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 April 2010

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Bulls Head Village News board arrives!!

After just a few weeks of working up a design and briefing our excellent Wood Craft Company, our brand new external ‘village news’ notice board has finally arrived!! Phil and Shane, (with the help of Sophie and Tim) got the board in position with “a bit to the right and a bit to the left” etc.

We are really proud of it and it means that we can now display local village events as well as Bulls Head events in Mill Lane. We have chatted with the Parish council and they are delighted with our news (pardon the pun!!).

So if you have lost your pet cat or have a fete coming up and need people to know about it please pop it on a smart notice and we will put it on the board.

Great news all round!!!

 

 

Ben takes Goodfellas Car club through the half century!!!

Yep this little Fiat 500 or ‘Bambino’ as I like to call them became the Goodfellas 50th Car Club member and guess what? The owner didn’t leave his email address!!! So if you know whose car this is or you are indeed the gentleman we chatted with who proudly owns this little gem of a car please let us know your email address as a prize awaits!!!!

Our landlord Ben has done very well recruiting some cracking cars of all shapes, sizes and ages since taking over the Bulls Head.

Here’s to the next half century!!

New Bike Park underway!!!

Thanks to the boys, Rick and Paul from Caddishome (who supply our logs), we are well on our way to building an original place for bicycles as the first part of our unique Cheshire timber bike park was completed and put in to place. There is a lot of work still to do but a big thanks to Nick and Fiona for ‘Christening’ it last night with their bikes as they enjoyed well-earned food and drink here at the Bulls Head!!!

We have many customers who visit us on push bikes of all types and styles and we decided that we would develop a unique bike park especially for them and in recognition of the Olympic cycling team of which one or two are regular customers!! The bike area will be finished in time for the 2012 Olympics and we hope to officially open it after the games but it will be fully usable from late July 2012.

Another reason to visit the Bulls Head so get your lycra on and stretch those muscles around the Cheshire Country side!!!!

Ben arrives as our new Landlord and brings a bit of summer with him!!!

Ben Redwood has started as new landlord of the Bulls Head following the retirement of former landlords Shane and Jenny!!
Ben has joined the team from Brunning and Price Pub Company having worked for them latterly at Sutton Hall in Macclesfied but mainly at the famous Harkers Arms in Chester!!! Ben fell in love with the Bulls Head on visiting and recognises what a great village pub it is.

Ben has great knowledge and experience in all things Ale, whisky and food!! He is also a strong team player and is looking forward to having friendly rivalry with Steve our landlord at the Cholmondeley Arms (a good friend of Bens).

Ben will also become ‘president’ of the Goodfellas Car Club and will rival owner Tim for members over the next year!!! Just as Ben arrived so too did the sunshine and with it our 2012 summer drinks selection featuring our very own Prosecco based ‘Mobberlini’s’ and Rose lemonade for Jugs with Gin to name but a few.

So cheer up your rainy day with a bit of sunshine in a glass as well as a warm Mobberley welcome to Ben.

Car Clubs Unite for Pageant of Power!!!!!

Members of the 3p and Goodfellas car clubs got together at the Bulls Head for fresh coffee and Cured Bacon baps before driving off in convoy to the Pageant of Power Car extravaganza at Cholmondely Castle close to our other pub the Cholmondeley Arms!!!

On route to the Pageant the drivers, who were made up of competition winners and enthusiasts, had to complete a treasure
hunt quiz based on landmarks on the journey towards Whitchurch on the A49!!! Andrew and his team came out triumphant and got a second Gin and Tonic for their troubles at the Cholmondeley Arms later in the day after the Pageant!! The Cholmondeley Arms boasts over 100 different gins!!!

The day stayed dry and was enjoyed by all we are still wandering where Bens team and Gregs team are!!?? Thank you for all the support from the car clubs and here’s to a summer of successful car events!!!!

One of the many G&T’s at the Chum

Big tent keeps everyone dry for Rose Queen!!!

What a shame the weather was so wet. The 90th Rose Queen celebration was a wet one to say the least but it certainly didn’t spoil the event or the enthusiasm of the former and present Rose Queens who assembled for this great anniversary!! Well done once again to all the organizers as well as everyone who turned out to support the event.

Working on long range weather forecasts we decided to put up two small marquees to ‘house’ our Organic Pig Roast, Barbecue, Outdoor bar and Ice Cream cart as well as many visitors from the rain. The Mobberley Wobbly Ale flowed as well as Tatton’s aptly named ‘White Queen’ Ale.

Pork and crackling Baps with Lloyds gorgeous apple sauce went down a storm (literally!!) and our Angie did a great job on barbecue with Rhug estate sausages and Locally made lamb burgers!!! Mr Softy himself….James, our deputy, here at the Bulls Head, sold a number of ice creams to excited children while Rachel and Helen held everything together!!!

Mary the owner with Sophie and Fliss (our other deputies) got everything ready while Tim and Lloyd carried the 90 kilogram pig from the prep kitchen to the roaster…boy was he heavy!!!!

The decision is to do the same every year following the feedback from all our customers!!! Let’s hope the sun shines a bit more next year!!!!

 

 

Birds and the Bees at the Bulls Head!!!

Here’s a picture of Rick our log man who is fortunately a beekeeper too!!! We asked Rick to pop down and help move a nest of Bumble bees that had set up home in one of our bird houses. The queen bee had settled in nicely and her clan were beginning to grow. So it was time to call on Rick and brother Paul to help us re-locate the bees around three miles away with the bird house having to move with them!!! Amazing what people will do for two pints of Mobberley Wobbly!!!

Rick and Paul supply all our logs and our log container as well as kindling and salt in the winter and can be found at www.caddishome.co.uk .

In terms of the birds…in our other bird box four baby blue tits were born and have now flown the nest safely just before the bird box fell from the fence in adverse weather and broke!!

So our big investment will be two new bird houses for the Bulls Head this summer!!!

Well we know we are the ‘home from home’ for many

Jubilant Jubilee here at the Bulls Head!!!

What a great day it was here on Jubilee Monday!! The team all worked like Trojans to get the pig roast and BBQ set up as well as the ales in the cellar and wine in the fridge ready for a very busy day!! It was a great Mobberley village day! The sun shone and the pig crackled! All was eaten within two hours!! No joke!! It was a great day enjoyed by all!! Thanks to all our customers for supporting the pub on this great anniversary and to our team for working so hard to make everything a success!!

the Smoooth old boys did there bit too….

Ale Trail enjoyed for the second year!!

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Over forty people were entertained again for the annual ABN AMRO Ale trail as a thank you for hard work through the year.

Our six ale pumps reflected as always the ‘local hero’ microbrewers of Cheshire and the beers most enjoyed on the day were Cheshire Cat brewed by Weetwood and Whirly Bird brewed by Mobberley Fine Ales and of course Mobberley Wobbly Ale.

The mode of transport was the same as last year for the ale trail, an excellent old bus all the way from Halifax!! We have decided to make the bus an honorary member of the ‘Good Fellas’ car club…which makes it two buses so far!!

Whiskey Tasting Evening

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A select group were invited to the Bulls Head on Thursday 3rdMay 2012 where Ed McAvoy the Brand Ambassador of Jameson’s Irish Whiskey was over from Ireland via London to present our first ‘Whiskey Tasting Evening’. Ed focused on such premium Whiskeys as Redbreast, Midletons and launched Jameson’s Select Reserve as well as looking at other Irish Whiskies from within the Jameson ‘family’. He did some comparisons between Scotch, American Bourbon whiskey and the Irish styles…really interesting. A big thanks to Philippa and Ed for hosting the evening.

Lloyd our head chef put on some little tasters of food that fitted the mood and his Irish Stew was inspired but the real winners were his little chocolate pieces with orange and Jameson’s Select Reserve (in fact they were that good everyone insisted they went on to the new menu) and the cheese selection with the Redbreast 12 year old was fantastic.

The evening was a way of saying thanks for loyal custom as we approached our second ‘birthday’ of the new Bulls Head!! It is our 200th Anniversary year too…. 1812-2012 so we will be planning different events through the year.

Anyone interested in our next whiskey evening let us know by emailing info@thebullsheadpub.co.uk .

 

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