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The Black Bull, Ripon - pub details

Black Bull

Address: 6 Old Market Square, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1EQ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 11120) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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> Current user rating: 4.4/10 (rated by 17 users)
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A real shame about this pub. My sister went to Ripon/St John of York teacher training college in Ripon in the late 1970s and I used to visit her during the 3 years she was there and we went to the Bull almost daily for food which, in them days, was good and cheap. The first time I had butter on my bread when having soup, buttered bread never heard of at home. The pub had good Theakstons ales and decent lagers and was full of character and charm and frequented by a mix of students and local farmers. A real shame it's gone 'to the dogs'.
Desmin - 31 Jan 2017 11:30
New management and re-named So bar & eats, this large pub and dining room sits in a prominent position in the centre of town.

The wife and I popped in for lunch on a Saturday.

As you enter through the main door the pub is split into two, with a dining area with table service to your left with the traditional bar to your right, with its attractive tiled floor just beyond the small bar.

3 ales on the hand pumps which were Rudgate Chieftain, Theakston Best and Tapped Brew Co’s Rodeo @ 4.2% which was my choice. There’s also a good selection of European lagers & Thatcher's Gold cider.

We sat in the main bar area where there are a couple of high tables and a few comfy leather chairs along with the standard tables and chairs. The food was good and very fairly priced.

During our hour here the pub got quite busy mainly with couples, music played and the bar man couldn't do enough for you.

Decent pub with good food and service, recommended.
lezford - 21 Feb 2016 10:20
Called in for a drink, didn't stay long. The stench of toilets, mucky seats, dirty floor, uninterested staff, language of customers. Never thorght it could get any worse than last time but it has, avoid it if you can.
ripongirl - 26 Feb 2013 11:22
Went in a couple of months back and had a very average lunch. Staff didn't seem to know what they were doing. Place could've done with a clean up!
Bagsy - 13 Sep 2012 10:36
No beer on at all!! Lager tasted like cider. Total waste of what could be a nice old style boozer. Uninterested staff. Dirty and run down and smells. Will not return!
Alepale - 2 May 2012 11:29

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