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Black Bull Inn, Drogheda, County Louth
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Black Bull Inn

4.2
4.2
63 reviews
€30 and under
Gastro Pub
The Black Bull Inn has established itself as a landmark on the Dublin Road, enjoying a fantastic reputation not only for the fine quality food and drink but for the warm and inviting atmosphere.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 9:00 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 9:00 am–12:30 am

  • Phone number

    (041) 983 7139

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

What 63 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Leinster

    Child Friendly

  • Leinster

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Leinster

    Most Booked

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  1. TD

    TouchedDave

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    1. Dark like in blacks armpit. 2. Almost one hour waiting for main meal. 3. Beef burgers thick but dry and rather tasteless. 4. Onion ring dripping with oil on chicken burger. 5. Waitress looked like fell off Christmas tree and doesn't know what's going on. 6. Very poor menu
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food was nice but the older lady that was serving us had a serious attitude problem and would not return again,it’s a pity as the food was good
  3. HM

    HilaryM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere and ambiance. Food is good, nice staff.
  4. N

    Niel

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A rib-eye steak cooked to perfection, I ordered it rare and expected it to be medium rare because that’s what I’m kinda used to elsewhere ...but that will not be necessary at Blackbull! Next time I'll just order it medium rare knowing that’s what I'll get 🤗
  5. MR

    MarkR

    Leinster

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Sea Bream is delicious!
  6. LS

    LouiseS

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Great service food was lovely but a lot of options not available but can appreciate that the time of year and the day that was in it
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were beyond accommodating to us. We ended up being a large table and they went out of their way to facilitate us. The level of friendless is excellent and the service was outstanding. A1
  8. l

    local

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    menu is so much better than before, food was great!
  9. S

    Sharon

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food n service excellent. A little expensive. Atmosphere needed to be better
  10. I

    Irishman

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Service was extremely slow. And then waitress forgot to order one main course
  11. j

    joanneh

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Seems to have changed from previous visits. Menu is disappointing but what we ordered was nice. Chips were only ok though. Very expensive. I had a 10oz steak, small portion of mash, pepper sauce and onion rings and 2 diet cokes (mixer bottles 250ml, which irritates me as they are meant to be a mixer and are not a drink) and it cost me around 55 euro. Staff were lovely and attentive.
  12. MR

    MarkR

    Leinster

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was just excellent.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leinster

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Poor service for drinks. Ceaser salad small for the price. Eaten mess desert was dreadful. Horrible
  14. MD

    MichaelD

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The menu is quite varied but limited in choice .The value is good & the food on offer is also very good . What might be of interest to their customers might be a greater variety of food on offer . Over all we had a very good experience , good food served very professionally
  15. D

    Daniela

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner with our 7y and 3 y old. Food was very good, served quite fast,very tasty. Very nice and friendly staff. Definitely we recommend Black Bull for nice and enjoyable evenings.
  16. JB

    JohnB

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the fish & chips and it was very nice. All the staff I came in contact with were excellent.
  17. MR

    MarkR

    Leinster

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just recently tried the new ham plate followed by the linguine and finished with the Sicilian lemon tart. Absolutely delicious!
  18. TB

    TonyB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    For the first time in coming here for 15 years we left disappointed. Didn't like the new format of the Sunday roast. The Yorkshire was soggy and flat and there were no roast potatoes. Deserts were adequate but expected better for 7.50 Euro, had to wait a long time for them to be served. We weren't charged for the coffees as recompense but it did spoil the overall experience.
  19. WK

    WolfgangK

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere and service. Food was excellent and enjoyed by all.
  20. MR

    MarkR

    Leinster

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Sea Bream is delicious!
  21. DM

    DeniseM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, attentive staff. Lovely atmosphere. Great value.
  22. OM

    OMcL

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food and friendly service - good menu
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening in the black bull. We had never been there before. The food, atmosphere and service were faultless. I would definitely recommend.
  24. AK

    AoifeK

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Forgot our spoons with the soup, waited a few minutes then had to get them ourselves. Mashed potato came out cold & chicken burger was burnt around the edges.
  25. KH

    KimH

    Leinster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Service from the girl was amazing, as always but there was really long delays on food coming from kitchen.
  26. RL

    RoisinL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Haven’t been in years & decided to call yesterday. Unfortunately I won’t be back. Food was not good. Place needs a revamp.
  27. SR

    StephenR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Very disappointing food and expect a lot more from the blackbull. A plate of Eastern European slop was served, soup was sour and the special lamb dish was mince, the waitress explained a completely different dish and was not very pleasant.
  28. DS

    DerekS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 October 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service, very good food in a pleasant setting
  29. TM

    TonyM

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The Black Bull was a wonderful surprise! The building, to a visitor, does not have great curb appeal, BUT it’s a fantastic spot to have a great meal. The meal was excellent and the service was second to none. We would recommend The Black Bull to everyone.
  30. L

    Liam

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Waited awhile to be asked for drinks. We understand it was a Saturday evening but felt it was too long. The food was nice but also felt it took too long to get to us. Maybe 10mins more the food would had been cold. The restaurant is nice but maybe some improvement on service.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Service was just terribly slow, that’s why we left it a while before going back again. Didn’t seem like a shortness of staff just not attentive enough.
  32. LK

    LornaK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Our server was a bit rude but over all ok , more high chairs needed for the size of the restaurant
  33. NA

    NigelA

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service, thank you will be back
  34. CH

    CiaraH

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely incredible last night. Starters and mains just delicious. The child didn’t even leave a chip behind he said he can’t wait to go back and it’s his new favourite. Steaks were unreal!! Already can’t wait for the next
  35. JR

    JRUDD

    Leinster

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Not the staff fault - when they could be found in order to ask for something - but the 12 ounce steak was like rubber and a mass load of fat. I ended up with half of it put back on the plate after trying to get through it all. Spent ages just looking for parts I could eat. Ordered it medium to well done - but center was anything but! Near rare. Had to keep going looking for staff. Having to get up from the table to look for them at one point just for more drink. After 8.15+ they vast majority appeared to have mass vanished. Swoosh... Gone. They we had to go looking for them again to get desert - waited another 15 minutes. No show. When it finally arrived, the apple crumble was barely warm at all. Within three minutes, utterly stone cold and uneatable. The wife was drinking Malibu and coke. The bar completely ran out of Malibu. what sort of setup is this place? Would I recommend it to others as a place to visit? Absolutely not at the way it's being run at the moment. We spent €150+ and totally feel we were robbed.
  36. C

    Charger

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Waiters were uselessly food stayed on the table for long after we finished wanted to order dessert didn’t bother food was ok not good.
  37. N

    Niamh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Childrens menu was value for money but main menu was expensive. On Starter course everything was over 10euro except for soup. Lovely food overall
  38. DF

    DotsF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food steak was unreal savage il be back
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant service and excellent food
  40. ED

    ElizabethD

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Out with friends - 4 of us. Food was average fish was overdone , had to send back the Red Thai Curry - chicken was overdone , dried up, it wasn't much better when came out again. Chips weren't nice at all. Need to up their game , Bar was empty for a Friday night..

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Black Bull Inn is rated 4.2 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

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Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Black Bull Inn

Dublin Rd, Drogheda, County Louth A92 EPH2

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Drogheda

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 9:00 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 9:00 am–12:30 am

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Vegan

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