The Black Bull Inn
“Heavily influenced by local produce and Japanese influences of Nina the chef. Lots of food locally grown.” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
The Black Bull Inn's simple, understated restaurant offers food which is heavily influenced by the surrounding countryside, slow grown meat from local producers is delivered with a Japanese twist. Wabi Sabi – the Japanese 'art of imperfection' is illustrated in elements of the older fabric of the building being untouched. Expect great hospitality and professional service in contemporary surroundings. The wine list has some unusual, but carefully chosen, offerings alongside more commercial and popular grape varieties with a heavily European influence.
Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes
- Seats: 80
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 4
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 3
- Dinner served from: 6
- Dinner served until: 9
- Cuisine style: British, German and Japanese
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About the area
Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.
Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.
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