The Black Bull Inn | Pub in Cambridgeshire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Black Bull Inn - Pub in Cambridgeshire

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27 High Street Balsham, , CB21 4DJ, Cambridgeshire
England, United Kingdom

Alex Clarke - Black Bull
+44 (0)1223 893844(landline)

A thatched gastropub, a peaceful bolthole, with comfortable rooms in the annexe. After a very tasty dinner, get cosy by the log fire

Buoyed by the success of the Red Lion at Hinxton, Alex has worked his magic on the 16th-century Black Bull in nearby Balsham. The pretty thatched pub has a beamed and timbered bar, new bar servery, gleaming wooden floors and a smart mix of old dining tables and leather sofas fronting the log fire – a lovely spot to curl up with a pint of Rusty Bucket on a winter evening. The ancient, high-raftered and adjoining barn is the place to sit and savour some cracking pub food; try the lamb shank with roasted garlic mash and rosemary jus, or the smoked haddock with tarragon foam. In the bar, tuck into roast beef and horseradish sandwiches or a plate of Suffolk ham, eggs and hand-cut chips. A peaceful pub stop with a sun-trap back garden, handy for the A11/M11, Cambridge, country walks and the Newmarket Races.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

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Lunch & dinner from £12. Bar meals from £6. Sunday lunch £13.


Mon-Fri 3.30pm-5.30pm.


27 High Street Balsham, , CB21 4DJ, Cambridgeshire


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