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The Black Bull in Escrick

Escrick · European, British · ££££
Excellent
5.4/6
72 Reviews

About The Black Bull in Escrick

Head in any direction out from York and you’re liable to stumble across some of the UK’s best restaurants. Head south down the A19 and you’ll pass through the village of Escrick – blink and you’ll miss it. Turn off down the Main Street and you’ll soon spot The Black Bull, an old-school country pub that offers smart and reasonably priced accommodation and robust British cuisine from the inn’s kitchen. Guests make use of The Black Bull’s breakfast by default, but those who stumble across this gem will be pleased to find a comprehensive menu and drinks list.

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Address

The Black Bull in Escrick
89 Main Street, Escrick
York YO19 6JP

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Further Information

A first visit to The Black Bull in Escrick will be rewarded by a choice from the chalkboard displaying the chef's’ specials. From the a la carte menu you can expect a selection of robust dishes dominated by the classics of British cuisine and all made using fresh ingredients sourced locally wherever possible. That said, those venturing out into the countryside around York in need of a light meal before or after a ramble are recommended The Black Bull deli slates of meats, fish, cheeses, pickles and fresh-baked bread to share, or simple sandwiches served in your choice of crusty baguettes, white or wholemeal bloomer bread or gluten-free bread.

As for more lavish lunch and dinner options, The Black Bull in Escrick really pulls out all the stops. Starters like Doreen’s battered black pudding served with garden leaves, spiced apple and vanilla chutney is a sweet and earthy combination to start. Grilled sirloin, ribeye and rump steaks are all 28-day-aged Givendale beef are cooked over charcoal while the steak burger comes stacked with crispy bacon, applewood-smoked cheese and spicy salsa. Main courses range from a traditional steak pie to a luxurious fish and chips offering consisting of freshly beer-battered premium haddock with homemade chips and Yorkshire caviar, while vegetarians will be all over the brie and beetroot tart. Attracting York gourmets with a nose for traditional British food, The Black Bull deserves your reservation.

72 The Black Bull in Escrick Reviews

"Excellent"6/6
Paul T.16 days ago · 1 review

Very nice pub with great food. Nice selection of real ale. Tons available but not seen. Friendly staff too. Hoping to have a small wedding do here next year.

"Excellent"6/6
Malcolm L.22 days ago · 2 reviews

Excellent food and service even tho it was very busy that goes to show good it is very pleasant and caring staff nothing is too much trouble

"Excellent"6/6
Tony H.2 months ago · 1 review

This is a nice 'Quirky' country pub, good food good atmosphere with helpful and willing staff. I wouldn't say it was the cheapest but what you get for your money is well worth it. Will definitely go again. Top Marks from me!

"Excellent"6/6
ROBERT C.2 months ago · 1 review

Fantastic food and nice ambience with attentive staff,the steak pie was full of big chunks and the gammon took over the whole plate,will definitely be returning

"Excellent"6/6
Andy L.3 months ago · 1 review

Found this little gem totally by accident whilst browsing for somewhere to eat whilst staying in Escrick. The ambience is fantastic. The staff so friendly it's unbelievable but it's totally true. Variety of the menu is very good as is the price. The portions are very generous and the food quality is also exceptional. Overall if I was staying close by again I would definitely eat here and I will definitely recommend that anyone needs to try the Bull

"Excellent"6/6
Lauren B.7 months ago · 1 review

Food is always the top quality here. This is my favourite pub to eat in – staff are always so friendly and the food is delicious. Would highly recommend, my partner and I are a twenty minute drive from Escrick and we always try to visit at least once a month. Also know friends and family who cannot rate this place highly enough.

"Excellent"6/6
Raymond N.5 months ago · 2 reviews

Superb food and excellent staff. The menu is good with a reasonable choice. All the courses were excellent and the whole experience a delight. 10/10 We eat out on a regular basis as part f our work and social life. This meal and experience rates very highly on our personal experience of similar eateries in the UK. Worth a visit.

"Great"5/6
Pete F.a year ago · 1 review

we dined on a busy night and all the tables were in use. staff were very busy and this impacted slightly on wait times between courses. very good portion sizes hence good value rating. no issues regarding quality or taste. I had fish pie from the specials list which was quite creamy but the highlight was the quality of the accompanying vegetables. great parsnips! pleasant décor in the dining area.

"Great"5/6
John T.4 months ago · 1 review

Good hearty food, came out nice piping hot. The staff had a busy night in general but kept cool and remained attentive. I would have happily paid the same price for half the amount of food, portion size was fairly large. My only grumble is that my chips tasted a little fishy.

"Excellent"6/6
Jonathan K.6 months ago · 1 review

A comfortable and attractive pub with an appealing menu, friendly service and good value for money. A sign at the front door advertising for a full time chef was a little off putting - perhaps they should use social media instead for recruitment....

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