also traded as Bulls Head
closed 31st December 1914
last owner/operator: Colchester Brewing Company
7 Lambseth St
grid reference TM 144 739
The former Bull is now used as a restaurant. The building is a combination of a house built in 1540 and another built early in the 17th century.
It was closed in 1914 as part of a scheme to reduce the number of "excess" alcohol licenses.
In 1830 it's listed in Lambsey.
The pub can be seen on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
A report in the Ipswich Journal, June 3rd 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 which has about 700 years remaining at a rent of 20s per annum.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Closure date from Eye town licensing records.
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.