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The Bulls Head (Titanic)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington IPAExceptional1
Titanic - SteerageExcellent4
White Horse - Black BeautyExcellent1
Titanic - Steerage (superseded by 3.8% version - see separate entry)Excellent2
Luna - 1966 Once in a Blue MoonExcellent1
Three Peaks - Andrew's Smoked BeerGood1
Robinsons - Everards TigerGood1
Boggart - MemePoor1
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - TigerNot Tried0
Titanic - IcebergNot Tried0
Titanic - White Star (superseded by 4.5% version - see separate entry)Not Tried0
Bank Top - Pavilion Pale AleNot Tried0
Batemans - Salem PorterNot Tried0
Titanic - StoutNot Tried0
Elland - Beyond the PaleNot Tried0
Titanic - Plum PorterNot Tried0
Titanic - 1912Not Tried0
Holden's - The Cuckoo's NestNot Tried0
Bridestones - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Lymestone - Abdominal StonemanNot Tried0
Offbeat - Weird Whisky MacNot Tried0
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Dark Peak StoutNot Tried0
Oakham - PreacherNot Tried0
Lincoln Green - SherwoodNot Tried0
Titanic - White StarNot Tried0
Titanic - Cherry DarkNot Tried0
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Offilers' Best BitterNot Tried0
Bridgehouse - PorterNot Tried0
Wadworth - Epic BrewNot Tried0
Blue Bee - Summit IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The Bulls Head, Burslem, Staffordshire
Chris Excell

Visits Details

16 Feb 2019 (ChrisE)
A crowd of us gathered here after a visit to the nearby Titanic Brewery, fortunately it was fairly quiet as the Port Vale fans had departed for the football match. A truly superb pub and Bob the Manager kindly gave some of us a lift to Longport Station (which used to be called Burslem before they built another one in the town centre only for that one to be closed in 1964). My fountain pen had run out of ink and my 'phone was out of battery so I did not make a note of all the beers available but a good range of Titanic cask and keg beers were available along with a good selection of Cotleigh ales.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Steerage3.80Excellent
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not Tried
23 Jun 2018 (ChrisE)
Opening time at 12:00 and both bars of the pub became busy within a few minutes. I find that Burslem's pubs seem to be either excellent or absolutely awful with nothing in between, this is one of the excellent ones.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Steerage3.80Excellent
Luna - 1966 Once in a Blue Moon4.00ExcellentI think Luna is a joint venture between Titanic and White Horse Breweries but no doubt Mr. Pirrip will correct me if I am wrong. An excellent hoppy beer, moreish and worthy of a second pint.
Robinsons - Everards Tiger4.20GoodI tried this out of curiosity to see whether it had changed since being brewed by Robinson's. Personally I thought the taste bore no relation to the Tiger with which I am familiar, the guv in the pub informed me that it is the only amber coloured beer that sells in this pub, everything has to be either pale or very dark or they won't drink it. This being the only exception and that sales have increased considerably since being brewed by Robinson's. The only downside from his point of view is that it does not keep as long the Everard's brew.
Titanic - Iceberg4.10Not Tried
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not Tried
Bridgehouse - Porter4.50Not Tried
Titanic - White Star4.50Not Tried
Wadworth - Epic Brew4.50Not Tried
Blue Bee - Summit IPA5.00Not Tried
09 Sep 2017 (ChrisE)
A good visit from 12:00 opening for about three hours, we sat in the right hand bar which boasts Devil among the Taylors, Bar Billiards and a 45rpm juke box. We purchased some superb pork pies to accompany our beer. I noticed that a micropub has opened opposite this pub but I will leave that one for another day.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington IPA4.50ExceptionalAbsolutely superb, I had several of these.
White Horse - Black Beauty3.90ExcellentOn gravity dispense, excellent condition.
Titanic - Steerage3.80ExcellentA low strength beer to start the day.
Titanic - Iceberg4.10Not Tried
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not Tried
Titanic - Cherry Dark4.40Not Tried
Robinsons - Everards Tiger4.20Not TriedOh dear, I forgot to ask about the provenance of this one.
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Offilers' Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
16 Jul 2015 (ChrisE)
The final stop at the end of a busy day.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Steerage3.80Excellent
Titanic - Iceberg4.10Not Tried
Titanic - Stout4.50Not Tried
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Dark Peak Stout4.50Not Tried
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not Tried
Oakham - Preacher4.30Not Tried
Lincoln Green - Sherwood4.40Not Tried
Titanic - White Star4.50Not Tried
01 Dec 2014 (Nick Willis)
Quiet
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Peaks - Andrew's Smoked Beer3.90Good
Boggart - Meme3.80PoorFlat and sweet. It could have been quite nice.
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20Not Tried
Titanic - Iceberg4.10Not Tried
Titanic - White Star (superseded by 4.5% version - see separate entry)4.80Not Tried
Bridestones - American Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not Tried
Offbeat - Weird Whisky Mac6.10Not TriedI've had this in the past, whisky is not my thing.
27 Nov 2014 (ChrisE)
Late evening and a happy crowd in the bars.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Steerage (superseded by 3.8% version - see separate entry)3.50Excellent
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20Not Tried
Titanic - Iceberg4.10Not Tried
Titanic - White Star (superseded by 4.5% version - see separate entry)4.80Not Tried
Bridestones - American Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not Tried
Boggart - Meme3.80Not Tried
Lymestone - Abdominal Stoneman7.00Not Tried
Three Peaks - Andrew's Smoked Beer3.90Not Tried
17 Jul 2014 (ChrisE)
Evening visit, friendly and efficient bar staff. I was tempted to play some vinyl on the 45rpm juke box but I was afraid that Charlie Drake's "My Boomerang Won't Come Back" might get me thrown out. This pub is now a regular stockist of Harvey's Elizabethan Ale in bottles.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Steerage (superseded by 3.8% version - see separate entry)3.50Excellent
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20Not Tried
Titanic - Iceberg4.10Not Tried
Titanic - White Star (superseded by 4.5% version - see separate entry)4.80Not Tried
Bank Top - Pavilion Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Batemans - Salem Porter4.70Not Tried
Titanic - Stout4.50Not Tried
Elland - Beyond the Pale4.20Not Tried
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not Tried
Titanic - 19124.80Not Tried
Holden's - The Cuckoo's Nest4.60Not Tried

About The Bulls Head

The pub sign. The Bulls Head, Burslem, Staffordshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent8
Good2
Acceptable-
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Burslem, Staffordshire, ST6 3AJ.

Superb pub with two bars and a courtyard at the back. The public bar boasts a juke box with vinyl records, bar billiards and table skittles. There is a good selection of Belgian and other continental beers on offer.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 30 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ST6 3AJ