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The Black Bull Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Black Bull Inn, Main street, Lowick, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2UA, England, Lowick TD15 2UA, England
+44 1289 388375
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a Sunday family lunch , we as a family were not impressed, we all choose the roast . The Sirlion was very tough and fatty, and veg were bland .Will maybe give it another try and choose differently, Very small menu to choose from, Surroundings were lovely tho

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Thank musselburghhh
BlackBull1817, Owner at The Black Bull Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We have attempted to contact you via trip advisor messenger to help us look into your comments further. We pride ourselves in achieving the best possible standard and apologise sincerely that your meal fell short of your expectations on this occasion. We buy good quality Northumbrian beef and cook it from fresh to... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Knew nothing about the Black Bull Inn and was very pleasantly surprised. Nice little touch - our name written on a slate on the table so we could see immediately where we were sitting. Charming young waitresses (we were female guests!), food took just the right amount of time in coming. Generous portions but persuaded to have a pudding and... More 

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Thank grace748
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts. We have passed on your kind comments to our waiting team who really appreciate the feedback. Delighted you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to welcoming you again. More 

Blyth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pub has been refurbished beautifully. Very clean, simply decorated and furnished with some lovely paintings on the walls. It has been divided up into lots of different areas which makes it very cosy. The menu wasn't large which is a good thing but unfortunately it is also uninspired. Basically chips with everything. While the food was well cooked and... More 

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Thank Steve W
Management response:

Thank you for your comments about our food. We have been serving food for just over three weeks and we are pleased to be getting the basics right. We are reviewing our menu proposition today and will absolutely take your feedback on board. More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great as a local to see the Black Bull refurbished and open. We had a very good meal on Saturday (chips especially good). Staff very friendly and efficient. The place seemed very convivial there was a definite buzz about it. The only down side for us was that our reserved table was right next to the doors to the toilets... More 

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Thank Katyfoodie53
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience and for you're supportive comments, in particular we're glad you enjoyed the food. Please don't hesitate to let us know if you would like us to change your table at any time and we will be more than happy to help. We look forward to welcoming you again in the... More 

Redcar, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have watched the Black Bull being renovated over the last year and were pleased to see it was open on our latest trip to Northumberland. The main part of the Inn is only open from 5pm Mon-Thurs and 4pm weekends. Thankfully they have a coffee house which serves a quality lunch and drinks from the bar, if required. My... More 

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Thank Hilary L
Management response:

Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to post such a comprehensive review. We hope to be able to welcome you again in the future. Our evening menu will become more varied along side the pub classics as we develop our offer in the coming weeks. More 

Europe
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158 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner having heard the place had been refurbished and opened again after a period of closure. Food was well cooked and presented with a varied menu choice at decent prices. Staff friendly and attentive. Looks great after its refurbished and also has a coffee shop attached to it with some outside seating. Worth a visit!

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Thank diveninja21
Management response:

Thank you for your comments and your recommendation we appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed the variety on the menu. We introduce new options regularly and are constantly reviewing our offer to keep it interesting. More 

Northumberland
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this beautifully refurbished country pub only a few days after it had reopened. The staff were welcoming and friendly. We shared the most delicious cheese sharing platter and can't wait to go back and try the new menu.

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Thank Elizi_Elizi
Management response:

Delighted to hear you enjoyed our Northumbrian Cheese platter. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. More 

Alnwick, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chose to try the refurbished Black Bull today for staff get together and we were extremely impressed. Spotless, very tasteful refurbishment. Friendly staff and excellent well presented food served in a relaxed atmosphere. Would highly recommend and will be sure to return to sample other delights from the evening menu.

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Thank DaveRS16
Management response:

Ladies we are delighted that you enjoyed lunch with us. We look forward to reading the "Ladies dinner" review ! More 

Northumberland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in for a drink earlier in the week and booked a table for a meal tonight. The staff were excellent and the service (even though it was quite busy) was superb. The food was well presented, really enjoyable and at the right price. The bar area has a fire and very comfortable, with 3 or 4 other dining... More 

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1 Thank xxxMrHxxx
Management response:

Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the Black Bull. Look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Glasgow
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

A must visit if in the Lowick area, or in fact, just anywhere in Northumberland. Quality refurbished property with great food, great beer and great service. Highly recommended !!!

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1 Thank Norman Robert R
Management response:

Thank you for the "fabuuuulous" review and for your recommendation. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$38
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Black Bull Inn, Main street, Lowick, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2UA, England, Lowick TD15 2UA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Lowick
  • Phone Number: +44 1289 388375

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?