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The Black Bull

#20 of 295 Restaurants in Bury
Certificate of Excellence
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8 Lowercroft Road, Bury BL8 2EY, England
+44 161 761 5961
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 awful

Thank Nathan T
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 disappointment was the wine list, there was no Marlborough Sav Blanc so I opted not... More 

Thank billyridley
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 bar. We got seated about 10mins later ordered starter and mains. starters arrived but only... More 

1 Thank susan l
Christopher M, Owner at The Black Bull, responded to this review

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 this. I would just like to point out that I had only just arrived back... More 

Winsford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 from the outset Chris & the staff were very helpful with constant communication by phone... More 

Thank Anne A
Christopher M, Owner at The Black Bull, responded to this review

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 day. Regards Chris & Christine More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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447 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great thwaites pub with excellent food and a well kept pint of wainwrights---service was quick and friendly ----nicely priced and a very comfortable all round

Thank jeffhutchy
Christopher M, Owner at The Black Bull, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed your pint of Wainwright and our food. As Thwaites Best Pint winners of 2016 we pride ourselves on our beers and also our freshly home made cooked food Hope to see you again soon Chris & Christine More 

Bury, United Kingdom
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293 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here on a Friday lunchtime, having booked a table only that morning. Maybe we could have still been able to eat without this but by the time we'd finished it was pretty nigh full. Welcomed with a smile which is always a good start and given a choice of where to sit and perused the menu whilst enjoying a... More 

Thank prefdavid
Christopher M, Owner at The Black Bull, responded to this review

Hi Many thanks for your review and I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon, maybe in a taxi this time! Regards Chris & Christine More 

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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife,daughter and I visited on Sunday 26/03 celebrate Mother's day and my daughter's birthday. We were seated immediately and given the menu. Our drinks order was taken immediately and delivered to the table without delay. Our food was delivered to the table piping hot . Two mushroom with panccetta and one prawn cocktail starter. Main course was Fish n... More 

Thank mikeandyBolton
Christopher M, Owner at The Black Bull, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your kind review and we are very happy that you enjoyed your Mother's Day visit. Hope to see you again soon Chris & Christine More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a Sunday teatime having pre booked. Small wait for our table but not an issue & had a drink in the bar as we waited. As a party we ordered the roast beef dinner, the roast pork dinner, sirloin steak and Cajun chicken burger. The roast dinners were a good size & fresh (unlike most carverys) although the... More 

Thank Dave M
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We made a special trip to the Black Bull on our recent stay in Bury on the back of some great other reviews on here. There was a great range of real ales on offer and an appetising variety of starters, main courses and desserts on the menu. The pub was very busy but we felt very welcome by the... More 

Thank alan1406
Sale, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My husband and I went for a meal once again, the Cheese and Onion pie was brilliant as ever. My hubby had the fish and he said it was delicious. Although the restaurant was full the service was efficient and staff friendly. I would recommend the meals very highly.

Thank 18dorothyh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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
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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