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Long Melford Bull

previously known as Bull Tap



Real Ale

Hall St, CO10 9JG

01787 378494

grid reference TL 864 458

opened 1450

owner Greene King

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pub is on the regional inventory

regular real ales

Greene King IPA + Abbot plus guest beer


listed building grade II*


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Local licensing authority for Long Melford is Babergh
last updated 26/03/2015

An imposing 15th century 3* hotel with 25 rooms which has been used as an inn since at least 1580. The comfortable bar and lounge to the rear of the building (accessed from main entrance) overlook a courtyard and also welcome non residents.

It has featured in TV's Lovejoy and in December 1969 John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono stayed at the inn whilst they were filming in Lavenham.

The hotel was extensively and sympathetically refurbished in 2003.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Traditional separate public bar Traditional separate public bar

Real coal or log fire Real coal or log fire

dogs-welcome Dogs are welcome

children-welcome Children are welcome

Accommodation available Accommodation available

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 3.5 miles away Railway station about 3.5 miles away (see public transport tab for details)

Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox

Car park Car park

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area


(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 Bob Mitchell)


Note

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.