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“good homecooked food”
Review of The Black Bull

The Black Bull
Ranked #19 of 373 Restaurants in Bury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“good homecooked food”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

I have lived near the Black Bull almost all my life and it has always been a dodgy old mans pub, not so now! It has been beatifully refurbished, they have real ales on, it is warm and comfortable, the food is excellent, the portion sizes are decent, though not too big for you not to manage all 3 courses, the staff are lovely and always make you feel welcome. The prices are reasonable, they do a small portion size of many of the dishes for children (I always prefer that as it annoys me when pubs and restaurants fob children off with cheap rubbish while adults eat the quality), they buy the ingredients from a local supplier - yes that's right ingredients, not ready made meals.
This pub really is a lesson to others in how to do it well and other pubs in the vincinity (e.g. the Rose and Crown on the opposite side of the road) would do well to take note.

However, as this pub is now so perfect you have no chance of wandering in and getting a table on the off chance and booking is essential, sometimes weeks in advance.

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Lovely service and food”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Dined here on a Saturday night with a large group.. Nothing was too much trouble and we had prebooked .
Starters were good and large .. Whitebait excellent as was black pudding..
Mains of fish , steaks , gammon and chicken pasta were enjoyed by all..
The o ly downside was large portions of starters and mains left no room for delicious sounding puddings..
Excellent service throughout

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Bury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Ticks all the boxes”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Good, reasonably priced food, all prepared by the proprietors, pleasantly served. Only snag is it's nearly always full. No surprise though!

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Michael B
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