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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 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank suemurphy30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here as a group of six and we all enjoyed the food. The black pudding starters were declared delicious. I had the lamb rump on mash - lovely tender lamb on a generous bed of creamy mash accompanied by very zingy red cabbage....More

Thank C_Sutty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

excellent food, lovely staff, good choice of real ales, nice atmosphere, dogs welcome in the bar area - my favourite pub

Thank Ballylong
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Called in at the Black Bull on a Friday lunchtime,mainly because we could not be bothered to do lunch at home.We expected no more than your average pub lunch and we could not have been more wrong. We got a warm welcome from the staff,as...More

Thank wombat447
Christopher M, Owner at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hi Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit and I am delighted that you enjoyed your food. Hope to see you again soon Chris & Christine

Reviewed 27 July 2017

This place has everything you could want from a proper good pub. Always a warm welcome with good selection of beer and great food. The place itself is clean and comfortable and the bar staff are always attentive. It always seems to be busy so...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 13 July 2017

My wife and I visited here recently, as an alternative to our normal tea 'at home'. The pub is only 3/4 mile from home, so after a small walk, we arrived and decided to eat from the small, but perfectly formed sandwich menu. The pub...More

Thank Jonathan B
Christopher M, Owner at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi Jonathan Many thanks for your review Its always great for us when people enjoy our food, beer and service. Hope to see you again soon and its always nice if the sun is shining to sit in our beer garden where the begonias are...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic food the best cheese and onion pie by far!! Recommend to everyone absolutely loved it

Thank Laura T
Christopher M, Owner at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi Laura So glad you enjoyed Christine's home-made Cheese & Onion Pie She will be chuffed. Makes those all day Saturdays by the kitchen stove worth while! See you soon Chris & Christine

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Considering that this is the nearest pub too us we don't come here often enough. Great choice of ales, beautiful wines and superb menu and specials board. We will certainly be back more often. One little bit of advice is you must book on a...More

Thank Mike769953
Christopher M, Owner at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hi Mike Many thanks for taking the time to post this review. We are so pleased you have enjoyed your visits. The pub does not have the most appeal kerbside appeal but the flowers and beer garden help a lot. Its what happens on the...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017

my girlfriend and i have been twice to this pub/restaurant within the last 7 days , last time was Sunday 14th may. We foned early on in the day , to go and have the traditional Sunday Lunch , as we had been on wednesday...More

Thank Alan H
Christopher M, Owner at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Hi Alan Many thanks for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent visits to the pub and hope that you will continue to come and sample our great food and service. It is true that Christine and I have announced our...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Recently visited with family. You just can`t fault the food at The Bull. It`s locally sourced and freshly cooked and always hot. The service is good and quick, even when the pub is busy and there is a pleasant atmosphere. The staff are always polite...More

Thank David L
Christopher M, Owner at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Hi David Many thanks for your kind review and its nice to know that all the hard work by the staff and ourselves is appreciated. Trust we will see you again in the not too distant future Chris & Christine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$7 - US$23
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, 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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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12:00 - 14:00
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17:00 - 20:30
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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