Directions to The Black
Street Address: 138
Center Road, Dudley, MA 01571
Take I-84 East towards Boston. Take Exit 2
(Sturbridge/Southbridge). When on exit ramp, keep right at the fork.
Turn left onto Haynes Street. Turn right onto MA-131/Main Street.
Proceed to rotary in Southbridge and take the first right onto
MA-169/MA-131. You will pass through Dudley, Massachusetts, then enter
Thompson Connecticut for a short while. Turn left onto Rt-197 in
Thompson. You will re-enter Dudley Massachusetts on Route 197. Turn left
onto Center Road. Follow Center Road up the hill through the Nichols
College campus. The Tavern will be on your right.
From Points North:
Take I-290 to Auburn, where I-290 becomes I-395 South.* Follow to Exit
4B (Sutton Road/Oxford center). Turn right off ramp and stay in the
right lane. Go straight through the light at Oxford center (Cumberland
Farms on right). Follow straight past light for 0.8 miles and take a
left onto Dudley Road (produce stand is on the right). Follow this road
for 3.7 miles, staying straight through a four-way stop sign. Dudley
Road becomes Dudley/Oxford Road at the town line. Bearing right at the
fork (pond on your right), continue on Dudley/Oxford Road for 2 miles
through two stop signs, then straight onto the Nichols College campus.
The Black Tavern will be on your left.
From Points East & West:
Take the Mass Pike to Exit 10 in Auburn and get on 395 South. Follow
directions from above*.
From Points South:
Take I-95 North to I-395 North to Exit 2, (Webster) and turn left off
the ramp. Go straight through the first set of traffic lights. Follow
Route 12 South (Route 12 will turn left through Webster center).
Continue through Webster center. After the railroad tracks, continue
straight into Dudley. You will come to a set of lights. Route 12 will bear off to the left, but stay straight on
Route 197 – do not turn left. Route 197 is also Main Street in Dudley.
Stay straight on Main Street ( Rt. 197) until you reach a set of lights
next to Cumberland Farms. Turn right directly after Cumberland Farms
onto Airport Rd. Follow Airport Road and bear right at the
Webster-Dudley Golf Course. Take the first left onto Center Rd and
proceed directly onto the Nichols College campus. The Black Tavern
will be on your left.