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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.

Sudbury Black Boy

Sudbury Black Boy

formerly Bull Inn

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 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…

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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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