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The Black Bull Inn - Pub in Cambridgeshire

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

Alex Clarke
+44 (0)1223 893844(landline)

A pretty thatched gastropub with cracking food and a roaring log fire – a place for cosy evenings and hearty lunches at the bar

Buoyed by the success of the Red Lion at Hinxton, Alex has snapped up the 16th-century Black Bull in nearby Balsham. Unloved for years, it is back on track as a pretty thatched pub. The beamed and timbered bar is spruced up, a new bar servery has been added, wooden floors gleam and there's a smart mix of old dining tables and leather sofas fronting the glowing log fire; so cosy up with a pint of Rusty Bucket on a winter evening. The ancient, high-raftered and adjoining barn has been restored and refurbished to perfection and 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, plus eggs and hand-cut chips. Comfortable rooms in the annexe, some overlooking the car park, sport oak floors and hand-made furniture, and huge duvets on king-size beds. Tiled bathrooms come with bath and shower. A peaceful backwater bolthole, handy for the A11/M11, and Cambridge and the Newmarket Races.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
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, Cambridge, CB21 4DJ, Cambridgeshire


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