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Long Melford Bull

Long Melford Bull

formerly Bull Tap, Black Bull

Real Ale is sold here.

Hall St, CO10 9JG

grid reference TL 864 458

hotel, opened 1450

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(01787) 378494

(01787) 378494

Imposing 15th century 3* hotel with 25 rooms & used as an inn since at least 1580. The comfortable bar & lounge to rear of building (accessed from main entrance) overlook a coutyard & also welcomes non residents. It previously featured in TV's Lovejoy. The hotel was extensively & sympathetically refurbished in 2003. Food available

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Footnote

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 te londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Old pictures from http://www.foxearth.org.uk

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