WELCOME TO THE BLACK BULL
Carl and Jackie and their staff extend a warm welcome to the Black Bull, a traditional pub situated on the banks of the Tyne at the edge of Blaydon town. It's wonderful to see the delight on the faces of new visitors when they find they've discovered this gem of a pub with real ales, real fires and real people, and no gaming machines, juke box or other electronic gadgetry to disturb the atmosphere. (There's free Wi-fi.) Real music is one of their great loves and three music clubs are based in this great pub. Beside Tynefolk and Buskers' Night, there are live bands on roughly once a month, from youngsters to grizzled old rockers, from solo artists to five-piece acts. See the 'What's On' page for a comprehensive list.
Cyclists and walkers exploring Blaydon Burn Nature Reserve and the Keelman's Way are discovering its charms, and the pub features in the Whistlestop Tour. (www.whistlestops.co.uk) This area has been vastly improved in recent years, and the imminent opening of the stretch of riverside path from here to Wylam will entice more passers-by to taste its delights. The beer-garden overlooks the river, and the Keelman's Way and the nature reserve can be accessed from beside the pub: see the pictures below. Dogs are welcomed.
The pub is at the heart of its community, with regular weekly events and a thriving music scene.
Full details of all forthcoming events are to be found on these pages.
Mondays: Fish & chip night and a yoga class.
Tuesdays: Buskers' Night
Wednesdays: Quiz Night
Saturdays: Regular live rock and blues bands
Alternate Sundays: Blind Club