Hotel The Black Boy, Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom -

Hotel The Black Boy (Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom)

Hotel The Black Boy (Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom)

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.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


Guildhall Street, IP33 1QD, Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index® based on 425  reviews from:
  • Location
    Very good  8.4 / 10
  • Rooms
    Good  7.5 / 10
  • Service
    Very good  8.0 / 10

Positive Reviews


It’s a Pub, Luv.

The Black Boy is primarily a pub with rooms above.There’s entertainment in the evening, the owner’s Alsation lies on the floor (he’s well behaved and used to people!) and there’s talk and laughter. Things can get loud but guests weren’t expecting a countr


Basic B&B.

Guests found the Black Boy basic, but good value for the money. They liked the clean rooms, comfortable beds and en-suite bathrooms with plenty of hot water. They also appreciated the friendly staff and cooked breakfast and felt the Black Boy was great fo


Park the Car.

Leave your car in the lot at the back of the Black Boy and go for a walk. The city centre is just two minutes away and you can check out Bury St. Edmund’s numerous shops, pubs and restaurants on the way.

Negative Reviews


Bring Ear Plugs.

The big Alsation in the pub, locals who stared and loud music were all a bit much for some guests at the Black Boy. While they’d expected noise from the bar, they hadn’t counted on live music that went on into the wee hours and made sleep impossible. If y


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.

All amenities

Hotel facilities
  1. Car park
  2. Hotel bar
  3. Non-smoking rooms
  4. Computer with Internet
Room facilities
  1. Shower
  2. Ironing board
  3. Openable windows
  4. Television
Sports facilities
  1. Pool table
  2. Golf course
  1. Accessible parking

Cleanliness policies

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