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The Black Bull at Old Langho, serves fabulous, seasonal food in a lovely rural location – and it is open seven days a week, writes Tedd Walmsley

I had a great reaction to my last article from both the team at the Black Bull and readers, who took time to comment on the piece. Ahead of the game they certainly are, but I did miss through lack of space, an increasingly crucial element that gives the Black Bull even more stand-out on the Ribble Valley dining scene.

I sat recently under the ‘sail’ on a delightful September lunchtime debating with a pal where he could take clients for lunch early in the week. The short answer of course is here at the Bull, but where else is even open and would also offer continuous service seven days a week?

So, to be clear, food is served Monday to Saturday 12noon to 8.45pm and Sunday from 12noon to 7.45pm.

This is an astonishing offering when we consider the challenges facing the hospitality industry regarding the recruitment and retention of staff. Just this week I’ve heard of restaurants reducing their opening hours, closing on certain days and staggering service and yet this lovely, rural pub continues to innovate and literally serve hundreds of plates of food every day, without any compromise on quality and always with a smile. Their reputation is richly deserved so can I suggest you try early week – 3pm and become part of the mini revolution of supporters here in Langho?

As autumn rolls in, chef will also continue to change the menu to reflect the seasonal larder whilst retaining the timeless classics that we’ve become so fond of in recent times. I’m also hearing it’s going to be an exciting place to be for Hallowe’en and no doubt their creative Facebook posts will keep us up to date with what’s on at the Bull.

Although early October as you read this, we can’t forget that Christmas is less than 100 days away. Sadly, Christmas Day is fully booked but I believe some tables are left for Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve. Perhaps the one thing we missed in the crazy one-off Christmas of 2020 was the opportunity to get together with workmates, friends and family and enjoy incredible food and service. Bookings are being taken for groups of up to 60 guests with a cracking traditional menu throughout December. Christmas Day every day you might say!

Jamie and Becky and the team at the Black Bull are hardworking, lovely people – they deserve your continued support and look froward to welcoming you as the nights draw in and the fires are lit.

The Black Bull
Old Langho Road, Old Langho BB6 8AW
01254 248801



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