The Black Bull

Sedbergh, Cumbria


Yorkshire Dales Inn and dining with rooms

Stay in stunning guest rooms at this dog friendly award-winning gastropub in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The Location

The historic market town of Sedbergh sits in the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, at the foot of the Howgill Fells. Cobbled streets wind past impressive houses with the Dales as their ever-present backdrop. Explore this stunning corner of the Yorkshire Dales and that the area has to offer, or head slightly further afield and take in the delights of the Lake District. The Black Bull is the perfect base from which to explore these two stunning regions.

  • The rooms are of varying sizes, but all share a comfortable and stylish character
  • The friendly and welcoming vibe throughout both the Inn and guest rooms (extended to pooches too)
  • The dining options are amazing (as recently reviewed by Marina O’Loughlin in The Sunday Times and by Millicia West in GQ). The restaurants tasting menus are a great way of get a sense of the breadth and quality that is on offer.
  • Sedbergh, England’s Book Town is full of character, culture, history and is just waiting to be explored
  • The décor throughout The Black Bull is stylish and quirky with a real sense of place. Each guest room is named after a local fell, firmly referencing the Inn’s deep-seated connection with its surroundings
  • Inside, each room is as individual as the surrounding fells, clean lines and natural elements abound, whilst lovingly incorporating a wealth of original features to mark the story of this beautiful building
  • 18 rooms of varying sizes but all stylish and well equipped
  • Ensuites are modern and feature bespoke handcrafted Petrichor toiletries by local producer The Sedbergh Soap Company
  • The Black Bull has a superb dining room offering food throughout the day (booking is recommended)
  • Traditional and welcoming bar with log burners in the winter
  • There are three dog friendly guest rooms, your pooch is welcome in the bar and the informal dining space, and The Meadow outdoor seating area and The Stables outdoor bar

Co-Owner James Ratcliffe grew up in the village of Ireby in the Lune Valley, which was to later play a significant part in his upbringing and his love of food. Co-owner and head chef, Nina Matsunaga, was born in Dusseldorf, Germany, to Japanese parents, and as you might expect these two very difference food cultures have come to play a big part in the underlying influences in the food she creates.

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The Black Bull

Sedbergh, Cumbria


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    The Black Bull

    Sedbergh, Cumbria


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