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The Black Bull

#15 of 285 Restaurants in Bury
Certificate of Excellence
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8 Lowercroft Road, Bury BL8 2EY, England
+44 161 761 5961
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Today
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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Manchester
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited The Black Bull on 31 January 2017 after various friends told us how good the food was - and we were not disappointed. We had an excellent meal of Thai Fish Cakes followed by Pan fried Lamb Rump, with mash which really was delicious. I also had a dessert, which to be honest would have fed about four... More 

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Thank Pete_from_England
Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We usually visit here every month to eat after work and we've never had a bad experience. Always delicious hand cooked food and fantastic friendly service. One of my favourite local places to eat.

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Thank Rachelle997
Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Great busy little pub with fantastic food. Good atmosphere with plentiful and attentive staff. Bar order taken to the table. Very well done as always.

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Thank Craig M
Bury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Enjoyed another super lunch at this pub. Started with a very enjoyable pint of well kept beer for the men and smaller drinks for our wives. Food was just perfect for all of us, piping hot and served beautifully. Chris, Christine and their chefs and waitresses are to be congratulated on a very pleasurable experience.

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Thank landpstott
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We booked for a 12.30 sitting on xmas eve day for a Xmas three course dinner. We were not disappointed, excellent soup to start followed by dinner of turkey /ham with all the trimmings, lovely roast potatoes and boiled new potatoes, good selection of vegetables, the third course of black bull sticky xmas pudding was absolutely divine. Excellent food, drink... More 

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Thank lonetraveller60
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

No point beating around the bush this was a 5 star lunch with exellent service .will be going back withe family for sure .

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Thank Dave C
Manchester
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

we go out every Friday stopped going to some very nice places because as pensioners we are over faced with too much food. The Black Bull with small portions was excellent good hot food on hot plates ate the lot well done will be going again soon. The service was excellent menu very good and reasonably priced. Well worth a... More 

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Thank Fittonmanchster
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Had turkey dinner plus trimmings top tackle Better than a carvary because everything fresh not been hanging about all day good value Hope to go again next week

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Thank Allan G
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Always great food. Today had the steak and kidney pudding from the specials board. It was absolutely perfect. Always great food and the service is always efficient and friendly.

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Thank Mick P
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

our meal at the black bull was a dissappoinent from start to finish.the tomato &red pepper soup was way to hot. (spicey).left most off it.my lasangna was over cooked burnt black round the edge and greasy.chips have a strange smell left more than I ate. my sons gammon was very bland.my daughter's poached egg was undercooked and gooey her fish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, 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, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?