The Bull Hotel, Ludlow

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The Bull Hotel is a historic inn in Ludlow, located at 14 Bull Ring.

The public house is described as "the best surviving medieval inn in Ludlow" and is a Grade II listed building,[1] which pre-dates the Feathers Hotel opposite.[2] Much of the current three-storey building however dates to the 16th century and the painted stucco front to the 18th century and the roof tiles to the 20th century.[1]

During the Ludlow Festival in the summer, the hotel hosts the Fringe Festival, featuring live jazz music and plays in the courtyard of the hotel.[3]

Rivalry with The Feathers[edit]

On the opposite side of the street is the Feathers Hotel and the two hostelries partake in a tug-of-war competition every Boxing Day across the street itself.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The Bull Hotel, Ludlow". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
  2. ^ Newman, John; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2006). Shropshire. Yale University Press. p. 32. ISBN 978-0-300-12083-7. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
  3. ^ McDonald, Guy (1 March 2004). England. New Holland Publishers. p. 548. ISBN 978-1-86011-116-7. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
  4. ^ Hobbs, Tony (2002) The Pubs of Ludlow and neighbouring villages p 92

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Coordinates: 52°22′07″N 2°43′04″W / 52.3686°N 2.7177°W / 52.3686; -2.7177