Since 26th December 2020 we have been placed in Tier 4 and therefore have had to close our doors for the foreseeable future once again. However, we are still doing takeaways! Our takeaway menu is located under the 'Menu' tab [on the pub's website].
For opening times and bookings please call us on 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 In the same sale, the Cherry Tree Beerhouse, Bacton was withdrawn, whilst the Half Moon inn, Rattlesden, the Fox inn, Elmswell, the Staff of Life Beerhouse in Stowupland, Baker's Arms beer house Stowmarket & White Horse inn,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)