our approach


We focus on the quality of our produce to create the best British, European and Asian-inspired dishes. Nothing formal or stuffy – we bring an accessible, exciting food culture to informal but luxurious surroundings.


We believe that meat that is slow-grown tastes best, traditional breeds from this area should be championed at source and that seasonal ingredients yield the very best meals. We have a great respect for traditional, holistic land management and farming practice, which is why all of our meat is sourced direct from farms as local as possible to The Black Bull. We draw upon our living larder of wild and foraged produce, from local game to freshwater fish and hedgerow berries. Highest welfare is a must. 

Finally, we believe that a great menu is founded upon a network of like-minded, trusted friends and suppliers. Information about our partners and providers, whom we are proud to support, and be supported by, can be seen on our Friends of the Black Bull page.

James and Nina




Our seasonal approach means that our menus change daily to reflect the best ingredients available to us at any given time. 


Our wine list reflects the same, all-encompassing approach to provenance. We look at all of the environmental factors involved in the production of the wines we source, including the people that make them, the land they manage and how they manage it, as well as just the grapes. Keeping these in line with all of our own principles means that our wine list is congruent with our menu.

Sample menus
Evening menu / Lunch menu / Bar Nibbles /
Children’s Dishes / Dessert menu / Christmas menu

In addition to our dining room you can enjoy a scenic beer garden to the rear of the property and directly at the foot of the fells. A real sun-trap, this generous garden is an ideal place for a well-deserved pint after a day of walking or a pre-dinner aperitif.