Black Bull - Balsham

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

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

4.62 out of 5 stars based on 631 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
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.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 08, 2021
Stuart W.
Excellent food and service as always

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 06, 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.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 03, 2021
Joan C.
Excellent lunch. Friendly and helpful staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 27, 2021
Keri R.
Service was excellent and the food was delicious

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 18, 2021
Robert M.
Great staff and Chef. Always made to feel welcome.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 12, 2021
Neil D.
Superb food, attentive and responsive service, a lovely place to spend an evening

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 05, 2021
Gail E.
Our party of four totally enjoyed our food the homemade pie and fish m chips excellent.

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

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 17, 2021
Timothy V.
Beautifully presented food served by friendly attentive staff

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
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.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
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

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 15, 2021
Sonya S.
Very lovely meal and friendly staff, thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 12, 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.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
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.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 02, 2021
Cecilia B.
Delicious food, attentive staff, a really lovely night out.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
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!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 17, 2021
Isabel c.
Excellent will dine there again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 16, 2021
Stuart W.
Delivery on time, food hot and quality exceptional

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 26, 2020
Andrew H.
Great food, Covid safe, warm and welcoming staff

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 25, 2020
John M.
Really tasty meal good friendly service lovely place would definitely go again

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 13, 2020
Leena K.
Lovely evening. Helpful staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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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
Ambience: 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
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Value: 10/10
Oct 20, 2020
Stuart W.
As good as ever

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 31, 2020
Stuart W.
Fabulous food and good service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2020
TREVOR B.
We both thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2020
Phil T.
Great dining experience

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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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
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Value: 10/10
Aug 11, 2020
Alicia G.
Great service, good food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 07, 2021
garry j.
Lovely food cooked to perfection. Gravy on roasts superb,same as custard with puddings. Where we were sitting experienced a slight draught but that’s nit picking!!! Will definitely book again in the future

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 07, 2021
Alistair C.
Very enjoyable experience let down a little bit by lack of greeting on arrival. Staff were very friendly and attentive.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 21, 2021
Andy K.
Slight mistake on the mains, but the staff service was great and dealt with it very effectively.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 03, 2021
Jennifer N.
Perfect pub with rooms. Possibly menu could have some more lighter options for summer dining. Breakfast was great. Will return. Staff the best.