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Important Covid information

Due to the latest lockdown regulations, pubs can no longer sell alcohol for takeaway or click & collect. Delivery is still permitted, as is the sale of takeaway food. We will update all entries on this site over the next few days to take account of the new situation.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Bury St Edmunds Black Boy

Bury St Edmunds Black Boy

Real Ale is sold here.

69 Guildhall St, IP33 1QD

grid reference TL 852 639

opened 1683

owner/operator: Greene King

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(01284) 752723

(01284) 752723

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.

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

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.

(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)

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