At the Bulls Head we are running a competition to find the funniest bar sketch from yester-year!! Here is the link to a sketch featuring Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry sent in by one of our customers….hilarious!! There is a meal for two on us to the value of £50 for the best bar sketch sent in to our website email@example.com over the next three months. I will screen the sketch and then it will be put on the news page. Then at the end of March 2011 we will choose the winner. If only we did this many bar snacks!!!! To view some other entrants click on our bar sketches page.
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
In the month of December over 1000 Mulled wines were sold as our ‘winter drinks’ were launched!! All the hot drinks have been well received but the classics are the most popular such as the Hot Toddy, Irish coffee and the Winter Pimms. The newly invented ‘Woolly Bully’ is proving a winner too. So if you are feeling cold you know where to come!! (Please click on drink then winter drinks for the list)
Talking of wine, we have introduced the very popular Spanish Sauvignon Blanc from the Rueda region to our wine list in January. Vina Mocen has been one of our most popular ‘shipped in’ wines and offers an alternative to the Chilean and New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs already on the list.
I have noticed that not many of our customers are going French with our Muscadet and I do believe maybe we got the pricing wrong!! So I have dropped the price from £18.50 to a more sensible £15.95 which is an excellent deal for lovers of this classic delicate French dry white which is made from the grape called ‘melon de Bourgogne’. This Burgundy grape was brought to the Loire Valley in the 17th Century. The grape is known for its robustness in the winter and especially against frosts. The grape nowadays is called Muscadet in the area and the wine is perfect with our homemade fish pie.
We have sold all our stock of Sancerre so while the coolness of winter is still in the air I have chosen not to replace it. We will next be focussing on our white and pink selection ready for spring/April.
The reds are having their moment as you would expect at this time of the year and I am delighted to see, at the top end of the list, the fantastic Valenciso Rioja doing so well. The red list has not changed for the winter as we firmly believe all tastes and price budgets are catered for. The Macia Batle Mallorcan wine which has been a regular ‘ship in’ over the last couple of months has been a very popular ‘not on the list’ wine and is a favourite to be included on the spring list as it suits the summer as well as the winter.
VAT changes have NOT been passed on to our customers I am pleased to say. Price points are sensitive and we do not want to breach these barriers. Please click on drink then wine to review the list and please advise us of any wines you feel we should be doing.
Just to let everyone know that the forthcoming events at the Bulls Head have been changed somewhat so please go to our events page for confirmation of new timings. The next event up is Robbie Burns food and whisky evening which will feature specials from north of the border as well as a ‘wee dram’ of your choice from the range of Malts from the whisky ‘bible’.
Then there is Valentine’s Day on Monday 14th February 2011. Fancy dinner in the wonderful atmosphere that is the Bulls Head by candlelight!!?? Enough said.
Remember too that every other Sunday our resident band ‘Smoooth’ (yes with three o’s) will be playing music from the ‘great American songbook’ between 2pm and 5pm. Stewart and Laurie AKA ‘Smoooth’ have enjoyed rave reviews since they took up the Sunday slot .
Lord Ted’s quiz is booked for every OTHER Thursday in January, February and March starting no earlier than 9pm.
If you’re not keen on quizzes either come early on the Thursday the quiz is on or come on the Thursdays there is no quiz.
If you are Lord Ted fan and/or love quizzes then the best advice is to get here early so you may eat, drink and then do the quiz!!
‘Made in Italy’ week is being put back to replace Ale and Game week commencing on 21st February through to 27th February inclusive. We felt that Game and Ale week would, because of seasonality, be better this coming Autumn 2011.
Pie and Ale week will be still on National Pie week starting 7th March 2011 and should not be missed!!!
Please keep an eye on the ‘events’ page for updates as and when they happen.
Having studied the sales statistics for the Month of December 2010, I am delighted to announce that our cask ales made up 80% of our draught beer sales with the rest…20% being the ‘fizzy stuff’ and Guinness!! You may remember back in the early days soon after we opened we reported a split of 55% Cask ale versus 45% Fizzy. Well things have moved on greatly, 80% is a huge number and really shows what our customers want.
I am delighted with this news as there is nothing typifies a pub more than fresh cask ale!! We would like to thank all our customers for supporting our ‘famous five’ pumps which celebrate and recognise local Cheshire Ales from some fantastic micro-breweries within a 30 mile radius of the pub. Bulls Head bitter remains the best seller with Mobberley Wobbly Ale a close second. Our winter ale 1812 Overture is being enjoyed by many of you too. Come and enjoy a pint or two and let us know which beers you like the most!!
As I write this update to everyone my head is somewhat sore!!!
Anyway a very Happy New Year to all our customers and our team!!!
A massive thanks to all our guests who joined in the New Year festivities at the pub last night and to our team who did a brilliant job!! A few are caught on camera here…. sorry they are a little blurred!!! A great night was had by all and as the bell tolled to bring in 2011 Shane, our Landlord, delivered a great firework display (thanks to John for supplying the fireworks…very kind!!) then as the fizz and whiskies flowed a small bowl of freshly made chicken curry was served on the house to the party attendees. It was great to see everyone enjoy themselves in their local village pub!!! As we are a relatively new pub (we have now been open 7 months) every day is a new day and we learn from our experiences. New Year’s Eve at the Bulls Head will become, over the years ahead, a great traditional celebration at ‘the pub’.
Here’s to 2011 !!
Happy New Year to all our customers may 2011 be a great year of good health and prosperity!!
The Bulls head got a great Christmas ‘present’ as our web company Netspace secured the ‘dot.com’ web address for the Bulls Head Pub!! So you can now visit us on www.thebullsheadpub.com . We are very proud to have captured this web address as it suits the unique-ness of our pub!!!
We hope you are enjoying the website and please do register for news and events updates as they happen by heading for the home page and registering in the box.
Here’s to a great year ahead!!
A big thanks to all our customers for supporting the Bulls Head over the festive period.
Despite the freezing weather and icy roads so many of you managed to enjoy food and drink with us!!
Christmas Eve and Christmas day were particularly special for all of us in the ‘new’ Bulls Head.
Here’s to New Year’s eve please check our events section for details. Happy New year!!!!!
The Bulls Head was contacted by BBC 2 for a show starring Oz Clark and actor/comedian Hugh Dennis (pictured)!! They had found out about our now famous Mobberley Wobbly Ale and it’s aphrodisiac qualities!!!
They wanted to drink the beer on the show which is about great British food and drink. They were on a tight time schedule in the northwest and tried to get our great beer to the Manchester Beer festival but the organisers couldn’t fit it in!!??
So we said the only way to sample Mobberley Wobbly is to drink it proudly in the Bulls Head in the village of Mobberley, as you cannot get it anywhere else!!! Weetwood the brewers of ‘Mobb Wobb’ refused to giveaway the recipe when the BBC rang them!!
So Oz and Hugh you will have to come back later in the series for a pint or three!! The first pint is on us, boys!!
We have launched our ‘nostalgic winter drinks’ here at the Bulls Head and they are certainly going down a storm in this cold weather. Top seller at the moment is our home made ‘Mulled Wine’ followed by our ‘Irish hot toddy’ and our own ‘Woolly Bully’.
There are many more to chose from as you can see from the board!!
So if you are feeling cold and want the perfect reason to get warm then come to the ‘Bulls Head’ this winter and enjoy some nostalgia with us!!!
The long awaited ‘Jenny’s Christmas curry night’ went ahead with great success….we would like to thank all the loyal customers old and new who turned up in great numbers, on what was a freezing cold icy night,to enjoy Jens famous South African lamb curry as well as a special Thai green Chicken curry and Lentil with spinach curry served with spiced potato and ‘sambals’.
As you will see from the photos Mary was on hand to to taste Jens dishes with yours truly!!! I have to say they were great!! The curries ensured everyone was ‘warmed up’ ready for ‘Lord Teds’ Quiz which happens every second Thursday from 9pm. (please check our website for updates).
Shane gave Lord Ted a hug (see above) to thank him for travelling through the snow to be with us or maybe the hug was to keep both of them warm!!!
Watch out for the events page as there will be another ‘Tastes of the East Night’ in the new year!!!
A massive thanks to Jenny for spending a lot of time in the kitchen on Thursday and to Lloyd for letting her in!!!! We had a great time as I am sure all our customers did too.