The Black Boy

Guildhall StreetBury St EdmundsIP33 1QDUnited Kingdom
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About The Black Boy

A traditional pub in a traditional market town, The Black Boy offers bed and breakfast lodgings in the heart of Bury St Edmunds. The inn is just a five-minute walk from the historic St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

The inn features five guest rooms, each located above the pub. Guests can opt between single and twin configurations, with all rooms offering a TV and en-suite bathroom.

Free parking is available at the inn.

A full-cooked English breakfast is included in the price of the stay, while guests can also enjoy drinks in the pub during opening hours. The inn’s central position puts it within a ten-minute walk of many of the town’s restaurants.

The Black Boy is 150 metres from the historic Guildhall and less than a ten-minute walk from the ruins of Bury St Edmunds Abbey, which are now picturesque gardens. The town’s main railway station is 15 minutes away on foot.


Guildhall Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1QD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1284)752723 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Computer with internet
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Electric kettle
  • Internet
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Town centre location

Travellers find the public house to be conveniently positioned in the centre of town. Bury’s historic landmarks, which include the cathedral and the abbey ruins, can be found within a ten-minute walk, while there are lots of shops, restaurants, and bars nearby. Travellers enjoying a brief break report not needing to get back in their car once they arrive.

Basic but clean rooms

Although guest rooms are reported to be on the basic side, guests are pleased to find that they’re also clean and tidy. This high standard of cleanliness allows them to enjoy a more comfortable stay.

Hearty breakfast included

Guests are delighted to learn that an overnight stay comes complete with a full English breakfast in the morning. According to reviews, the early-morning meal is tasty and plentiful, with guests remarking that they find themselves filled up until well after lunchtime.

Negative Reviews

Pub noise causes a disturbance

Because guest rooms are located above the pub itself, the noise of the day-to-day goings on within the inn has a tendency to spread upwards into guest lodgings. As a result, guests can find their stay to be a noisy one, especially those staying over the weekend when the pub is at its busiest.

Bad Marks.

Some guests gave Black Boy bad marks for decor and thought the rooms could use a bit of paint and polish. They complained about small and uncomfortable beds, rusting window frames and chipped sinks. Showers were either too hot or too cold, rooms were too

Where’s the Food?.

While the Black Boy’s website says that it serves cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner, some guests said the breakfast hours were inconvenient, others were told that the pub wasn’t serving food.

Rating Overview

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7.4 out of 10 based on 342 reviews