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The Black Bull

#18 of 292 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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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Bolton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we have eaten here regularly and until sunday have always enjoyed and recommended the bull to all our friends.sunday was an exeption the sunday lunch was terrible the beef may partner got was tough and stringy the turkey wasnt much better so overall was very disappointed.a shame because it has always been spot .

Thank chezzerdave
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here Sunday 26 January 2017 for a meal. Our table was booked but our car had had a bit of an argument with the kerb and we needed to change the wheel etc. Chris, Christine and the staff were so helpful and looked after us brilliantly! The food was delicious- the famed cheese and onion pie didn't disappoint! Thanks... More 

Thank Liz S
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We visited The Black Bull on 31 January 2017 after various friends told us how good the food was - and we were not disappointed. We had an excellent meal of Thai Fish Cakes followed by Pan fried Lamb Rump, with mash which really was delicious. I also had a dessert, which to be honest would have fed about four... More 

Thank Pete_from_England
Manchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We usually visit here every month to eat after work and we've never had a bad experience. Always delicious hand cooked food and fantastic friendly service. One of my favourite local places to eat.

Thank Rachelle997
Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Great busy little pub with fantastic food. Good atmosphere with plentiful and attentive staff. Bar order taken to the table. Very well done as always.

Thank Craig M
Bury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Enjoyed another super lunch at this pub. Started with a very enjoyable pint of well kept beer for the men and smaller drinks for our wives. Food was just perfect for all of us, piping hot and served beautifully. Chris, Christine and their chefs and waitresses are to be congratulated on a very pleasurable experience.

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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$21
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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