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The Black Bull

) #23 of 313 Restaurants in Bury $$ - $$$ , 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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Open Now
17:00 - 20:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Lowercroft Road, Bury BL8 2EY, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Ballylong
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 14 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

Reviewed 14 May 2017

As the title says , So was looking forward to taking my mother for lunch. Lovely and clean , Friendly Staff , And Amazing food, Will be back soon !

Thank Darren C
Christopher M, Owner at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Hi Darren Thank you for taking the time to post this review. Its so nice when we receive such positive feedback. It kames all the hard work of ourselves and the staff worthwhile Chris & Christine

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I come here fairly regularly with my mum for lunch. It's a traditional pub serving homemade traditional food, which also serves smaller portions which is great for my mum. She says they do the best lasagna that she has ever had and she has had...More

Thank SarahG17485
Christopher M, Owner at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Many thanks for your review Sarah and I am so glad that you can come and enjoy some lunch and quality time at the Black Bull with your mother. It is as you say a traditional pub that serves quality home made food Hope to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 22
Drinks, 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, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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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