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(formerly Bull Tap)

Hall St
Long Melford
CO10 9JG

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Sunday11.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 2.30, 6.30 - 9.30

About the Pub

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

Historic Interest

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. A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 05 Jan in 1820 states that on 1st January, 1820 at The Bull Inn Melford, aged 50, Mrs Woodcock died, sister of the late Mrs GOOCH (landlady) - a notice on 27 Sep 1820 records the subsequent sale, The household furniture & valuable effects of the late Mrs GOOCH, deceased - & the notice adds, T. GIRLING has now taken the Inn. In 1865 this was listed as a commercial inn & posting house. The Bull was the principal Posting House of the town & a stopping place for the London, Bury St Edmunds & Norwich coaches. In the 19th Cent. Petty Sessions were held in the inn once a fortnight. The Bull & Bull Tap are shown as separate entities in the 1871, 1881, 1901 & 1911 censuses, but both are included here. Photographs of this pub and more historical information about it can be found at

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Bull, Long Melford


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  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


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  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
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  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar

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Hall St
Long Melford
CO10 9JG

Sat Nav Reference

52.079829, 0.71969

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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

236, 370, 372, 373, 716, 753

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