The Black Bull Inn

3.7
7 reviews
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British
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  • Comfort Food
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Welcome to The Black Bull Inn, a privately owned free house pub restaurant with bed & breakfast accommodation that has resided at the heart of the tranquil historic village of Balsham, Cambridgeshire since the 16th Century. More recently it has been the focus of a stunning transformation, whilst remaining sensitive to many of its charming Grade II Listed features. Pub Restaurant A beautiful new dining area has been lovingly restored from the listed barn, created with an oak-panelled, high-vaulted ceiling that is awash with natural light, making it the perfect setting to enjoy The Black Bull’s AA Rosette menu.The bar area has also been lightened and given a new lease of life under the guidance of our Nofolk interior designer, Annie Lambert.
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Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely friendly gastro pub. Great food. We had a perfect lunch there. Even allowed me to bring our dog inside too!

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PS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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

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AW
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

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.

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HJ
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service, good food and friendly staff who go out of their way to please.

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L
London
19 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great pub. Great pub food

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KS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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