NEWS: Bulls Head Re-Opening 16th December - and bookable NOW

We wrote about the last gigs before the closing of the Bulls Head for refurbishment on 30th June. The last person to to leave the club will have been drummer Les Cirkel, but the penultimate gig was by the great Stan Tracey.

Music at the Bulls Head will re-start under the new ownership of Geronimo Inns on Monday December 16th. We're being told the new music room has a real club atmosphere. The club is also taking one great leap forward: online advance booking is available- see link below. Yes, you read that right. Online booking.

The historic very first gig next Monday is drummer Peter Miles with the Alan Glen / John O'Leary All Stars with special guests presenting their Back to the Flamingo club night.

The second night is an eight-piece band led by Derek Nash.

Future acts booked include the stalwarts: Peter King, Art Themen, Alan Price.

Spare a thought: the Bull, the world will not be the same without Stan Tracey (see a lovely tribute by Ivan Hewett, remembering hearing Stan at the Bull.)

New season up until the end of January open for browsing, and booking.


  1. So, is the music being played in the same room as before (part of the pub), or will it moved into the Thai resto behind it?

  2. Philip Gowman wrote in by email - and answers the anonymous question above:

    So excited. The Bulls Head is now open again, since Thursday 12 December. A bit brighter, maybe a teeny bit yuppified (the older regulars might find they gravitate towards the Coach & Horses from now on), and the old music room that they spent over £100,000 soundproofing is now an extension to the main bar where you can sit & tuck in to the extended food offering. The main thing is, they still do proper beer. I think they are still Youngs, but I had a nice Cornish ale when I popped in this lunchtime.

    Actually, that's not the main thing. The main thing is, of course, that they still do live music.

    The old Thai bistro at the back of the pub, accessed through the courtyard, is now the new music room. First gig is tomorrow, Monday. Can’t make that one, but I’ll be sure to go along later this week.

    Welcome back!