lovely friendly staff and the best fish and chips I’ve ever had. Wonderful!

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  14. Pink51

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely chilled lunch with great food and great service.

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  15. angelah

    Manchester

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening. Booked for drinks and bar snacks. Great ambience. Highly recommend

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  16. ChristineS

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Special mention to Eve & Becky who served us, such lovely young ladies. The food was faultless, suet pudding, steak, bacon chop & duck salad all delicious. Will definitely go back.

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  17. StephenH

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food great service best food in the area in our opinion.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Black Bull in Old Langho,, is an amazing Gastro pub with a fantastic menu, with wonderful attentive friendly staff. We ate there again last night, wow. A wonderful atmosphere and whether Al la Carte or the Sunday Roast, you will not be disappointed, give it a try very highly recommend 👌👍 x

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  19. JudeEN

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service as always…will be back soon

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and fantastic service. Highly recommend the Black Bull.

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  21. TonyL

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Yorkshire pudding starter wonderful Roast pork sharing plate to die for Fantastic service 10/10

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  22. Stephen

    Lancashire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal in lovely surroundings. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Will be visiting again soon.

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  23. CliveM

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would have liked to see a couple of more alternatives on the starters, but the food was excellent quality

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  24. JamesF

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Last night will be the last time eating at this establishment, we were put in a corner under the speakers so it was uncomfortably loud, the service was poor even tho it wasn’t that busy, but worse of all the food was terrible, the starters were returned due to being cold , they took it away & brought it back Luke warm , the mains arrived after a considerable wait, and cold again , in credit to them they did reduce the bill, but it was a night wasted, will not go back, considering we are in a recession the prices are not cheap, & to serve 2nd rate food is not acceptable

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  25. WendyM

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food as always. Loved the baileys espresso martini too 🍸🍸

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  26. RachelS

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, fab service, loved it. Steak was excellent

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  27. NellyM

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, pleasant staff, good service. Nice ambience. Very enjoyable evening.

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  28. MarkS

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We booked a table for Sunday 6pm and were presented with a Sunday Lunch menu (2 courses for £31.50 or 3 courses for £35.50). They had run out of beef roast and fish & chips so we opted for a rack of pork for 2 and the kids had burgers. The meat was over cooked and potatoes dry. It's very overpriced now. As always the staff were very professional. Hope the management will take this and similar reviews to improve their service.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived a few mins early, we were shown to a lovely table and gave our drinks order while we studied the menu. After our orders were taken we received the drinks, service was leisurely and gave us time to chat and have our drinks, all the food was delicious, the staff were very friendly and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed our time at the blackbull and will definitely be returning. Thanks

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  30. AndreaW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tend to use the bar dining during the day as dogs are welcome!!! The atmosphere is great, warm, friendly and cozy. The food has been great every visit throughout the past 6 months.

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  31. janeD

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We regularly visit the Black Bull, our absolute go to... it was very busy tonight. But the staff remained professional, courteous and accommodating! Couldn't ask more😊

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  32. KarlB

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Manager and staff at black bull lovely. We got sat at table asked for in bar and was not bothered. Asked if everything was ok and meal we had was lovely. Can’t wait for next visit.

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  33. RobinL

    Lancashire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    So many good things about the evening but was spoiled by two of the main courses arriving barely warm. The plates needed to be warmed before serving.

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  34. BrendanG

    Lancashire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Good all round, just a shame that the noise level made it a tad difficult to converse.

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  35. Stephen

    Lancashire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked the special tasting menu for Valentines day evening. Great menu choice and the food was outstanding. Very helpful staff. Weve been going here for a while and its always good. Safe to say its now my favourite restaurant.

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  36. RuthM

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentines taster menu with wine tastings were brilliants put together and delivered to the highest standard. Service was knowledgable and delightful.

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  37. GeorgeY

    Lancashire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was lovely. We had a voucher for Sunday lunch for 2 as a Christmas present. The voucher stated ‘ Sunday lunch for 2’ and didn’t give any details with regards how much it covered. I asked the waiter if the voucher covered just Sunday lunch or whether if was for 2 courses and I was told it covered just the roast which was fine. On receiving the receipt it showed that 2 courses was an option as we were charged £31.50 each and that the voucher totalled 60 pounds as we had to pay 12 or so pounds for the remaining balance. I presume this was just a miscommunication but we would certainly have had the 2 courses if we had known. As mentioned the food was lovely but we didn’t feel we got all out of the voucher purchased which was a shame.

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  38. Roasties

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Roast dinner was excellent we all enjoyed it. Would recommend and will be returning.

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  39. SteveGell

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate here before many times before but been twice in the past 2 days as friends have come to visit from London and the Wirral. It’s fair to stay the food was stunning as ever and the fish and chips was outstanding. My last visit I decided to try the new bar snack food making like my own tapas. The homemade sausage roll and the crispy chicken was very good indeed. We will be returning soon!

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  40. JanS

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent food and lovely friendly staff. Would recommend to all.

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The Black Bull is rated 4.6 stars by 1009 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for The Black Bull

Old Langho Road, Blackburn, Lancashire BB6 8AW

Additional information

  • Area
    Blackburn
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Plenty of parking at both the front and the rear of the property.
  • Public Transit
    Our nearest train station is Old Langho, which is an easy 20 min walk through country roads to our door.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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