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The Black Bull

) #23 of 307 Restaurants in Bury €€ - €€€ , British,
8 Lowercroft Road, Bury BL8 2EY, England
+44 161 761 5961
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
8 Lowercroft Road, Bury BL8 2EY, England
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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 5 weeks ago

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
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

Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

As a regular visitor to this pub, I have to say, I love it! The staff are always really pleasant and up for a laugh, especially Leanne and Chelsea, who are like the cherry on the cake. I can recommend everything on the menu as...More

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

Hi Joel Thank you for you kind review. We have excellent staff who strive to ensure our customers are well looked after, and I am glad that you enjoy a laugh with them. Hope to see you again soon Chris & Christine

Reviewed 26 April 2017

Lovely lunch served in very pleasant surroundings. Sandwiches served with generous salad and lovely sides of relish and coleslaw. Options of smaller portions on most meals. Nice friendly staff. Good value for money.More

Thank PatriciaKC1956
Christopher M, Owner at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Hi Patricia Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed lunch with us last week. Our smaller portions on various dishes are very popular, both with people who have smaller appetites and also with children who can have a good wholesome...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Lipstick on my wine glass, rude staff horrendous starter nothing more to say!!!!! Have had a few nice meals and experience here but today was awfulMore

Thank Nathan T
Christopher M, Owner at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Hi Nathan Thank you for your review and I am sorry that your visit was not up to the usual high standards you have experienced on several previous occasions. The response to this review is a little late as Christine and I were away on...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We ate here as a group of friends and were looking forward to Sunday lunch. The surroundings are fine, a restaurant area which is pleasant enough and the bar with football but not noisy at all. The service is friendly and reasonably attentive. My first...More

Thank billyridley
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

After visiting the black bulk on many Ocassions i was disappointed by my recent visit. Booked a table for 7.00 for table of four arrived 5 mins earlier and got told table was not ready which was not a problem we had a drink at...More

1  Thank susan l
Christopher M, Owner at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Hi Susan Thank you for your comments and I am very sorry about your first bad experience in our pub. Firstly I would like to sincerely apologise for the various things that went wrong on the evening and I have spoken with my staff about...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017

Somehow I managed to get 21 family members at same place & time even though I live in Cheshire!. Got all food orders in before event including special requests to help the staff as obviously other people wanted to book in for Sunday Lunch! Right...More

Thank Anne A
Christopher M, Owner at The Black Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Hi Anne So glad you and your family enjoyed your special occasion. We would like to thank you for all your help in getting your food orders to us in advance and we were more than happy to sort out the few changes on the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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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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