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The Black Bull

Market Square, Haltwhistle NE49 0BL, England
+44 1434 320463
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Market Square, Haltwhistle NE49 0BL, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is only a small pub tucked off the main street. Went in on 12.10.17 in the afternoon to book a table, then came back in the evening. Really good local real ales and a great choice of food. Premises full from the start with...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled over the black bull when we were looking for dinner when on holiday. Set just back off the high street and we were delighted we found it. The family all enjoyed their meals with the steak especially being fantastic, only topped by the...More

Thank mrutherford2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed by many local people. We enjoyed it as well. Step up to the bar to order a drink. They will direct you to the kitchen to place your food order. It was delicious and served quickly. There is a large fireplace at one end...More

Thank PandKHutch2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A traditional and very cosy pub that was oozing character. We warmed ourselves in front of the real fire while enjoying one of the good selection of real ales. This is the only pub in the area where I’ve found a tankard to drink from....More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, I've never been to Hartwhisle before. We entered one pub on the high street who thankfully didnt serve food on a Monday night. they recommended the Black Bull. Very cosy and friendly pub, great guest beers on tap. The food was exceptional. We ate...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While my mom and I were in Haltwhistle we ate at the Black Bull twice. It is a darling pub with so much character. The staff was very, very friendly. We had the baked brie which was SO good. Definitely recommend stopping here even if...More

Thank JSeattleLaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a family we often eat out, we have been to loads of restaurants/bars/gastric pubs in the surrounding area and I've never felt compelled to leave a review before ... but after today I feel I must. The service and the food was second to...More

Thank Sharonsharman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the real fire. Cosy and welcoming little pub. Very busy with locals and visitors alike. A real gem.

Thank fionalaing60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best steak and ale pie ever, and excellent Sunday roasts. A really lovely and friendly pub. with a good beer selection.

Thank mikep62016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended to come here by our hosts at the Grey Bull. What a surprise an amazing experience of an atmospheric English Pub. I loved my steak & Ale pie & my husband had ribeye steak. Always a good sign to see that the...More

Thank Love2travel42008
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Questions & Answers
Elizabeth B
19 December 2016|
Response from Steven T | Property representative |
Hi. Yes, but there are two rules. On a short lead at ALL times & they are not allowed on the seating. The pub is tiny & we do food, so we can't have dogs running about. We have asked people to leave who didn't respect the... More
Robert M
16 September 2016|
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Response from WedgerI | Reviewed this property |
No I'm sorry it does not
14 July 2016|
Response from Steven T | Property representative |
We start at 5.30pm & last orders is 8.00pm. The kitchen is closed on a Sunday evening.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Square, Haltwhistle NE49 0BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Haltwhistle
  • Phone Number: +44 1434 320463
Small traditional real ale pub. Offering a cozy, friendly & welcoming environment for both tourists & locals alike. We cannot provide restaurant service or capacity. Just good honest pub fayre for individuals, couples & small parties. Please note. We are unable to accommodate parties of 6 or more.
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