Black Bull - Balsham

27 High St, Balsham, Cambridge CB21 4DJ
$$ English

Reservations

Booking Notes:

We have plenty of space inside and out. If you have a preference, please ask in the notes: restaurant, bar, outside.

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 | 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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Events & Special Hours

Boxing Day Lunch
Dec. 26, 2022 Lunch 12:00 - 15:00

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Lunch Dining: Closed Mondays 12:00 - 14:00
Evening Dining - Closed Mondays 18:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
Lunch Dining: Closed Tuesdays 12:00 - 14:00
Evening Dining: Closed Tuesdays 18:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
Breakfast 7:30 - 9:00
Lunch - Dining - Closed Wednesday Lunch - please try The Red Lion Hinxton 12:00 - 14:00
Evening Dining: Restaurant / Bar / Outside 18:00 - 20:30
Click & Collect / Takeaway 18:00 - 20:30
Drinks, Coffee, Tea - Bar Table / Outside 17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
Breakfast 7:30 - 9:00
Lunch - Dining - Restaurant / Bar / Outside 12:00 - 14:00
Evening Dining: Restaurant / Bar / Outside 18:00 - 20:30
Drinks, Coffee, Tea - Bar Table / Outside 10:30 - 22:30
Click & Collect / Takeaway 12:00 - 20:30
Friday
Breakfast 7:30 - 9:00
Lunch - Dining - Restaurant / Bar / Outside 12:00 - 14:30
Evening Dining: Restaurant / Bar / Outside 18:00 - 21:00
Drinks Table 11:00 - 23:00
Click & Collect / Takeaway 12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
Breakfast 8:30 - 9:30
Lunch Dining: Restaurant / Bar / Outside 12:00 - 14:30
Evening - Dining - Restaurant / Bar / Outside 18:00 - 21:00
Drinks Table 11:00 - 23:00
Click & Collect / Takeaway 12:00 - 21:00
Sunday
Brunch 9:00 - 11:00
Drinks Table 9:00 - 17:00
Lunch Dining: Restaurant / Bar / Outside 12:00 - 15:00
Evening - Dining - Closed Sunday Evenings. Please try The Red Lion Hinxton 18:00 - 20:00
Click & Collect / Takeaway 12:00 - 15:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.62 out of 5 stars based on 944 votes

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Dec 05, 2022
judith s.
Very friendly excellent food

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Dec 05, 2022
Deborah R.
A really enjoyable evening. Service was very attentive and they were prepared to cater to our tastes. The food was very good and well presented. Excellent - will soon be back

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Nov 20, 2022
Sara K.
Really friendly, attentive service and delicious food.

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Nov 04, 2022
Marion C.
Very friendly welcome and delicious food too.

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Oct 19, 2022
Jean W.
What a fabulous pub. Right from the minute we walked in, staff were so friendly. The menu for Sunday lunch was excellent, a choice of roasts as well as a few other dishes. The food was sublime. Service was great and the whole experience was so enjoyable. We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 16, 2022
Martin B.
Very helpful and friendly people, nice atmosphere. Decent choice and very nice food.

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Sep 06, 2022
Alistair N.
All you need to know is that we definitely won’t be back!

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Aug 28, 2022
Peter E.
Really lovely - food was very special

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Aug 26, 2022
Paul S.
We had a fabulous time and it’s such a lovely venue. The room was great the food was absolutely superb and everyone was really nice and we will definitely go back.

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Aug 21, 2022
Margot N.
The service was great and the food excellent.

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Aug 15, 2022
Laura R.
Had a lovely anniversary meal here. Food was lovely and the staff were very friendly and hospitable. Would definitely recommend!!

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Aug 08, 2022
Chris R.
perfect, serving staff A1 and the kitchen staff even asked if everything was ok and clearly took pride in his work

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Jul 20, 2022
Lynn G.
Super meal thanks. Lamb roast with enormous Yorkshire. Lamb cooked to perfection. The vegetables were perfect too, carrots not soft and not too hard, al dente perfect too. Delicious gravy. Maybe a suggestion, bit more gravy needed when roast served with a Yorkshire. I’m being picky though. Excellent friendly and efficient service. We sat outside and I thought it may be weird sitting so near the carpark but on a hot day it was fine in the shade. I’d have preferred to be in back garden but no umbrellas up. That seemed odd to me! Anyway overall an excellent experience thank you.

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Jul 02, 2022
Emma M.
This meal was a take away, so ambience and service were not really applicable. The meal however was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed by both my daughter and myself.

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Jun 13, 2022
Tricia & Mike B.
Fantastic as always, the specially prepared vegetarian meal was excellent and Mike said his steak was superb.

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May 24, 2022
Steve B.
Excellent all round. Easy online table booking. Staff friendly and professional. Great ambience and very good food. Thank you!

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May 21, 2022
Katrina B.
Beautiful place and great food along with good, friendly service. The whole atmosphere and experience was welcoming and would highly recommend. Thank you

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May 20, 2022
Noel W.
An excellent pub with fabulous food and great service.

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Apr 19, 2022
Penny H.
Really enjoyed it, we had a private table which was lovely and the food was really good, there was 4 of us and we had starters, mains and desserts, all our meals were fantastic. We will come again

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Apr 08, 2022
Martin B.
Staff very helpful and welcoming, excellent service. Nice pub, consistently good food. Not the cheapest around

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Mar 04, 2022
Michele D.
We had a super evening. The service couldn’t be faulted and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you

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Feb 08, 2022
Emma M.
Really lovely and attentive staff. We had a 5yr old and a 1yr old in our party, we were all made very welcome. We had an early lunch booking, so our 1yr old could totter about for a bit. Beef Sunday Roast was amazing, huge Yorkshire, rare beef and lots of veg !

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Feb 03, 2022
Hanan E.
A very lovely and warm friendly place to visit we will be coming again and lovely food !

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Feb 03, 2022
Neil D.
excellent service and food, good wine well chosen by our waiter.

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Jan 30, 2022
Mark S.
Just got back from an overnight stay at the black bull! Wow wow wow. Pub so warm and cosy lovely real fire, lovely comfy seats! Rooms beautifully furnished, bed comfy shower great. Lovely selection of different teas, cafetière coffee and biscuits. Meal last night was cooked beautifully and presented so nicely! Breakfast very hot with quality ingredients. But what made our stay so lovely we’re the staff! Tommy greeted us with a big smile and showed us our rooms and explained all about breakfast times. The chef (sorry didn’t get his name) was so friendly as was sally the lovely in pub dog! We will def be returning! Nothing can be faulted about this lovely place! Thank you so much!

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Jan 04, 2022
Nick W.
Brilliant food. We visited for a family Sunday Lunch and we had a fantastic meal. Alex, Tom, chef Rob and all the FOH and kitchen brigade make this a memorable and very enjoyable place to eat. We messed about with numbers a few times and bearing in mind this was on January 2nd, Tom and Alex juggled tables impressively and literally! I can certainly commend the excellent customer service. Proper old fashioned lovely village pub Sunday Lunch. Not a massive choice, it’s Sunday lunch, not a tasting menu, so do it well and don’t mess about! And that’s exactly what they do. Probably one of the best roast beef, Yorkie etc. lunches I’ve had in a pub…and I’ve had a few! Get the pork cheeks starter if it’s on the menu…that’s definitely a keeper! So…brilliant staff, fabulous food, great setting. Highly recommended. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g2091599-d2081129-r823819956-The_Black_Bull_Inn_Balsham-Balsham_Cambridgeshire_England.html#

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Dec 31, 2021
Tor O.
I enjoyed a great evening here with my work colleagues a couple of nights before Christmas. It was a nice quiet time of year to go. Great ambience, good service and value for money. I had a very nice prawn dish to start followed by delicious salmon fillet for the main dish.

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Dec 30, 2021
Tricia B.
Excellent food, great service, friendly staff and lovely setting.

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Dec 29, 2021
Mandy G.
A lovely Christmas dinner

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Dec 21, 2021
Amanda S.
We have a lovely meal .. could not fault it .. we felt very safe amid the covid restrictions … will definitely be going back again

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Dec 18, 2021
Andrew E.
The food was excellent, and the staff were very helpful and friendly, but we had to remind them to bring our menus, and take our first order, which gave me the impression that they were understaffed. Overall though a good experience

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Nov 16, 2021
David E.
The staff were enthusiastic and pleasant and the food was very good. Well pleased and found the cost acceptable. We wouldn’t hesitate to come again.

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Nov 08, 2021
Stuart W.
Excellent food and service as always

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Nov 05, 2021
philip s.
Great Staff, although I live in the village I have not been in the pub for many years. Your staff and food was excellent. Thank them for making it a great evening.

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Nov 03, 2021
Joan C.
Excellent lunch. Friendly and helpful staff.

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Oct 27, 2021
Keri R.
Service was excellent and the food was delicious

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Oct 18, 2021
Robert M.
Great staff and Chef. Always made to feel welcome.

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Sep 12, 2021
Neil D.
Superb food, attentive and responsive service, a lovely place to spend an evening

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Sep 05, 2021
Gail E.
Our party of four totally enjoyed our food the homemade pie and fish m chips excellent.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 25, 2021
ALAN B.
Everything was PERFECT. Thank you for an excellent Sunday Lunch.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 17, 2021
Timothy V.
Beautifully presented food served by friendly attentive staff

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Jul 10, 2021
Norman H.
Excellent pub in a lovely village. Bedroom very spacious, clean and comfortable. Dinner delicious. Breakfast continental but still very nice.

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Jun 30, 2021
Evonne M.
I’d thought it would just be pit-stop en-route on a journey but the lovely and friendly staff and delicious food, made it extra nice. Would definitely return

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Jun 15, 2021
Sonya S.
Very lovely meal and friendly staff, thank you.

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Jun 11, 2021
Jane K.
We enjoyed a superb meal at the Back Bull. The food was excellent and it was altogether a very happy and enjoyable evening. Thank you.

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Jun 10, 2021
SUSAN M.
Our male server was very friendly, helpful. Felt sorry for him while we were eating he had a few customers come in very close together, he was a bit over whelmed for a while, but he was polite and professional.

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Jun 02, 2021
Cecilia B.
Delicious food, attentive staff, a really lovely night out.

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May 18, 2021
Sandra B.
Wonderful food and great service. Garden is not great, but ok considering it was made for corona virus restrictions. Can’t wait for inside of the pub to be open!

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May 16, 2021
Isabel c.
Excellent will dine there again.

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Mar 16, 2021
Stuart W.
Delivery on time, food hot and quality exceptional