Bury St Edmunds Black BoyReal Ale
69 Guildhall St, IP33 1QD
grid reference TL 852 639
opened 1683email us
- Sun: 1200-1600, 1900-2230
regular real ales
listed building grade II
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Local licensing authority for Bury St Edmunds is St Edmundsbury
CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 08/12/2016
A single bar serving a large multi-area room. A small theatre upstairs was used to host occasional live performances until a few years ago.
The building dates from the 17th century.
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Traditional pub games available
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 0.8 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Although such signs of a black boy usually today portray a quaint picture of a sweep in Dickensian costume - in the 17th cent. the fashion for negro servants e.g. pageboys was also quite common for the wealthy.