Tenancy - Black Boy

Sudbury, Suffolk
Business Opportunity
31 Jul 2017
31 Aug 2017

Tenancy - Black Boy


Historic Suffolk market town inn recently invested trade area with 7 en-suite bedrooms, parking and owners accommodation. The Black Boy is a charming 16th century inn situated in the heart of the historic south Suffolk market town of Sudbury.

The building was refurbished to a high standard in 2015 and has been well looked after by the tenant. The building retains much of its character with oak beams and an open fireplace. There are 50 covers in the restaurant to the rear of the pub; the front bar is popular with locals and on the town drinking circuit. There is also a large courtyard to the side of the Black Boy, which is well used in the summer. The 7 en-suite bedrooms were fully refurbished a few years ago and are sympathetically decorated and furnished offering an attractive stay away for either the business person during the week or holiday makers/tourists at the weekend.


Entry cost from: £27,650.00

Annual rent: £44,000.00 per annum

Agreement Tenancy – Local Hero

Type of Tie: Full tie: Access to Discounted Wines, Spirits & Minerals Price List


The Black Boy is ideally situated on Market Hill in the middle of Sudbury town centre. There is a twice-weekly market right in front of the pub, next to the redundant St Peter's Church, which is now a local community point for events such as concerts and exhibitions. Sudbury is a small market town in south Suffolk. It is located on the River Stour near the Essex border, and is 60 miles north-east of London. At the 2011 census, the town has a population of 13,063, rising to 21,971 including the adjoining parish of Great Cornard. It is the largest town of Babergh district council. The 19th century saw the arrival of the railway with the opening of a station on the historic Stour Valley Railway, and Sudbury railway station forms the current terminus of the Gainsborough Line.


Monday to Saturday 09:00 - 00:30

Sunday 09:00 - 23:30

About the business


The Black Boy has a bar/coffee area to the front with the main bar running the length of the opened up trading space, there is also a good size courtyard to the side of the pub. There are also 7 ensuite letting rooms over 2 floors. There is a trade kitchen and a good size basement cellar.


  • Bars 1
  • Car park spaces 7
  • Dining rooms 1
  • Food covers 50
  • Trade kitchens 1
  • Rooms to let 7
  • Patio areas 1


Private accommodation is situated on the ground floor to the rear of the restaurant area. There is a double bedroom, lounge, office, shower room and toilet.


  • Private Rooms 4
  • Lounge 1
  • Double bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1
  • Office 1


You will need to estimate the turnover you expect to achieve from the pub, with regard to food and accommodation (if applicable). Barrelage figures are given to assist you with calculations. Calculators to help you are available on the business planning section of our website.

“Greene King are looking for a professional and well organised caterer/hotel keeper with high standards who continue to grow the trade at this established town centre business. The Black Boy underwent a significant investment in November 2015 to the trade area which has helped to grow sales within the business.”


By choosing Greene King, you’ll be joining one of the Uk’s most successful and respected leased and tenanted pub companies. With a heritage of running pubs and brewing beer that can be traced back over 200 years, at Greene King we’re proud of our history and confident that, as the country’s leading pub retailer and brewer, we can help make your pub the success it deserves to be.


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