Review on Black Bull

Built in the 1750s, with an old church hall tacked on later, this famous old coaching inn is something of an institution in the Borders, and a favourite with travellers en route from Edinburgh. Current owners have given the place a sympathetic facelift, with a traditionally cosy lounge bar for real ales and other tipples, plus a choice of more elegant dining areas.

The food offers great value, and the kitchen gives old favourites a short in the arm - thanks to well-chosen ingredients and savvy cooking. Alongside Cullen skink, scampi and spaghetti with meatballs, you might find deep-fried mushrooms in sweet potato and coriander batter, venison bourguignon with highland Burgundy mash or char-grilled fillet of salmon with parsnip purée, chorizo and green beans. Steaks and burgers also have their fans, while sweets could run to sticky toffee pudding or brioche bread-and-butter pudding with organic ice cream.

Black Bull is also featured in: Michelin Guide

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Gastro pub

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (12.00 - 8.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.00 - 9.00pm Mon-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at Black Bull

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 40 covers
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (8 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


Black Bull
13-15 Market Place
Scottish Borders

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