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Lush roaring fire and a bug car park was great to see!
Reviewed on 31/01/2016
While we've been offline lately (thanks BT), we have been busy presenting food inspired by our European neighbours every Thursday evening which has proved really popular. Tonight's offering is a more traditional affair, with our small menu being mainly British influenced. Have a look, and call in if you're hungry from 6pm.
Carrot & coriander soup. £4.50
Slow roast belly pork on parsnip mash with cider and apple sauce. £12.50
Pan fried cod steak on kale with sautéed potatoes. £13.50
Chicken and chorizo casserole with new potatoes. £10.50
9oz rump steak, proper chips and salad. £16.50
Veggie tortilla with salad £8.95
Cookie dough pie £4.95
Raspberry meringue & cream £4.95
Serving from 6-9pm
Published on 21/09/2017
If you're passing the pub from today, you'll not fail to notice large sale boards in the garden. Fear not! Our landlord is merely selling the freehold, and this will not affect our business in any way. We have another 7 years of our lease to run, and we have no intention of leaving our Matfen home any time soon. So, it's business as usual at The Black Bull, Matfen.
Don't forget that Our increasingly popular Dining Club is held every Thursday night from 6-9pm, where you will find a very special menu which is changed each week, and is sometimes themed by country. Booking is becoming essential now, as it is also for Sunday Lunch, so please don't be disappointed - book ahead.
Finally, we have been included into CAMRA's Good Beer Guide for the first time. Come and see what that is all about by trying an ale or three soon.
Ali & Nigel
Published on 03/10/2017
As we are getting busier and busier for our fantastic Sunday Lunch service, we are looking for someone to help take orders, clear tables and perform general duties around the pub. As this doesn't involve serving alcohol, this could suit anyone over 16 years, looking for work experience in a busy and friendly environment. Personal presentation and confidence when talking to customers is very important, and an understanding of service and hygiene would be useful. Full training given. Hours will be 11:30 - 4:00, and food is provided at the end of the shift.
Please get in touch as soon as possible for a chat as this post is for an immediate start. Rates of pay above NMW, plus share of the tips.
Closing date: 03/11/2017
Just a shame last bus to Newcastle is 6:30 pm!
Reviewed on 05/10/2017
Good selection of real ales. Friendly staff. Good pub.
Reviewed on 05/05/2016