Rufat Hamidov
Tashkent, Uzbekistan. MSc Financial Markets & Derivatives, London Metropolitan University
After the graduation I launched my career at Deloitte Consulting, advising the world’s biggest and systemically important financial institutions
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Black Bull Balsham, Cambridge

Black Bull Balsham, Cambridge
Central England. Cambridgeshire, CB21 4DJ.

A 16th Century picture postcard thatched English Inn with 4 star gold accommodation, bar and AA Rosette star restaurant.

Customer rating: 3.73 (3).

Price per night: from £110 to £199.

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The Black Bull Inn, a privately owned free house pub restaurant with bed & breakfast accommodation that has resided at the heart of the tranquil historic village of Balsham, Cambridgeshire since the 16th Century. More recently it has been the focus of a stunning transformation, whilst remaining sensitive to many of its charming Grade II Listed features. Five luxurious 4 star "Gold" AA awarded guest rooms provide guests with superior comfort before exploring Cambridge, Newmarket and the many delightful villages nearby. Accommodation is located in a separate ground floor “mews” style accommodation, separate from the thatched pub by about 20 yards. All five rooms are superking double or twin, all with a bath/shower, except the largest room, which just has a stand-alone shower. The Black Bull Inn attracts people from far and wide to this beautiful area on the Cambridge/Suffolk border and has naturally become a popular choice for those wishing to savour a treat of a weekend break or mid-week stay. The Black Bull is situated 8 miles south east of Cambridge, 7 miles south of Newmarket and 6 miles west of Haverhill. Situated minutes away from Chilford Hall, a 10 minute drive from Granta Park and 15 minutes from Addenbrookes and Babraham Research Centre.

A 16th Century Inn which has been welcoming guests for hundreds of years. The inn retains many of its Grade II original features such as low beams, valuted ceilings and fireplaces. Breakfast is included in the room price and is cooked freshly to order from Monday-Friday from 7.30am-9.00am and 8.30am-9.30am at weekends. Relax in the new dining area which has been lovingly restored from the listed barn, created with an oak-panelled, high-vaulted ceilings that is awash with natural light, making it the perfect setting to enjoy. Accredited with a AA rosette menu with a mix of contemporary and traditional dishes, using primarily fresh local produce. Lunch and dinner is served from Monday-Thursday Sun 12.00pm-2.00pm & 6.30pm-9.30pm. Friday-Saturday from 12.00pm-2.30pm & 6.30pm-9.30pm. Sunday Lunch & menu from 12.00pm- 3.00pm and 6.30pm-9.30pm. Enjoy a drink in the bar area with a choice of forty wines, four beers on the pumps (own label, Red & Black, and three rotating guest ales). Cambridge garden designer, Ian Shooter (with numerous Chelsea Flower Show medals to his name), was integral in transforming the outside setting The garden has a tree-lined sandstone dining patio out front under parasols and the eaves of the thatched facade and a cosy south-facing beer garden at the back. Each bedroom has ensuite facilities with bath/shower (one with a more spacious shower, no bath). Each bedroom is equipped with free wireless internet, flat screen television with Freeview channels, radio/CD/DVD. Proper cafetiere with coffee & tea supplied. There is also space for Z beds or cots for extra guests. Free on-site parking for guests.


  • 16th century buildings
  • Breakfast Included
  • Parking (free)
  • Child Friendly
  • B&B
  • 4 Star Official Rating
  • Historic Property
  • Free broadband access (wifi)
  • Shared gardens
  • Television
  • CD player
  • Towels included
  • DVD player
  • Cooked breakfast (included)
  • Lunch available (at additional cost)
  • Dinner available (at additional cost)
  • Recommended walks
  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Museums (a short drive)
  • Historic houses
  • Gardens
  • Golf course (a short drive)
  • Theatre (a short drive)

Arrival information

Check In: From 1.00pm-11.00pm (10:30pm Sundays) Check Out: By 10.00am Directions: By Car: From the A11. Take the exit toward Teversham/Fulbourn/Balsham and turn right onto Balsham Road. Continue onto Cambridge Road. Continue onto High St/B1052 and the inn will be on the left Nearest Railway Station: Whittlesford Parkway (10 minutes drive)

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London, United Kingdom. 59 Devons road, E3 3DW. +44 7306809983