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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Church Inn does it again!



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”

Rose Garden

gardenLast year we were given a postcard which showed a family sitting in front of Bulls Head Rose Garden in the 1920’s. In celebration of Mobberley’s annual Rose Queen Festival, an event which started in 1922, it was decided that the Rose Garden should be lovingly restored.

In 2014 we revealed the 21st Century version of the garden which was restored by Rick and Paul. During the spring and summer the Rose Garden will continue to bloom and develop. We look forward to seeing many more family pictures in front of our beautiful roses.


New Whisky ‘Bible’ arrives for Christmas.

IMG_7929Shane and Barry have been working away on the new Bulls Head Whisky Bible (volume four) and it arrives ready for Christmas and the winter months that follow.

There are new whiskies to celebrate and with 80 whiskies in all there is plenty of choice. The whiskies are now listed with all the prices per 25ml shot and are clearly laid out in order of Country and regions of Scotland.

Celebrating Barry, our landlords Irish roots, we have a number of new Irish Whiskey additions to the bible.

Customers can order whisky boards of their favourites at a rather competitive price too.

So if you want a winter warmer or just a whisky with your cheese board then ask for the Whisky Bible.

For a full version of our Whisky Bible click here.

Laurie says farewell.

jazzI am very sorry to announce that our famous ‘Smoooth’ (with 3 ‘o’s) guitarist Laurie has died aged 95.

Laurie was the guitar half of our Jazz duo with Stewart (on saxophone) here at the Bulls Head. They joined us shortly after we opened four and a half years ago. They had played at a wedding and one of our neighbours recommended the duo to us and the rest is history they have been playing here every other Sunday since.

Laurie was simply remarkable, he would drive from Northwich to the Bulls Head on a Sunday and unload all his own kit himself when doing a gig. He had a firm handshake and was a great character who loved playing his music. He will be sadly missed by everyone associated with the Bulls Head for sure.

On behalf of all the Bulls Head team both past and present and of course all our customers, we send all good wishes to Laurie’s family.

Laurie was forced to retire from the music scene due to illness a couple of months ago and he was kind enough to recommend good friends of his to carry on in his place so the ‘Smoooth’ legend could continue with Stewart on Sax.

We all raise a glass to you Laurie! God bless you we are all better for knowing you.


Highly Commended for our scarecrow!!



The results came in and to our great delight ‘Patricia the Gardener’ gained a highly commended in the annual Mobberley Scarecrow competition!!

Amie our Asst. Manager with the help of Barry our landlord did a great job putting Patricia together!! They even used Barry’s old lawn mower.

Our real gardener Peter was not amused as he felt Patricia wasn’t pulling her weight on the gardening front as he had to mow round her for four weeks!!

Patricia finally collapsed in the wind and was carried off in celebration!! This was a big award in our eyes of Amie and Barry and they both agreed that it felt as good as getting in the Good Beer Guide for the fifth year running!!

Our certificate and our rosette will be framed in honour of Patricia…well done Amie!! Tim was on hand to congratulate her. (she hates the photo of herself!!)

Our sister pub the Church Inn didn’t quite come anywhere near the Bully with their attempt at the Ghost Of Hannah (who is rumoured to haunt the Church Inn!!) So bad luck to them and try a bit harder next time said Barry!!









Summer Menu is here

Steve and the team at The Bulls Head are delighted to be launching the new Summer menu on Thursday the 12th of June, the menu will feature a number of tasty new dishes such as

  • Pan Roasted Lamb Cutlets with button onions, bay carrots, redcurrent gravy and kale and smoked bacon hash
  • Cromer Crab salad with fennel, radish , orange and a citrus dressing
  • Pan fried Hake, champ potatoes, braised spinach and peas, caper butter sauce
  • Chickpea, broad bean and preserved lemon salad

To view our full menu click here.

We also have a great selection of new light lunches added to our repertoire.


Summer drinks to bring out the summer weather!! (Hopefully)

Shane and Luke with new recruit Ed have worked hard over the last few days on Summer drinks training and you can see from the photo of our Summer drinks board all great drinks on offer.

The in vogue ‘Spritz’ drinks such as Aperol Spritz and the Hugo Spritz are huge across Europe at present and gaining in popularity here at the Bulls Head. The Hugo features a shot of St Germaine Elderflower liqueur, a shot of Prosecco and then topped up with soda, garnished with sprigs of mint…very refreshing…

We also feature two English variants firstly the Queens Spritz featuring her favourite aperitif Dubonnet with a shot of Prosecco and top up with lemonade and  garnished with a slice of fresh orange or the Sloe Spritz made with Sloe Gin with Prosecco and soda.

The new Bull Special is a jug of Cheshire farmed Apple juice with Bison Grass Vodka with ice….apple pie flavour comes through and so refreshing!! There are a few more such as our Elderflower lager or indeed the classic Pimms No.1 which we are famous for along with our Elderflower Lager.

So even if there is a little cloud about pop in and cheer yourself up with a special summer drink and test the team!


Mug shots from around the world!!

It would seem one of our mugs from here at the Bulls Head has travelled abroad!! This is the start of one of the biggest worldwide bits of fun we can have at the Bulls Head!! Mobberley ‘Mug Shots’!! Simply come to the Bulls Head buy one of our “I’d Rather Be at The Bulls Head” mugs (£2.95)… with the mug to a great tourist location whether it be in the UK or abroad and photograph your mug in the said tourist location and for every picture we receive, £1 will be donated to charity!! It would seem our first ‘mug shotster’ has travelled to Seattle in the USA and then on to a rather snowy Montreal. So already the famous Bully Mug has travelled to a different continent.

We are asking you to lug your mug!! The best picture every three months wins Bully vouchers to spend on fresh food and wonderful wines and ales.

wallabyA little Mobberley Wallaby down under!!

Every year Bulls Head friends from Brisbane come and join two of our very regular locals for a few weeks in the late summer. Last year they were (very generously, we think) gifted a highly sought after “Bull’s Head” mug (since they adore “that smashing, little village pub” just up the road) . . . and look who’s since stolen them! This has to be the furthest one of our mugs has travelled??

Courtesy of Pete , Leander, their resident lady ‘roos . . . and of course, the one and only Skippy! Bad luck on the Ashes but thank you for such a great photo!!

See you next summer where there will be some Bully vouchers waiting for you….

Congratulations Neil!!


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