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The Black Bull

$$ - $$$, British,
8 Lowercroft Road, Bury BL8 2EY, England
+44 161 761 5961
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8 Lowercroft Road, Bury BL8 2EY, England
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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
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
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

3  Thank Ballylong
Reviewed 10 April 2018

The food in general is good , apart from fried food such as the chips and eggs. We have noticed a definite acrid sour taste from the oil used to cook these foods which spoils the meal as far as we are concerned. Perhaps a...More

Thank Routie10
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We visited here on Friday evening we were advised to book so we did. We were seated at a different reserved table and couldn't see a reserved table with our name on it . We all ordered starters& mains mushrooms,Brie & black pudding. Mains cheese&...More

1  Thank Elliot_Busby
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

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 December 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
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$7 - US$22
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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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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