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Reviewed 18 August 2020

Went for the first time and used eat out to help out. There was a warm welcome - very friendly. The menu was mainly “pub grub”. We ordered and the service was very quick. The food looked ok but the taste was excellent and we...thoroughly enjoyed our mains. Our chosen dessert was jam rolypoly. Again it was delicious. Well done and thanks to all.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 8 March 2020 via mobile

We enjoy calling in local Lancashire pubs to have a drink and today was the turn of blackbull ribchester, its an old pub dating back to the 1700,s, parking across the road in car park, very friendly pub and does a small menu of food....We just had a drink and some crisps.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 14 November 2019

We had a really friendly welcome from the owners and locals, the pub was comfortbly and traditionally furnished nd the beer excellent. The menu was not extensive but still offered good choice. We both had the steak and kidney pud with mash and veg which...was excellent and (beware) enormous. My regret was that I was too full for the puddings which presumably would have been equally good. This was our first visit to the area and also brief so we were unable to return. It was a bit quiet when we arrived but really lively when we left. I can thoroughly recommend the black bull and we hope to return soon. Almost forgot. Excellent value for moneyMore

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

The staff here must be the most friendly I've ever come across in a pub. Me, my wife, 2 kids & our dog entered the pub and went through to the garden. We sat down and a lady brought water for the dog and tidied...up and toys that were around our table. They had games out for the kids and a member of staff was playing with some of the kids doing the limbo. We had some soft drinks and ordered some food off the BBQ which was a nice touch on a sunny day. The food was brilliant and it was surprisingly cheap! The staff couldn't do enough for us in this pub and it was very child and dog friendly. It was our first time ribchester since childhood and I think we will definitely be backMore

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 29 June 2019

Wonderfully warm and welcoming The Black Bull is well worth a visit . The food is excellent and the Landlady is a lovely woman and made us feel at home . We had Ham and Tomato Sandwich with Salad , and I had Strawberry ice...cream and my husband sticky toffee pudding with custard well presented and delicious, We will certainly be returningMore

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 15 April 2019 via mobile

My wife and I visited Ribchester in our motorhome and the first eating establishment we bumped into was The Black Bull. Popped in to have a drink and browse the menu and was given a warm welcome by all the staff and regulars. My wife...chose gammon and I opted for the roast pork in cider gravy. Both were served nice and fresh and hot. The chips were the best we've had in a long time. We highly recommend The Black Bull for food or just for an evening drinking. We'll definitely be back.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 1 April 2019 via mobile

We visited for the second time for a mother’s day celebration. It was as fabulous as our previous visit! The ladies who serve bar and restaurant are so friendly and helpful. The food is delightful and hearty. Perfect ‘pub food’ a quality that is getting...harder to find. I can wholeheartedly recommend the lamb shank and rib of beef. I cannot wait for the next time we can visit!More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We found this to be a really friendly local pub, offering good food, good beer and good company. We were only sorry that on our second visit we had already eaten, so were to full to sample the home made cheese and onion pie, fresh...form the oven.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Excellent food, good service and a great atmosphere.It is slightly tucked away but easily seen on your way back from the church, Roman museum or the river

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

After a walk in the local countryside we visited the Black Bull Pub and were greeted by the manager. I enjoyed a couple of pints of Spitting Feathers, but the hot beef and onion sandwich was rather boring, pre-sliced beef which looked out of a...packet and a few onions on sliced bread didn’t look anything special even with a side of homemade chips. For the same price I have had better beef sandwiches elsewhere. A bit more imagination required for their sandwiches Having eaten here on three other occasions, I feel their standards had slipped on this visit.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5