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Old Black Bull (Greene King)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hawkshead - NZPAExcellent1
Mobberley - Road RunnerGood1
North Star - HelmsmanGood1
Howard Town - Sparrow's NestAcceptable1
Pennine (Batley) - see now entry for Pennine (Bedale) after move - Sun StonePoor1
Tetley - Old Black Bull Cask Ale (house beer)Not Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Ossett - Yorkshire BlondeNot Tried0
Mobberley - A Beer Called CliveNot Tried0
Howard Town - Wren's NestNot Tried0
Bridestones - Indian's HeadNot Tried0
Devilfish - BombshellNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - White WitchNot Tried0
Hop Back - Crop CircleNot Tried0
Lancaster - BlondeNot Tried0
Liverpool Organic - William RoscoeNot Tried0
Worsthorne - FoxstonesNot Tried0
Geeves - No. 1Not Tried0
Worsthorne - PackhorseNot Tried0
Coastal - Springfire Blonde Not Tried0
Picture 1. Old Black Bull, Preston, Lancashire

Visits Details

03 Jun 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-afternoon and quite busy.
Mobberley - Road Runner3.80GoodA light, golden, easy-drinking beer.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Lancaster - Blonde4.00Not Tried
Ossett - Yorkshire Blonde3.90Not Tried
Mobberley - A Beer Called Clive3.40Not Tried
19 Apr 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Seemed to be a quick changeover of customers.
North Star - Helmsman4.20GoodCreamy rounded pale ale
Hop Back - Crop Circle4.20Not Tried
Lancaster - Blonde4.00Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - William Roscoe4.30Not Tried
Worsthorne - Foxstones3.90Not Tried
Geeves - No. 13.80Not Tried
Worsthorne - Packhorse3.70Not Tried
Coastal - Springfire Blonde 4.20Not Tried
Tetley - Old Black Bull Cask Ale (house beer)3.70Not TriedHouse Ale. Clip says "Brewed for Tetley & Son Ltd. Northampton". What a sad end - it could be brewed anywhere by anyone and is just hiding its provenance
28 Jul 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Very busy indeed on Saturday evening – three deep at the bar, a more mature crowd in the comfy seats and ‘Blues Train’ bashing out a few old favourites on the stage.
Hawkshead - NZPA6.00ExcellentA full-on Pacific IPA. Nearly exceptional status, but we thought some might find the hopping too harsh.
Howard Town - Sparrow's Nest3.60AcceptableGold and hoppy, but very flat in the glass.
Pennine (Batley) - see now entry for Pennine (Bedale) after move - Sun Stone4.40PoorOh dear, I didn’t like this one at all. Perhaps it was a duff pint?
Howard Town - Wren's Nest4.20Not Tried
Bridestones - Indian's Head3.70Not Tried
Devilfish - Bombshell4.50Not Tried
Moorhouse's - White Witch3.90Not Tried

About the Old Black Bull

The pub sign. Old Black Bull, Preston, Lancashire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2AT.

Well-known town centre real ale house, prominently located in the midst of Friargate. Two seating areas at the front and an area with a stage for live music towards the rear. Has a small back garden. 10 handpumps in banks of 3, 3 and 4.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: PR1 2AT