Carl and Jackie and their staff welcome you to the Black Bull, a traditional pub situated on the banks of the Tyne at the edge of Blaydon town, just 2 minutes walk from the train and bus stations. (Please note we now have a regular train service: click here to view the Northern Rail timetable.) 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.)
The Bull is a genuinely dog-friendly pub, and Harry here is a great advert for the attractions of the beer!
Real music is one of our great loves and three music clubs are based in this thriving 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 details, and our Facebook page for photos.
Cyclists and walkers exploring Blaydon Burn Nature Reserve and the Keelman's Way are discovering its charms. This area has been vastly improved in recent years, and the recent 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. The rail service to Blaydon has been up-graded and there are now 10 stopping trains per day in each direction! We feature on Canny Bevvy's Whistle Stop Tour route of real ale pubs along the Tyne Valley. Click on the photo to download the leaflet. (Please note that they have not made an update since we got our new train service, so it still says the service is 'limited', which it isn't. See link above for Northern Rail timetable.)
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.
Regular weekly events:
Mondays: Yoga class.
Tuesdays: Buskers' Night
Wednesdays: Quiz Night
Saturdays: Regular live rock and blues bands
Sundays: Jazz Club once a month
Alternate Sundays: Blind Club