Records dating as far back as 1730 reveal The Black Bull's existence as an ale house, falling under the Preband of Oxton Nether Hall. Age old documents, adorned with ribbons and wax seals, recount stories of widows, barons, and intriguing beribboned agreements between Clarke's and Newton's. A significant turning point occurred in 1878 when The Bull changed hands, becoming the property of the renowned brewer, Shipstones. This partnership endured until 1978 when Shipstones was acquired by Greenalls of Warrington. Ownership transitions continued until the autumn of 2012, when The Black Bull returned to private hands.
The menus are thoughtfully crafted with locally sourced ingredients, presenting a range of seasonal delights and beloved classics, ideal for a leisurely lunch or dinner. For those in a hurry, you can enjoy a quick and delicious bar snack. As a free house, the team takes pride in the chic new bar, where you can delight in five cask ales, stout, bitter, mild, lagers, ciders, an extensive variety of spirits, and a diverse wine selection from around the globe. All of this is offered in a cosy and inviting atmosphere, ensuring a comfortable experience that you’ll want to return to.
Join the team at The Black Bull for lunch and dinner in the main restaurant as well as the cosy small dining room. Whether you're planning a get-together with friends, a business lunch, or celebrating a family milestone, the inviting setting is perfect for any occasion. Don't miss out on the exquisite wood-fired pizzas, available daily from 12 noon until 10.30pm. On Sundays, you can enjoy a delicious roast, children are well catered for with a menu of their own, and afternoon tea is served. There really is something for everyone.