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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Sudbury Lady Elizabeth

Sudbury Lady Elizabeth

formerly Bull Inn, Black Boy

Real Ale is sold here.

7 Market Hill, CO10 2EA

grid reference TL 873 413

opened 18th century

owner/operator: Greene King

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(01787) 379046

(01787) 379046

Historic building that has recently been refurbished and changes made to make the most of what the pub 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.

The pub 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.…

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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)

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

(** information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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