The Black Bull
Sunday: 12pm - 3pm; 5pm - 8:30pm
Best Sunday meal good value for money the restaurant has a nice feel to it very welcoming.
My starter of heritage tomato and goats cheese salad was one small tomato and a dollop of mayonnaise. £5.50. My wife had no paramsan biscuit with her risotto. Food very poor
Very disappointed lamb was over cooked after been told it will be pink.was told I would get crushed potatoes with meal never arrived.
My husband got his pint of coke spilt all over him. Waitress was new and upset she had done this. Restaurant manager was not helpful at all. We had to suggest we move tables as the area was drenched. There was very little in the way of an apology. This was terrible service which we have not come across before in any restaraunt. It did spoil the evening and was very uncomfortable for my husband as he had to sit with a wet shirt, jeans, underwear and shoes. Really disappointed as this is a place we meet up with friends from Ripon every month or so. Will have to find a new restaraunt now as we will think twice about returning.
Went for Father's day lunch. Is one of favourite restaurants for Sunday lunch so high expectations. Wasn't up to usual standards but not a bad meal, just missed the usual excellent food and service. Won't put us off returning again.
Ate at the restaurant on the 16/06/18. Food reasonably good, service poor, uninterested waiting on staff. Ordered coffee, noticed very obvious low standard of cleanliness to inside of milk/cream jug. Copious amounts of thick black residue observed , which had obviously accumulated for some time. Draw attention to this matter to the waitress on two occasions, who commented on each occasions that this was “pretty disgusting” but did little else. No attempt made to bring our concern to the manager. We settled the cheque and left without drinking our coffee. Since contacted the restaurant and received a “we will look in to it” response. Don’t expect to hear anything further. We would not choose to eat here again. This was not a piece of crockery not washed thoroughly on one occasion, this had the appearance of dark, thick mould which had obviously stood for some time. To be fair, the design of the crockery chosen was ill thought through. This is the first review I have ever left on any site, usually I simoly choose never to visit again or not to recommend to friends. However, on this occasion, I was appalled at the disregard for hygiene and the lack of management of the situation by the waitress when I quietly and politely brought this to her attention. Perhaps the restaurant would have preferred me to announce this to all before making comment and offering an apology? Wish I had taken my phone with me to allow me to take a photograph but choose not to whilst dining out. As already stated, would not consider visiting again.
Lovely meal at the Black Bull. Had the early evening menu which had good choice. Portions were good and there were real chips. Nice beer. Beautiful setting and excellently presented decor.
My friend and I always choose The Black Bull for our twice yearly get together. The staff are very welcoming and the choice of food really good and delicious. We had a lovely glass of Sauvignon Blanc and complimentary chocolates with our coffee. We will be back again soon.
My wife and I decided to pop out for dinner on spur of the moment at the black bull. The service and welcome was excellent, Pre dinner drinks were served as soon as we arrived, and the food was exceptional! Would highly recommend as a great place to eat and not expensive for quality of food.
Very impressed with the Black Bull the staff were friendly and efficient. No long waits between courses all meals brought out together and the food was excellent. Would definitely recommend.
A very pleasant evening with helpful, if young, staff. As a family we enjoyed the ambience and food.
Starters and main courses were both cold and had to be sent back. Service was a bit hit and miss, more miss than hit.
Great choice of food. Very tasty. Friendly atmosphere.
I have been Dining at The Black Bull for 33 years and the current Proprietors are doing a sterling job in upholding the high reputation of this fine restaurant. Our recent visit was of fine food in a relaxed ambient atmosphere.
Fantastic food. Great choice and expertly cooked. Wellcoming and friendly staff and lovely surroundings. We had a wonderful night!
Service left a lot to be desired. At times not one employee to be seen, tables not cleared quickly enough, no one to take further orders or answere queries. Food was excellent but we would have liked all the meals to be served at the same time and not have people to have to wait till we could all begin eating.
We last visited in the days of the railway coach. We much preferred the atmosphere in those days. There's very little atmosphere nowadays as the restaurant design is more metropolis than country orientated. You could be anywhere. Good beer and beer prices but it would be better if the pint glasses were properly filled
Tasty meal and delicious wine with lovely view of outside space.
Really lovely and peaceful
Setting. Food was divine and so well coooked and tasteful. Friendly service from all of the staff. Clean environment and facilities and wouldn’t hesitate going back
my meal was fine but my dining companions were not really impressed, a lot of items on the menu had run out and one of my friends asked if they had steak pie available ,the waitress said that she could not have it as it was on the early menu which finished at 6.45 ,although the diner on the next table had it at 8pm.my friend ordered soup which came with no bread ,when she asked for bread & butter the waiter came with one slice of bread and said they had run out of butter.bit of a joke really, as we don't live near i probably won't go back i think its a bit of a hit or a miss kind of place
Lovely meal for a belated birthday celebration, the food was perfect and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The set price menu is great value and the child’s meal was great value too. Will definitely be back!
Lovely family get together. I’m Coeliac, and although not a huge choice they were knowledgable.
Delightful venue, well decorated. Al fresco dining available. Attentive but not over bearing staff. For those with dietary issues very helpful, sensible to call in advance to check for particular issues. Disabled access from the car park not obvious. The menu is varied and there are special menus, lunch time and special events.
Always excellent food in bright conservatory style dining room. Food locally sourced and always a good choice on the menu. Home made lemon curd macaroons with the coffee were heavenly
This was a sunday lunch and the food was OK, the beef exceptional. But there was a long period between the serving of the meat plates and the vegetables during which time the meat, gravy and yorkshire pudding cooled down. Revived a little with extra gravy.
Poor ambience and despite what looked like a sufficient number of staff the service was poor.
Went for our 40th anniversary as our daughter had got us some vouchers as a present. First time we had been and will certainly be going back. Good food good prompt service and very friendly staff.
We hadn't bee to the Black Bull for 20 years so weren't sure what to expect. We were warmly welcomed and served promply . The food was top notch as was the service. I am particularly looking forward to returning for one of the world cusine nights (eg Greek)
Excellent service, really good food, great atmosphere
Food was outstanding. Warm & friendly atmosphere. Staff were friendly and attentive. Would throughly recommend this restaurant....
The food is delish, a little on the pricey side (£12 for two tiny scallops) but you really do get great quality ingredients. The service was impeccable and overal the atmosphere was lovely.
We had 3 courses each with wine and it came to £100 between two.
I would recommend the gingerbread and apple mocktail, mussels and the chocolate and peanut butter tasting dessert platter.
This restaurant maintains the standard where other places in the group fail.
Lovely meal, booking was easy , child friendly . Staff were very attentive. Would recommend to anyone
Good surroundings, pleasant staff and a varied / interesting menu.
My husband and I went to this restaurant on a Thursday evening. There wasn’t much atmosphere in the large dining room as there were only another 3 tables in. Overall it was an ok experience but not outstanding. The food was good but not great. I had trout which was lovely but the rest of the meal wasn’t great. My husband had to ask for the bread with his soup and he had nearly finished it by the time the bread arrived after about 10 minutes. Wished we had chosen somewhere else for our one meal out in the area.
A perfect evening for my birthday.
Wednesday steak night is delicious and really good value.
We took two friends to the Black Bull who hadn't been there before. They were very impressed with the quality of the food and the friendly service. They said, in particular, that it was nice not to be rushed. A lovely evening. Thank you.
Great food, good choice, lovely service. Cater for vegans (perhaps inadvertently)
Great food with the best service . Good Kids menu and value for money.
Good food and friendly staff. Great atmosphere and a plus dog friendly
Excellent food in a marvellous setting, well worth a visit!!