It is always a busy time here at the Bulls Head, so please do look through the archives to see what has happened month by month since we acquired the Bulls Head back in November 2009

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Richard does half a marathon before work!!!

RICH THE BULLS HEAD CHEF DE PARTIE

Bulls Head Chef De Partie…. Richard, decided he would enter the Manchester half Marathon on Sunday morning. Richard, who has run a few marathons in his time, actually did the half marathon in his best time and still managed to be in to work at the Bulls Head by 2pm!!

Richard worked in the kitchen with his medal in his pocket! Mary took the photo as Richard stood in our Rugby World Cup Marquee proudly showing off his medal before jogging back to the kitchen to carry on cooking!

Well done Richard you’re a hero!

Mobberley Football Club, Umbro and The Bulls Head – success stories

MOBBERLEY Football Club are benefitting from Umbro’s ties to the village as they go from strength to strength.

They are looking ahead to a fresh season all kitted out in new gear – supported by the sportswear company and its birthplace, The Bulls Head, Mobberley. After a hiatus of nearly 40 years, MFC was re-established by a team of enthusiastic footballing parents in 2016.
Starting with just half a dozen children, MFC now boasts three full year groups of players from age five to 11 and have been playing matches in the Cheshire and Timperley District League since 2017.

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Umbro celebrates its 95th Year.

The Global sports brand Umbro is celebrating 95 years as a sportswear manufacturer!

It all started in 1924 in Mobberley at the Bulls Head….yes the Humphrey Brothers ….Um from the first word and bro from the second…lived at the pub with their parents who were landlords at that time. The first stock was stored in a famous cupboard upstairs!

While walking in the Northern Quarter of Manchester Karen, our events manager, spotted this billboard celebrating Umbros historical roots. With the Bulls Head proudly featured in the centre!

The Umbro Team were at the Bulls Head last week to raise a glass to the 95th year. We are very proud of our association with the history of this iconic brand. Watch this space for more news happening locally regarding Umbro.

In the meantime thanks to Umbro for honouring the Bulls Head.

GOING FOR THE TREBLE!

We are very excited to announce that Cheshire Cat Pubs and Bars have been nominated for three very prestigious awards at the 2019 Casual Dining Awards, taking place in London on Wednesday 27th February. We feel very honoured to be nominated for two such special awards as ‘Employer of the Year’ and ‘Multi-Site Operator of the Year’ and are also very proud of our sister pub, the Cholmondeley Arms, for being nominated for ‘Pub of the Year’. Our owners, Tim Bird and Mary McLaughlin, are heading off to the Big Smoke as guests of our excellent wine suppliers, Boutinot, to attend the awards ceremony, and we will keep you posted on the results of our nominations.

 

 

Our ‘Twin’ Pub and the Bully celebrate their local Gins!

For many years now our owners Mary and Tim, when visiting Donegal in Ireland, have popped in to their other favourite pub……the Glen Bar, in the tiny village of Glen. Once named ‘Mary’s of the Glen’ after the famous owner and true raconteur by the same name. Sadly Mary passed away this year and Landlord Aengus with a little help from Glen Bar Restaurant owner Cormac came up with a Gin that celebrated the life of Mary and the 250th year of the famous Glen Bar.

The team from Glen flew over to see everyone at the Bully, and Barry, who hails from Dublin of course as well as Mary who is from Derry, both presented Aengus with a bottle of our most local gin the award winning ‘Spirit Of George’ Gin which is now distilled at the Big Hill Distillery at our sister pub the Church Inn in Mobberley.

It was a great night as the two teams exchanged Gins and a few drinks as well as enjoying a ‘Food Safari’ with starters in the Roebuck Inn, Mains in the Church Inn and puddings and cheese at the Bully.

Big thanks to Aengus for bringing the local Donegal Gin over and here’s to a few more great nights together!

A year on the Mobberley Rangers Footie team is going from strength to strength.

It seems like no more than a week ago that Steve approached our owner Tim with his brain wave of restoring Boys football to the village of Mobberley. Steve had a vision and he and his pals have done exactly what they set out to do and successfully restore boys footie to the village of Mobberley.

Tim didn’t hesitate in agreeing to pay for their kit and with other local firms became the proud sponsors of Mobberley Football Club. Mike Summerbee the famous former Man City footballer opened the club and from then it has gone from strength to strength.

The Bulls Head will always be proud to sponsor the shirts and with in the pub there are some great photos of the old team from back in the seventies and of course the new boys playing for Mobberley with pride!

The Teams play on Saturdays at the playing fields near Ilford’s in the village.

Halloween Bash​ 2018

It was an amazing Halloween bash, with the pub spectacularly decorated by the wonderful Steph. There was some ghostly goings on, as well as some live tunes by the Fantastic Dave and Howard our house band. With All the staff dressed up from an evil Joker, to the Zombie Queen, with probably the scariest of the All, Kieran as MR BLOBBY!!!!!

However it was not just the staff that got into the Halloween spirit of dressing up, with a record number of our amazing customers dressing up for a chance to win a £50 Cheshire Cat voucher. It was a close contest in the end with the Mexican Ghost beating the Headless Horseman to the prize.

This is an event that is growing every year, so much so, we can’t wait for next year’s Halloween scare fest.

Mobberley Fete

The Bull’s Head’s 2nd annual village fete was held on Saturday 25th August and was another fantastic success. The rain had poured on the Friday and continued to do so all Saturday morning, much to everyone’s disappointment. Then the weather Gods smiled on us again and the sun came out blazing from 12pm, ready for another fun-filled fete day.

70 dogs showed up for the dog show and pranced and preened for judge Vic Barlow. Best in Show and winner of the Prized Pedigree category was Shetland Robbie. Coming in 1st place in the Cheeky Chappie category was Jack Russel Scooby, taking the top spot in the Golden Oldie category was Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dusty, leading the way for the Marvellous Mixed Breeds was Merlin and in the adorable Perfect Puppy category, the winner was Pomeranian Bear.

There was a fantastic array of sweet and savoury bakes on offer in our Mobberely Bake Off, all of which were sliced and sold off after the judging to raise money for the Guide Dogs charity.

Our Dad Dancing competition was very well received, and much hilarity was had by all who witnessed the very cringeworthy moves being showcased by the local dads.

Live music, a barbecue, a very busy outside bar and a very busy pub all added to the day.

A big thank you goes out to our sponsors for the day – Wilmslow Dog Grooming, Ark Veterinary Surgery and Vic Barlow, with a special mention going to Guide Dogs, who joined us with their fabulous stall of goodies and their beautiful dogs.

Thank you to everyone who visited us on the day – we hope you had as much fun as we did! Looking forward to seeing you all August Bank Holiday Saturday next year!

Another great Rose Queen 2018!

Ok so it wasn’t 32 degrees Celsius like last year but it was still a lovely day with probably the best floats for many a year…everyone had a great time and the rain was sporadic but never managed to spoil, what was, a special day at the Bulls Head and Roebuck Inn. In the marquee this year was a great Gin Bar celebrating the arrival of Mobberley’s own Big Hill Distillery soon to arrive at our sister pub the Church Inn! Our new Dog Bar helped our four legged friends feel part of it all!

Thank you to all our loyal customers for supporting the day and our teams for all their hard work!

The Lady’s Boudoir

The Bulls Head lady’s ‘boudoir’ has had a make over! Yes….over the 8 years we have owned the Bulls Head the lady’s boudoir has seen a number of paint jobs…this little space started life as a managers bathroom! But during the restoration back in 2010 a new bathroom was built in the upstairs accommodation allowing the introduction of a lady’s powder room or boudoir as we call it!

Thanks to Farrow and Ball in Wilmslow, who kindly supplied the paint and wall coverings, as a thank you for past business and Bully regular Barrie who did the decoration work. A lady’s worth visiting!!