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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
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleExcellent2
Purity - Mad GooseExcellent1
Exmoor - AleGood1
Long Man - Best BitterGood2
Moorhouse's - White WitchGood2
Exmoor - Christmas AleGood1
Long Man - American Pale AleGood1
Adnams - BroadsideGood1
Exmoor - FoxAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Burning Gold (now superseded by 4.1% version)Not Tried0
Wadworth - St. George & the DragonNot Tried0
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)Not Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)Not Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Burning GoldNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Seafarers AleNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells A Good StuffingNot Tried0
Butcombe - GoldNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Not Tried0
Moorhouse's - Spring WatchNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Jolly Mr. FezziwigNot Tried0

Visits Details

15 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close. An unspoilt example of a community boozer, just regulars in, as they always do.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Exmoor - Christmas Ale3.80GoodThe name conjures up spices and Christmas pudding but it seemed to be just an un-special session bitter
Long Man - Best Bitter4.00AcceptablePerhaps rather fresh, seemed caramel sweet, did not want a second one
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Jolly Mr. Fezziwig4.50Not Tried
22 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close plus a bit. Always good to try this neighbourhood local which has no airs and graces. A rare Gents' loo smelling of bleach like they all used to once!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Long Man - Best Bitter4.00GoodCaramel taste, not one I like in a beer. Odd shaped Brains branded glass used
Exmoor - Fox4.20AcceptablePretty bland best bitter with sweetish aftertaste
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)4.10Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Spring Watch3.90Not Tried
27 Feb 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. Lots of Charlton Athletic distraught activists' paperwork and beer mats about.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moorhouse's - White Witch3.90Good
Butcombe - Gold4.40Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
18 Dec 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80ExcellentCouldn't fault it
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells A Good Stuffing4.50Not Tried
13 Nov 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purity - Mad Goose4.20ExcellentIn superb condition
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
23 Oct 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. Limited range tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Broadside4.70Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)4.10Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Burning Gold4.10Not Tried
26 Sep 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
Exmoor - Ale3.80Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
24 Apr 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. More crowded than usual at the late hour.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moorhouse's - White Witch3.90AcceptableWishy-washy lemon juicer
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Wadworth - St. George & the Dragon4.50Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Burning Gold (now superseded by 4.1% version)4.70Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
14 Mar 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Exmoor - Ale3.80Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Burning Gold (now superseded by 4.1% version)4.70Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
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

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About The Bull

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent11
Good10
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 22 times, seen 45 different beers and tried 17 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE18 3HP