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Bury St Edmunds Black Boy

Real Ale

69 Guildhall St, IP33 1QD

01284 752723

grid reference TL 852 639

opened 1683

(details under review)

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opening hours:

  • Mon-Sat:1100-2300
  • Sun: 1200-1600, 1900-2230
(Times last updated 22/04/2010)

listed building grade II

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Local licensing authority for Bury St Edmunds is St Edmundsbury
last updated 29/07/2015

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) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 0.8 mile away Railway station about 0.8 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

Car park Car park

(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.