Black Bull Pub

18 Church Street, Ecclesfield, Sheffield, S35 9WE
Black Bull


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Black Bull Public House

The Black Bull pub is located at 18 Church Street in Ecclesfield.

General Information

  • Star Pubs
  • No known awards

Pub Facilities

  • Real Ales
  • Cocktails
  • Beer garden
  • Smoking area
  • Car park
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled facilities
  • Children welcome
  • Dogs welcome
  • Card payments
  • Function room
  • Accommodation
  • Wi-Fi Internet access

Pub Entertainment

  • Background music
  • Sports on TV
  • Pool table
  • Snooker table

Pub Food

  • Food served
  • Walk-ins welcome

5 Reviews of Black Bull:

  • John Wild

    New manager moved in and what an improvement. Place is clean and fresh, beers OK, and sociability is back on the menu. Support your local pub.

  • Jon

    Not so good these days; no football, and little choice regards real ales.

  • Jonjo

    New landlady and staff. 100% improvement. Open every day on time, games on Tuesdays, pool Wednesdays, Bruno Fridays, free jukebox Saturdays, and now a naughty chair, all proceeds to given charity. All welcome.

  • Jonjo

    Great village pub. No food these days, but a great pint. Open 7 days a week, with disco Friday and Saturday. Enjoy with Mick and Lisa.

  • R Myers

    Best pub in Ecclesfield by far.

    Good range of real ales, friendly landlord (even for a Unitedite) and staff. No longer does food. Good live rock music on alternate Fridays.

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News for Black Bull:

  • The Black Bull, a historic pub in Ecclesfield, is set to reopen at the end of July after a significant £198,000 refurbishment. This reopening comes after the pub had been closed for over a year since March 2023. The rejuvenated pub is anticipated to become a central hub in the village once again, providing a welcoming, family-friendly environment with a charming garden.

    The Black Bull, which is believed to date back to the early 1800s, holds a special place in the hearts of the Ecclesfield community. Simon Woodcock, one of the new licensees and a former customer during the 1980s and 1990s, expressed his excitement about the reopening. "The Black Bull was thriving in its heyday. We want to save it and bring it back up to scratch as a fantastic local," he said. Woodcock emphasised the community's affection for the pub and the widespread concern for its future. The revival of The Black Bull has garnered tremendous support, showcasing the community's enduring appreciation for a good local pub.

    The Black Bull will now be managed by Barnsley licensees Simon Woodcock and Richard Hepplestone, who already operate five other pubs across South Yorkshire. Their aim is to establish a reputation for superb beer, with state-of-the-art equipment being installed to ensure "consistently perfect pints." Woodcock and Hepplestone have planned a variety of activities to reestablish The Black Bull as a central hub of village life, catering to both families and traditional pub-goers.

    The pub's interior will be divided into three distinct zones: a carpeted lounge, a bar, and a games room equipped with pool tables, darts, and screens showing sports. The exterior will feature seats in a cobbled courtyard, providing a picturesque setting for patrons. The garden, which receives ample sunlight, is expected to be a popular spot for enjoying the summer weather. Lorna Willoughby, Star Pubs’ investment manager for Yorkshire, highlighted the extensive renovations: "We're changing everything from the furniture to the flooring and will be making the most of its location with tables providing views of the church opposite."

    The reopening of The Black Bull is not only a nightlife boon for Ecclesfield but also an economic one. The refurbishment project is expected to create 10 new jobs, contributing to the local economy. Heineken-owned Star Pubs, which oversees the refurbishment, sees the pub's revival as part of a broader resurgence of the Ecclesfield pub scene post-pandemic.

    The extensive refurbishment work began on 1st July, with a completion and reopening target set for the end of the month. As Ecclesfield eagerly anticipates the return of The Black Bull, the revitalised pub promises to blend its historic charm with modern amenities, offering a perfect spot for socialising and community gatherings. With the support of the villagers and the vision of its new licensees, The Black Bull is poised to reclaim its status as a local institution.

  • We have updated the details for the Black Bull pub in Ecclesfield, which is now under new management.

  • We have updated the details of the refurbished Black Bull pub in Ecclesfield.

  • The Black Bull pub in Ecclesfield is continuing the tradition of carol singing in the run up to Christmas. Carols are sung at the pub from 8:30PM each Thursday evening until 22nd December.