Our locally sourced menus offer seasonal choices and comforting favourites for a leisurely lunch or dinner. Pushed for time? Enjoy a tasty bar snack.
As a free house we are proud to share our stylish new bar serving five cask ales, stout, bitter, mild, lagers, ciders, an extensive choice of spirits and a large wine selection from around the world in a cosy, comfortable atmosphere.
The Bull upstairs is now open to accommodate guests for bed & breakfast . Quirky en-suite bedrooms have maintained the character of the 18th century building whilst providing modern facilities.
The High Room has the benefit of a private roof terrace. All have complimentary wi-fi, TV and radio alarm clock with iPhone docking/charging and room service if required.
We hope the remodelled interior does history justice and melds well with the old beams, tiled floor and fire places. The skittle alley has gone and there is still work to do on the courtyard but a few gallons of paint have spruced up the exterior and inside there will be a warm welcome…..
Deeds dating back to 1730, show that The Black Bull was already an ale house and came under the Preband of Oxton Nether Hall. There are beribboned and waxed indentures between Clarke’s and Newton’s, Stories of widows and Barons and a conveyance dated 1878 marks the date when The Bull slipped in to the hands of the big brewer, Shipstones. There it stayed until 1978 when Shipstones were taken over by Greenalls of Warrington. Several transfers of ownership followed until Autumn 2012 when The Black Bull came back in to private ownership.