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Title: Black Bull, Ferryhill - closed?
Post by: flooky on Aug 01, 2012, 15:11
Just spotted on my way to work this morning that the Black Bull was all boarded up.

Anyone know what is happening with it?
Title: Re: Black Bull, Ferryhill - closed?
Post by: mike on Aug 01, 2012, 19:49
According to their Facebook page, they are waiting for new owners to buy it.  Shame  :(
Title: Re: Black Bull, Ferryhill - closed?
Post by: Durham Forum on Aug 01, 2012, 22:57
According to their Facebook page, they are waiting for new owners to buy it.  Shame  :(

Does it? I can't see that on their FB page, can you provide a link?
Title: Re: Black Bull, Ferryhill - closed?
Post by: Durham Forum on Oct 09, 2013, 00:00
The pub is now showing up as 'Under Offer', i believe for less than £100k. It needs tidying up a lot, but it shouldn't take too long. It'll be interesting to see what format it will be.
Title: Re: Black Bull, Ferryhill - closed?
Post by: Durham Forum on Jan 17, 2014, 16:25
The Black Bull has been bought my Amber Taverns (www.ambertaverns.co.uk) and is going to be a Sports Bar. They currently run about a dozen pubs in the North East, but most of their premises are in The North West, with none south of Birmingham.
Title: Re: Black Bull, Ferryhill - closed?
Post by: mike on Jan 17, 2014, 19:06
Yes, i heard a rumour about this last week. Hope it is not going to be full of scratters though. :| :|
Title: Re: Black Bull, Ferryhill - closed?
Post by: flooky on Jan 20, 2014, 14:44
There is going to be some major works to it from the Planning Application.

 http://www2.sedgefield.gov.uk/planning_search/alldetails.php?ID=34840

One of their current pubs is what used to be the Red Lion in Chester le Street (opposite the market place)
Title: Re: Black Bull, Ferryhill - closed?
Post by: mike on Jan 21, 2014, 07:05
I have been told that Wetherspoons are buying the piv in Ferryhill, which sounds plausible
Title: Re: Black Bull, Ferryhill - closed?
Post by: Durham Forum on Jan 21, 2014, 09:53
I have been told that Wetherspoons are buying the piv in Ferryhill, which sounds plausible

I heard the same rumour about The Bull. I understand the Pavilion needs extensive repairs to it's roof.

Not sure we need another pub in Ferryhill when we can't fill the ones we've already got (even though it's a resurrection, not a new pub).
Title: Re: Black Bull, Ferryhill - closed?
Post by: Legend on Apr 10, 2014, 13:43
According to a post on the Ferryhill Chapter website, they were hoping to have things running by April
New plans for The Black Bull in Ferryhill submitted | Ferryhill and Chilton (http://neforum2.co.uk/thechapter/new-plans-for-the-black-bull-submitted/)

They'll have to go some to stick to that schedule. I walked past a couple of nights ago and nothing had changed at all.  :wink:
Title: Re: Black Bull, Ferryhill - closed?
Post by: mike on Apr 10, 2014, 13:54
Yes, i have been past a few times and have seen no workmen or any movement.
Title: Re: Black Bull, Ferryhill - closed?
Post by: Durham Forum on Apr 16, 2014, 09:13
Apparently they're waiting for approval for their proposed internal alterations from the council. I think it's scheduled for 24th April.
Title: Re: Black Bull, Ferryhill - closed?
Post by: flooky on Apr 16, 2014, 11:48
According to the Planning Website the planning application was approved on 31st Jan 2014.
Title: Re: Black Bull, Ferryhill - closed?
Post by: Durham Forum on Apr 17, 2014, 09:08
There's a note stuck to the grill on the window with the Application for Internal Alterations. The 24th April date is from there.
Title: Re: Black Bull, Ferryhill - closed?
Post by: flooky on Apr 18, 2014, 15:08
Had a read of the notice, it has nothing to do with planning consent.
It is the notice of application of a drinks license and says the consideration of this drinks license will take place on 24th April.
Title: Re: Black Bull, Ferryhill - closed?
Post by: Durham Forum on Apr 18, 2014, 18:23
Had a read of the notice, it has nothing to do with planning consent.
It is the notice of application of a drinks license and says the consideration of this drinks license will take place on 24th April.

Ah, right. I stand corrected.
Title: Re: Black Bull, Ferryhill - closed?
Post by: flooky on Apr 28, 2014, 10:29
Well I hope the workforce doing the alterations do a better job than they do driving ....... just watched one of their white van drivers take his exhaust off when entering the car park this morning.

He tried to drive over a heap of grass/soil/rubble just past the back door of the Bull and it was too high for the van, then he tried to reverse and ripped part of his exhaust off then tried to drive forward again with the exhaust trailling underneath him.

When he got out you could hear him saying "What was that?" ....... well if he looked underneath his van he would have seen the exhaust hanging down  ......... he must have thought his transit had the same ground clearence as a 4X4.  :roll:
Title: Re: Black Bull, Ferryhill - closed?
Post by: Legend on Jun 03, 2014, 09:28
Heard a rumour that it might not be called The Black Bull when it re-opens. The name mentioned was "The Dean and Chapter"
Title: Re: Black Bull, Ferryhill - closed?
Post by: flooky on Jun 03, 2014, 09:45
It would not suprise me, they changed the name of the one they bought in Chester le Street too.
Title: Re: Black Bull, Ferryhill - closed?
Post by: Legend on Jun 03, 2014, 10:01
On the Amber Taverns Newsletter, towards the bottom of the page, under New Acquisitions

"Dean and Chapter - Ferryhill"

http://www.ambertaverns.co.uk/files/uploaded/newsletter-issue.pdf
Title: Re: Black Bull, Ferryhill - closed?
Post by: Legend on Jun 26, 2014, 22:10
Called in on the way home tonight. Tons of tellys, plenty of people in and a good feeling. Seems like they've done a good job.  8)
Title: Re: Black Bull, Ferryhill - closed?
Post by: Legend on Jul 02, 2014, 09:17
They've just announced that in association with the Ferryhill Bakery, they're going to start doing Sunday Roasts.