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The Black Dog

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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2-6 Church Street | Belmont, Bolton BL7 8AB, England
+44 1204 811218
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was one of the 38 on the annual Christmas dog walk. Our party pre ordered the food from the standard menu and was happy with the standard of food and serviced received.

Thank MandyR28
Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just back from an excellent Sunday Lunch. We both had the roast beef dinner which was great value. Nice ambiance, good pub.

Thank Paul H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming to this pub for many, many years. It was in the 80s, a quaint, old fashioned, homely, warm pub where you could sit and have a basic meal with your pint. The bar area was rustic,and quaint and the landlord used to have a distinctive whistle (ill always remember that!!) Now the heart has been ripped... More 

Thank Lynn N
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Called yesterday for lunch and enjoyed both the food and the service. Very pleasant and helpful staff. I have complained about this place in the past but was happy with my visit yesterday.

Thank ManchesterBigeater
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Since the new owners have taken over its a horrible place to eat. Overpriced frozen food. The owner is a delight also. He kept telling everbody the frozen food hadnt arrived, so there was no food avaliable!!! What a fool. We at there about a month.ago and it was shocking........the chicken wings were a disgrace.......such a shame as it was... More 

Thank shimmy70
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 5th Xmas dog walk and for the last 4 years we have walked from Sharples to Edgworth, anyway change of scenery we decided to walk to the Black dog. 38 of us preordered our lunch and we were guaranteed reserved seating for us all. We enjoyed our walk from mine in Sharples and arrived for 12.45 slightly... More 

Thank Debandreawhite
Bolton, United Kingdom
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337 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I fancied a steak. The prices looked really good value. Ordered a nice pint of bitter. When I ordered a rare rib eye the alarm bells should have started to ring as the order was repeated back to me as it the waitress couldn't believe the order was real. The service was quick. The rib eye was cooked very badly.... More 

Thank DanielI I
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The Black Dog is a pub set up to serve good, simple food. The layout of the main dining room was comfortable and spacious with a nice warm atmosphere. Clearly service is key in the mind of the staff who were cheerful, pleasant and keen to please. Great food. My choice was the Red Thai Curry served with prawn crackers,... More 

Thank Peter W
Preston, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We had passed the Black Dog so many times but this time we decided to call in. Located in the village of Belmont on the road between Rivington and Belmont it is in a part of the NW dominated by moorland. The pub inside has plenty of tables and some inglenooks with real fires. The pub is also dog friendly.... More 

Thank Angieboomoo
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Seemed like a good reason reason for a few drinks and a meal on a Friday night, there were 9 of us and 2 dogs, we had a nice room to ourselves, great food, great service, great wine, water and treats for the dogs. Everyone had a wonderful evening including the dogs

Thank 46clarkey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$37
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-6 Church Street | Belmont, Bolton BL7 8AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bolton
  • Phone Number: +44 1204 811218
In 2016, the pub underwent an extensive refurbishment and now offers, what we believe to be the finest dining experience available in the area. Careful attention was given to retain the original characteristics of the building but still providing a contemporary feel inside showcasing an open fire, cosy en-suite accommodation rooms, outside beer garden in the lovely countryside area of Belmont Village. The country pub has added a new menu complimented with Gastro pub specials, a mouth-watering ice-cream parlour accompanied with freshly made desserts that is served throughout the year. For the drinkers, the pubs offers a vast array of premium spirits, selected fine wines and world beers to quench all taste buds.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?