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The Black Bull Inn

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Garden
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Uniquely, this family-run, independent country pub has its own church bells – not to mention a great range of real ales to enjoy after a spot of bell-ringing. Located next to Weardale steam railway station, it has cosy, music-free rooms, a stone-flagged bar and open fires in Victorian ranges. The ad hoc beer festivals demonstrate unwavering backing for local microbreweries, while the kitchen is equally supportive of the regional suppliers behind the food. A meal might take in potted North Shields crab; pan-roasted pheasant breast, apricot and walnut stuffing, potato and squash dauphinoise and red cabbage; and sticky toffee pudding with ginger ice cream.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Sun eve, Mon (Tue & Wed in winter)
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: Thu-Sat 12-3, Sun 12-2.30
  • Dinner opening: Thu-Sat 7-9, (summer Tue & Wed extended opening hours)

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Allendale, Wylam, Consett, York, Jarrow
  • Real ciders: Wilkins Farmhouse, Westons

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Events

  • Beer festival
  • Cider festival

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A68 onto A689 towards Stanhope. Left into Frosterley. Inn adjacent to railway station

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