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Black Bull, Stamford

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Presently being converted into shops downstairs and a guest house upstairs.
Stamfordian - 9 Mar 2012 11:16
Still closed. It was a good pub once, particularly when it first reopened as the Black Bull, but declined steadily over a number of years and is not particularly missed.

There are regular rumours of reopening, but nothing has materialised yet.
Stamfordian - 22 Apr 2010 15:05
Currenly closed and boarded up.
Blackthorn - 18 Jan 2010 10:42
Was disappointed that only one real ale was available on our visit. Strangely for this part of the world it was Fullers London Pride. But it was ok. The pub is bright and clean and feels spacious. I guess on a friday / saturday night it probably gets quite packed but on friday afternoon it was fairly empty. There is a room with a pool table but it was obviously not a full size table so we just couldn't raise the enthusiasm to partake.
In a town packed with pubs, and a number of good pubs at that, this place doesn't really have anything special about it to attract.
Grailhunter - 3 Sep 2009 16:45
Ok everyone! The "Bull" was a bit run down in the past. But a new intake of owner has livened it up a little. It might not be the cheapest pub in Stamford! But it is a lively one with disco and karaoke on the weekend. Even the food menu has gone up market. Give it a try but you still get a certain amount of the idiots in on the weekend. Prior to going to the night clubs.
tardismechanic - 26 May 2008 23:39
We stopped off at Stamford looking for a pub to watch the FA Cup Final and this was the only pub in town that we were able to get a seat which suggests that the pub is not particularly popular with the locals. It certainly has its down sides starting with the beer. The Mansfield bitter was one of the worst pints I have encountered. Not being familiar with it I don't know if it was the beer itself or how it was kept but with little alternative on offer I had little option than to persevere and thanks to Steve Gerrards late equaliser was forced to struggle through a final pint during extra time and penalties. Thanks Steve. Some of the clientelle also left a lot to be desired with a healthy dollop of wierdos and nutters, kept under close scrutiny by the abundance of CCTV cameras. The interior consists of 3 rooms knocked through although still partially separated by the remaing walls and a separate pool room. The main bar offers lots of stripped brickwork and wooden flooring. The bar is unusual in that it is set along the window side of the pub and there is an impressive brick fireplace and Big Screen TV (poor picture quality in daytime). Around the corner is a stone floored and rather plainer area with a few pew seats that buckle alarmingly under those of us that are now a little over their fighting weight. Adjoining this is a rather uninteresting carpeted lounge area. There is potential for this place - it is ideally located and does display elements of its character but as things stand they need to do something about the beers and take a more selective look at the custonmer base.
RogerB - 11 Jun 2006 13:23
Stopped in for a quick knife and fork mid afternoon, just caught the kitchens..the food was typically pub grub, nothing special anf the beers, Mansfield(?) wasn't that good either...big dog wandering around and a sprog or two also. The town worhties were out in force, good to see a man with 'the wobbly suit' on at that time of day...wished, but only briefly that it was me...
So, it was ok, but thats all it was.
harlequin - 3 Nov 2005 22:51
The food is not up to much and the beer is so-so. I'd go somewhere else if I where you! Atleast there is a pool table (if you can get in the very small room).
julesbaby - 27 Oct 2005 20:33
Very Young Customer base (15-17 years old) Mansfield Brewery run down food terrible. Trading on its weekends
major - 15 Apr 2003 16:56

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