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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 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went to The Black Dog for the first time for lunch recently. Menu best described as slightly posh pub grub. Things like puff pastry topped pies, burgers, fish and chips etc on offer. I had the hanging kebab, which at just under £12 was one of the more expensive items. Bit tricky to eat, but well cooked and tasty.... More 

Thank Laura D
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the second time I have visited this pub for lunch. Staff are very welcoming. Food is excellent. Well worth a visit if you're in the area...

Thank Elaineplant
Bolton, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went with friends who visit regularly, recently refurbished nice surroundings, unfortunately that is where it started to go wrong, meals ordered usual Fayre on offer, Fish and chips were fine, Burger was ok. The steaks sadly a huge let down the sirloin was tough very fatty. The rib eye which does normally have more fatty veins was in edible. Both... More 

Thank Steve B
Bolton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice looking place , warm and friendly inside, we ordered food took a while but wen it arrived was really nice my husband went large with his fish and chips didn't disappoint if your hungry I had the cheese pie was nice would have liked veg instead of beans , didn't ask as it said beans on the menu ,... More 

Thank susan j
Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hi All, Recently stayed at this superb pub for a birthday treat for my fella! we had been past a few times and kept thinking we should go in there, so when we found out that it had accommodation it was a defiant no brainier! We were welcomed as soon as we arrived by Rachel, who took us to our... More 

1 Thank Jane J
Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in on spec and were made very welcome, the main restaurant area was fully booked but the pub area was comfortable and were told we could sit anywhere which is refreshing as often you get the worst seats. Promptly served and the menu had a good variety from pasta, steaks, burgers,pies and specials. We had baguettes of steak and... More 

Thank Linda F
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just visited the pub by accident.. we'd been for a long walk up Rivington Pike and googled nearby pubs for Sunday dinner- luckily the black dog came up so I called up and spoke to Rachel who reserved us the only available table in the bar as we had dogs with us. The food was beautiful and fast but what... More 

Thank actorgirl3
Bolton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

just back from the black dog Belmont. stopped off after a walk round smithills moor and what a treat it was. not been in this pub for around 30 years and the refurb is nicely done. warm welcome by efficient staff. Food was good and reasonably priced. Good deal on the wine 2 large glasses and get the rest of... More 

Thank mariecornwall1
Chorley, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Could be so much more with its beautiful location! Such a disappointment! New Chef, new ideas, fresh produce, more training NEEDED!

Thank Cindy262
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a table for fifthteen people, we arrived on time and they had set aside a small room, this was okay but there was not enough tables for us all to eat from. We asked for another table and we were told sorry the pubs full, we don't have one you can go outside if you want...it was sleeting... More 

Thank Alisha R

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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
Brunch, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats
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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