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The Black Bull, Blackburn, Lancashire

The Black Bull

4.7
4.7
452 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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Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

Menu

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What 452 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely lunch at the Black Bill for my husbands 50th birthday. I had the fish platter, it said it was to share but I think there was enough for a main meal for 1. Husband had rib eye steak. Will definitely come back again.

    The Black BullResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you for taking the time to review your visit - happy birthday to your Husband! Our sharing platters are indeed perfect to oneself as a main course - or to share as a nice nibbly starter. We look forward to your next visit. Best wishes, Katherine

  2. JH

    JanetH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our first visit here as recommended by my son. We had a lovely meal and the staff were great. It was a very welcoming atmosphere and we will come again.

    The Black BullResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you for your review - and thank you to your son for recommending us! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to the next one. Best wishes, Katherine

  3. t

    timc82

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a fantastic meal with family with great service from Darcy and in particular Gabriel who made the evening so special for both of my daughters and my father in law (whose birthday it was) by spending time engaging in conversation on a range of topics, laughing and joking with us and playing the bongos! Even wrote his own personally birthday card to my father in law who was over the moon. Thanks all. Great meal, great service, great place!!!

    The Black BullResponded 7 days ago

    Thank you so much for your review Tim - I've passed your praise onto Gabs & D'Arcy who are so happy to be mentioned. I'm so pleased you all had such an experience to remember... even with Gabs on his bongos! We'll see you soon. Best wishes, Katherine

  4. MG

    MarkG

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for lunch and it's was great. Plenty of choice on the menu all of which sounds very good, making it more difficult to choose. Excellent food, arrived hot and excellent value too. We will be back again. This is our new favourite local place for dining.

    The Black BullResponded 7 days ago

    I'm really sorry we gave you too much choice Mark - you'll just have to come back again and try more dishes! Thank you for your lovely review, and we look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes, Katherine

  5. VL

    VLee

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was amazing, staff were amazing (Gabe and the ladies)! Couldn’t fault the roast dinner platter - great value for money as well!

    The Black BullResponded on 17 May 2022

    Thank you for an amazing review! I've passed on your praise to our fantastic team, and we hope to see you again. Best wishes, Katherine

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Staff very friendly and welcoming. Food was delicious and hot.

    The Black BullResponded on 16 May 2022

    Thank you for your lovely review - I'm pleased you were well looked after and enjoyed your food. Best wishes, Katherine

  7. EW

    ElaineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect Sunday lunch. Food excellent and service great. A total pleasure to be there. It was our first time and we will be back.

    The Black BullResponded on 17 May 2022

    Thank you for such a lovely review of your first visit to us! It was a pleasure to have you and we look forward to next time. Best wishes, Katherine

  8. SV

    SamV

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Steak cooked perfectly . Friendly welcoming atmosphere.

    The Black BullResponded on 16 May 2022

    Thanks for a 5* review - I'm so pleased your steak was perfect! Hope to see you again. Best wishes, Katherine

  9. HC

    HelenC

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great place to meet friends or family for dinner !!

    The Black BullResponded on 16 May 2022

    We hope you had a great time with your friends & family. Hope to see you gain. Best wishes, Katherine

  10. MM

    MichelleM

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal. Such a pleasant, friendly experience. Only slight negative was that it was really warm in the pub, a bit uncomfortably so.

    The Black BullResponded on 16 May 2022

    Thank you for your review, and 5* for each element - I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit to us. Best wishes, Katherine

  11. KS

    KurstyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and fab food ! Will defiantly return to try more of the delicious menu.

    The Black BullResponded on 16 May 2022

    How wonderful that you had such excellent service & food! Thank you for your review and we look forward to next time. Best wishes, Katherine

  12. B

    Barbs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Thoroughly enjoyed our drinks & food after an 8 mile walk in glorious sunshine. Sat outside, perfect place to dine in perfect weather

    The Black BullResponded on 11 May 2022

    Thank you for your kind review - I'm pleased we could offer much needed refreshment after that walk! Our garden is just perfect for basking in the afternoon sun isn't it? Take care and we'll see you next time. Best wishes, Katherine

  13. SH

    StuartH

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service, friendly staff, great food and lovely atmosphere. All round good experience, the owner was lovely and friendly and had a good chat about future events, I will definitely be going back.

    The Black BullResponded on 11 May 2022

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review - and 5* all the way! We have so many exciting bits coming up for the future, and I'm pleased you were able to hear all about it straight from Rebecca herself. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Best wishes, Katherine

  14. PB

    PatB

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very enjoyable meal was enjoyed by our group of four,always a great atmosphere and staff are always fresh and helpful, We will be back again soon when we are next in the Ribble Valley!,

    The Black BullResponded on 11 May 2022

    Thank you so much for a lovely review and I'm so please you were well looked after. We'll see you next time you're over tis way! Best wishes, Katherine

  15. ND

    NicoleD

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place! Fantastic outdoor space. Food and service with exceptional.

    The Black BullResponded on 9 May 2022

    Thank you for a 5 star review! I'm so pleased you enjoyed a fantastic dinner in our garden. Hope to see you again. Best wishes, Katherine

  16. AD

    AllisonD

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal with friends last night, food great as always fresh and hot with excellent staff

    The Black BullResponded on 9 May 2022

    I'm so pleased you had another great experience with us, and that our team looked after you so well. We'll see you again soon! Best wishes, Katherine

  17. SH

    SarahH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Love the venue, great food and lovely ambiance. Sunday roast was fab!

    The Black BullResponded on 3 May 2022

    Thank you - I'm so pleased you enjoyed your Sunday Roast with us! We look forward to seeing you again. Best Wishes, Katherine

  18. GL

    GregL

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great venue, friendly staff and good quality food.

    The Black BullResponded on 3 May 2022

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and I'm so pleased you enjoyed our venue, our team and of course - the food! We hope to welcome you again soon. Best wishes, Katherine

  19. P

    Purkins

    Lancashire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The Sunday veggie roast dinner is outstanding.

    The Black BullResponded on 3 May 2022

    Thank you! And thank you for leaving a lovely review. Hope to see you again. Best wishes, Katherine

  20. TG

    TeresaG

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time here at the Black Bull. We were very impressed right from the start. Welcoming staff member came immediately and sat us in the Barn restaurant. Very contemporary Barn feeling. Drinks order was taken promptly and brought to the table in a very friendly manner. We didn’t feel at all rushed . Our main food order was taken shortly after, and was about 30 minutes which was perfect timing for us. We certainly were not disappointed with the food, it was delicious, hot and tasty. We are very much looking to our return to this hidden gem.

    The Black BullResponded on 3 May 2022

    Thank you for such a lovely review, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your first visit to us! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, Katherine

  21. BR

    BernadetteR

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great food, good portions, also lovely staff. The first visit but won’t be the last

    The Black BullResponded on 3 May 2022

    I'm so pleased you had such a great visit and the team looked after you well - we'll see you next time! Best wishes, Katherine

  22. MM

    MarcM

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent all round - as always. The BB has a knack for being a great pub but also a great restaurant. We ate in the bar which was nice and relaxed and fun.

    The Black BullResponded on 3 May 2022

    Thank you Marc, for such a great review! I'm pleased you enjoy both the pub & restaurant sides to our venue, and I'm sure we'll see you again soon! Best wishes, Katherine

  23. SW

    SueW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous as always - so lucky to have this place near to us

    The Black BullResponded on 3 May 2022

    Thank you for a fabulous review! We'll see you again soon! Best wishes, Katherine

  24. MM

    MaggieM

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Ploughman’s sharing platter very overpriced and not value for money. Cappuccino very weak. Desserts were nice

    The Black BullResponded on 3 May 2022

    I'm sorry you didn't find our Ploughman's Platter to be value for money, but that you gave 5* for both service & ambiance - thank you. I'm pleased you enjoyed your desserts. We do use high end local produce, which comes at a higher price. Our focus is definitely on quality over quantity, but I thank you for your feedback and will check the dish to make sure it is providing value in relation to its cost. We hope to see you again. Kindest regards, Katherine

  25. c

    carolinew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent place, great food fantastic friendly staff. Couldn’t fault anything! Will definitely be going again.

    The Black BullResponded on 26 April 2022

    Thank you for a 5* review! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we'll see you next time! Best wishes, Katherine

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We were very well looked after. The surroundings were fabulous and varied in each room. The lunch time menu was traditional, but not extensive , delicious and filling. We will be going back for an evening meal. Well worth the visit and highly recommended

    The Black BullResponded on 25 April 2022

    Thank you for taking the time to review and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit, and the food delicious. I'm sorry you didn't find our A la Carte extensive - it is the same menu that runs all day, no no separate reduced menu for lunch. There are 4 pages of nibbles, starters, sharing boards, sandwiches, delicate main courses, traditional "Bull Favourites", burgers, steaks & grills - and of course desserts! I look forward to your return evening visit. Best wishes, Katherine

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first visit to The Black Bull and wow! Firstly the place is stunning and the decor is beautiful- a lot of money has been spent on the place and it is so cosy, stylish and welcoming. The staff are quick, efficient, friendly and attentive, and seem to enjoy their jobs. The menu is outstanding and has something for everyone and the portions are HUGE! You can tell the food and ingredients are of the highest quality, and prepared with expertise. It is by far some of the best food we’ve ever had and every mouthful was an absolute taste sensation. Even the crockery and cutlery are so lovely and the whole experience was amazing. I cannot fault it at all and will definitely be coming again with other family members. Will be gorgeous in summer too as it is in the most beautiful countryside setting and is also dog friendly so would be ideal for feeding up after a lovely walk! 10/10 - amazing place! Would recommend to anyone without hesitation. Thank you for a wonderful experience Black Bull 😀

    The Black BullResponded on 19 April 2022

    Thank you so much for an amazing review! We are lucky to have an amazing team working with us - and I do hope they do enjoy their jobs! All our food is homemade and freshly prepared and I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. We look forward to welcoming you and your family - and the dogs - into our summer garden! Take care and we'll see you soon.

  28. IF

    IanF

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding as ever. Love dining there, never fails to deliver. Looking forward to our next visit

    The Black BullResponded on 19 April 2022

    Thank you Ian, that's really lovely. We'll see you next time! Best wishes, Katherine

  29. p

    paulam

    Lancashire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5

    Lovely surroundings sat in the barn very attentive waiter unfortunately the food took 60 mins to arrive everything else was great great food.

    The Black BullResponded on 19 April 2022

    Thank you for leaving us a review and I'm so sorry we kept you waiting too long on this occasion, however I'm so pleased you enjoyed it when it arrived! We're usually pretty swift, so I hope it won't put you off giving us another go. Best wishes, Katherine

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic day for my birthday celebrations, food was amazing, staff so friendly and setting makes you feel like you are on holiday 🍻

    The Black BullResponded on 19 April 2022

    Happy Birthday!! I'm so pleased you have a great visit and thank you for leaving a great review. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Katherine

  31. JM

    JulieM

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We thoroughly enjoyed the food, the service and the atmosphere. We would recommend it.

    The Black BullResponded on 19 April 2022

    Thank you for leaving a positive review and we look forward to seeing you next time. Best wishes, Katherine

  32. SS

    SheilaS

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    The food is excellent but the length of time before the food was served is not acceptable and I would think twice before I came again. This is a pity as the food is extremely good.

    The Black BullResponded on 19 April 2022

    Hi there Shelia, I'm so sorry you had an unacceptable wait time. I can only apologise for this. Sometimes there maybe a delay if we are super busy, but I would expect this to be communicated to our guests. I would hope that reading our other reviews, you'll see we don't usually have this issue and maybe you'd give us another chance? Hope to see you again. Best wishes, Katherine

  33. B

    Benson

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service Food fantastic Really enjoyed the night

    The Black BullResponded on 19 April 2022

    Wonderful review - thank you so much. Hope to see you again. Bests wishes, Katherine

  34. PE

    PENE

    Warwickshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    EXCELLENT as always and the young waiter was fantastic.

    The Black BullResponded on 19 April 2022

    I'm so pleased you had an excellent time, and thank you for leaving a lovely review. Please drop me a line if you know which young waiter looked after you - do do love to pass on praise to our fab team. Best wishes, Katherine

  35. A

    Annie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Stunning pub, very pleasant staff. Sadly my Chicken Kiev was quite dry and the garlic mayo was almost like butter in consistency. My friend really enjoyed the cheese and onion pie. We weren't asked at any point during or after our meal if our food was ok as I would have mentioned the Kiev

    The Black BullResponded on 19 April 2022

    I'm so sorry that you found your Kiev dry - I have addressed this with the kitchen to be more careful. I've also spoken to the team regarding the importance of check-backs as this is valuable communication with our guests, and the first opportunity to raise any issues with your meal. Hopefully you'll give us another shot. Best wishes, Katherine

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dining experience

    The Black BullResponded on 19 April 2022

    Thank you so much - hope to see you again! Best wishes, Katherine

  37. KC

    KarenC

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fabulous food, great new menu, staff very friendly as always

    The Black BullResponded on 19 April 2022

    Thank you so much for a fab review! Best wishes, Katherine

  38. AM

    AnneM

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first visit & certainly not our last. The whole experience of dining here exceeded our expectations. Thanks to everyone concerned in making us welcome & the quality of the food we were served.

    The Black BullResponded on 19 April 2022

    Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review, and I'm so pleased that you'll visit again! I've passed your praise onto our team with thanks. Best wishes, Katherine

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food was excellent

    The Black BullResponded on 19 April 2022

    Thank you for a 5* review. Best wishes, Katherine

  40. KM

    KarenM

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, and service Extra special birthday for our friend and they even gave him a birthday card

    The Black BullResponded on 19 April 2022

    Thank you for leaving a great review and that your friend enjoyed their birthday and our card. Best wishes, Katherine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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The Black Bull is rated 4.7 stars by 452 OpenTable diners.

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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

  • 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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