Yaxley Bull Inn
Yaxley Bull Inn
opened 16th century
Main Rd (A140)
grid reference TM 115 724
Once a popular lively local, but now a restaurant.
The building dates from the late 16th century.
It's shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, April 27th 1734***, to the Yaxley Bull.
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 3rd Jun in 1837 stated that
Robert Koipe COBBOLD of the Eye Brewery was retiring from business & was looking to sell various Inns & Public Houses including the Bull, Yaxley.Ipswich Journal, June 3rd 1837***
A man named Orford, in the service of Mr Finbow, of Bacton, was ploughing a field when he turned up a brass candlestick, a silver watch, and a quantity of silver spoons, punch ladle, sugar tongs, and a variety of other things, which were identified as articles stolen from the Bull at Yaxley in 1827…
Nearby Bulls Hall is a G2 listed former farmhouse, constructed between 1530 & 1580. Although sub-divided in 18th cent Bulls Hall is still a fine example of a substantially complete C16 timber-framed former farmhouse. Site dates from the 14th cent. after William de Bulle who was given the manor by the King.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.