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
At the end of May teams from the Bulls Head and the Cholmondeley Arms went ‘Ted to Head’ in the grand final of Lord and Professors Ted’s great pub quiz.
Held at the The Three Greyhounds Inn, teams from the two pubs rubbed shoulders with regulars of the The Three Greyhounds Inn who also joined in.
The overall Champs on the night were the two year champs from the Bulls Head…..Ted’s Tarts! Well done ladies
They have already won a wine tasting at our Church Inn for the team as well our pub vouchers.
For winning the grand final there is a table for the team waiting for them to enjoy a supper on us. At a pub of their choice.
Thanks to Ted for all the great quizzes of the season and we look forward to welcoming him back at the end of September.
On the eve of our 6th anniversary at the Bulls Head, landlord Barry took time out to present Reverend Ian Blay from St. Wilfrid’s church here in Mobberley with a Cheque for £1400!!
This equates to 14,000 pints of Mobberley Wobbly!
Since we opened our doors we have always said that Mobberley Wobbly Ale had a few special ingredients which might cause a little friskiness and for this we would donate 10p a pint to the local village Church as a form of ‘penance’.
So each year our ‘man of the froth’ Rev. Ian Blay walks down the hill to pick up the donation. This year marks a two year time period since our previous donation. Pictured are Ian with Mobberley Wobbly in hand and landlord Barry in his summer outfit presenting the Cheque!!
Yes on Wednesday 27th teams gathered for the grand final of Lord Ted’s rather good quiz which runs every month from September to April here at the Bully. Last years champions Ted’s Tarts (pictured with Ted) managed to make it two years running! Winning by one point and scooping the cup, bundles of Bulls Head vouchers and a complimentary wine tasting, run by owner Tim at sister pub the Church Inn!
In second place were ‘the not so good guessers’, third were the ‘Canute Devils’ fourth were ‘Ray’s night out’.
The final quiz night of the season is the ‘Ted to Head’ with the Bulls Head champs taking on the Cholmondeley Arms champs with lots of teams joining in. All the teams are very welcome.
This will take place at the The Three Greyhounds Inn in Allostock on Wednesday 25th May kicking off at 8pm!
We look forward to seeing you…
Big thanks to Ted we couldn’t do it with out his Lordship!
The Bulls Head’s Irish Food and Drink week was a great success and featured a really great St. Paddy’s night where fellow Irish Bulls Head counterparts Barry our landlord (from Dublin) and Mary our owner (from Derry) joined the team and all the locals for a great shindig with music and impromptu Irish dancing as well as great Irish dishes and the black stuff…of course.
The team and locals had a great craic on a memorable night when the Publican Award sat proudly on the bar between two Irish craft Gins!!!
Cheshire Cats Pubs & Bars, who own and operate The Cholmondeley Arms on the Cholmondeley estate, The Bulls Head and Church Inn in Mobberley, the Three Greyhounds Inn in Allostock, the Fitzherbert Arms in Swynnerton and the Red Lion in Weymouth, Dorset, has been voted the company with the Best Drinks Act in the UK at the prestigious Publican Awards ceremony in London.
Cheshire Cats Pubs & Bars beat a number of national chains to the title, drawing high praise from the judges for supporting cask ales from local brewers. The company was also awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ title in the Best Food Offer category.
Each pub within the collection specializes in a particular drink with The Cholmondeley Arms boasting more than 300 gins, the Red Lion offering more than 80 rums and the Fitzherbert Arms offering over 30 Ports by the bottle. Whiel the Bulls Head, Three Greyhounds Inn and the Church have enviable collections of Whisky, Brandy and wine respectfully.
Tim Bird, owner of the unique collection of village pubs and country inns, comments: “These awards are equivalent to the drinks industry’s ‘Oscars’ and it is fantastic that our pubs and our teams has been recognized in this way. The award recognises the hard work that the team puts in and how we work with local breweries, suppliers and food producers to bring a memorable and unique experience to our customers everyday.”
Ed Bebbington, of the Publican’s Morning Advertiser, comments: “This is a company that puts a lot of time and thought into getting its drink offer right, from its superb focus on local, great beers, through to an impressive offer of wines and spirits.”
Tim Bird and Mary McLaughlin, owners of Cheshire Cat Pubs & Bars, have already won numerous awards for restoring pubs of great heritage and character and are now focused on the Roebuck Inn, also in Mobberley which after three years of closure is set to open in April.
For further information on Cheshire Cat Pubs and its collection of pubs, please visit www.cheshirecatpubsandbars.co.uk.
Yes on Christmas day every year here at the Bulls Head we have a Christmas jumper competition. Sophie and Pete (twice) have won the coveted title of Christmas Jumper of the year!! This year was no different with Christmas Jumper mania really taking off!
But in the end…innovation, point of difference and four legs won the day!! This year’s winner is…yes…a hound!!! The prize? A photo on the website and a handful of dog biscuits!!
See you all in 2016!!
What a great night! Lucy, James and Ed did a fantastic job getting the pub set up for Halloween….there were ghosts, skeletons and lots of treats as well as a large amount of pumpkins and ghoul like creatures! It was a funny old day and we thought the village had forgotten what was happening.. but no….by 8pm we were full…a couple of Draculas chatted at the bar…a mummy ordered a pint of Cheshire Cat, witches were everywhere and there were a number of customers that looked like fatal accidents!! But this is by far the best response to a Halloween Party we have ever had and well done to everyone who took part there were certainly 30 guests who dressed to kill…literally!!
In the end Greg and his posse won the £50 of Bully vouchers…sorry he was simply to frightening to photograph!!
The Bully team got face painted except for owner Tim who simply went with white eyes and Ed who was a proud Ghost buster!
Thank you to all our loyal locals for rocking up and giving it a go and to Dave and Howard our House band duo who entertained everyone wonderfully….look forward to seeing you all next year….
This year Barry and the team have come up with a special theme for Cask Ale Week! They are celebrating the animals of the world!!
So all the ales on the ‘magnificent seven pumps’ during the week will have ales that are famed for their animal connections!! You can probably start guessing a few now!? At the same time our famous Pie Week, a big favourite for the last six years will be celebrated.
Two quintessentially English pub favourites united for over a week of good times and Autumn cheer!!
See you from Thursday 24th September ’til Sunday 4th October 2015.