OUR DOORS ARE NOW WIDE OPEN AND
WE CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOU!
Whilst we have been away our teams have been working hard to make sure that we bring back your pub just as you know it.
As part of our social distancing promise, we currently have fewer tables available. We're very happy to welcome you whether you just pop by or book ahead of visiting, however we recommend booking to guarantee your table.
Try our new country walk to explore the beautiful countryside around our pub. Perfect if you want to build up an appetite or walk off that hearty lunch. With its handsome timber framed weather boarded 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. Make sure you don't miss our monthly quiz night, live music and our annual beer festival.