User name:

Password:

Login


Sign in with Facebook


Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW


Chat about:
pubs galore bar with Mobyduck on the Pub Forum

Picture of The West Gate
Image posted by Blackthorn _
Submitted on Monday, 4th July 2016
With picture contributions to 4663 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (23 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

The West Gate, Bury St. Edmunds

69 Guildhall Street
Bury St. Edmunds
IP33 1QD
Correct details

Pub Type

Greene King

Served areas

Reviews of The West Gate (Average Rating: 5 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Will Larter left this review about The Black Boy

Greene King is renaming three pubs currently called The Black Boy, in Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury and Shinfield, as well as the Black’s Head, in Wirksworth.

The renaming is part of Greene King’s strategy to champion equality and diversity within the company and further support people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
Community groups are being notified ahead of an online poll shortly, so they can pick from a list of suggestions for each of the four pubs.
The decision to change the name follows detailed consultation with a range of stakeholders and thorough research of the pubs’ histories.

While the pub name ‘Black Boy’ exists throughout the country, there is not a consensus on its origins and many of those consulted felt the name to be offensive and discriminatory.

Greene King chief executive, Nick Mackenzie, said: “We have looked at pub deeds, consulted with colleagues, and while the origins of these pub names are obscure, what is clear is that there is a perception that they are linked with racism today and we want to make this positive change for the better.

“We know this is a decision that will attract a range of views and we’re conscious of the history and heritage of pub names. We’ve thought long and hard and feel this is the right thing to do. We’re keen to involve local people in this project and look forward to working with them to choose a new and inclusive name for these pubs so they remain at the heart of communities.”

On 16th January 2021 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 2653 recommendations about 2500 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Real Ale Ray left this review about The Black Boy

Not one for me this pub, I suppose if you're a local and you enjoy your Nelson Mandela (Stella Artois)this place would be right up your street. How can you get home cooked food so cheap! well you can here. Not for me bye!

On 24th June 2011 - rating: 5
[User has posted 2976 recommendations about 2976 pubs]

External web links for The West Gate

Pubs Galore is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by paulof horsham
Bury St Edmunds, 0.85 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Thurston, 4.76 miles, 1 hr 31 min walk (show)
Elmswell, 9.9 miles, 3 hr 11 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The West Gate, Bury St. Edmunds
16th Jan 2021, 13:21
Review submitted by Will Larter
 
16th Feb 2018, 11:49
Picture submitted by peter crosby approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 17 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 17 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 17 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 17 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 17 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 17 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 17 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 17 September 2014 by ROB Camra
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed