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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Second year running for Ted’s Tarts Champs!!!

qcYes 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!

Great craic at St. Paddy’s night at the Bulls Head!

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 CAT PUBS & BARS TOASTS NATIONAL AWARD

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.

Lola scoops Christmas Jumper win in 2015!!

THE BULLS HEAD WINNER OF THE CHRISTMAS JUMPER

THE BULLS HEAD WINNER (LOLA) OF THE CHRISTMAS JUMPER

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!!

Halloween at the Bulls Head!!

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….

 

Legendary Pies and Ales await…..

caskThis 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.

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Rose Queen 2015

Lexie McIntosh is wished every success in her reign as the Mobberley Rose Queen 2015 another great day was enjoyed at the Bulls Head!

A Hat trick for ‘Ted’s Tarts’

q2Wednesday Evening saw Lord Ted’s quiz final at the Bulls head, with 16 teams battling to win.

Every month the winning quiz teams are awarded points to join the leader board, the season runs from October to April. At the final quiz of the season double points are awarded to the top 5 teams. There were three teams all very close in the leader board last year’s winners ‘The Almighty’s’, ‘Ted’s Tarts’ and ‘Hearding Cats and Co.’

After a very exciting quiz the results were announced… ‘Ted’s Tarts’ were pushed to the top of the leader board after a triumphant win! Each team member won a £20.00 voucher and a Whisky tasting for the whole team. As well as winning the quiz and consequently the leader board one lucky team member also won ‘Stand up sit down bingo.’

A huge congratulations to Ted’s Tarts and we look forward to seeing you at the ‘Ted to Head’ on May 27th at the Three Greyhounds in Allostock…

Tingle with Dingle Gin!

A trip to Dingle Bay learn more…

A trip to Ireland was had. The homeland of Barry our landlord who has just done a craic’ing job with Irish week at the Bulls Head. Mary, too our proud owner is from the Emerald Isle and she and Tim went off to discover Dingle Bay and a craft distillery therein!

“It was a cool March day but the sun was in the sky and the journey through County Kerry was a picturesque one. Reaching Dingle Bay and visiting the craft distillery was the main objective of the trip but to arrive in Dingle itself was a real pleasure. What a beautiful little town it is. The views, scenery and of course the warmth of the welcome and the hospitality that following were memorable to say the least.

A big bowl of chowder with soda bread was the order of the day before we arrived at the distillery to meet Joe who offered a ‘wee’ tour and of course a gin and tonic at the end!!

The Dingle Distillery is there to produce a fine craft whiskey and to promote this fact Kilbeggan are helping by bottling a Dingle named whiskey . You see whiskey has to mature and while all that maturing is going on there is a lot of money invested. So to help the process barrels of whiskey were sold as investments (like a type of crowd funding) to raise money to ensure the whiskey in those barrels becomes one of the best in Ireland. So what else can be made in a distillery while one waits for the whiskey maturing process to complete?

Gin and vodka is the answer and that’s how we found out about the Dingle Distillery in the first place….Dingle Gin! By now many gin lovers will have had a single Dingle or indeed a double Dingle and tonic under young Barry’s guidance at the Bully. The gin is very good indeed with one or two Irish botanicals as well as the big juniper flavour. They say lime is best with it, but all the signs said lemon so take your pick.

If Vodka is your thing they have distilled one of those too in a very impressive blue bottle….in fact the bottle the gins in is equally impressive with a small plaque on it with Dingle Bay proudly reflected. If you are ever in Ireland make an effort to visit Dingle you will fall in love with it and probably the high spirits that exist there!”

Dingle Gin, Vodka and the first batch of Dingle Whiskey can be enjoyed anytime at the Bulls head just ask for a single Dingle!

Church Inn does it again!

MARY AND TIM WITH THE AWARD

MARY AND TIM WITH THE AWARD

We are delighted to announce that our Church Inn pub has won the ‘Chairman’s choice’ Best Dining Pub Award for South Manchester and pipped our very own Bulls Head pub (also in Mobberley)!!

The ‘Eat, Drink, Sleep’ Awards 2015 took place at the Manchester Mercure Piccadilly Hotel and our Bulls Head and Church Inn pubs were up against each other in the same category! Barry our landlord at the Bulls Head was the first to congratulate Simon (our Church Inn landlord) and the team saying “They’ve done a cracking job and I am delighted at least one of us won it!! This will make the Bully team even more determined to beat our ‘little sister pub’ the Church Inn next time round!!”

Simon said “I am really chuffed for the Church team and the customers…it’s been a solid start since opening a year and a half ago…I am very proud and feel a little sorry for Barry but not really!!”

Owners Tim and Mary were there to cheer both their pubs on and what a night for the village of Mobberley with two pubs from the same village up for the award! Tim said “it is always so exciting to be nominated for an award without entering anything and for both our Mobberley pubs to be nominated was a great achievement for all our fantastic people from our pub teams to our loyal and supportive customers and suppliers”

Mary added “we have been in Mobberley now for just over five years with the Bulls Head and have so enjoyed it becoming a proud pub in the village. We took on the Church Inn two years ago when it had closed down and we knew it was going to be hard to create a second special pub in the village… but we are on our way. The teams at both pubs have made this possible with the help of course from our customers. This award is for everyone to celebrate”