It’s something of a landmark for anyone coming in to York from the east side of York.
Popular with locals, students and visitors, the Black Bull on Hull Road is a big and busy local.
But soon it will be closed – but not for long.
The pub is owned by Birmingham-based pub group Mitchells & Butlers, and it has revealed plans for a major refurb.
A fresh new look
The Black Bull, which comes under the Sizzling Pubs brand, is expected to close at the end of March for the work to be undertaken.
A spokesman for Sizzling Pubs told YorkMix:
This will give the pub a fresh new look and dining experience, along with a delicious new menu.
Upon completion the Black Bull will continue to offer guests the warmest of welcomes, at a pub that is a real part of the local community, serving up good pub food at prices people will love.
YorkMix understands that £200K is being spent on the pub.
The Black Bull serves classic pub food, from steaks and burgers to Sunday roasts and bangers and mash. As well as draught and bottled beers, the drinks menu includes wine and cocktails at £3.75 a glass.
It is only the latest investment in the York pubs scene. Last month the Bootham Tavern reopened after a £500K makeover, a week after BrewDog opened its craft beer bar on Micklegate.
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