Black Bull Hotel
Mon-Sat 11-11, Sun 11-10.30
Black Bull Hotel
This pub is a 16th-century coaching inn. It is rather large, but has the feel of an old pub from the inside. It has oak bench seating outside for the summer months and even for the cold dry winters. There are two seating areas here served by a single long bar.
As this is the home of Coniston Beers they always have at least three of their own beers on at any one time. They also do a guest ale to compliment. All beers are served with or without the sparkler - as you wish and are well kept and tasty.
The seating area in the picture below has lots of pictures of Campbell and his famous attempt to break the water speed record. A recent refurbishment of the seating and other bits has brought the comfort up-to-date.
Food is traditional, though they have added some adventurous vegetarian options lately. It is served between 11-9pm, so you don't have to rush to beat the 2.30 deadline.
It has plenty of good views and the courtyard is a good place to start a long walk from. You can sit out here and take in the sun and scenery in the beer garden - alas no grass. For walkers there is a special separate bar decked out with country kitchen style and a butter churner?
There is accommodation here Rating, it is good and clean some with en-suite facilities. Call for latest prices.
Access for the disabled is OK as the toilets have no steps and wide doors. The real fire is very warming in winter, though seating around it is in demand at most times.
You cant miss this excellent pub as it is right by the bridge in the centre of the village, car parking is round to the left passed the pub.
Wonderful beer. Wonderful food. Wonderful fire. (2002)
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