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Guesthouse The Black Bull Inn and Hotel (Coniston, United Kingdom)

Guesthouse The Black Bull Inn and Hotel (Coniston, United Kingdom)

About The Black Bull Inn and Hotel

Situated in Coniston, the Black Bull Inn is housed in a 17th century coaching inn. The inn provides a bar, restaurant and accommodation near the ‘Old Man’ mountain and Coniston Water. The inn has 15 rooms, each one en-suite with a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Nine rooms are in the main inn with the remaining rooms situated in separate accommodation within the grounds. Overnight guests can check-in from 2 until 10 pm and check-out is by 11 am. Children and pets are welcome and free parking is available on-site. A full English breakfast is free. Plus, guests can enjoy lunch, afternoon tea and evening meals on-site in the bar area or the dining room. Private dining space is available. The Black Bull lies 13 miles from the World of Beatrix Potter Attractions, 35 miles from the Castlerigg Stone Circle and 40 minutes from the South Lake Safari Zoo.

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette(Unavailable)
  • A/C(Unavailable)
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine(Unavailable)
  • TV / Entertainment(Unavailable)
  • Hairdryer(Unavailable)
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Non-smoking rooms

Positive Reviews


Great location

Guests are happy with the location of the Black Bull Inn. Coniston is one of the most popular areas of the Lake District and has a good choice of shops and restaurants to keep you entertained. The wider area is great for walking or boat trips.


Enjoyable breakfast

Previous guests have almost exclusively enjoyed the breakfast here, describing the food as beautifully cooked and nicely presented. The same high standards are often reported by guests who enjoyed lunch or an evening meal, although some did find the cost of dining high.


Good choice of local beers

If you're partial to trying a new beer or two, you might find a new favourite here. Guests describe the selection of local beers available in the bar as excellent.

Negative Reviews


Rooms could be better

Although the rooms are often described as reasonably comfortable and of a good size, there do appear to be some problems. A fair number of previous guests have thought the rooms were in need of updates or, at the very least, a good clean.


Some noise concerns

Unfortunately, the tranquil surroundings of the Lake District National Park don't guarantee a peaceful night. Guests mention that they were able to hear noise from the bar and comment that even those rooms in the grounds don't escape the sound of kegs being moved in an adjacent microbrewery.


Dogs might be a problem

With the exception of the dining rooms, dogs seem to be welcome in all areas of the Black Bull Inn. While this is great for dog lovers, other guests mention that they found it overwhelming and said the smell of dogs was strong.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Parking
  2. Terrace
  3. Pets allowed
  4. Hotel bar
  5. Non-smoking rooms
  6. Restaurant
  7. Laundry service
  8. WiFi in public areas
  9. Free WiFi (public areas)
  10. Free WiFi
  11. Breakfast
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Central heating
  5. Electric kettle
  6. WiFi
  7. Free WiFi (rooms)
  1. Accessible parking


Coniston The Lake District Cumbria,  LA21 8DU,  Coniston,  United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1539)441335 | Fax: +44(1539)441168 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about The Black Bull Inn and Hotel

  • Is there a pool area at The Black Bull Inn and Hotel?

    No, The Black Bull Inn and Hotel doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at The Black Bull Inn and Hotel?

    Yes, The Black Bull Inn and Hotel has a pet policy that may vary based on the room type or availability. Please check with the hotel directly to learn about their pet policy.

  • Is parking available at The Black Bull Inn and Hotel?

    Yes, The Black Bull Inn and Hotel provides Parking, Accessible parking for guests.

  • Where is The Black Bull Inn and Hotel located?

    The Black Bull Inn and Hotel is located in Coniston The Lake District Cumbria, LA21 8DU, Coniston, United Kingdom.

  • Which popular attractions are close to The Black Bull Inn and Hotel?