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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now reopened. The rest of our pubs will be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Long Melford Bull

Long Melford Bull

formerly Bull Tap, Black Bull

The hotel has reopened.

Real Ale is sold here.

Hall St, CO10 9JG

grid reference TL 864 458

hotel, opened 1450

owner/operator: Greene King

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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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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

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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