Sudbury Black Boy
previously known as: Bull InnReal Ale
7 Market Hill, CO10 2EA
grid reference TL 873 413
opened 18th cent
owner Greene Kingemail us
- Mon-Sat: 1100-2300
- Sun: 1100-2230
- Mon-Sat: 1200-1500, 1800-2100
- Sun: 1200-1700
regular real ales
GK Abbot, IPA, other changing GK beers
listed building grade II
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Local licensing authority for Sudbury is Babergh
CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 28/12/2016
A historic building that has been refurbished and changes have been made to make the most of what The Black Boy has to offer, such as extending the bar so that it can now cater for the seven real ales and craft ciders that are on draught.
Though it’s newly refurbished, The Black Boy still has a traditional inn feel.
“With two log burners we plan on keeping you warm and cosy for the rest of the winter. Sink in to a sofa, sample some ale, have a glass of wine or a great cup of coffee and sample some of our traditional pub fayre.”
A real ale loyalty card, open to all, is being launched that will take 40p a pint off the full retail price on a Wednesday all day. Camra members can have a 20p per pint discount off the full retail price on real ales at all times on production of a membership card.
The Black Boy has a tasty menu of pub classics using local produce. The menu includes relaxed meals that will definitely fill a hole, such as The Black Boy cheese and bacon burger, king prawn and chorizo linguine and Slow braised bbq ribs, served with coleslaw, corn on the cob and skinny fries. It's also open for breakfast daily from 9-11am.
Seven en-suite letting rooms are available and there is a large outside courtyard seating area.
A Victorian brewery was located on this site.
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 0.3 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
WiFi available (a charge may apply)
(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.