Hotel The Black Bull

38 Market StreetKirkby StephenCA17 4QWUnited Kingdom
Show more hotels

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.


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

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

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.

Visitors to this hotel were also interested in...

More Top Hotels

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 165 reviews across the web
8.5 /10
  • other websites
    8.1 /10
8.5 out of 10 based on 165 reviews