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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Lauder is a pleasant Border village with few accommodation choices. This establishment may well be capitalising on this factor, given our recent experience. The room rate for a double was £99 with £5 per head extra for breakfast. Visitors might expect a fairly good standard of environment and service for that sum. What they don't expect is an average (if...

Thank irisrose2015
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

I visited the Black Bull for a meal with my sisters the meal was very good nice and hot. Service was very slow and other people got served before us so that made the wait longer . Will visit again when I am back in Scotland.

Thank diane w
Elgin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed here overnight before heading for the Newcastle ferry. Room was badly in need of decoration lots of flaking paint and cracks in the woodwork, not what We would expect for £99.95 excluding breakfast. The shower cubicle was small but the shower was excellent. We waited 40 minutes for our meals after ordering, food was good when it arrived. We...

Thank wrlamb2011
Lauder, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2015

I ate here with my family on the evening of Friday 31 July. I have a severe allergy to mustard so need to be vigilant when eating out. I asked a member of staff if the homemade dressing contained mustard and the chef confirmed it did. I then selected scampi from the menu without dressing on the garnish and asked...

2Thank Sky_Blue870
Reviewed 26 July 2015

As a local family of 18 (aged 3-80), we had booked for a meal last night; we had pre-ordered our meals for 7pm. We arrived at 6.40pm. It was 15 minutes before our drinks order was taken and our meals didn't start to arrive until 8.05pm - an hour late - and one meal was missing. We informed the waiter...

4Thank juliette45
Stuart K, Manager at Black Bull Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Juliette, I'd like to start by apologising for the delay you had for your food during your recent visit - our normal policy of asking for a preorder on larger groups did not work on this occasion and for this, again, I can only offer you my sincere apologies. All food is cooked freshly to order, however your delay...

Byrness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Don't go here if you want a meal 🍴 as you will wait for anything up to 2 hrs as we all did. The service was lousy the meal was medioca and above all there was also a decrpensy over a poss smashed window that went near us. We won't be returning.

3Thank Andy L
Durham, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 July 2015

I have stayed here a few times now when working in the area. Always try and book when I can. The rooms are clean and spacious. Although the building fronts on to the A68, the road is very quiet of a night, so no traffic noise to worry about and there is ample off road parking behind the hotel. The...

Thank NicPrussik
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Stayed with our two young children in a family room for 2 nights. Lovely bright room, spotlessly clean. No bath but strong shower. We could access the wifi for both the hotel and pub (both required passwords). Ate in hotel both nights, food was excellent, very good value for money, kids ate for free with a paying adult, no issues...

Thank gilski99
Southport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Stopped for 2 nights. Room old fashioned & bathroom in need of renovation but very clean & comfortable. Staff did not engage in any form of conversation although polite & smiles! that was it, so no atmosphere. When having an evening meal we had to politely ask another gentlemen at a nearby table if we could borrow his salt &...

Thank Pat1665
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. Lovely room with very spacious bathroom.Slightly quaint but excellent comfort and cleanliness.Very reasonable price and worth every penny.Due to very early starts and other committments did not eat in hotel but restaurant/bar was busy with diners. Staff very friendly and helpful Will stay there again.

Thank morsel1

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Prominent brilliant white hotel established 1780, and recently refurbished. Offering modern British cuisine and professional service.8 individual en-suite rooms. Great location for exploring the Scottish Borders, yet only half an hour from the centre of Edinburgh. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Black Bull Hotel

Address: 13-15 Market Place | Berwickshire, Lauder TD2 6SR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Borders > Lauder
Price Range: RM407 - RM523 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Black Bull Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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