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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:

  • 11-11
  • 11-10.30 Sun

food times:

  • 9-11 breakfast
  • 12-3 and 6-9
  • 12-5 on Sun
(Times last updated 11/02/2016)

listed building grade II


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Local licensing authority for Sudbury is Babergh

CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.



last updated 06/04/2016

Historic building that has recently been refurbished and changes 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 will be 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 is being launched that will take 40p a pint off the full retail price on a Wednesday all day for anyone to join. 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. Also open for breakfast daily from 9am.

Seven ensuite letting rooms are available and a a large outside courtyard seating area.

A Victorian brewery was previously 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)


Note

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.