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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%
Travellers talk about
“lamb rump” (3 reviews)
“black pudding” (9 reviews)
Closed Now
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
8 Lowercroft Road, Bury BL8 2EY, England
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1 - 10 of 286 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 5 days ago

Thank you for your review hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 G410ZHmichelleb
Kath S, Owner at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We have all had a lovely day. The food was amazing. Katie and Chelsea were very warming and their service was above and beyond. Would happily come back again😊

Thank Kieran D
Kath S, Owner at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Love how there is a half portion option on alot of the dishes and there is alot of variation! The staff are lovely and always look after my gran when we go! You dont mind waiting for your food as it is all cooked fresh...More

Thank stephenscatherine969
Kath S, Owner at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Owners seem like they don’t care. Food was dreadful. Sent starter back which they tried to charge me for. Only one who seems like they are interested is the waitress.

Thank benmmmmm
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

This is my local pub, I go at least once a week. It has a good atmosphere and the food is consistently good. However, I do find that since the pub came under new management I am largely ignored at the bar as young lads...More

4  Thank Ballylong
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - 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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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