Popular 15th cent. pub with a long established reputation for food. Garden incorporates a cildren's play area.
Reopened early March 2012 after several months of closure.
There are a number of rumours about the history of the pub. It's said that some of its beams are timbers from ships that were part of the Spanish Armada. It's also rumoured that there was a smugglers' tunnel from the cellar to the foreshore.
Adnams Bitter, GK IPA, and a Seasonal Guest
listed building grade II
Local licensing authority for Brantham is Babergh
last updated 10/06/2013
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
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.