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Long Melford Bull

previously known as: Bull Tap, Black Bull

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

opening hours:

  • 1100-2300
(Times last updated 22/05/2016)

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

CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.



last updated 30/11/2016

Imposing 15th cent. 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 12-2.30 6.30-9.30 In 1648 the innkeeper, Richard Everard was killed in a brawl in the entrance hall. His body was said to have vanished before the burial.

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

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Real fire Real fire

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

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 3.50 miles away Railway station about 3.50 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

parking parking

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)

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


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.