Nestled amidst the rolling hills of the Peak District, in the pretty village of Foolow, The Bull’s Head is a traditional country inn dating back to at least 1753. Today it boasts all the charm and character of its ancient heritage, but with a warm, friendly atmosphere, offering fabulous food and a wide range of cask ales, malt whiskeys and fine wines. Even better, you can stay awhile in beautiful accommodation at The Bull’s Head, to really make the most of your time in this stunning part of the Peak District National Park!
About The Bull’s Head, Foolow
You’ll feel at home in this delightful country village inn from the moment you walk through the heavy oak door to be greeted by flagstone floors, a crackling open log fire, and a warm, cosy bar and restaurant.
The Bull’s Head has been providing a welcome haven for weary travellers for nearly 300 years, and it’s still a refuge for locals and visitors alike. Muddy boots and muddy paws are always welcome here!
Dining at The Bull’s Head
Enjoy the wide range of traditional cask beers, malt whiskeys and fine wines, or sample the delicious food that brings diners back time and time again.
All the food at The Bull’s Head is freshly prepared using produce from local farms and dairies wherever possible, and the menus change seasonally. Choose from succulent steaks, country pub favourites and light lunches, with daily specials always available, including vegetarian choices.
Dine in the bar for cosy comfort, or step through to the former Stable to relax and make the most of the log fire. More formal dining is available in the restaurant to the left of the bar.
This is the perfect spot for a special celebration, romantic meal, or just a hearty refuel after a country walk.
Accommodation at The Bull’s Head
The Bull’s Head offers excellent accommodation, with three delightful en-suite bedrooms. There’s a choice of a twin, double or family room, meaning that there’s comfortable accommodation for every guest. The twin room can be converted to a double upon request, and whilst the family room is well equipped to sleep up to 4 people, it’s also a perfect choice for any couple seeking an extra special night away.
All rooms at The Bull’s Head are furnished and decorated to the highest standard whilst still retaining the ambience and warmth of this traditional country inn. Each room benefits from a small sitting area and en-suite bathroom, not to mention the peace and tranquility necessary to ensure a restful night after exploring the Derbyshire wilds!
The Bull’s Head Location
The delightful village of Foolow dates back at least to Anglo-Saxon times; indeed its name suggests that it was probably the site of a now lost pre-historic burial mound. The village today is small but very pretty, with quiet, country lanes, limestone cottages, a village green with a medieval cross … even a picture-perfect duck pond, complete with white Aylesbury ducks!
The scene wasn’t always so quiet and peaceful, however. In the early 18th Century Foolow was a thriving centre for lead mining, and its population and wealth boomed. More people arrived with the diversion of the Sheffield to Buxton turnpike road through Foolow in the late 18th Century, at which time the Bull’s Head was one of five pubs in the village. It’s now the last survivor.
Foolow lies within the White Peak area of the Peak District, characterised by gently rolling hills and lush green pastures criss-crossed with limestone walls. There are beautiful walks in every direction from the village. Only a short drive away lies the historic village of Eyam, famous for its inspiring tale of courage during the Plague of 1666, and the picturesque Ashford in-the-Water, surely a contender for the prettiest village in the Peak District. Still within easy driving distance is the town of Bakewell, home of the delicious Bakewell pudding, and the country estates of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall.
Contact The Bulls Head
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