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The Black Bull

$$ - $$$, British,
8 Lowercroft Road, Bury BL8 2EY, England
+44 161 761 5961
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
8 Lowercroft Road, Bury BL8 2EY, England
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1 - 10 of 290 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for tea a few weeks ago. Excellent service, food and price. Worth the walk over from rose in the crown haha

Thank Laurajoanna1992
Kath S, General Manager at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I feel I should keep quiet about this place before it gets too busy. I came for lunch with a friend and we both picked half portions which was plenty for us. We only selected half after seeing full portions coming out! Excellent food ,...More

1  Thank jobo30
Kath S, Manager at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I found this little pub last week while looking for recommendations on Trip Adviser. It is only a couple of miles from where we live, and what a delight it is. They have several good quality ales on draught, and the staff...More

Thank jhayes60
Kath S, Manager at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for you for your review. I will pass it on to the staff .Look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live quite near to the pub and have visited on a number of occasions but the recent change of ownership has elevated the quality of food to another level.We called in for lunch to find the place packed(always a good sign) and quickly established...More

Thank bob_branigan
Kath S, Manager at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Will pass your lovely comments onto the staff ..look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 18 September 2018

Three of us went on a Sunday evening to this lovely little pub. Great friendly service and the food was excellent. The Steak & Ale pie was tender and one of the best my husband had ever had, I had fish n' chips and our...More

Thank 19Lucy14
Kath S, Landlady at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your meals. I will pass this on to the staff .Look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 14 September 2018

Lovely atmosphere, waitress couldn't do enough for us. Food delicious. I had the smaller portion, it was more than enough for me.

Thank brendar0berts0n
Kath S, Landlady at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you for your review hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 24 August 2018

I came for lunch after having a few recommendations to try. We both went for the light lunch priced at £6. I select gammon and egg which was very nice. Friendly staff, reasonably priced. Definitely will be back

Thank jobo30
Kath S, Manager at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Thank you for your review look forward to seeing you soon kath and Alan

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Just had a fantastic meal. All 3 of us were really happy. Staff were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Wiĺl definitely be back to try something else.

Thank Judy M
Kath S, Owner at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you for your response 😁 We hope to see you again soon The Black Bull team

Reviewed 8 August 2018

Visited with a work colleague for dinner. The Black Bull is a small establishment with a few parking spaces off the main road. Upon entry it felt wonderfully quaint and was extremely busy for a lunchtime, with lots of patrons eating food. We were quickly...More

Thank Michelle B
Kath S, Owner at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you for your response 😁 We hope to see you again soon The Black Bull team

Reviewed 23 July 2018

Busy but really friendly staff . Had a meal - stunning burger - all meat, so much that next time I will have the small one. Each piece of the burger was delicious. Chips were dry, crispy and piping hot. Defo go again very soon,

Thank mcentyre20
Kath S, Owner at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you for your response 😁 We hope to see you again soon The Black Bull team

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Meals
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
Sunday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
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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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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