The Black Bull Inn
Good service and location. Loverly building and excellent food.
My husband and I were disappointed with our meals, especially after reading such good reviews. We chose to eat outside as it was a warm evening and we had our dog with us. We were then told we'd have to pay as we go! Not a problem but it is a service more familiar with the likes of a Wetherspoons pub! The food arrived within 10 minutes of ordering, this was rather quick given that I'd ordered pork belly and my husband had ordered a pie. The beef in the pie was a little tough & lacked flavour, the base was soggy and the mashed potatoes were lumpy. The pork was incredibly salty, presumably in a bid to 'puff' the crackling. Sadly, this just resulted in over seasoned, chewy pork fat and well done meat. The apple sauce was also a concerning vibrant green! However, the dauphinoise potatoes were quite nice, although not the best I've eaten. The kale on both dishes was the tastiest part of the meal! We decided to pass on dessert! There was little ambience for a Saturday evening and although the staff were friendly & helpful, it wasn't enough to convince us to return again.
Lovely friendly gastro pub. Great food. We had a perfect lunch there. Even allowed me to bring our dog inside too!
Nice location food was nice but atmosphere was lacking a little.
Service was good but not brilliant
All that said I would go again for a nice Sunday lunch
Food was very disappointing. Egg on smoked haddock was hard boiled, pizzas were luke warm and the BBQ chicken pizza was chicken with BBQ sauce _ which left my son very disappointed. He was quite reasonably expecting BBQ chicken. Service and venue were good just the poor food. A real shame on my mother's birthday! Needless to say she is very unlikely to go back.
Good service, good food and friendly staff who go out of their way to please.
Great pub. Great pub food
Lovely meal at the Black Bull - always good food and pleasant company. Nice to see the same people behind the bar whenever we go. So many places change their staff too often.
Score given for the following reasons, I felt that portion sizes were miserable. The French fries were served in a small metal bucket with the burger, nice touch if the bucket is served full to overflowing which mine was not as it was barely half full. I did not complain at the time as I feel that adequate portion control is one of the basics of restaurant service and could have caused an atmosphere. I felt that the kitchen had not made enough French fries for our party and could not be bothered making more. The restaurant was very quiet at the time so that was not an issue. Service was under parr as the waiter appeared to be awkward and apeared to need guidance/ training. If these issues are addressed it would make a big diffference.
The Black Bull Inn is rated 3.6 stars by 9 OpenTable diners.
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