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The Bull (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
St Austell - TributeExcellent1
Westerham - Summer PerleExcellent1
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)Excellent1
Wye Valley - HPA (Hereford Pale Ale)Excellent1
Hop Stuff - Pale AleExcellent1
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleExcellent1
St Austell - Proper JobGood1
Purity - Pure GoldGood4
West Berkshire - Good Old (or Ordinary) BoyAcceptable1
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)Not Tried0
Thwaites - Lancaster Bomber (please now use the Banks's entry)Not Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)Not Tried0
Brains - Final WhistleNot Tried0
Greene King - Gold BeachNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Sharp's - AtlanticNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Jennings - Cocky BlondeNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - Pride of PendleNot Tried0
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)Not Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
West Berkshire - Mr Chubb's Lunchtime BitterNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)Not Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Butcombe - GoldNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Wells Bombardier Burning Gold (now superseded by 4.1% version)Not Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Not Tried0

Visits Details

18 Feb 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. A rare real ale oriented community house.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Excellent
St Austell - Tribute4.20Excellent
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
19 Nov 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wye Valley - HPA (Hereford Pale Ale)4.00ExcellentPerfectly clear and in excellent condition
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)4.10Not Tried
15 Nov 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening. A rather good rock cover band was playing in the public bar,
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purity - Pure Gold3.80Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)4.00Not TriedRan out
Butcombe - Gold4.40Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Wells Bombardier Burning Gold (now superseded by 4.1% version)4.70Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
11 Oct 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purity - Pure Gold3.80Acceptable
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
26 Sep 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)4.80ExcellentI think this is first time I have had this beer. Not the normal Robinsons snatch. In excellent nick here
West Berkshire - Good Old (or Ordinary) Boy4.00AcceptableA bit too fresh with some haze. Well well David Bruce is getting his new "acquisition's" beers around a bit with his usual verve and commercial nous. There are branded glasses and there are beer mats for Good Old Boy on every table
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)4.00Not Tried
West Berkshire - Mr Chubb's Lunchtime Bitter3.70Not TriedRan out
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
19 Sep 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. 2 very boney dogs yet they were foraging and eating every morsel they could find.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80ExcellentVery well kept and presented
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)4.00Not Tried
Thwaites - Lancaster Bomber (please now use the Banks's entry)4.40Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Purity - Pure Gold3.80Not Tried
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
29 Aug 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)4.00Not TriedRan out
Moorhouse's - Pride of Pendle4.10Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Purity - Pure Gold3.80Not Tried
12 Jul 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purity - Pure Gold3.80Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)4.00Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Jennings - Cocky Blonde4.00Not Tried
13 Jun 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. Good to see a Woolwich local ale here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Stuff - Pale Ale4.50Excellent
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)4.00Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Purity - Pure Gold3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
23 May 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. A proper local community house which tries very hard on its real ales within, I suspect, Enterprise list choices.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purity - Pure Gold3.80Excellent
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)4.00Not Tried
Thwaites - Lancaster Bomber (please now use the Banks's entry)4.40Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Brains - Final Whistle4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Gold Beach5.00Not Tried

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About The Bull

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent11
Good11
Acceptable5
Poor-

The pub is found in Woolwich, Greater London, SE18 3HP.

Located at the southern extremity of Woolwich on the border with Eltham and virtually on the brow of Shooters Hill. It dates from 1749 (though it was rebuilt in 1881) and it was a popular stopping place for coaches travelling along the route between London and Dover (Shooters Hill Road follows the route of the Roman Watling Street). The Bull is reputedly haunted by ghostly footsteps and according to The Haunted Pub Guide by Guy Lyon Playfair ‘Mrs Weedon, a former landlady, has also mentioned a fleeting impression of a face looming at her out of the air.’ It consists of 2 quite separate bars (unusual these days) being a public and a saloon with separate street entrance doors. The saloon is well appointed with fine red carpeting and soft furnishings with rather noticeable heavy wooden original doors to Gents and Ladies both labelled with embossed wood and brass signs. A circular bar counter provides a central servery to both bars. The public is less well appointed, part carpeted, with bare board flooring in the pool table area and sometimes hosts live music. Clearly CAMRA and real ale oriented from publications on display and the array of pump clips on the wall and bar surround. 9 handpumps in total - 7 in saloon and 3 in public although real ales seem to be normally dispensed through the pumps in the saloon.

We have visited this pub 23 times, seen 46 different beers and tried 17 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE18 3HP