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Sudbury Black Boy

previously known as Bull Inn

Real Ale

7 Market Hill, CO10 2EA

01787 379046

grid reference TL 873 413

opened 18th cent

owner Greene King

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opening hours:

  • 10-11
  • 10-10.30 Sun
(Times last updated 23/01/2010)

listed building grade II

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Local licensing authority for Sudbury is Babergh

CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 14/07/2015

A wood panelled market pub. The two bar areas (one at front and one in middle of building) can be busy on market days. 9 letting rooms. Food available.

A Victorian brewery was located on this site.

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Traditional separate public bar Traditional separate public bar

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

children-welcome Children are welcome

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

station 0.3 mile away Railway station about 0.3 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)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** 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.