Black Bull Inn is a Best Bar None Platinum award winning pub and 2018 Best Independent Pub in Scotland with a relaxing lounge bar which serves meals from midday until 9pm. There are 3 flat screen TV's and we host regular LIVE music events here. The public bar is a cosy getaway featuring over 100 different whiskies for you to sample. We also welcome dogs into our public bar and beer garden areas. Finally, the Black Bull features a function room which is available for any event, see below for details.

black bull, mid calder
black bull, mid calder


Our 3-course festive menu runs from Saturday 1st December through to Christmas Eve and features some of your favourite festive dishes from the Traditional Roast Turkey with all the Trimmings to some of the more extravagant dishes such as our Sweet Potato, Spinach and Chick Pea Curry (a must try for vegans!). After dessert, you'll be treated to your choice of tea or coffee along with a warmed mincemeat pie.

All of this for just £19.95 per person. Call us on 01506 882170 to book now.

There are a limited number of spaces available for Christmas Day.

We'll start you off with a Mulled Wine Aperitif quickly followed by your choice of 3 delicious starters to get you warmed up before tackling either the Traditional Roast Turkey with all the Trimmings or why not try one of our other 3 mains, with gluten free and vegetarian options available.

Then you'll have a choice between 4 puddings before finishing off with fresh tea or coffee served with a mince pie slice.

Our Christmas Day menu is available at £49.95 per person. Call us now on 01506 882170 to book the last few remaining places.


The lounge bar serves food daily from midday until 9pm, with classic pub favourites featuring on the menu alongside lighter lunch options like baguettes, sandwiches and baked potatoes. Be sure to check the specials blackboard for something a little different.


Our function room is available for almost any event. The room holds around 60 guests comfortably for a normal function although the room can be adapted to suit your requirements. We offer several buffet options to supply your guests with premium party food. When taking one of these buffet options for at least 25 guests, your room hire will be absolutely FREE!


Have you got your BLACK CARD yet? Ask at the bar on your next visit for great savings off your food bill. Look out for vouchers in local directories such as Konect Livingston. Gourment Society and Meerkat Meals Members can also enjoy 2-for-1 on any of our regular starters, mains and desserts for up to 6 guests (terms apply).


We host regular LIVE music events here at the Black Bull promoting small local acts. We also host bi-monthly whisky tastings and run a weekly poker league and domino flyer.

black bull, mid calder


The public bar houses over 100 different whiskies. The range contains both single malts and blended whisky and has some old favourites such as Glenfiddich as well as some of the more obscure drams such as the Scallywag. Our whiskies also range broadly in price with our Glen Moray Port Cask coming in at just £1.50 a nip up to the Glenfiddich Winter Storm at £16.50


  • MON

    11AM - 11PM

  • TUE

    11AM - 11PM

  • WED


  • THU


  • FRI

    11AM - 1AM

  • SAT

    11AM - 1AM

  • SUN

    12.30PM - MIDNIGHT


Established in the small village of Mid Calder in 1747, this pub is one of the busiest meeting places in the area. Black Bull Inn is at the heart of the community, and enjoys a prime location, sitting snugly in the shadow of its new town neighbour, Livingston, close to nearby rail links.

Regular public transport is available in and out of Edinburgh as well as locally around the Calders and Livingston. Lothian Bus operate the X27 & X28 services, with First Bus also running the 23 service, all of which go between Edinburgh and Bathgate stopping in Mid Calder.

Uphall Station is the nearest railway station with access to and from Glasgow and Edinburgh.