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The Bull (Star Pubs & Bars (Heineken UK))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
Rooster's - Blind JackExcellent1
Adnams - Prop HopAcceptable1
Sambrook's - WandleAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)Not Tried0
West Berkshire - Good Old (or Ordinary) BoyNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesNot Tried0
Blackjack - Honey TrapNot Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Bull, City, Central London

Visits Details

30 Sep 2015 (Stephen Harris)
7pm for the first stop on a local CAMRA Pub Crawl. Just seven members gather and we stand out on the pavement for a slightly quieter life away from the rush hour crowds within. A house beer from Stod Fold Brewery is also available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Prop Hop4.00AcceptableA disappointing, standard Bitter with a very soft mouthfeel. Not enhanced by the use of sparkler and swan-neck dispense.
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
16 May 2015 (Wittenden)
Mid Saturday morning: a few breakfasters and drinkers. This pub now belongs to Kent's own Hush Heath Vineyards as part of their Cunning Plan chain.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rooster's - Blind Jack3.70ExcellentMid brown, creamy lasting head.Thick assertive hops. Good flavour for the abv.
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Not Tried
Blackjack - Honey Trap4.50Not Tried
15 Jan 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Still busy with commuters at 8pm. My pint was over-priced at £4:20.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80AcceptableInexplicably served with a thick, creamy head. This dumbed a good beer down to near blandness.
West Berkshire - Good Old (or Ordinary) Boy4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
23 Apr 2012 (Stephen Harris)
An un-planned visit, entering when I saw the Dark Star pump-clip through the window. Dimly lit inside, crowded and boisterous with City-types as the rush hour peaked at 6:30pm.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80ExcellentStill a classic, golden, hoppy ale. This example quite mature, with a mellow, resinous character.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)4.10Not Tried

About The Bull

The pub sign. The Bull, City, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good-
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in City, Central London, EC2M 4RH.

A small, former Watney’s pub, very handily placed for Liverpool Street railway station and mainly attracting a commuter crowd on weekday evenings. The pub’s name recalls the ancient Bull Inn, a famous coaching inn which stood just around the corner in Bishopsgate until the 1860s.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 11 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EC2M 4RH