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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

A stay at the Black Bull is always something to look forward to........My last visit for the weekend of my 50th birthday wasn't a disappointment.....The beer, the food and the accommodation all on top form as usual and the staff are all so helpful......See you again soon!!! ☺

Thank Andy W
Sale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Have stayed here many many times over the years both on my own and with my family. I don't know where to begin!! Made to feel welcome and there is an air of relaxation. The bar is well stocked especially the local beers from next doors micro brewery. all staff are very polite and helpful Restaurant food is of a...

Thank Dandelion512
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Was recommended by family who had visited previously while in the Lake District and we were most impressed. The choice of beers ( which they brew on site ) is great as is the quality . The food is also first class . I can't recommend highly enough the home made pate which they serve with bread and a lovely...

Thank BigRoyston
Selkirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 November 2016

This centrally located Inn is a gem. We stayed in of their cottages adjoining the pub and it was clean, comfy and warm. The Inn itself was too, with a fine selection of ultra-good pub grub, served up with a good selection of wines, and more importantly- for selfish old me - excellent real ales !

Thank _amcghee_traffic
Kendal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2016

just how a pub should be,it's a great traditional pub with amazing beers, the blue bird bitter that's brewed on site was to die for. We had lunch,sausage and mash was excellent,.however the children's fish fingers not the best quality. Can't wait to got back for that pint.

Thank Jon S
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed in Coniston for the weekend and visited the Black Bull for dinner twice. The selection of ales from the adjoining Coniston Brewing Co are excellent, and I tried a few to be able to make a fair judgment! Bluebird bitter and the oatmeal stout are both worth a try. The food was also very good, pork belly with pulled...

Thank PaulBraydon
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Good quality food, for both dinner and breakfast - cooked quickly and to order. Friendly staff at all times. Excellent atmosphere in the evening. Some bedrooms in a separate annex. Oh, and there's a brewery on-site, meaning that the beer is as local as can be!

Thank MMH1963
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This pub used to be great, however, it seems to have really gone downhill in recent years. Visited a couple of times last week during a stay in self catering accommodation in Coniston and found the staff to be unhelpful, miserable and quite rude at times. The food was fine if a tad over priced for what it is. They...

Thank Fl0psy
Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Staying in Coniston for a family half term birthday celebration break. Meal for 5, with dog, sat in the lovely cozy snug. Staff were friendly and efficient and food arrived quickly. Food was excellent. Haddock and chips, Gammon, egg and pineapple (x3!), Cumberland sausage. All excellent and very generous portions. Absolutely superb super crispy onion rings! Great crispy chips. Superb...

Thank Dougie L
Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a few nights last week. The room had damp up the walls, there was never any hot water, the food and drinks in the pub are overpriced, the staff are miserable and the clanking barrells from the brewery will wake you up at the crack of dawn. Disappointing.

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about Black Bull Inn and Hotel

Address: Coppermines Road | Yewdale Road, Coniston LA21 8HL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Duddon Valley > Coniston
Price Range: RM492 - RM719 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Black Bull Inn and Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Our room was the only one we saw but it was really nice, 4 poster bed and new bathroom , room 12”
 of 5 bubbles chrisking, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The cottages are good”
 of 5 bubbles _amcghee_traffic, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room as far away as possible from the on site brewery”
 of 5 bubbles sauditaps, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room overlooked the river. I think it was 6”
 of 5 bubbles Gordonberkhamsted, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had room 12 - Small but a 4 poster..”
 of 5 bubbles neildw2015, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
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