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The Black Bull

$$ - $$$, British,
8 Lowercroft Road, Bury BL8 2EY, England
+44 161 761 5961
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Lowercroft Road, Bury BL8 2EY, England
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Been twice as a couple, last visit was as a family. Every meal for every person has been lovely, I had the veggie lasagne most recently and it was delicious. The waitresses deserve a special mention as they are all polite and helpful. The place...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We went here for a meal last night, a very warm and welcomeing pub the staff are pleasant. The meal was great good home cooked food well presented with great service from all the staff I had the Prawn cocktail to start and can highly...More

Thank mike t
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Booked a festive lunchtime treat for ‘myself and three friends all of who were driving firstly it was £2.40 for a coke so nearly £10 for 4 drinks! As we had pre ordered Christmas lunch it was delivered to our table quite quickly! Food was...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

We had not been for a while, but when ever I get the chance to call in, we always enjoy the meal and the staff are always friendly and helpful. If there is a group it is sometimes best to book for the tables fill...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I had the sunday roast .it was excellent The staff are very nice and the bitter was realy nice ... very clean and good service

Thank grogy19
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The food here is of an excellent standard. Wonderful home cooked food. The portions are huge. I always have the smaller portions which are more than enough. Staff are always friendly and attentive.

Thank TheCraftyMonkey
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Have had numerous meals in this pub and they have always been excellent. This was our first time for a meal since the new ownership. My meal was lovely I had chicken off the specials board, with new potatoes and veg and I couldn't fault...More

1  Thank c1yates
ChelsFM, General Manager at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you for your review. Firstly let me apologise for the language that you overheard. Whilst we always try to maintain a friendly atmosphere, you will understand it is difficult to police what some of our individual customers may say. With regard to the other...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

I took two of my older relatives at a lunchtime. Service was excellent and the food was absolutely beautiful. There was nothing left on any of our plates. We would certainly revisit this pub. :)

Thank marshp729
ChelsFM, General Manager at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hi marshp729, Thanks you for lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your lunch. We hope to see you again very soon. Thank you, The Black Bull Team!

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing meal as ever. Meat lasagna is the best in the area and my husband thoroughly enjoyed the green Thai curry half rice half chips. Will definitely be going back very soon !

Thank Catherine S
ChelsFM, General Manager at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hi Catherine, We're really pleased you enjoy our food. We look forward to seeing you again! The Black Bull Team!

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Just went for tea - stayed all night!!! Excellent food, brilliant atmosphere, Friendly service very welcoming Will be coming back

Thank suemurphy30
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Lowercroft Road, Bury BL8 2EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bury
  • Phone Number: +44 161 761 5961
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Chris, Christine and the team would like to welcome you to the Daniel Thwaites's Black Bull situated on the outskirts of Bury, close to Ainsworth Village. We believe in the traditional English Pub offering a warm and hospitable atmosphere, where you can meet up with family and friends, have a good chat and enjoy great service, Award winning ales and fantastic home-cooked English food from our friendly staff. Since taking over the pub in 2011, we have achieved an enviable reputation for great food, service & beer. This has been recognised by the fact that we have won several awards, including Thwaites Pub of the Year 2012 Thwaites Best Pint 2013 Great British Pub Awards Best Partnership Pub in the North West 2013 Great British Pub Awards Best Cellar in the North West 2012 Good Beer Guide Cask Marque accredited We have a Smoking Canopy and a Beer Garden at the rear of the car park which is stocked with lovely flowers throughout the summer. All major credit cards are accepted. Our motto is quite simple: "Real Ales, Real Food, Real Pub" We look forward to seeing you soon Chris & Christine
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