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The Black Bull

4.5
281 reviews
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£25 and under
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Gastro Pub
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  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
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The Black Bull is one of the most iconic destination dining pubs in North Yorkshire. It is famed for its seafood, has an exceptional a la carte menu of the highest quality, with innovative dishes and traditional classics, both utilizing the freshest local seasonal ingredients. It boasts a cosy tap room with a fully stocked bar serving local ales and an extensive wine list. There is a bright and airy restaurant with a large terrace as well as three private dining rooms. Whether it is a mid week meal out or a special occasion the Black Bull is the perfect place to drink and dine.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:30pm; 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 12pm - 3pm; 5pm - 8:30pm
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Phone number
01325 377556
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Luke Taylor
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Parking Details
The Black Bull has a very spacious car park to the rear of the Inn.
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Special Events & Promotions
The Black Bull has three beautiful private dining areas for all types of occasion. From canapé receptions and working buffet lunches to gourmet a la carte dinners we can cater for all you requirements. We also have a private Champagne bar and beautiful terrace. We have an experienced event coordinator who can help you plan your event to the last detail, and our fabulous management team will be on hand to ensure that everything is seamless on the day.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 281 People Are Saying
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4.3
service
4.4
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined on 15 April 2018

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

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3.0Dined on 15 April 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

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)

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Excellent service, really good food, great atmosphere

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Food was outstanding. Warm & friendly atmosphere. Staff were friendly and attentive. Would throughly recommend this restaurant....

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on 8 April 2018

This restaurant maintains the standard where other places in the group fail.

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Lovely meal, booking was easy , child friendly . Staff were very attentive. Would recommend to anyone

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Good surroundings, pleasant staff and a varied / interesting menu.

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2.0Dined on 5 April 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 4 April 2018

A perfect evening for my birthday.
Wednesday steak night is delicious and really good value.

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4.0Dined on 30 March 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Great food, good choice, lovely service. Cater for vegans (perhaps inadvertently)

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Great food with the best service . Good Kids menu and value for money.

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Good food and friendly staff. Great atmosphere and a plus dog friendly

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5.0Dined on 27 March 2018

Excellent food in a marvellous setting, well worth a visit!!

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5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

Friendly service, excellent food and drink. Second visit and not disappointed will certainly visit again.

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4.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Great food , good service and a nice ambience - overall a positive experience - will definitely go back .

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Great as always! Especially the steaks. My guests also had the fish dish which looked superb.

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2.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Very disappointing. After raving about your food, we found that you had run out of two main dishes and my lobster risotto could have been anything other than tasting of lobster. Wine was forgotten about and had to be asked for. Bread was stodgy,

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Consistently good, creative food served professionally in a stylish environment.
Choice of drinks , vegetarian & other options is very good.

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Very good food service and service very slow that remains the same starter one at a time and then main one at a time 5 min for starter and 4 min for main

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4.0Dined on 7 March 2018

Great food, excellent wine, great setting and with offers on meals it’s good value for money

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5.0Dined on 6 March 2018

Booked a table at the Black Bull to celebrate my husbands birthday. We’d been a couple of times before and really enjoyed it. Once again they didn’t disappoint us. Great food, beautifully presented and made to feel very welcome. Granted it was a Tuesday evening and they weren’t that busy but the maitre D made us feel very special.
Well done to all concerned on the night. We will certainly be back. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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1.0Dined on 24 February 2018

We have been regular customers here for years now but very disappointed with Saturday night, started off well starters came out then we were sat over an hour waiting for mains, caught the attention of the waiter who said we have a big party we’re serving them then yours will be 2 mins (don’t take on more than you can chew) 15 mins later nothing so head waiter came over no apology or explanation and he gave a different excuse he came out with a bowl of sorbet while we were waiting like that was going to appease us??? Food eventually turned up but the evening was ruined so disappointing,

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4.0Dined on 22 February 2018

Very good service right from the welcome on arrival, plus bar and waiting staff. Food was presented nicely and delicious. The meal was a Christmas present [!] for family, so the four of us really enjoyed the evening. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on 22 February 2018

Thankyou to all the staff, front of house and behind the pass, for contributing to us having an enjoyable evening and a beautifully cooked meal.

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2.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Firstly the food was excellent, all good there. The issue was the speed of service, and the acknowledgment of this. We still hadn’t had out mains 90 minutes after ordering and it was very clear other tables were having issues too.

Felt like they simply have too many tables to cater for efficiently. I didn’t ask for a reduction in the bill but I left no tip. And I wouldn’t really want to go back.

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4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

The Saturday night was busy and it showed. The kitchen was obviously stressed. The parmesan crisps were missing from the risotto starter. They turned up when requested but after the risotto was eaten. The amuse bouche and the main course were very good. The bread and butter pudding was barely warm when served and need more heat. We have had better occasions here. If the kitchen were not so pushed it could have been excellent. That said the discount made it good value for money.

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Fabulous food, wonderful experience - we did have to chase up waiters for ordering food and our sweet which was disappointing but standard of food far out weighted this.

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4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

A very much better experience than our previous !!
Service was second to none, a real effort made this time, thank you to all x

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

We were a party of 5 enjoying a birthday lunch - the food was really good as was the service we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would certainly return and would highly recommend it

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3.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Chinese new year meal was very good, nice selection of Chinese dishes. Big let down for me was the plates for the main course were stone cold, the food served in separate receptacles was hot but rapidly cooled as a consequence. Should have had the plates exchanged but I should not have had to request this. The desert course consisted of pineapple and ice cream and the woody centre of the pineapple had not been removed, for a supposed fine dining establishment this was very poor in my opinion.

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3.0Dined on 15 February 2018

One of our favourite places but would only recommend on past experiences and the service this evening. Steak night offer was good value but we would have been very disappointed if we had paid full price for our steaks. The accompaniments were tasty, as was the sauce. Although the steak had been charred, it was tough and tasted as though it had been frozen. A shame.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

The staff are friendly and make you feel at ease from the moment you walk in the door, the food was very enjoyable

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5.0Dined on 11 February 2018

The best value and quality Sunday lunch coupled with attentive friendly service.

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5.0Dined on 11 February 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal it was beef from a local farm and delicious. I have coeliac disease and have to be gluten free and they were very accommodating, but I really missed the Yorkshire pudding which are very simple to make with gf flour and Cornflour. There is a lovely ambiance in the restaurant and the waiters and waitresses are very attentive and pleasant. I would recommend the Black Bull to all my friends.

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4.0Dined on 11 February 2018

Sunday lunch was ecxellent, the beef being ping and extremely tender. Service good but a bit difficult entering and leaving for wheelchair users

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