Black Bull - Balsham

27 High St, Balsham, Cambridge CB21 4DJ

$25 - $50

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 27 High St, Balsham, Cambridge CB21 4DJ
  • Cross Street: None
  • Cuisine: Desserts | English | Steak |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: Corkage from £15 according to bottle
  • Phone: 01223893844
  • Features: Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Working Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Lunch: Restaurant / Bar / Outside 12:00 - 14:30  
Dinner - Restaurant / Bar / Tent 18:00 - 20:45  
Tuesday
Lunch - Dining Inside - Restaurant / Bar 12:00 - 14:00  
Dinner - Dining Inside - Restaurant / Bar 18:00 - 20:45  
Wednesday
Lunch - Dining Inside - Restaurant / Bar 12:00 - 14:00  
Dinner - Dining Inside - Restaurant / Bar 18:00 - 20:45  
Thursday
Lunch - Dining Inside - Restaurant / Bar 12:00 - 14:00  
Dinner - Dining Inside - Restaurant / Bar 18:00 - 20:45  
Friday
Lunch - Dining Inside - Restaurant / Bar 12:00 - 14:30  
Click & Collect 17:15 - 19:30  
Dinner - Dining Inside - Restaurant / Bar 18:00 - 21:00  
Delivery 17:15 - 19:30  
Saturday
Lunch - Dining Inside - Restaurant / Bar 12:00 - 14:30  
Click & Collect 17:15 - 19:30  
Dinner - Dining Inside - Restaurant / Bar 18:00 - 21:00  
Delivery 17:15 - 19:30  
Sunday
Click & Collect 11:45 - 13:30  
Lunch - Dining Inside - Restaurant / Bar 12:00 - 15:00  
Delivery 12:30 - 13:30  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 01, 2021
John R.

This feedback is for the takeaway service during lockdown. We've used this three times in February: for Sunday roasts, and fish & chips, and pies. The arrangements are very efficient, with customers well spaced out for collection at different times, and the food served on time and hot so that it is still entirely warm enough to eat without reheating when one gets home. The food in each case was excellent -- most memorably the Sunday roasts, though the meat pies also deserve special mention.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 17, 2021
Wendy W.

Lovely Valentine's Day / Sunday lunch delivered. Tasty food. Will definitely book again.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 15, 2021
Michael D.

All good! Can you charge me using the information I have sent you?


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 15, 2021
Debbie K.

Excellent click & collect service. Delicious Sunday roast, the beef was melt in the mouth!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 08, 2021
Martin B.

This was a takeaway during lockdown, so scores for e.g. ambience are related to suitability for the occasion. Excellent service, great food, very much appreciated


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 26, 2020
Andrew H.

Great food, Covid safe, warm and welcoming staff


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 25, 2020
John M.

Really tasty meal good friendly service lovely place would definitely go again


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 13, 2020
Leena K.

Lovely evening. Helpful staff.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 09, 2020
Kerry H.

Lovely meal with lovely, helpful and friendly staff. Will definitely be back!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 25, 2020
Kirsty C.

What a fabulous lunchtime venue: welcoming, warming and well-catered. In these difficult times eating out has become so much more difficult - but the staff and the atmosphere at the Black Bull make it all so easy & enjoyable. Thank you!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 20, 2020
Stuart W.

As good as ever


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 20, 2020
Graeme M.

We absolutely loved our Sunday lunch. Clean plates from us and 2 children. And amazing puddings too. Delicious! We shall be returning!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 24, 2020
William N.

Nice place with the food being excellent as usual. Let down by the time waiting to be served.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 18, 2020
Therese D.

Excellent Meal Lovely Environment Fantastic staff - nothing too much trouble for them


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 02, 2020
Rachel C.

Lovely food and a good price because of eat out to help out scheme.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 01, 2020
Kevin S.

We use the sister pub at Hinxton frequently, but this was first experience of the Black bull loved it great pub looking forward to going again soon


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 31, 2020
Stuart W.

Fabulous food and good service


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 26, 2020
Debbie C.

I had a very special birthday meal yesterday. Food and service were outstanding. Many thanks to all. Debbie.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 25, 2020
Oliver G.

Very friendly and great service. Amazing location and amazing place


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2020
Trish H.

Lovely evening with family . The food was excellent. We went early as family had to drive back to London . Food was served swiftly. Service very friendly . Absolute bargain with Rishi discount . Will go again .


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2020
TREVOR B.

We both thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2020
Phil T.

Great dining experience


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2020
Mellissa K.

Couldn’t fault a thing. Was such a lovely meal, fantastic service. Very friendly.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 11, 2020
Alicia G.

Great service, good food


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2020
Jerry H.

An excellent pub. Good food, good service, friendly staff (nothing too much trouble). We will be back! Jerry and Alison Hayes


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2020
Charlie M.

Great service, and delicious food. It's such a nice pub and plenty of space for social distancing.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 06, 2020
Lauraine P.

All great just a bit quieter than usual but only due to the current crisis. Great evening though


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 14, 2020
Simon d.

Great food just for the price the probs aren't quite big enough


Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 03, 2020
Helen P.

We love the Black Bull, but whilst the food was good, all of it was slightly overcooked, so on the tough side.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 02, 2020
Jacob R.

Really nice little country pub with excellent food and very attentive service. Highly recommend a visit


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 30, 2020
Dianah E.

A very pleasant experience with courteous service and excellent food.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 11, 2020
Rebecca W.

Always liked the food here.. and new chef doesn’t disappoint! Really delicious.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 07, 2020
Angela S.

We were made very welcome and the food and service were excellent - thank you


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2020
Susan C.

Great to enjoy great food and evening at the Bull again. Everything felt very safe. Thanks to the whole team.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 21, 2020
Colin E.

Great to be back... and the food was as good as ever. Thank you!


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 14, 2020
Sue T.

Wonderful to be able to clebrate a birthday with a mixed group of 6 in this heated outdoor space. Food was excellent. Service when it arrived was excellent but out in the marquee I think we were forgotten at times. It was a very very cold day and very cold in the marquee. Heaters were new in the marquee so hopefully it will get warmer and as people use it the service will be more attentive. The insulated floor is a very good idea and kept us in touch with our toes!


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 14, 2020
Will B.

Very good food and service, just a bit chilly


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 04, 2020
Debbie P.

Everything was great, it was a shame that the pub was more or less empty and for the meals all the food was cooked brilliantly. I’m always happy to support this pub because it is great for value.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 06, 2020
David B.

It was the last day before lockdown and considering this everything we wanted on the menu was available . The quality of the food was good and this was all we could expect. The service was excellent and the only criticism I could make was that the temperature of the room was a little cool. Fortunately we were sat next to a radiator so it wasn’t bad.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 16, 2020
Jennie T.

The ice machine was not working and neither was the till. The food was good although my husband thought his main course looked smaller than mine. Given the space available we thought that the tables used for dining on the night of our visit were closer than necessary to each other.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 15, 2020
Hazel L.

Staff member friendly, & welcoming. Food tasty. A shame the pub was so quiet, but understandable under the circumstances.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 01, 2020
Lucy S.

A great new chef is at The Bull. We had a lovely family meal. Good mixed menu. Looking forward to see what else he can bring to the restaurant.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 01, 2020
Alice W.

Beautiful pub, low ceilings that look the part, but are somewhat impractical for the taller folk such as my family and I. Also we felt this made the room slightly too dark. The service was amazing, and the two young lads looking after us made us feel so welcome. 2 out of 3 main course dishes were delicious (The burger and the pie) The vegetable tagine however was just carrots and raisins with boiled rice. Dessert surely made up for the lacking third main, with one of the best sticky toffee puddings I ever had! The dishes are quite pricey, and relatively small portions. However as I ate on a "eat out to help out" night, 50% was knocked off our bill, making it exceptional value for money.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 25, 2020
Nigel and Jane D.

It was all good, sat outside on the 50% Government Scheme. Wife disabled was ramp so ok not sure if designated disabled parking space at front though we parked ok. Need to offer something to keep customers coming in September, chatted about this with staff.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 18, 2020
David S.

Good food, friendly service.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2020
Noreen I.

Very good meal served quickly and efficiently.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2020
Mikr D.

Well cooked and testy food but very restricted menu. When we arrived they were still awaiting the fish delivery which further restricted the choice. Apart from that the meal was very pleasant with service from a personable waitress and there was draught beer. Excellent!


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2020
Diana W.

Food and service always great. But when outside, I do think the ambience of the car-park could be improved.....less gravel, more garden?


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 01, 2020
ROB A.

1. Ale choice was a bit limited on the day we were there, but I know it's usually OK. 2. Value was obviously increased considerably by the last day of Eat Out to Help Out, but prices looked fine even without that. 3. Back garden not all it was cracked up to be.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 26, 2020
Antony D.

Good all round.