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The Black Bull

Market Square, Haltwhistle NE49 0BL, England
+44 1434 320463
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“belly pork” (6 reviews)
“mash” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Market Square, Haltwhistle NE49 0BL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little pub that has friendly staff. Nice food too and dog friendly on the non carpeted side of the bar.

Thank stephen f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying in Haltwhistle for the weekend, we stopped for tea here. Friendly, welcoming and lovely staff and regular customers as well as excellent food and drink made it a delightful experience!

Thank bradders2572
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice Old English pub very quirky great at this time of year with a fantastic open fire and the bonus dog friendly the only issue which seems to go hand in hand with this type of pub not been able to get to the...More

Thank OrvilHarrogate
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Very impressed. A small pub but a good atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent food and drink! 1 out of 10 in Haltwhistle for a reason!

Thank Cameron B
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Whilst the pub is attractive and traditional English - I cannot recommend it. In fact I have hardly been treated so rudely in my life - not by staff - but by a fellow customer - who accused me of being ignorant because I sat...More

Thank Gordon K
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Good food good service extensive menu recommended by Belford House, lovely log fire always kept stocked

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 26 November 2017

I came for an evening meal here with family on a much needed weekend away. There wasn't much room but we squeezed onto a table and ordered food and drinks. I had a gorgeous steak pie which I really enjoyed but the main thing I...More

Thank 404batgirl
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Tried to get in the night before but it was too full. Food tonight was worth waiting for: sea bass and steak pie. Well presented and absolutely delicious. Had to share dessert as so full- white chocolate cheesecake- delicious as well!

Thank Gabi F
Reviewed 22 November 2017

A pub with a really great ambience and atmosphere! the local beers on tap are really good. We had the locally sourced Cumberland Sausage on a bed of mash; it was soooo good. Great food at reasonable prices. Will readily recommend The Black Bull to...More

Thank SFrances C
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

On our way back to Carlisle, we needed to eat somewhere dog friendly. Very cold day and we were travelling with a little dog. Seeing on here that the pub was dog friendly, we stopped off there. Unfortunately the bar area is small and there...More

Thank 516rachela
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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