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Review of Black Bull Hotel

Black Bull Hotel
Ranked #18 of 24 Restaurants in Moffat
Price range: US$0 - US$21
Cuisines: British
Description: The Black Bull in Moffat is reputed to be one of the oldest, if not the oldest hostelry in Scotland. Built in 1568 it is certainly steeped in history. At one time it was the headquarters of the Earl of Dundee and his company of Dragoons; nicknamed ‘Bloody Cleavers’ for their persecution of Scottish Presbyterians. In more peaceful times it was a favourite watering hole for the bard Robert Burns who once engraved a pane of glass with some locally-inspired verses; the original pane now being in St Petersburg after it was presented to the future Tsar Nicholas I in 1817. Today following a 500k refurbishment the Black Bull is now a luxurious 15 bedroom boutique hotel, boasting all modern facilities, without losing any of its natural charm. In the atmospheric bar you will find an exciting range of cask and craft ales, complemented of course by an excellent range of both highland and lowland malts. Those dining at the Black Bull will also enjoy a fantastic experience; whether inside or on our outside terrace. Our menu features only the very best of traditional puddings and pies complemented by a wide range of different flavoured mash potatoes ranging from a traditional creamy mash to colcannon or even a sharp horseradish mash and of course we always have a range of daily specials.
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Description: The Black Bull in Moffat is reputed to be one of the oldest, if not the oldest hostelry in Scotland. Built in 1568 it is certainly steeped in history. At one time it was the headquarters of the Earl of Dundee and his company of Dragoons; nicknamed ‘Bloody Cleavers’ for their persecution of Scottish Presbyterians. In more peaceful times it was a favourite watering hole for the bard Robert Burns who once engraved a pane of glass with some locally-inspired verses; the original pane now being in St Petersburg after it was presented to the future Tsar Nicholas I in 1817. Today following a 500k refurbishment the Black Bull is now a luxurious 15 bedroom boutique hotel, boasting all modern facilities, without losing any of its natural charm. In the atmospheric bar you will find an exciting range of cask and craft ales, complemented of course by an excellent range of both highland and lowland malts. Those dining at the Black Bull will also enjoy a fantastic experience; whether inside or on our outside terrace. Our menu features only the very best of traditional puddings and pies complemented by a wide range of different flavoured mash potatoes ranging from a traditional creamy mash to colcannon or even a sharp horseradish mash and of course we always have a range of daily specials.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Untrained young service staff, very poor food and more than half of the whiskys on the menu are not in stock. Don‘t let you misslead by the nice interior.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Main course served before starters. Had to ask twice about side dish veg.Please please train your staff. Service awful. Have been here before and service very poor. Seems to be a big turnaround in staff. Owners of this place do you care?Nothing has improved since 18 months ago. Definitely won’t be back. Much nicer service to be had in Moffat.

1  Thank martin c
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simple - chips, what on earth makes you cook them till they are burnt?

Whilst we were in your hotel we heard several people asking for replacement chips to no avail, get a grip and provide what your customers want please please please, everything else is great!

Thank Alan W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife Lyn and I spent 3 lovely days in Moffat and ate in The Black Bull Hotel on two evenings. The food was really great as was the service and served with a smile. The pie and mustard mash along with apple pie and ice cream were just mmmmmmmm

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Thank BobEllis32349
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the choices and prices at the hotel were very good value. Plenty of choices for each course. Would go there again.

Thank weemoi
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