The Bull

Charming 17th Century Pub and Restaurant

Welcome to The Bull!

Sally and Steve Allen welcome you to The Bull, Theydon Bois' oldest Public House. Dating back to the 17th Century The Bull was orignally a private residence called 'The Tile House'. The building was later extended and became an inn known as 'The Bull's Head' before settling on the name we know today.

Today the pub retains much of it's original charm with exposed oak beams and polished wood floors in the bar area. Sally and Steve have created a very welcoming atmosphere with their tasteful decoration throughout the bar and restaurant areas.

The Bar is always well stocked and we serve a wide selections of Ales, Lagers and Stouts including real ale such as IPA, Spitfire and Bombadier. A large selection of wines, including favourites such as Pinot Grigio and Merlot, are always available by the glass or by the bottle as well as a full range of spirits, soft drinks and hot beverages.

You will always find our bar a comfortable and relaxing environment to enjoy a drink or two with friends, family or colleagues.

In the Winter with the fire lit you won't find many places much cosier.

When eating at The Bull you can either sit in the bar or in the restaurant. The menu is the same. As well as the extensive printed menu there is also a list of Daily Specials on the blackboard. On Sundays you can join us for a Traditional Roast and let us do all of the hard work for you.

The restaurant has been refurbished with new decor and soft furnishings and you will find it the perfect place to while away an evening or a Sunday afternoon or as the perfect venue for that Special Party, Celebration or Function.

Outside we have a small paved Beer Garden for those long hot lazy summer afternoons!

A selection of our Starters and Snacks

  • Homemade Soup of the Day
  • Prawn and Crayfish Cocktail
  • Chicken Liver and Wild Mushroom Pate
  • Thai Battered King Prawns
  • Nachos- Vegetarian or Beef Chilli
  • Fillet Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
We also offer a wide selection of Sandwiches, Baguettes, Jacket Potatoes and Ploughmans lunches all with a variety of delicious fillings.

A selection of our Main Courses

  • Grilled Skate
  • Grilled Salmon
  • Home Cooked Ham off the Bone, Eggs & Chips
  • Cajun Spiced Chicken Brest
  • 8oz Sirloin Steak
  • The Bull Burger
  • Lambs Liver with Bacon
  • Wholetail Scampi
  • Vegetarian Dish of the Day
  • Pasta Dish of the Day

(All mains are served with a selection of fresh vegetables/salads and potatoes)

There are 'Specials' on the Blackboard every day as well a wide range a of delicious Desserts

Tea and Coffee always available

Traditional Roast on Sundays from 12-4pm

Children's Menu available


The Bull is child friendly so please feel free to bring them along. We have soft drinks for them and their own menu.

Parties and Functions

We are happy to host and cater for your parties and functions in the restaurant. Buffets and sit down meals catered for.

Please call Sally for more information on 01992-812145

Opening Hours

  • Monday-Thursday- 11am to 11pm
  • Friday and Saturday- 11am to 12 Midnight,
  • Sunday- 12 noon to 10.30pm

Sky and Setanta Sports

All major sporting events are shown on a large screen TV located at the far end of the bar away from the restaurant.

The management reserves the right to refuse admission to any person

All major Credit Cards accepted

Pre-booking for dinner at the Weekends is recommended

Food Service

  • Monday to Saturday Lunch- 12 noon to 3pm
  • Monday to Saturday Evenings- 5.30pm-9pm
  • Sunday- 12 noon to 4pm
Station Approach, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois,Essex, CM16 7EU

Telephone- 01992 812145

Web design- Adrian McCarthy, April 2008