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The Black Bull Inn

Great ales with bells on

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
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.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Sunday evening, Monday (Tuesday and Wednesday in winter)
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Thursday to Saturday 12–3, Sunday 12–2.30
  • Dinner: Thursday to Saturday 7–9 (summer Tuesday and Wednesday extended opening hours)

Food and drink

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

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival
  • Cider festival


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • 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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