Bull Inn

99 Main Road, Hockley, Essex, SS5 4RN

Sometimes you know just what you want; great pub food cooked with care. Our new menu is full of the timeless dishes you know and love. It’s time to enjoy hearty portions, big, bold flavours and traditional pub dishes served with the occasional twist. Come and join us and rediscover your new favourite.

Find your new favourite - view our new main menu
View our lunch menu - main courses from £5
View our evening set menu - two courses for £12
View our Sunday roast menu - roasts from £7.99

With its handsome timber framed, weatherboarded exterior, and imposing bulls head over the door, The Bull Inn is a 16th century Grade II listed country pub on the edge of Hockley Woods that has welcomed visitors through its historic doors for hundreds of years.

Just 6 miles from the seaside resort of Southend-on-Sea and the world’s longest pleasure pier, for which Hockley Woods provided the timber, and within easy reach of Rayleigh, Wickford and Basildon, The Bull has a distinctly rural essence.

A gateway to the 280 acre Hockley Woods, the largest woodland in Essex and a remnant of the ancient wildwoods that once covered much of England, The Bull connects the lovely woodland walks of Hockley with the rolling landscape of the Crouch River Valley to the north. In summertime, on long, hot days and balmy evenings, the beer garden buzzes with visitors. Even in the winter, thanks to the cosy olde worlde interior, it’s an idyllic place to savour traditional pub food and drink.

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  • About the Bull Inn

    Enjoy traditional pub food in a charming olde worlde country pub, surrounded by the wild English woods of Hockley – they are all that remains of the ancient woods that covered the whole of Essex after the Ice Age, some 10,000 years ago!

    The Bull serves traditional pub food, including delicious seasonal specials and sumptuous Sunday roast dinners with all the trimmings. Whether you dine al fresco in our lovely beer garden or indoors beneath the stunning wooden beams – a pub lunch at The Bull will be one to remember!

    Family Friendly

    All the family is welcome at The Bull. We’re a child-friendly pub with high chairs and baby changing facilities, as well as a delicious Chef & Brewer children’s menu. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed inside the pub however we do have a large beer garden where they are welcome to join the family.

    Coaches Welcome

    If you are planning a trip to Hockley, Hockley Woods or Rayleigh Mount, we will be happy to welcome your coach party at The Bull. Simply contact us in advance so we can make your visit as pleasurable as possible. Call us today.

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    • Air Conditioning
    • Beer Garden
    • Car Parking
    • Disabled Facilities
    • Family Friendly
    • Historic Pub
  • Find Us

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    To make a booking for the same day, book for lunch before 11am and dinner before 4pm.

    Want to make a group booking for more than 8? Then why not call us on the above number.

    Important Booking Information

    • A deposit may be required for a main event but not for a regular booking
    • Deposit payments accepted via credit, debit card or cash and must be paid at the time of booking.
    • All currency is in pound sterling
    • For our full terms and conditions click here


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