Real Ale is understood not to be sold here.
8 Camps Rd, CB9 8HB
grid reference TL 671 455
owner/operator: Star (Heineken UK)
Keen on traditional games
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
Also listed in Bull Ln
The Bull Inn, Haverhill, to be sold, the property of Mr William BASHAMIpswich Journal, October 1st 1817**
Married on the 14th at St Mary’s, Saffron Walden, by the Rev. Jagoe, Mr James Keteridge to Fanny Susannah, oldest daughter of Mr James Wilson, of the George Inn, Saffron Walden, and the Bull Hotel, Haverhill.Ipswich Journal, February 1870***
Name may be a sympathetic reference to a Papal bull - a lead seal attached to official religious edicts or documents - or a reference to Henry VIII who introduced a bulls head into his coat-of-arms after he defied a papal bull in 1538. Bull baiting was also quite widespread until it was banned in 1835.
(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 Bob Mitchell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)