Black Bull Inn (Coniston Brewery) | Coniston, Cumbria
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Black Bull Inn (Coniston Brewery)
Good based on 12 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

1 Yewdale Road
Coniston, Cumbria England LA21 8DU [ print map ]
015394 41133

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Black Bull Inn (Coniston Brewery)

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Beer Available At Black Bull Inn (Coniston Brewery) (arranged by most recent)
Coniston K7 48, Coniston Bluebird Bitter Premium XB (Bottle) 52, Coniston Original India Pale Ale , Coniston Oliverís Lager , Coniston Old Man Ale (Cask) 49, Coniston Old Man Ale (Bottle) 68, Coniston Olivers Light Ale 44, Coniston Infinity IPA 88, Coniston Special Oatmeal Stout 72, Coniston ThŁrstein Pilsner 33, Coniston Asrai , Coniston Bluebird Bitter XB 70
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12 reviews for Black Bull Inn (Coniston Brewery)
 Ambiance  68%
 Service  68%
 Selection  65%
 Food  58%
 Value  49%
 Overall  66%
 Rating  71%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g  (18) , England | August 8, 2015
Traditional old English pub in a lovely little town in the lake district. All beers on cask are brewed in house. A good selection available today, approx 10 beers on. Some seating outside, quite close to the road so it is a little noisy. Tasting pours available - 3 thirds for the price of a pint. Beers are of average quality.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
redders1974  (28) , England | June 17, 2015
Nice brewpub in the heart of coniston selection of coniston beers from the brewery out back food was OK and they do carry outs which was handy as we were camping just down the road
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb  (155) Edinburgh, Scotland | July 31, 2014
A lovely old pub which is also a brewpub for the Coniston brewery. A warm atmosphere with good bar food. At least 8 but maybe 10 beers on cask plus 2 on keg. Also was able to buy the bottles I hadnít had to take away. More places like this please.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub  (703) Banbury, England | June 17, 2013
Big old place with the bonus of being a Brewpub and at the end of a walk that finished over the top of the Old Man. Amazingly touristy on this side of the hill but welcoming all the same. The Coniston beers were kept in good condition and it was warm and dry after the driving rain, good job they didnít mind muddy boots and wet dog.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer  (1596) Hebden Bridge, England | December 12, 2012| Updated May 22, 2014
One of several pubs in Coniston vying for the tourist trade, given that this is a small village their target clientele is understandable. It probably makes its money from diners, and this is a very comfortable and cosy old style pub to relax in, especially if you are one of the visitors enjoying the natural beauty of the area. There is a lovely stream running along the back wall of the pub, but this isnít incorporated into the design, its outdoor area is a triangle section sandwiched between the road and right angle of the front walls, but nice enough despite the fact all heavy goods vehicles will pass this way. Perhaps the biggest draw for those who only want to drink is the fact that this is a brew pub, selling the cask versions and more of the Coniston Brewing Company which can often be found in bottles in supermarkets.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Boudicca  (1035) London, England | January 8, 2012
A cosy and comfortable old coaching inn and brewpub Ė the home of Coniston Brewery. The Black Bull is in the heart of the village, right by the beck and in the shadow of the Old Man of Coniston. Itís an old coaching inn, perhaps made up from two or three houses put together, with a long bar in the middle, a room leading into the hotel and restaurant at one end and an area for large parties at the other. It has a low beamed ceiling and is rather dark but itís cosy, comfortable, down to earth and unpretentious and the bar staff were friendly. There are eleven taps, mainly with Conistonís own brews, and quite a few bottles on offer too, including Conistonís Infinity IPA at £2, the No. 9 barley wine at £2.75 and several bottles Ė some limited editions - from Hardknott and BrewDog. The food menu sounded appetising but we didnít eat. Outside thereís a pretty patio adorned with flowers. (Visited 23 October 2011).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
Dr_Butty  (11) , Scotland | May 23, 2011
A large pub in the centre of a village in one of Englandís foremost tourist attractions (the Lake District). Why is anyone surprised that the pub is expensive? The beer on offer covers Coniston Breweryís range. The beers are kept well and brewed just up the road. The Bluebird XB and Oatmeal Stout are worth a taste. Food is simple, decent enough but unspectacular. Overall a very pleasant place to rest the weary soles and sup a cleansing ale after a walk among the Coniston fells.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 6/20
jezek  (12) , England | May 21, 2011
tourist trap , good range of coniston beers no guest beers and a fake real cider
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 16/20
dynamiteninja  (50) , England | January 24, 2011
A classic pub. Very expensive though- theyíre milking its reputation and location for all itís worth. Get the readily available Bluebrid Bitter and Bluebird XB elsewhere, although itís worth coming here for the other rarely seen beers from Coniston Brewing.
Oakes  (769) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 28, 2010
Coniston Brewing tap. The vibe is good in this busy, rambling pub. The beers are only ok - disappointing since I loved their bottle stuff. But the pub is nice.

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