Free House Inn & Restaurant
Accommodation (eight en suite)
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Sister Pub: The Black Bull Balsham

Dining in the Dark – Friday 5th April

Dining in the Dark – Friday 5th April
7:30 for 8pm
Raising funds for CamSight
We are honoured to have been asked again to host the now legendary annual CamSight “Dining in the Dark” fundraiser.
This is a unique event in the Cambridgeshire social calendar where guests are challenged to identify key flavours in their starter and pudding taster plates, while blindfolded. It might sound easy, but each year we have to persuade the chefs not to try to be too clever as it is surprisingly difficult.  Main courses are chosen off the menu on the night and enjoyed without blindfold.
Always great fun and a sell out. With the help of sponsorship from Adnams Wines, we donate 50% of all food and drink sales on the night direct to CamSight, so typically raising about £1000 for this worthy and longstanding local charity for the visually challenged.
Tickets are £45 to include all three courses (main course selection here) and gratuity. Do book a table to join the fun: Nick Burr at Camsight.

Privacy Policy

In line with  the new General Data Protection Regulation coming into effect 25th May 2018,  we have accordingly updated our Privacy Policy. This clarifies everything you might want to know about the how, what, why, where etc we collect personal data, including your rights.Continue Reading

The Cambridgeshire Cook Book – for sale at both our pubs

On sale at both the pubs @ £14.95 each. The Cambridgeshire Cook Book is a wonderful celebration of the local food scene with a foreword by Daniel Clifford of two Michelin-starred restaurant, Midsummer House.  Featuring over 40 fantastic recipes from local chefs and businesses, we are delighted to be in it. The perfect gift for anyone local and interested in food.Continue Reading

Our sister pub, The Black Bull Balsham, next Pint of Jazz: Friday 3rd May

Pint of Jazz Black Bull Balsham Friday 3rd May 8:30-10pm We are delighted to invite back the very popular Claudette Burch and her ACE jazz ensemble with Alex Tsougranis on guitar and Ennio Agabiti on double bass. No booking required, just rock up and get tapping. Dining tables do go fast however and get priority seating for theContinue Reading

Mothering Sunday – 31st March

Our usual classic Sunday Roast menus (with plenty of alternatives) available. 11:45am until 8pm. Early booking essential.Continue Reading

Our sister pub, The Black Bull Balsham, is having another Pint of Theatre, Friday 1st March

“Pint of Theatre”  returns to Balsham Friday 1st March “Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know” Lord Byron £25 – Two Course Dinner & short Theatre Performance £5 – performance only After the successful Pint of Theatre programme over the last two years, we have booked some more Inn Crowd shows for 2019. They are great fun eveningsContinue Reading

Speciality Ales

Alongside our own Red & Black Ale we have a great selection of craft beer.  Most frequent favourites are Woodforde’s Wherry and Adnams Bitter. Other regulars include beers from such local breweries as Crafty Beers, Brandon Brewery and Nethergate.

Weddings & Parties

The Red Lion is now available for weddings and party hire.

The Black Bull Inn

Visit our Sister pub, The Black Bull Inn in Balsham


Red and Black Dining

Our services are being increasingly sought after for private events, whether for a private party in one of our pubs or a special event at home or nearby private venue.