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The Black Dog

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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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2-6 Church Street | Belmont, Bolton BL7 8AB, England
12:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Preston, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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
Bolton, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Wife and I called in at The Black Dog early on a Tuesday evening . There is plenty of car parking space directly opposite the pub, adjacent to the old village Police Station. Although we did not have a reservation on this occasion, we were warmly welcomed and offered a variety of places to sit. I have heard from... More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a family meal on a Sunday. Staff were friendly and helpful nice open fires. Unfortunately, the food was mediocre at best. The steak sandwich had large chunks of chewy meat and certainly wasn't a tender filler steak as advertised on menu. One meal even had pieces of plastic from the package it had been poured from in the... More 

Thank pmw150
Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This pub has more than come a long way since Jim and team took over. Quickly has become the the best place for miles! When a pat on the back Is due it has to be done. Well done Guys!

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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I went here with My Nan for a quick lunch. We were seated quickly and ordered from the bar. Lovely friendly and helpful staff. I asked if the pies were homemade and was told they were bought in so decided to change my original dish from cheese and onion pie to a sticky beef salad. My Nan ordered a steak... More 

Thank kjmbilly
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We came here for a family dinner on a Sunday. Lovely cosy surroundings and all decorated up for halloween. The menu had lots of choice.i chose liver and onions which came with mash and a very tasty gravy ! There is a good choice of kids meals and a very tempting choice of puds and ice cream section .great family... More 

Thank karen r
Bolton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times now under new management. Love the menu choices, reasonably priced, and dogs allowed which is a bonus for us! Good ice cream selection and friendly staff. Popped in again today for lunch and had the turkey sandwich (photos uploaded) which was delicious! Also recommend the chicken pie,steak sandwich, ham sandwich and BLT but the skewers... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Meal is reasonable price, nice atmosphere and good beer... We found the food to be reasonable price and good to the pallet. Parking is very good, right across the street

Thank SincereAdvisor
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Was good for pub food, staff bit grumpy but it was a busy Sunday such a nice walk up, great ice cream would go again if passing

Thank joandraper1234

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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$38
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
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 441204811218
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?