A small village gathered around a crossroads and recorded in Domesday as "Trostuna". The area has been settled for about 4000 years as evidenced from the Bronze age tumuli. The Hall was once the home of the Lofft family. Capel Lofft campaigned with Wilberforce to end the slave trade, but ended his life bankrupt and had to live in one of the estate workers' cottages.

The Bull reopened in 2017 after six years of closure, but closed again in August 2018, along with the Wilde Bull brewery which operated at the pub for a short time.


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In 1855 White's Directory a beer house is listed run by Samuel Death.

In 1861 census the following beer retailer is listed:

Thomas Blake/42y/Beer retailer/Troston - who was married to Ann Blake/40y/Troston

In 1865 Thomas Blake (shopkeeper) is listed as a beer retailer.


(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)