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Under New Management

Home cooked food and traditional cask ales.

Welcome to the Black Bull at Ribchester. Since taking over the management in August 2016 of the Black Bull pub, Cath and Sue have made may changes to the decoration of the pub, the food menu, the outside shelters and not forgetting the opening of the side door! (For those that don't know, the previous landlord would never open this door).

Cath and Sue have listened to the local people and are providing just what they ordered such as traditional "pub grub" that is not too expensive and fancy (although we definitely have our specials!), traditional cask ales, beer garden, live music, pool tournaments, quiz nights and a dart board are just a few of the highlights of this fantastic pub in Ribchester.

If your looking for a pub in Ribchester to enjoy the footy....we are that pub! We have BT and Sky sports. Perhaps you are looking to take your family out for a nice meal in a countryside pub?....We are that pub! Maybe you want your christening after party to be in a quiet scenic location to enjoy the sunshine....we are that pub!

If you have previously visited the Black Bull before Cath and Sue took over the management, and you were not impressed.....Please try us again. We guarantee you a friendly welcome, an evening of enjoyment and a satisfied stomach!

A warm welcome from Cath & Sue

Prepared freshly for you...

Booking is advised to avoid delays and to guarantee a table

We cater for children, families and large events such as christening parties

What do you think?

We will definitely be returning

Gemma Fergusson

Came in with family for tea and was really impressed! The Black Bull offers really good quality traditional pub food, and nothing on the menu is over £10, including steak! - proper hand cut chips too! We was also really impressed with the children's options, a small children's meal was only £2.50 and included a free ice cream! We will definitely be returning!

Good honest 'local' pub

Ann Margaret Wainwright

Came with the family and Jane our steam roller on Easter sunday and we were so well looked after especially as we were over 20! The food was good and so well priced, where can you get a prawn cocktail for £3.25 and a steak pudding ( which was huge and full of great steak and kidney) for £8.95! But the homemade chips and the strawberry and rhubarb crumble wow! Will be back great to find a good honest 'local' pub these days :-)

Welcoming with fine ales to try

Dave Garner

Brilliant #thwaitespub in #Ribchester, always thought it was closed because the side door was never open. However met two lovely ladies today whom have been operating since August and open the side door. Lovely and clean, welcoming with fine ales to try. Will be back with the kids to try the food next time visiting the excellent children's park in the village.

A fantastic, dog friendly pub.

Paul Mills

A fantastic, dog friendly pub. You get a warm welcome, great real ale. The staff are lovely and the food is wonderful. The Lamb Henry is a must!