Due to the latest government regulations, pubs currently have to close by 10pm. Opening hours displayed on this page may not take account of this change.
The pub has reopened.
With this on going pandemic we are now offering a takeaway food service to the public.
We have also set up safety measures outside of the pub to keep in line with social distancing regulations with anti-bacterial wipes and hand sanitiser freely available.
Our takeaway menu can be found on our Facebook (The Bull at Bacton) and Instagram (@bullatbacton) pages and if you have any questions or would like to order please phone 01449781983.
Thatched, listed building which was once a Victorian brew house owned by Charles Woods. The building dates from the 17th century.
The split level bar and large restaurant area have been much improved throughout to a high standard.
Wednesday - Friday meal times are actually 12-5 & 6-8.
The building dates from the 17th century.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
Nearest railway station
The pub can be seen on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
The Bull Inn, Bacton, full-licensed house with capital 6 quarter brewery & 6 acres of pasture & arable land & outbuildings etc, was knocked down (sold) at £2000 to Mr BANTOCK. In the same sale, the Cherry Tree Beerhouse, Bacton was withdrawn, whilst the Half Moon inn, Rattlesden, the Fox inn, Elmswell, the Staff of Life Beerhouse in Stowupland, Baker's Arms beer house Stowmarket & White Horse inn, Stowupland-street were all sold.Ipswich Journal, March 22nd 1887**
In the September/October 1982 edition of Last Orders*** it was reported that "the Bull has reopened after a lengthy closure."
(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)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)