The Black Boy Inn is a well-known Bridgnorth landmark, a 400 year old listed building situated on the famous Cartway in Bridgnorth, has a wonderful beer garden with a view of the Severn, serves real ales and Old Rosie Cider as well as draught lagers, ciders and bottled beers - and is said to be haunted... perhaps by the ghosts of the musicians and music lovers who, once upon a time, made it one of the towns best loved live music venues.
Sadly, in recent years live music nights fell by the wayside as the pub's fortunes waned, but Ian and Carol Perkins have taken on the Black Boy, and they say they are determined to get this historic Bridgnorth inn back on the map as a live music venue.
"We love live music - that is one of the reasons we took on the pub in the first place," Ian says. "We know we can make it work, we just need some support from musicians who are willing to help us out."
"We have started to introduce live music again at the pub on a Friday or Saturday night, starting at 9pm. We also run an Open Mic night on a Wednesday, again 9pm start. We are still looking for more Acoustic and Folk Bands and would really like to introduce an Irish Night as we really think the pub suits that type of music, but haven't managed to find any musicians for this."
"We'd also like to feature some sort of acoustic or folk nature music on a Sunday afternoon between 3 and 6pm."
We'll be listing live music events at The Black Boy, and if there are any acoustic or folk musicians out there who'd like the gig, then why not make contact via their Facebook page, or call into The Black Boy, 58 Cartway, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4BG?