South East, 52.24452,0.40649
Real Ale is sold here.
62 High St, CB8 8LB
grid reference TL 643 634
Busy pub with food all day. Popular with younger drinkers in evening. Occasional live music.
The building dates from the 18th century.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- CAMRA members' discount scheme: 10% off real ales for CAMRA members
- Evening meals
- Live music
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 0.5 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
A former commercial inn & posting house
Bull Inn, Newmarket, Auction Sale...(Property description)...The above premises being so extensive, the Proprietor purposes dividing them into lots, unless an eligible offer be made...The Inn has lately undergone a thorough repair, and there being a communication from the yard to the Corn Market, makes it capable of being one of the best market houses in Town...it may be viewed by applying to Mr GRANGER, the ProprietorIpswich Journal, May 29th 1811**
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.
Earliest known date from the Newmarket Shops website.
(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)