Built in 1554

Rural Lancashire

The Black Bull Inn is situated within the heart of rural Lancashire located in the village of Old Langho in the Ribble Valley. It was built in 1554 and is run by Carol and Paddy Fleet serving great home cooked food and traditional cask ales.

The Black Bull Inn has become a wonderful place to be since Carol and Paddy took over in July 2015 with fabulous food being served daily and live music most weekends. The Black Bull has a friendly vibrant atmosphere, family orientated and pet friendly (dogs even get a treat!). It is a great place to socialise in the week and at weekends or hold business meetings.

A Friendly Traditional British Pub
The Haunted Black Bull Inn at Old Langho

Reputed to be haunted

by the ghost of a cavalier

So don't be surprised if you feel a sudden chill, or catch something moving out of the corner of your eye!

The Black Bull Inn at Old Langho has an interesting history, it was built in 1554, and is reputed to be haunted by the ghost of a Cavalier, William Dutton, who was part of the Royalist Forces.

William took a fancy to a serving wench, who unfortunately held a previous assignation with a local farmer. The local farmer was not very pleased with this so he took William's life using a 'farming implement'.

There have been many strange sightings over the years and some very interesting spooky stories. Come and visit us to find out more. We also hold the keys to the local church if you ever want to visit.

Henry VIII c1540

Medieval Church

built with stone from Whalley Abbey


The Black Bull Inn at Old Langho is right next door to a Medieval Church.

Both the Black Bull Inn and the Medieval Church in Old Langho were built with stone from Whalley Abbey after the dissolution of the monasteries in the reign of Henry VIII. c1540.

We hold the keys to the church so why not take a visit whilst your with us.

Looking for a perfect pint?

Then visit the Black Bull Inn

Since 1997 Cask Marque has been ensuring that the cask ale you drink in pubs in the UK has been in perfect condition. Our 45 qualified assessors make over 20,000 visits to pubs each year in England, Scotland, Wales, Europe and even America to check the temperature, appearance, aroma and taste of Britain’s favourite drink.

The Cask Marque scheme is operated by an independent body called Cask Marque Trust which is a limited company, limited by guarantee, and a non profit making organisation. Pubs that join the scheme such as the Black Bull Inn Old Langho are visited unannounced by an independent assessor at least twice a year. In the first year they are visited twice in the first three months and in subsequent years they are visited once in the summer and once in the winter. The assessor checks all cask ales on sale for – temperature, appearance, aroma and taste.

The Black Bull Inn Old Langho passed these checks.