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Hotel The Black Bull (Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom)

Hotel The Black Bull (Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom)

About Hotel The Black Bull

Situated along the A685 in Kirkby Stephen, Hotel The Black Bullis a family-run pub with nine letting rooms and an enclosed beer garden. Area attractions include Brough Castle, Egglestone Abbey and Acorn Bank Garden. Single, twin and double rooms are available, the latter also able to be used as family rooms (fold out beds/cots available). All rooms are en-suite and feature flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Check-in is from 2 pm and check-out is at a leisurely 11 am. Public parking is available nearby and pets are not allowed. Room rates include a full Cumbrian breakfast. Plus, lunch and evening meals can be enjoyed in the bar/restaurant until 9 pm (daily). Hotel The Black Bulllies within 30 miles of White Scar Cave and Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, 35 miles from the Forbidden Garden and an hour’s drive from Carlisle.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Spa(Unavailable)
  • Parking(Unavailable)
  • Pets
  • A/C(Unavailable)
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym(Unavailable)

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index® based on 273  reviews from:
  • LocationExcellent  (8.8 / 10)
  • RoomsFair  (7.3 / 10)
  • ServiceExcellent  (8.7 / 10)
  • CleanlinessExcellent  (8.7 / 10)
  • Value for moneyVery good  (8.1 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Comfy rooms

Rooms at the Black Bull are found to be clean, comfy and reasonably spacious. Guests find they have everything they need close at hand and appreciate the comfy beds and nice bathrooms, along with the extras such as jelly beans and bottled water.


Good breakfast

Previous guests have frequently enjoyed the breakfast here. The full Cumbrian is delicious but guests appreciate the other choices such as scrambled eggs or kippers. Cold items such as cereal, yoghurt and fresh fruit are available.


Great atmosphere

Guests have enjoyed their stay at this Kirkby Stephen B&B, often finding the atmosphere in the pub friendly and inviting. The owners and staff are friendly and approachable so you can expect to feel at ease here.

Negative Reviews


Parking might be an issue

A couple of guests mention that the parking at the front of the pub is limited during daytime hours. You may need to look elsewhere if you don't want the hassle of moving your car. Guests advise that parking is also available in a road behind the pub.


Seems occasionally understaffed

Reviews of the Black Bull indicate that although the staff is generally found to be friendly, the standard of service sometimes suffers due to understaffing issues. Guests report walking out after becoming frustrated with waiting to be served.


Some noise concerns

Several past guests have mentioned that they found their room was noisy thanks to sound from the street and the bar, the latter more noticeable at the weekend. Rooms at the front of the hotel are worst affected.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Arcade/Video games
  2. Pets allowed
  3. Hotel bar
  4. Non-smoking rooms
  5. Restaurant
  6. WiFi in public areas
  7. Free WiFi (public areas)
  8. Luggage storage
  9. Housekeeping
  10. Free WiFi
  11. Breakfast
  12. Cashless payment
Room amenities
  1. Openable windows
  2. Television
  3. Electric kettle
  4. WiFi
  5. Free WiFi (rooms)
  6. Flatscreen TV
Sports facilities
  1. Boat rental
  2. Bike rental
  3. Tennis court

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 14:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


38 Market Street , CA17 4JP , Kirkby Stephen , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1768)371237 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel The Black Bull

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

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

  • Are pets allowed at Hotel The Black Bull?

    Yes, Hotel The Black Bull 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 Hotel The Black Bull?

    No, Hotel The Black Bull doesn’t provide parking.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel The Black Bull?

    Check-in at Hotel The Black Bull is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is Hotel The Black Bull located?

    Hotel The Black Bull is located in 38 Market Street, CA17 4JP, Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom.