12 Nov 2017

Family Christmas Carols at The Bull

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Wednesday 20th December from 6.30pm
The Bull in Watton at Stone burst at the seams last year at our annual pub carols as children, parents & grandparents gathered to take part in the traditional 'sing-song'. This year will be more of the same - we are rigging up speakers so that our resident village church choir can be heard throughout the venue. It's a magical evening and one not to miss! To loosen up those angelic voices we will be serving mulled wine, mulled cider, hot chocolate, mince pies and treats for the little ones. All proceeds raised on the night will be donated to the village church. So bring along the family and plenty of Christmas cheer. Song sheets will be provided.

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4 Oct 2017

It Takes Two to Tapas!

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When you're not exactly sure what you're in the mood for, tapas is the answer – you can't go wrong when you've got a little bit of everything. Derived from the word meaning 'to cover', tapas can be traced back to medieval Spanish inns who would lift the covers from their cooking pots to offer travellers a sample of their wares. To this day, tapas remains a meal comprised of numerous small, traditional Spanish dishes. So why not gathering round the table with people you love and tuck into a tapas feast at The Bull on Wednesday 15th November. 

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27 Sep 2017

‘Spice Up Your Life’ at The Bull!

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Join us for Curry Nights at The Bull in Watton at Stone on 1st & 29th November. From the mild creaminess of the korma to the flavoursome rogan josh, we make sure that there’s a dish to suit all tastes. With careful blends of cumin, coriander, garam masala and cardamom, our curries originate from traditional recipes in East Asia and are designed to give you a taste of the exotic from the comfort of your local pub. For just £15 per person all our curries are served with pilau rice, naan bread and poppadums, with the option to upgrade your meal with additional side dishes. Vegetarian options are available. 

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4 Sep 2017

‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday 29th September

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On Friday 29th September, we are hosting an 'All Day' coffee morning (9am - 5pm) at The Bull as part of the 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. We'll brew the coffee and bake the cakes - all you have to do is bring along family and friends and contribute to a very worthy cause.
More than one in three of us will get cancer. For most of us it will be the toughest fight we ever face. Now, more than ever, the money raised at events such as this makes sure no one faces cancer alone.
Hope you can make it because cake tastes better together!

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4 Sep 2017

‘Early Bird’ Christmas Party Booking at The Bull

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With a delicious Christmas Party Menu we're getting started early this year. If you reserve an ‘Early Bird’ Christmas Party before the end of October we’ll throw in a sparkling glass of Prosecco per person.
Simply call us on 01920 831032 and quote 'Early Bird' to redeem this superb offer, then relax smugly, knowing that your Christmas Party is sorted!

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22 Jun 2017

Garden Pizza Oven

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This Italian staple has been elevated far beyond its humble roots and we at The Bull have decided to follow the trend of cooking using an outdoor pizza oven. Come and try one of our temptingly delicious pizzas, handcrafted with pride, topped with only the best and freshest of ingredients. Watch while yours is cooked to perfection - a perfect addition to our garden! Eat in or take away. During the summer months, we serve pizzas every Friday & Saturday evening, weather permitting. 

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10 Jun 2017

‘School’s Out’ Summer Party at The Bull

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On Friday 21st July dust off your school uniform and get set for our ‘SCHOOL’S OUT PARTY’ at The Bull in Watton at Stone. For all you hard working mums and dads, after a year of helping with the homework, ironing school uniforms and the stresses of exam time, why not celebrate the end of year with us. Great music comes courtesy of our live acoustic band ‘Shaken not Stirred.'  School’s out for the summer – be there or be square! Free drink for best St Trinian!

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10 Jun 2017

‘Whisky is Liquid Sunshine!’

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For those who love a wee dram from time to time, a whisky tasting evening is sure to go down a treat. Whether a budding connoisseur or just looking to try something new, this whisky tasting evening is fun, intriguing and a great way to relax in like-minded company. Enjoy a talk on the curious origins of whisky and listen in amazement as our expert dispels myths about this age old beverage. Next up, it's time for a tasting - try six delicious whiskies and learn how to savour every note, tone and flavour like never before. Leave with a warm glow and a barrel load of brand new whisky tasting knowledge.
Whisky Tasting Evening at The Bull in Watton at Stone
Thursday 14th September at 7pm
Tickets & Reservations call 01920 831032

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18 Apr 2017

Dine With Dad at The Bull on Sunday 18th June

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Father’s Day is a great excuse for the family to get together and a chance for all dads to relax and feel appreciated. Of course he’ll love those novelty socks and tie, but why not treat him to Sunday lunch at The Bull to really make his day. Book before the end of May for a FREE pint for poppa!

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18 Apr 2017

Gin Tasting at The Bull Tuesday 6th June

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Calling all gin fans! This is the tasting for you!
Gin has a long history, especially in London, and has been a sought after drinking for centuries. Fortunately, the days of 'Mother's ruin' and Hogarth’s Gin Lane are long gone, and in recent years the Gin scene has really developed to include whole range of different styles. There are now many micro-distilleries to be found, producing small batch artisanal Gin alongside our tried and tested favourites. So if you’ve ever wondered what is the difference between the various styles and why, this is the evening for you! During the evening our Gin expert will try several different styles of Gin, discover how 'Genever' as it once was known came to be Gin as we know it now, discuss the different production methods, and how the different botanicals affect the overall flavour. We will also be able to try each with different mixers to see what affect it has on the taste.

Gin Tasting Evening at The Bull in Watton at Stone
Tuesday 6th June at 7pm
Tickets & Reservations call 01920 831032

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18 Apr 2017

Let’s Have a Party!

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We have a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces which are perfect for throwing a fantastic party! The Bull is perfect for any occasion big or small. We host christenings, birthdays, private parties and corporate functions. We can cater for a formal sit down dinner or for a more informal function. The Bull is available for private hire throughout the week. We do not charge a hire fee but we do require a minimum spend which is determined by the day of the week you are enquiring about. Whatever the event, we can supply a menu to suit your requirements - from traditional, hearty pub food to contemporary canapes. To help us do this we will invite you to a full menu tasting to ensure you are completely satisfied, and where wine is required we will try some wines to match.

We pride ourselves on providing great creative food & sourcing interesting good value wines, combined with friendly & efficient service. Please take a look at some of our menus pages to get a feel of the type of food we love to cook.

For private hire enquiries please call us 01920 831032 and we will be more than happy to help.

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18 Apr 2017

The Bull ‘Bank Holiday Beer Festival’ 26th - 29th May

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A special beer festival is being held over the last May Bank Holiday weekend at The Bull in Watton at Stone from 26th to 29th May. In addition to the three beers on the bar there will be a wide variety of guest beers available in our marquee. Locally reared pork from Bridget B's will be served up early evening as a hog roast on Sunday 28th, and the acoustic tones of a live band will have us all dancing on the tables from 7pm! Should be a fun weekend for the whole family! Click this link to view tasting notes on all beers http://createsend.com/t/j-08608FE6E0C110FB

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29 Mar 2017

Opportunities with us!

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Opportunities with us!
We are an independent, successful small group of pubs/restaurant/bars in Hertfordshire employing a team of over 100 people, and we are looking for you! We only produce dishes made from the best ingredients with real chefs in the kitchen, not a microwave and a bank of freezers. We have real opportunities for successful candidates to take our businesses to the next level and further your career in this industry.

Our Sites
The Bull, Watton at Stone
Jacoby’s, Ware
The Lodge, Ware
The White Horse, Hertingfordbury (due to open Summer 2017)

What we are looking for from you;
We want people who share our values, enthusiasm and positive attitude to come and work with us. If you’re someone who thinks about ‘how you can’, before ‘why you can’t’ then this is the company for you. We want you to come with an open mind; looking forward to having a great time, while working at a fast pace, alongside the kind of people who could end up being lifelong friends.

Positions Available
General Managers & Assistant Managers
Our managers have this beautiful bustling industry in their bones. You’ll need to be a confident manager who loves the thrill of hosting great Gastro Pub Food every day. Dynamic and self-motivated, you’ll bring a wealth of experience and be looking for that next challenge.
Head Chefs / Sous Chefs / Chef de Partie
Senior Chefs will be inspirational leaders who thrive on teaching and communicating. You will have first rate experience and the talent to run a challenging kitchen. As a junior chef you’ll be keen to learn and contribute to a busy brigade. There are real opportunities across the group to progress your career.

If you think you’re up for the challenge we’d love to hear from you!
Please Note: Due to volumes of applicants, our vacancies can close early. Make sure you get your applications in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!
Apply Now!
Send your CV to alastairbramley@gmail.com to complete the first stage of your application. This will enable us to find out whether we’re right for each other and plan the next steps.

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28 Feb 2017

Easter Sunday 16th April

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It's the first big holiday of the year and Spring is in the air! Enjoy a traditional roast, with all the seasonal trimmings, sourced from the our local Hertfordshire larder this Easter - Sunday 16th April. Children joining us for Easter lunch are welcome to hunt for chocolate treats in our garden!

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28 Feb 2017

Mothering Sunday 26th March

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With Mothering Sunday just around the corner, every Mother deserves a little spoiling to convey just how much they are appreciated. Give her the day off and let us do the hard work by preparing and serving up a delicious three course lunch on Sunday 26th March. Visit our menu pages for menu choices. For Reservations call 01920 831032.

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10 Jan 2017

Love is for Everyone!

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We at The Bull believe that Valentines Day is a day to celebrate love in general and should not necessarily be exclusive to first daters or anniversary celebrators. Why not simply enjoy an evening out with those we love & care for; be that as a couple, as a family or simply a special meal with a group of close friends. It should be a day to enjoy no matter what your romantic status is!

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1 Jan 2017

Corker of an idea!

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Dining out is an expensive habit so we think BYO is the way forward. On Monday and Tuesday evenings, when you dine at The Bull, just come armed with a bottle (or more) of great wine or something cheap and cheerful from the local off-license. And there's no corkage! Another great offer that underpins our intention to provide a dining experience for all budgets and occasions. Further conditions may apply.

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1 Jan 2017

Our Recipe for 2017

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Take 12 months and clean them thoroughly.
Now cut each month into 28, 30 or 31 different parts but don't make up the whole batch at once.
Prepare it one day at a time using the following ingredients;
Mix well into each day  - one part of love, one part of patience, one part of courage & one part of work.
Add a little faithfullness, generosity & kindness to each day.
Season with...
a dash of good spirits
a sprinkle of fun
a pinch of play
& a cupful of good humour
Pour all of this into 2017 and garnish with a smile : )
We at The Bull would like to wish all our customers a very Happy New Year and a HUGE thank you for making 2016 such an enjoyable year. Come a see us soon for a 'sprinkle of fun' or a 'pinch of play'!

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19 Dec 2016

Your place to escape the January Blues!

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If you picked up one of our Christmas Cards over the festive period then come and redeem some of our fantastic offers throughout January & February 2017

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7 Dec 2016

New Year’s Day Brunch at The Bull

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Hungover cooking is no fun at all, so this New Year's Day, have someone else do it for you. Whether you’re bleary-eyed and in need of a good feed, or looking for somewhere to meet friends and family, start the year as you mean to go on.

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7 Dec 2016

Christmas Opening Times 2016

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Saturday 24th December
Christmas Eve
Bar open as usual
Kitchen open 12pm noon – 9pm

Sunday 25th December
Christmas Day
Bar open 12pm noon – 3pm
Kitchen open for bookings only

Monday 26th December
Boxing Day
Bar open 12pm noon – 3pm
Kitchen closed

Back to normal hours Tuesday 27th – Friday 30th

Saturday 31st December
New Year’s Eve
Bar open 9.30am – 8pm
Kitchen open 12pm noon – 7pm

Sunday 1st January
New Year’s Day ‘All Day Brunch’
Bar open 11am – 11pm
Kitchen open 11am – 4pm

Monday 2nd January
Bar open 9.30am - 11pm
Kitchen open 12pm noon - 9pm

Back to normal hours from Tuesday 2rd January

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6 Oct 2016

Family Carols at The Bull

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Wednesday 14th December from 6.30pm
The Bull in Watton at Stone burst at the seams last year at our annual pub carols as children, parents & grandparents gathered to take part in the traditional 'sing-song'. This year will be more of the same although we are rigging up speakers so that our resident village church choir can be heard throughout the venue. It's a magical evening and one not to miss! To loosen up those angelic voices we will be serving mulled wine, mulled cider, hot chocolate, mince pies and treats for the little ones. All proceeds raised on the night will be donated to the village church. So bring along the family and plenty of Christmas cheer. Song sheets will be provided.

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30 Sep 2016

Cheese & Wine Evening at The Bull

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Following  on from the success of our Gin Tasting Evening last week we thought we would invite a ‘Master of Cheese’ to The Bull to come and do a tasting alongside the launch of our new wine list. Toby Archer, from The Cheese Plate in Buntingford, will host our Cheese and Wine tasting evening on Thursday December 1st. We are promised a fabulous evening tasting several delicious cheeses matched with lovely wines. Toby will educate us on the different cheese’s, where they originate from and what to serve them with. Mark Duce from our wine supplier, Liberty Wines, will be on hand to guide us through the selection of wines that Toby chooses to accompany the cheese.
Thursday 1st December
Tickets are £20 per person including a glass of fizz on arrival
You will enjoy 6 personally selected cheeses accompanied by 6 personally selected fine wines
Please arrive at 7.30pm and the tasting will commence at 8.00pm and last for approximately 2 hours
Tickets & Reservations call 01920 831032

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27 Sep 2016

‘Early Bird’ Christmas Party Bookings

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With a delicious Christmas Party Menu we're getting started early this year. If you reserve an ‘Early Bird’ Christmas Party before the end of October we’ll throw in a sparkling glass of Prosecco per person.
Simply call us on 01920 831032 and quote 'Early Bird' to redeem this superb offer, then relax smugly, knowing that your Christmas Party is sorted!

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19 Sep 2016

Christmas Parties at The Bull 2016

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It is our pleasure to invite you to join us at The Bull in Watton at Stone for the 2016 festive season. We have a festive treat for you with a Christmas menu of mouth-watering dishes using fresh, seasonal ingredients (see menu pages). Our wonderful team are here to help so please let them know what they can do to make your celebrations perfect for your and your guests.Visit our menu pages to view our Christmas Party Menu.

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6 Aug 2016

Gin Tasting

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Calling all Gin fans! This is the tasting for you!
Gin Tasting Evening at The Bull in Watton at Stone
Thursday 22nd September at 7pm
Tickets & Reservations call 01920 831032
Gin has a long history, especially in London, and has been a sought after drinking for centuries. Fortunately, the days of 'Mother's ruin' and Hogarth’s Gin Lane are long gone, and in recent years the Gin scene has really developed to include whole range of different styles. 

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1 Jul 2016

Garden Pizza Oven at The Bull in Watton

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This Italian staple has been elevated far beyond its humble roots and we at The Bull have decided to follow the trend of cooking using an outdoor pizza oven. Come and try one of our temptingly delicious pizzas, handcrafted with pride, topped with only the best and freshest of ingredients. Watch while yours is cooked to perfection - a perfect addition to our garden! Eat in or take away.

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3 Jun 2016

School’s Out for the Summer!

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On Friday 22nd July 2016 dust off your school uniform and get set for our ‘SCHOOL’S OUT PARTY’ at The Bull in Watton at Stone. For all you hard working mums and dads, after a year of helping with the homework, ironing school uniforms and the stresses of exam time, why not celebrate the end of year with us. Great music comes courtesy of our live acoustic band ‘Shaken not Stirred.’ School’s out for the summer – be there or be square!

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20 May 2016

Dine with Dad at The Bull on Sunday 19th June

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Father’s Day is a great excuse for the family to get together and a chance for all dads to relax and feel appreciated. Of course he’ll love those novelty socks and tie, but why not treat him to Sunday lunch at The Bull to really make his day.

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20 Apr 2016

The Bull ‘Bank Holiday Beer Festival’ 27th to 30th May

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A special beer festival is being held over the last May Bank Holiday weekend at The Bull in Watton at Stone from 27th to 30th May. In addition to the three beers on the bar there will be a wide variety of guest beers available in our marquee. Locally reared pork from Bridget B's will be served up early evening as a hog roast on Sunday 29th, and the acoustic tones of a live band will have us all dancing on the tables from 7pm! Should be a fun weekend for the whole family! Tasting notes on all beers below.

Even Keel 3.4%
KELTEK OF CORNWALL
Pale brown session bitter with light malt and floral hop nose. Refreshing and very light in flavour. Malt and hops dominate the taste with apple, plum fruit and pear drop notes.

Loco 3.6%
BRASS CASTLE OF MALTON
Bright 3.6% copper stock bitter, with fresh malt notes bolstered by Challenger and Goldings hops.

Cambridge 3.8%
ELGOODS OF WISBECH
Malty and fruity aroma with a satisfying flavour and bitter finish. A mild brown bitter with a good balance of malt and hop character give a pleasing session drink.

Feckless 4.1%
RED WILLOW OF MACCLESFIELD
A classic British bitter, rich toffee and malt balanced with the subtle  flavours of Challenger, First Gold and Target hops.

Beyond the Pale 4.2%
ELLAND OF YORKSHIRE
Elland’s premium pale ale. Pale golden bitter brewed with finest English and German style malts for a rich flavour. Brewer’s Gold, American Cascade and Centennial hops give a strong citrus aroma and a dry pleasing finish.

Easy Rider 4.3%
KELHAM ISLAND OF SHEFFIELD
An acclaimed pale ale. It’s easy by name and easy drinking by nature while still retaining a full hoppy palate.

Cascade Pale 4.8%
SALTAIRE OF SHIPLEY
An American style pale ale with the good bitterness, piney, resinous aromas and the citrus and grapefruit flavours of the Cascade and Centennial hop.

Drop Bar 4.0%
TRING BREWERY
This is a beer to drink all night long and all year round. A slower, low temperature fermentation and dry hopping with Mosaic yields crisp flavours, subtle bitterness and a gentle floral, tropical fruit aroma.

Side Pocket for a Toad 3.6%
Tring Brewery
It’s a toad not a frog! Unmistakable citrus and floral notes from only the best American Cascade hops balanced with a crisp dry finish make this straw coloured ale a fantastic session beer. All that flavour in a 3.6%. Oh Yes.

Doom Bar 4.0%
SHARP'S BREWERY
The aroma of Doom Bar combines an accomplished balance of spicy resinous hop, inviting sweet malt and delicate roasted notes. The mouth feel is a perfectly balanced and complex blend of succulent dried fruit, lightly roasted malty notes and a subtle yet assertive bitterness. The bitterness remains into the finish with dry fruity notes which implore the drinker to go back for more.

Ghost Ship 4.5%
ADNAMS SOUTHWOLD
At 4.5% abv, this Pale Ale has a good assertive pithy bitterness and a malty backbone. It is brewed with a selection of malts – Pale Ale, Rye and Cara – the use of Citra, and a blend of other American hop varieties creates some great citrus flavours.

 

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18 Mar 2016

Corker of an idea!

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Dining out is an expensive habit so we think BYO is the way forward. On Monday and Tuesday evenings, when you dine at The Bull, just come armed with a bottle (or more) of great wine or something cheap and cheerful from the local off-license. And there's no corkage! Another great offer that underpins our intention to provide a dining experience for all budgets and occasions. Further conditions may apply.

 

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15 Mar 2016

Clocks Spring Forward!

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There's light at the end of this chilly tunnel. The nights are becoming lighter, leading up to March 27th 2016 at 1am, when the clocks will spring forward again and we can look forward to the warmth of summer. The sun is out, Easter will soon have been and gone and it is safe to say summer is well and truly on its way. Bring on the after-work drinks and prosecco in the sun!

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11 Mar 2016

Let’s Party!

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We have a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces which are perfect for throwing a fantastic party! The Bull is perfect for any occasion big or small. We host christenings, birthdays, private parties and corporate functions. We can cater for a formal sit down dinner or for a more informal function. The Bull is available for private hire throughout the week. We do not charge a hire fee but we do require a minimum spend which is determined by the day of the week you are enquiring about. Whatever the event, we can supply a menu to suit your requirements - from traditional, hearty pub food to contemporary canapes. To help us do this we will invite you to a full menu tasting to ensure you are completely satisfied, and where wine is required we will try some wines to match.

We pride ourselves on providing great creative food & sourcing interesting good value wines, combined with friendly & efficient service. Please take a look at some of our menus pages to get a feel of the type of food we love to cook.

For private hire enquiries please call us 01920 831032 and we will be more than happy to help.

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23 Feb 2016

Easter Sunday 27th March

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It's the first big holiday of the year and Spring is in the air! Enjoy a traditional roast, with all the seasonal trimmings, sourced from the our local Hertfordshire larder this Easter - Sunday 27th March. Children joining us for Easter lunch are welcome to hunt for chocolate treats in our garden!

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10 Feb 2016

Acoustic Live Music at The Bull Friday 11th March

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Friday 11th March 8pm til late
The folks of Watton are a seriously fun-loving crowd when it comes to 'getting on down' and have even been known to throw some impressive moves around the dance floor! So we're clearing a space in the upper restaurant for that very purpose and welcoming acoustic duo Fire & Rain (www.fireandrain.co.uk) to perform a mixture of covers and harmonies. If you are looking for a fun night out then come and join us at The Bull on Friday 11th March and dance the night away to some classic anthems. 

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10 Feb 2016

Mothering Sunday 6th March

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With Mothering Sunday just around the corner, every Mother deserves a little spoiling to convey just how much they are appreciated. Give her the day off and let us do the hard work by preparing and serving up a delicious three course lunch on Sunday 6th March. Visit our menu pages for menu choices. For Reservations call 01920 831032.

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5 Jan 2016

That’s The Way Love Goes: A Valentine’s Day for Everyone!

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In our opinion Valentines Day is a day to celebrate love in general and should not necessarily be exclusive to first daters or anniversary celebrators. Why not simply enjoy a lunch or diner out with those we love & care for; be that as a couple, as a family or simply a special meal out as a group of close friends. It should be a day to enjoy no matter what your romantic status is. Sneak peak at some of our tasty delights for this Valentine Weekend...
PAN SEARED SCALLOPS
grated truffle, grapes, pickled apple & celeriac purée
BAKED CAMEMBERT TO SHARE
french baguette, celery, grapes & red onion marmalade
SHARING BOWL OF BUTTERNUT SQUASH ARANCINI
WITH BLUE CHEESE BON BONS
served with almond mayonnaise
PAN ROASTED CHATEAUBRIAND TO SHARE
mini beef & mushroom pie, potato fondant, tenderstem brocolli,
baby carrots & artichoke purée
TRIO OF CHOCOLATE FOR TWO
chocolate fondant, chocolate ice-cream & bitter chocolate truffle

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5 Jan 2016

Beat the January Blues with Food!

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You know the drill: it's January 2016, you've been living off leftovers since Christmas and the guilt is finally kicking in. But here at The Bull you can still go out to eat without breaking your New Year's resolution. We're offering healthier choices for a guilt-free dining experience! Ask a member of our team for further details. 

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5 Jan 2016

Lunchtime ‘Spring Saver’ Offer only £8 at The Bull in Watton

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Our £8 lunch offer gives you a choice from the 'Spring Saver' Menu, and includes a glass of house red, white or rose wine, 1/2 Becks or real ale or a soft drink alternative, making this one of the best lunchtime deals around! The offer is available Monday to Friday between 12 midday to 3pm, and continues to underpin our intention to produce quality food for all budgets and occasions. Further conditions may apply. See our menu pages for full menu. 

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5 Jan 2016

Our Recipe for 2016

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Take 12 months and clean them thoroughly.
Now cut each month into 28, 30 or 31 different parts but don't make up the whole batch at once.
Prepare it one day at a time using the following ingredients;
Mix well into each day  - one part of love, one part of patience, one part of courage & one part of work.
Add a little faithfullness, generosity & kindness to each day.
Season with...
a dash of good spirits
a sprinkle of fun
a pinch of play
& a cupful of good humour
Pour all of this into 2016 and garnish with a smile : )
We at The Bull would like to wish all our customers a very Happy New Year and a HUGE thank you for making 2015 such an enjoyable year. Come a see us soon for a 'sprinkle of fun' or a 'pinch of play'!
 

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20 Dec 2015

New Year’s Day Brunch at The Bull

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Hungover cooking is no fun at all, so this New Year's Day, have someone else do it for you. Whether you’re bleary-eyed and in need of a good feed, or looking for somewhere to meet friends and family, start the year as you mean to go on.Visit our menu pages to view our New Year's Day Brunch menu.

 

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20 Dec 2015

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas…

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...but if the white runs out I'll drink the red!
Christmas Greetings from all of us at The Bull!
With many good wishes for Christmas and the coming year.

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8 Dec 2015

Late cancellation - tables available for Christmas Day Lunch!

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LATE CANCELLATION!
TABLES AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH
Head to The Bull this Christmas Day where the lights are bright; the atmosphere is cosy and the food is plentiful. Our traditional Christmas Day lunch consists all of your Christmas delights. Visit our menu pages at www.thebullwatton.co.uk/menus to view our full Christmas Day menu. A cancellation has meant late availability but it will go fast! Call us on 01920 831032 to make a booking.

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1 Dec 2015

Family Christmas Carols around the Fireside on Wednesday 16th December

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Wednesday 16th December from 6.30pm
The Bull in Watton at Stone burst at the seams last year at our annual pub carols as children, parents & grandparents gathered to take part in the traditional 'sing-song'. This year will be more of the same although we are rigging up speakers so that our resident village church choir can be heard throughout the venue. It's a magical evening and one not to miss! To loosen up those angelic voices we will be serving mulled wine, mulled cider, hot chocolate, mince pies and treats for the little ones. All proceeds raised on the night will be donated to the village church. So bring along the family and plenty of Christmas cheer. Song sheets will be provided. 

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1 Dec 2015

Christmas 2015 Opening Times

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Thursday 24th December
Christmas Eve
Bar open as usual
Kitchen open 12pm noon – 4pm, 5pm – 10pm

Friday 25th December
Christmas Day
Bar open 12pm noon – 2pm
Kitchen open for bookings only

Saturday 26th December
Boxing Day
Bar open 12pm noon – 2pm
Kitchen closed

Sunday 27th December
Bar open 12pm noon – 8pm
Kitchen Service 12pm noon – 6pm

Back to normal hours Monday 28th – Wednesday 30th

Thursday 31st December
New Year’s Eve
Bar open 9.30am – 8pm
Kitchen open 12pm noon – 6pm

Friday 1st January
New Year’s Day ‘All Day Brunch’
Bar open 10am – 11pm
Kitchen open 10am – 8pm

Back to normal hours from Saturday 2nd January

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22 Oct 2015

Christmas Parties at The Bull

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It is our pleasure to invite you to join us at The Bull in Watton at Stone for the 2015 festive season. We have a festive treat for you with a Christmas menu of mouth-watering dishes using fresh, seasonal ingredients (see menu pages). Our wonderful team are here to help so please let them know what they can do to make your celebrations perfect for your and your guests.Visit our menu pages to view our Christmas Party Menu.

For further details call us on 01920 831032

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22 Oct 2015

‘Le Beaujolais Nouveau est Arrivé’ Thursday 19th November 2015

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A Celebration of Beaujolais Nouveau and The Gamay Grape
Beaujolais Nouveau Day is usually celebrated with fireworks, music and festivals. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01am, just weeks after the grapes have been harvested. Parties are held throughout France and further afield to celebrate the first wine of the season. While we cannot manage fireworks, on Thursday 19th November we will be cracking open bottles of this years fresh & fruity Beaujolais Nouveau, straight from the heart of the Rhône-Alpes region in east-central France. This is a relaxed evening to enjoy amongst friends and the chance to taste this year's vintage. We will also be serving up some tasty French morsels for you to enjoy with your wine. Garlic, berets and moustaches optional. Santé!

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21 Oct 2015

Texas Hold’em Charity Poker Night on Tuesday 17th November

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Come and enjoy a great night of Texas Hold'em poker and help raise money for Watton at Stone Primary & Nursery School. The poker tournament will take place on Tuesday, 17th November at 7:45pm (with optional lessons starting at 7.15pm). Entry is £10 per person.

DETAILS:

WHEN: Tuesday, 17th November, 7:45pm
WHERE: The Bull, Watton-at-Stone High Street, Watton SG14 3SB
BUY-IN: £10
FORMAT: Texas Hold'em. Players will start with 7,500 chips
PRIZES: TBC plus a raffle on the night

Hope to see you there!

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20 Oct 2015

Lunchtime ‘Winter Saver’ Offer only £8 at The Bull in Watton

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Our £8 lunch offer gives you a choice from our 'Winter Savers' Menu, and includes a glass of house red, white or rose wine, 1/2 Becks or real ale or a draft mineral, making this one of the best lunchtime deals around! The offer is available Monday to Friday between 12 midday to 3pm, and continues to underpin our intention to produce quality food for all budgets and occasions. Further conditions may apply. See our menu pages for full menu.

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28 Sep 2015

Isabel Hospice Pub Quizathon 2015 - Tuesday 13th October

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Last October, our pub group, The Bull in Watton at Stone, The White Horse in Burnham Green and Jacoby's took part in the second Quizathon for local charity Isabel Hospice. Pubs across Eastern Hertfordshire all held a quiz on the same night, with The Bull raising the most money for the charity out of all the pubs. In 2014 over 16 pubs in total took part in the event and the current champions and winners of the Quizathon Tankard are the team at The Angel in Ware, so those are the guys to beat! This year the charity event is bigger and better with more pubs taking part, including our new sister site, The Lodge in Ware. This is a great fundraising activity for the hospice and one that we are keen to support at The Bull. Entry fee for the Quizathon is £12, £5 of which goes directly to the hospice along with any other monies we raise from a raffle / heads & tails round etc. The entry fee also includes a fish & chip supper (a veggie option will be made available).

QUIZATHON GUIDELINES
Tuesday 13th October, 7.30pm for 8pm start
Each team must have a maximium of 6 people
£12 entry fee (includes a fish & chip supper)
£5 from each entry fee goes directly to Isabel Hospice, as well as money raised from the raffle / heads & tails round
Tickets are available from The Bull or contact us on 01920 831032
Book early to avoid disappointment!

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3 Sep 2015

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning - Friday 25th September

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On Friday 25th September, we are hosting an 'All Day' coffee morning (9am - 5pm) at The Bull as part of the 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Last year our wonderful village community baked and donated some amazing cakes and together we raised an impressive £800 - not bad for just coffee and cake! We'll brew the coffee and bake the cakes - all you have to do is bring along family and friends and contribute to a very worthy cause. More than one in three of us will get cancer. For most of us it will be the toughest fight we ever face. Now, more than ever, the money raised at events such as this makes sure no one faces cancer alone. Hope you can make it because cake tastes better together!

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3 Sep 2015

90’s Tribute Night - Friday 2nd October

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The folks of Watton are a seriously fun-loving crowd when it comes to 'getting on down' and have even been known to throw some impressive moves around the dance floor! So if you are looking for a fun night out then come and join us at The Bull on Friday 2nd October and dance the night away to some classic anthems courtesy of acoustic duo 'Shaken not Stirred'. Get your groove and glamour on for 90's Night!

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24 Aug 2015

Rugby World Cup 2015

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For fans of the oval ball, The Bull in Watton at Stone unites two of the United Kingdom's greatest treasures on Friday 18th September – real ale and live coverage of the opening England match of the Rugby World Cup 2015. Rugby and real ale have formed a harmonious union over the years, a seamless duo that make weekends all the better for being a party to. And who are we to break the tradition? In fact we are fast approaching a period when the coming together of these two 'amigo's' should practically be encouraged! Our live TV coverage of the Rugby World Cup 2015 starts on Friday 18th September with a match schedule as follows;

Friday 18th September 8pm ENGLAND V FIJI
Saturday 19th September 2.30pm IRELAND V CANADA
Saturday 26th September 8.00pm ENGLAND V WALES
Sunday 27th September 4.45pm IRELAND V ROMANIA
Saturday 3rd October 8.00pm ENGLAND V AUSTRALIA
Sunday 4th October 4.45pm IRELAND V ITALY
Saturday 10th October 8.00pm ENGLAND V URUGUAY
Sunday 11th October 4.45pm FRANCE V IRELAND


We at The Bull offer a range of great British Ales & ciders, giving you a chance to drink a pint or two in support of your country. We will be looking to source some bottled beers from other countries competing in the World Cup to provide a bit of competition for our Great British cask beers. So why not come along to The Bull, with a group of friends, and get behind your team!

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1 Jun 2015

Blast from the past!

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Do you remember the days of big hair, shoulder pads?…..Remember going to see 'Dirty Dancing' or 'Back To The Future'? Get your boogie shoes on for a night in the 80’s at The Bull on Friday 17th July! Acoustic duo 'Shaken not Stirred' had us all up and dancing at the beer festival and are back, by popular demand, to relive all those greatest hits. Dance the night away to the best tunes of the 80’s, from Wham, Bananarama to Dexy’s Midnight runners and Katrina & The Waves and lots more - guaranteed to have you on your feet dancing the night away. A great party night out at The Bull not to be missed!

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14 May 2015

The ‘Great British Beer Festival’ at The Bull 22nd - 25th May

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A special beer festival is being held over this coming May Bank Holiday weekend at The Bull in Watton at Stone from 22nd to 25th May. In addition to the three beers on the bar there will be a wide variety of guest beers available in our marquee. A slight change to the proceedings is that we are now serving up the hog roasted, locally reared pork from Bridget B's and welcoming experienced acoustic duo 'Shaken not Stirred' on Sunday 24th. With great cover tunes from the last 50 years they are bound to have us all dancing on the tables into the evening! Should be a fun weekend for the whole family! Tasting notes on all beers below;

DARK STAR OF WEST SUSSEX
PARTRIDGE 4.0%
A Best Bitter brewed in a traditional Sussex style using Maris Otter, Crystal and Chocolate malts with East Kent Golding hops. Typical of Dark Star ales, the Best Bitter relies on the heavy handed addition of aromatic hops late in the boil.

BLACK SHEEP OF YORKSHIRE
HOLY GRAIL 4.0%
This cask version of Monty Python's Holy Grail is a refreshing full flavoured light golden ale with citrusy notes and a long crisp finish.

OAKHAM ALES
CITRA 4.2%
A light refreshing beer with pungent grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas leading to a dry, bitter finish.

ST AUSTELL BREWERY
PROPER JOB 4.5%
Proper Job is an authentic IPA brewed with Cornish spring water and a single malt made from Cornish grown Maris Otter Pale barley.

ELGOODS OF CAMBRIDGE
SATURDAY NIGHT BEAVER 4.2%
Back by popular demand, this light gold, well balanced and refreshing pale ale will surely make your hips move.

NENE VALLEY OF OUNDLE
AUSTRALIAN PALE 4.4%
A rich golden ale with a floral aroma preceding citrus and tropical fruit flavour from the Australian galaxy hops.

SEVEN BROTHERS OF SALFORD
SESSION 3.6%
A delicious and thirst quenching session ale that delivers massive citrus aromas and tropical fruit flavours. Its light malt base allows an intricate combination of both Strawberry and Elderflower undertones to hit your palate.

HOP STUFF OF LONDON
PALE ALE 3.8%
“Arsenal Pale Ale” - Massive citrus and tropical fruit hops. A low ABV, high flavour beer.

HUNTERS OF DEVON
HALF BORE 4.0%
An unmistakable aroma of apples and fruit. Refreshing, sharp and hoppy with a hint of apples.'GREAT TASTE GOLD 2014'

ADNAMS SOUTHWOLD
GHOST SHIP 4.5%
This Pale Ale has a good assertive pithy bitterness and a malty backbone. It is brewed with a selection of malts – Pale Ale, Rye Crystal and Cara – and uses Citra, and a blend of other American hop varieties to create some great citrus flavours.

SHARP'S BREWERY
DOOMBAR 4.0%
The aroma of Doom Bar combines an accomplished balance of spicy resinous hop, inviting sweet malt and delicate roasted notes. The mouth feel is a perfectly balanced and complex blend of succulent dried fruit, lightly roasted malty notes and a subtle yet assertive bitterness. The bitterness remains into the finish with dry fruity notes which implore the drinker to go back for more.

 

 

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24 Apr 2015

Lunchtime ‘Summer Saver’ Offer only £8 at The Bull in Watton

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Our £8 lunch offer gives you a choice from our 'Summer Savers' Menu, and includes a glass of house red, white or rose wine, 1/2 Becks or real ale or a draft mineral, making this one of the best lunchtime deals around! The offer is available Monday to Friday between 12 midday to 3pm, and continues to underpin our intention to produce quality food for all budgets and occasions. Further conditions may apply. See our menu pages for full menu.

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24 Apr 2015

Eat seasonally with our NEW Summer Menu

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Our pick of the summers produce are vibrant salads, fruity desserts and light main meals best eaten al fresco if the sun is shining! Our inventive chefs have put together some of their favourite summer recipes - Crispy Pave of Sea Trout served with jersey royals, fennel, broad beans and grapefruit, drizzled with a pistachio dressing and Pan Seared Duck Breast with puy lentils, parmentier potatoes, spring greens & a blueberry jus. Try our mouth-watering puddings such as Rocky Road Eton Mess - a delicious combination of rich chocolate mousse, chocolate brownie, crushed meringue, chantilly cream, butterscotch sauce & marshmallow. Or try something slightly ligher like our Tastes of Strawberries - a jelly, a soup, an ice cream and a panna cotta that all share the flavour that is so indicative of a British summer garden. Visit our menu pages to view the new Summer Menu in full.

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27 Mar 2015

Easter Sunday

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It's the first big holiday of the year and Spring is in the air! Enjoy a traditional roast, with all the seasonal trimmings, sourced from the our local Hertfordshire larder this Easter - Sunday 5th April. Children joining us for Easter lunch are welcome to hunt for chocolate treats in our garden!

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27 Feb 2015

Lunchtime ‘Spring Saver’ Offer only £8 at The Bull in Watton

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Our £8 lunch offer gives you a choice from our 'Spring Savers' Menu, and includes a glass of house red, white or rose wine, 1/2 Becks or real ale or a soft drink alternative, making this one of the best lunchtime deals around! The offer is available Monday to Friday between 12 midday to 3pm, and continues to underpin our intention to produce quality food for all budgets and occasions. Further conditions may apply. See our menu pages for full menu.

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24 Feb 2015

Eat the seasons with our NEW Spring Menu

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It hasn't been too tough a winter and the usual seasonal produce we’d expect to be serving at this time of year is slowly emerging from underground. Our inventive chefs are more than a match for the weather as they launched their new spring menu, featuring dishes such as Pan-Seared Fillet of Beef with glazed carrot purée, potato & blue cheese fondant, crispy leeks & a red wine jus and Fillet of Seabass with chicory tart, purple sprouting broccoli & chorizo & a pistachio dressing, and Egg Custard Tart with rhubarb jelly, poached rhubarb & ginger biscuits. Visit our menu pages for full menu.

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17 Feb 2015

Mothering Sunday 15th March

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With Mothering Sunday just around the corner, every Mother deserves a little spoiling to convey just how much they are appreciated. Give her the day off and let us do the hard work by preparing and serving up a delicious three course lunch on Sunday 15th March. Visit our menu pages for menu choices. For Reservations call 01920 831032.

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16 Feb 2015

Hertfordshire Food & Drink Awards 2015

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We at The Bull are delighted to have been nominated in the category 'Best Gastro Pub of the Year' in The Hertfordshire Food & Drink Awards 2015.
Judging criteria: 'Gastro pubs have changed the destiny of the pub industry by putting high quality food at the centre of their offering. The emphasis is on high quality, not only of the food but what goes with it. Service must be exceptional, with great products used'.
If you think we have what it takes to win then we would appreciate your vote by visiting www.hertsfoodanddrinkawards.co.uk. 

 

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4 Feb 2015

Rugby World Cup Year at The Bull

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The only shining light at the end of a cold and dreary winter is here - The RBS Six Nations! It's a Rugby World Cup year meaning even more attention will be paid to the world's greatest annual rugby tournament. Can Ireland spring a second surprise in a row? Are England ready to win the World Cup and what of the enigmatic French? All will be revealed this February and March. We will be screening all the action here at The Bull starting this Friday at 8pm with Dan Cole making his first England appearance in almost a year in the Six Nations opener against Wales.

Friday 6th February 2015
Wales v England 20:05

Saturday 7th February 2015
Italy v Ireland 14:30
France v Scotland 17:00

Saturday 14th February 2015
England v Italy 14:30
Ireland v France 17:00

Sunday 15th February 2015
Scotland v Wales 15:00

Saturday 28th February 2015
Scotland v Italy 14:30
France v Wales 17:00

Sunday 1st March 2015
Ireland v England 15:00

Saturday 14th March 2015
Wales v Ireland 14:30
England v Scotland 17:00

Sunday 15th March 2015
Italy v France 15:00

Saturday 21st March 2015
Italy v Wales 12:30
Scotland v Ireland 14:30
England v France 17:00

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21 Jan 2015

Eat, Drink, Love…

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...but not necessarily in that order!
If you haven't made your Valentine's Day plans yet DON’T PANIC! Reservations at The Bull have been snapped up this year due to the ‘heart-filled’ evening falling over a weekend. However, we do have a couple of early tables left (6pm - 8pm) giving you no reason not to go all out and treat someone special. For reservations call 01920 831032

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31 Dec 2014

Your place to escape the January Blues!

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If you picked up one of our £10 off 'Gift Tags' over the Christmas period please find the terms & conditions below; 
1. This offer applies when you spend £40 or more on food
2. Offer not available during bank holidays
3. Offer valid during lunch opening hours & evenings (excluding Friday & Saturday evenings)
4. This offer is one Gift Tag per transaction
5. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer
6. No cash alternatives available
7. The management may amend or withdraw the privilage without prior written notice
8. Subject to availability
9. No photocopies allowed
10. E&OE

 

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31 Dec 2014

Lunchtime ‘Winter Warmer’ Offer only £8 at The Bull in Watton

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...Back by popular demand
Our £8 lunch offer gives you a choice from the 'Winter Warmer' Menu below, and includes a glass of house red, white or rose wine, 1/2 Becks or real ale or a soft drink alternative, making this one of the best lunchtime deals around! The offer is available Monday to Friday between 12 midday to 3pm, and continues to underpin our intention to produce quality food for all budgets and occasions. Further conditions may apply. See our menu pages for full menu.
 

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31 Dec 2014

Our Recipe for 2015

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Take 12 months and clean them thoroughly.
Now cut each month into 28, 30 or 31 different parts but don't make up the whole batch at once.
Prepare it one day at a time using the following ingredients;
Mix well into each day  - one part of love, one part of patience, one part of courage & one part of work.
Add a little faithfullness, generosity & kindness to each day.
Season with...
a dash of good spirits
a sprinkle of fun
a pinch of play
& a cupful of good humour
Pour all of this into 2014 and garnish with a smile : )

We at The Bull would like to wish all our customers a very Happy New Year and a HUGE thank you for making 2014 such an enjoyable year. Come a see us soon for a 'sprinkle of fun' or a 'pinch of play'!

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16 Dec 2014

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas…

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...but if the white runs out I'll drink the red!

Christmas Greetings from all of us at The Bull!
With many good wishes for Christmas and the coming year.

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16 Dec 2014

Christmas Opening Times

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Christmas Eve
Bar open 9.30am - midnight
Kitchen open 12 noon - 10pm
Christmas Day
Bar open 12 noon - 2pm
Kitchen open for bookings only
Boxing Day
Bar open 12 noon - 4pm
Kitchen open for bookings only
Saturday 27th
Bar open 9.30am - 11pm
Kitchen open 12 noon - 4pm, 6pm - 10pm
Sunday 28th
Bar open 12 noon - 11pm
Kitchen open 12 noon - 9pm
Monday 29th
Bar open 9.30am - 11pm
Kitchen open 12 noon - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm
Tuesday 30th
Bar open 9.30am - 11pm
Kitchen open 12 noon - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm
New Year's Eve
Bar open as usual
Kitchen open 12 noon - 7pm
Evening bar closes at 1pm
New Years Day
Bar open 12 noon - 7pm
Kitchen open 12 noon - 6pm

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19 Nov 2014

‘Family Christmas Carols’ around the fireside

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Wednesday 17th December from 6.30pm
The Bull in Watton at Stone burst at the seams last year at our annual pub carols as children, parents & grandparents gathered to take part in the traditional 'sing-song'. This year will be more of the same as we rig up the speakers so that our resident village church choir can be heard throughout the venue. It's a magical evening and one not to miss! To loosen up those angelic voices we will be serving mulled wine, mulled cider, hot chocolate, mince pies and treats for the little ones. All proceeds raised on the night will be donated to the village church. So bring along the family and plenty of Christmas cheer. Song sheets will be provided.

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7 Nov 2014

COMPLIMENTARY Christmas Wine Tasting

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THIS EVENING! Monday 1st December from 7pm
I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas...
...But if the white runs out I'll drink the red!

Our Christmas Wine Tasting & Shopping Evening tonight, Monday 1st December, is designed to put the 'fun' into choosing your Christmas wines and other goodies this year. Maybe you're looking for a gift, or simply something special to enjoy with family & friends over the festive period. Everyone wants something a little different so, this year, why not 'try before you buy' at The Bull. All sampling of wine is complimentary.

Liberty Wines
Liberty Wines, one of the UK's leading wine specialists, will be sellings wines on the night at discounted prices. With a portfolio of over 200 of the most interesting producers in the wine world, importer and wholesaler, Liberty Wines offer exceptional value and quality.
www.libertywines.co.uk

Oaks Hampers
Oaks Hampers offer a range of sixteen hampers; perfect as Christmas presents or corporate gifts. They also sell all products individually, or can make bespoke hampers to suit you. Each product is chosen for quality, originality and taste with many made by small artisan producers who have won Great Taste Awards from The Guild of Fine Food.
www.oakshampers.com

Love Flowers
Love Flowers use beautiful flowers, traditional natural ingredients and seasonal trinkets and accessories in their Christmas designs. Wreaths and Christmas arrangements by Love Flowers make wonderful gifts and add a stylish touch to Christmas decorations at home.
www.loveflowers.co.uk

Justine Billingscoft Design
Justine Billingscroft collections are exclusively designed and handmade, including many personalised items created just for you. From the most delightful Christmas decorations to hand stitched gifts you can rest assured that you'll not find anything quite like this on the high street.
www.facebook.com/justine.billingscroftdesign

Stella & Dot Jewellery
Created for fashionable women who want high-quality bangles, necklaces, earrings, and rings at reasonable prices. Each piece of Stella & Dot jewelry is created by an in-house design team; from simple classic pieces to edgy statement jewellery that sets you apart.
www.stelladot.co.uk

Hellum Home
A Christmas collection of simple handmade items for the home Including plant hangers, mirrors & accessories in oak and ash. Wooden Christmas decorations with a Nordic feel & Lino cut cards & gift tags to add a personal touch to gifts.
www.alexhellum.com


 


 

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22 Oct 2014

‘DEFEAT THE MEAT’ every Thursday Night at Grill Night

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The warmest welcome and the juiciest of steaks makes 'Grill Night' at the The Bull a perfect midweek treat. With a superb choice of steaks and grills you will be sure to make this a regular Thursday date. The question is can you 'DEFEAT THE MEAT?'

THE BULL'S 'MIGHTY MIXED GRILL’ £22
4oz sirlon steak, pork chop, bridget b’s pork sausage, lambs kidney, black pudding, fries, onion rings, flat mushroom, grilled plum tomato, buttered sweet corn & grilled baby gem

8oz RIB EYE STEAK £19

8oz SIRLOIN STEAK £17

16oz CHAR-GRILLED COTE DE BOEUF STEAK £26
All our steaks are sourced locally, aged for a minimum of 28 days and served with fries, onion rings, flat mushroom, grilled plum tomato, buttered sweet corn & grilled baby gem served with peppercorn or béarnaise sauce

‘DINGLEY DELL’ GAMMON STEAK £11
fries, fried duck egg & spiced pineapple chutney

10oz PORK CHOP £14
black pudding mash & peas a la francaise

BARNSLEY LAMB CHOP £15
lambs kidney, bubble & squeak, fried duck egg & a caper & shallot dressing

CHARGRILLED TUNA STEAK £16
red pepper & aged balsamic salsa, fries & a rocket salad

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17 Oct 2014

2 Course Set British Sunday Roast at Only £15!

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Our two course Set Sunday Lunch offers unbelievable value for money and underpins our intention to produce quality food to suit all budgets and occasions. Conditions apply.

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1 Oct 2014

Autumnfest Beer & Cider Festival at The Bull

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A beer festival is being held at The Bull in Watton at Stone from 17th to 19th October. In addition to the three beers on the bar there will be a wide variety of guest beers available in our marquee. Locally reared pork from Bridget B's will be served up early evening as a hog roast on Saturday 18th, and the acoustic tones of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Tom Braggins, will have us all up and dancing. Should be a fun weekend for the whole family!

Rosie's Pig Cloudy Cider (4.8% abv)
Rosie's Pig is an easy drinking, cloudy cider with a fresh apple flavour and hints of citrus and spice.

Wyld Wood Cider (7.3% abv)
Fully matured in old oak vats, Westons Wyld Wood cider has a truly appley, fresh and full-bodied taste with a ripe aroma – a true celebration of nature in a glass!

Country Perry Cider (4.5% abv)
Country Perry is made from perry pears and fully matured in old oak vats to develop its strength and traditional character. Free from all artificial colouring, flavouring and sweetening it retains its natural pale colour.

Mortimer’s Orchard Cider (5.0% abv)
A fresh, medium dry cider with a light sparkling finish – rich in tradition and flavour.

Lancaster Blonde (4.0% abv)
Lancaster Brewery

The slightly citrus and delicate earthy aromas are created by a combination of First Gold and imported Saaz hops. The initial bitterness is followed by a delightful mouth feel culminating with a long dry finish.

Wainwright (4.1% abv)
Thwaites of Blackburn

A golden ale, refreshing with a delicate citrus fruit flavour and subtle sweetness.

Red Fox (4.3% abv)
Fullers of Chiswick

An autumnal favourite, Red Fox is tawny red in colour and bursting with delicious malty flavours. Brewed with toasted oats to give distinctive biscuit notes and a mellow aftertaste to this superbly satisfying ale.

Inferno (4.0% abv)
Oakham of Peterborough

Golden in colour this light igniting ale flickers complex fruit across your tongue leaving a dry fruity bitter finish smothering your thirst.

Reaper (4.1% abv)
Black Sheep of Yorkshire

Summit, Copper, Amarillo and Chinook Hops combine with crystal and pale ale malts to brew this ruby red ale of frightening quality.

Hop Fest (4.5% abv)
Hopback of Salisbury

East Kent Goldings, Pioneer, Chinook and Celeia hops give this feisty blonde ale great lip smacking flavour.

Village Idiot (4.1% abv)
White Horse of Oxfordshire

A beer well hopped with Challenger/ Bramling cross hops with a base of fine pale malt and wheat that gives a light straw coloured beer with a lasting fruity aftertaste.

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17 Sep 2014

Isabel Hospice Pub Quizathon Tuesday 14th October

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Last October, The Bull in Watton at Stone and our sister pub, The White Horse in Burnham Green, took part in the first ever pub Quizathon for local charity Isabel Hospice. Seven pubs across eastern Hertfordshire all held a quiz on the same night, with The Bull raising the most money for the charity out of all seven pubs. This year the charity event is bigger and better with more pubs taking part including The Silver Fox in Hertford Heath, The Brookmans in Brookmans Park, The Fox in Aspenden, The Angel in Ware, The Five Horseshoes in Little Berkhamsted, The Steamer in Welwyn, The Cock in Stansted Mountfitchet, The Sun in Lemsford, Water Lane Bar and Restaurant in Bishops Stortford, The White Horse in Burnham Green, Jacoby's in Ware and The Bull in Watton at Stone. The current champions and winners of the Quizathon Tankard 2013 are the team at The Angel in Ware so those are the guys you need to beat!

This is a great fundraising activity for the hospice and one that we are keen to support across all our sites. Entry fee for the Quizathon is £12, £5 of which goes directly to the hospice along with any other monies we raise from a raffle / heads & tails round etc. The entry fee also includes a fish & chip supper at The Bull (a veggie option will be made available). 

QUIZATHON GUIDELINES

  • Tuesday 14th October, 7.30pm for 8pm start
  • Each team must have a maximium of 6 people
  • £12 entry fee (includes a fish & chip supper)
  • £5 from each entry fee goes directly to Isabel Hospice, as well as money raised from the raffle / heads & tails round
  • Tickets are available from The Bull in Watton at Stone on 01920 831032 or contact Anna directly on 07887 542418

Book early to avoid disappointment!

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17 Sep 2014

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning Friday 26th September

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On Friday 26th September, we are hosting an 'All Day' coffee morning (9am - 5pm) at The Bull as part of the 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. In 2013 154,000 people signed up to the event raising a record £20 million. We at The Bull will brew the coffee and bake the cakes - all you have to do is to bring along family and friends and contribute to a very worthy cause. Hope you can make it x

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6 Sep 2014

2014 Christmas Parties at The Bull

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It’s never too early to think about Christmas!!!
Visit our menu pages at www.thebullwatton.co.uk/menus to view our Christmas Party Menu.
For further details call us on 01920 831032

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26 Jun 2014

The Rise & Rise of Craft Beer

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It’s never been a better time for quality ale. 

Something rather spectacular is going on down the pub – something you don’t see written about among reports of binge drinking and recession-hit pubs turning into bookmakers. There’s a revolution going on. Away from football sponsorship and mainstream media, beer has been reinventing itself. Across the country, small breweries are refreshing, reviving and reinventing beer as we know it.

You’d have to go back 70 years to find as many breweries in the UK as we have now. From genuine Czech-style pilsners and golden ales that pack a pint full of flavour at alcohol levels as low as 3.8% ABV, to zingy India pale ales (IPAs) and mighty export porters and imperial stouts – today, there is such an incredible variety that if you think you don’t like beer, you just haven’t found the right one yet.

The future for the UK’s beer industry wasn’t always this rosy. Once, Britain was the greatest brewing nation on the planet, but there was little evidence of that by the Seventies. Traditional British cask ale – revered around the world but less so at home – was dying out in favour of mass-produced keg bitter and low strength ersatz lager. The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) formed in 1971 and saved real ale from oblivion, but saddled it with a socks-and-sandals image problem. With an aim to save an old tradition, the focus was too much on the past to appeal widely to image-conscious drinkers.

And then chancellor Gordon Brown did something clever. In 2002, he introduced Progressive Beer Duty, which gave tax breaks to brewers below a certain size. The number of small brewers in the UK began to grow.

“The choice, variety, creativity, innovation and proliferation of styles we’re now enjoying can all be traced back to that single fiscal measure,” says Julian Grocock, chief executive at the Society Of Independent Brewers.

Initially, the independents brewed cask ale, just like the older, more traditional concerns. But then they started hearing about beers from outside the UK – beers that had flavours no one had tasted before, beers that were so strong they were drunk from brandy balloons, beers that were so intense they changed people’s lives. And stranger than any of these beers was the fact that this new scene was coming out of the country that made the blandest beer in the world…

Except it shouldn’t have been a surprise – not really. In the US, three identical beer brands accounted for 80 per cent of the market between them. So craft brewers started digging up forgotten beer styles and reinventing them. West Coast hops created bombs of citrus and resin flavour compared to more traditional British ales.

CROSSING THE POND
In the UK, pioneers such as Dark Star in Sussex started importing US hops, and Meantime in Greenwich unearthed original recipes and recreated strong, forgotten beers for the modern bar and dining table. Thornbridge started out in Derbyshire in 2005 with a pair of young brewers (Martin Dickie and Stefano Cossi) who embraced the new global mash-up of ideas and were given freedom to experiment with them. And when Dickie left in 2007 to start up the brash, punkish BrewDog with James Watt, British craft beer had a full cast of heroes, and headlines.

Demand exploded. There are now more than 800 breweries in the UK – higher than at any time since the Forties with about 80 openings each year. Camra itself has seen membership more than double in the past decade, and its beer festivals – once the preserve of hoary stereotypes from the cultural fringe – now sell out in advance. Even the dimpled pint jug has been re-appropriated by real ale-loving hipsters. Watt, Brew Dog’s ‘Captain’, is in no doubt as to why the change took place: “We were becoming increasingly disillusioned with what was available, and wanted more than cold fizz and generic big brands.”

Counter-intuitively, the recession lit the touch-paper for this pent-up demand for something better. Emma Cole manages the new Craft Beer Co in Brighton. “People don’t have as much money so they go to the pub less,” she says. “But when they do go out, they want something different and better than the usual. Our clientele is aged 25 to 45, settled down but with a bit of money to spend. They’re the kind of people who think about what they buy, especially when it comes to food and drink.”

A large part of craft beer’s appeal is that anyone can have a go. Brewers such as Gazz Williams and Brad Cummings, who launched Newport’s Tiny Rebel this year, were enthusiastic home-brewers in Cummings’ garage before deciding to turn pro. “Brewing’s just like cooking,” Cummings says. “You mess around with recipes and different ingredients, and we soon realised we were brewing beers better than those we could buy down the pub.”

ARTISAN THINKING
These references to food are telling: the foodie revolution that has swept Britain over the past 20 years is predicated on localism, natural ingredients, bolder flavours and artisanal methods. Small-scale brewing ticks every box.

Evin O’Riordain worked for Neal’s Yard Dairy and was setting up a cheese shop in New York when he discovered US craft beer. “If you go into a British pub, the person serving you knows nothing about the beer,“ he says. “I thought there was room to treat beer with a bit more respect.”

Back in the UK, O’Riordain started to create US beers on a home-brew kit. When he succeeded, he quit cheese and launched the Kernel Brewery.

Kernel’s beer range typifies the current flavour of craft beer: big, hoppy pale ales and IPAs challenge wines like sauvignon blanc in the intensity of their citrus, pine resin or tropical fruit aromas, while stouts and porters are full of espresso and dark chocolate notes. But craft beer isn’t necessarily finished once it’s brewed – the big trend at the moment is ageing beer in wood, adding further layers of character and complexity.

Scottish brewer Harviestoun signed a deal five years ago with distiller Highland Park, and matures its ‘Old Engine Oil’ beer in malt whisky casks of different ages. The 40-year-old finish goes almost exclusively to New York, where it retails for upwards of $50 (£32) for one 330ml bottle – proof that the cask beer special relationship works both ways across the Atlantic. And long may it continue.

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24 Jun 2014

Lighter Lunch - in more ways than one! Only £6.95

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The Bull's Head Chef Mickael Bevan has created a new menu of lighter lunch dishes for you to enjoy.  Perfect for an afternoon with friends, these dishes have been designed to provide a lighter lunch option that will also be lighter on the wallet. For only £6.95 we are offering a choice from the Light Lunch Menu (see menu pages), plus a 125ml glass of house red, white or rose wine, 1/2 a lager (Becks), real ale or a soft drink alternative. This offer is available Monday to Friday  between 12 midday to 3pm. This offer cannot not to be used in conjunction with any other offer and is valid on tables of up to 6 covers.

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6 Jun 2014

Dine with Dad

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Father’s Day is a great excuse for the family to get together and a chance for all dads to relax and feel appreciated. Of course he’ll love those novelty socks and tie, but why not treat him to Sunday lunch at The Bull to really make his day.

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21 May 2014

Texas Hold’em Charity Poker Night on Monday 9th June

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Come and enjoy a great night of Texas Hold'em poker and help raise money for Watton at Stone Primary School. The poker tournament will take place on Monday, June 9th at 7:45pm (with optional lessons starting at 7.15pm). Entry is £10 per person. 

DETAILS:

WHEN: Monday, June 9th 7:45pm
WHERE: The Bull, Watton-at-Stone High Street, Watton SG14 3SB
BUY-IN: £10
FORMAT: Texas Hold'em. Players will start with 3,000 chips but bonus chips will be given to anyone in WILD WEST FANCY DRESS (or a cowboy hat will do just fine).
PRIZES: TBC

Hope to see you there!

 

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23 Apr 2014

The Bull May Bank Holiday Weekend Beer Festival Friday 23rd - Monday 26th May

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A special beer festival is being held over this May Bank Holiday weekend at The Bull in Watton at Stone from 23th to 26th May. In addition to the three beers on the bar there will be a wide variety of guest beers available in our marquee. Locally reared pork from Bridget B's will be served up early evening as a hog roast on Sunday 25th, and the acoustic tones of lead vocalist & rhythm guitarist Tom Braggins will have us all dancing on the tables from 7pm! Should be a fun weekend for the whole family! Tasting notes on all beers below;

OTTER BREWERY
OTTER AMBER (4.0% ABV)

A lovely blend of citrus fruit and spice, with a finely balanced bitter flavour. A perfectly balanced and complex blend.

WELLS & YOUNGS
YOUNG'S SPECIAL (4.5% ABV)

Amber in colour, a fruity nose and a good hop aroma of sweet fig, citrus and malt.

SHEPHERD NEAME
SPITFIRE (4.2% ABV)

An infusion of three Kentish hops adorns this beautifully balanced, blood-orange tinted British bitter with an acutely aromatic allure.

EVERARDS OF LEICESTER
WHAKATU (3.7% ABV)

A crisp, dry bitter taste. the name ‘Whakatu’ derives from the Maouri name for ‘Nelson’ where the Nelson Sauvin hops originate. With hints of gooseberry and kiwi, Whakatu is a delightful zest of
crisp fruit flavours.

RUDGATE OF YORK
JORVIK BLONDE (3.8% ABV)

A blonde ale balancing fruity hoppiness with a crisp bitter finish

BRAINS OF CARDIFF
FINAL WHISTLE (4.0% ABV)

Final Whistle is a pale ale hopped with a trio of hops. Final Whistle has an aroma of tropical fruit and a refreshingly zesty flavour making this a refreshing and thirst-quenching pint.

UPHAM OF HAMPSHIRE
PUNTER (4.0% ABV)

A clean, delicious and refreshing bitterness with a balance of maltiness from the finest Maris Otter pale malt. This is followed by a distinctive dry fruitiness reminiscent of gooseberries, giving the beer a satisfying blend of flavours.

THWAITES OF BLACKBURN
MAGIC SPONGE (4.1% ABV)

This chestnut-coloured English ale is the perfect companion while watching the football, with its balanced malt flavour and gentle, spicy hop character. Guaranteed to be a winner with your taste buds!

ADNAMS OF SOUTHWOLD
GHOSTSHIP (4.5% ABV)

A pale blonde and very hoppy beer based on an American west coast pale ale. It has good, assertive pithy bitterness, a malty backbone and a lemon and lime aroma.

LODDON OF OXFORDSHIRE
HULLABALOO 4.2%

Rich, nutty and malty with a dry hop finish. English Fuggles impart a dry, herby bitterness which is balanced by the distinctly biscuity flavour of Crystal and Amber malts.

BUNTINGFORD BREWERY
TWITCHELL (3.8% ABV)

A golden fruity bitter with a floral aroma and malty / hoppy aftertaste. Brewed with Maris Otter pale and wheat malts, English Goldings hops and Cascade hops from the USA.

WELLS & YOUNG'S
BURNING GOLD (4.1 ABV)

Balanced by spicy hops, a lightly fruity hop edge and a gentle touch of liquorice

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8 Apr 2014

The World ‘Sup’

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International Whistle-Wetters v Great British Ales
Watch all the action at The Bull in Watton at Stone
From Thursday 12th June

Food, football & beer have formed a harmonious union over the years, a seamless trio that make weekends all the better for being a party to. And who are we to break the tradition? In fact we are approaching a period when the coming together of these three 'amigo's' should practically be encouraged! Our TV coverage starts on Thursday 12th June with England games as follows;

Saturday 14th June England v Italy - BBC 11pm
Thursday 19th June Uruguay v England - ITV 8pm
Tuesday 24th June Costa Rica v England - ITV 5pm

To support England we will be selecting a range of great British Ales & ciders and give you a chance to drink a pint or two in support of your country. We will be looking to source some bottled beers from other countries competing in the World Cup to provide a bit of competition for our great English cask beers. So why not come along to The Bull, with a group of friends, and get behind England!

On the food front we will be serving up some great sharing plates with the emphasis on International flavour;

THE ENGLISH
fish & chip platter, tartar sauce & mushy peas

THE AMERICAN
sliders & fries

THE MEXICAN
nachos topped with home-made salsa, sour cream & guacamole

THE FRENCH
baked camembert, crudités & baguette

THE BRAZILIAN
coxinha, spiced rice & flatbreads

 

 

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12 Mar 2014

Easter Sunday

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It's the first big holiday weekend of the year and Spring in in the air! Enjoy a traditional roast, with all the seasonal trimmings, sourced from our local Hertfordshire larder this Easter - Sunday 20th April. Children joining us for Easter Sunday lunch are welcome to hunt for chocolate treats in our garden.

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28 Feb 2014

Mothering Sunday on 30th March

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Every Mother deserves a little spoiling on Mothering Sunday so why not treat her and the family to a three course lunch at The Bull on 30th March . 2 courses £21.95, 3 courses £25.95

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28 Feb 2014

£12 ‘Pie & Pudding’ Offer in Honour of British Pie Week 3rd - 7th March

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It can't be disputed that the 'pie' should be a staple in a good British pub. Why? Because they are traditional. Sometimes on a miserable, cold evening there is nothing quite like tucking into a really good pie. So, pie lovers everywhere - join us at The Bull as we celebrate this Great British classic that is the much loved pie. Our £12 'Pie & Pudding offer runs throughout British Pie Week, lunchtimes & evenings, from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th March (excluding Friday Evening).

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17 Jan 2014

Baby Cakes Coffee Morning

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We are launching a weekly get together for mothers and toddlers, a chance to relax, eat, drink and chat with other mums. A chance to meet old friends and make new ones! Every Tuesday morning. Enjoy a free cake with any drink.
 

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17 Jan 2014

The Bull Meat Raffle

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The 'Meat Raffle' is a traditional pub event that we would like to introduce here at The Bull. On the last Friday of every month (first one Friday 31st January), and in association with our local butchers Bridget B's, we will be hosting a Meat Raffle to raise money for some of our local charities. A strip of 5 tickets will cost you £1 and these can be purchased over the bar thoughout the preceeding month.
We're all about supporting local and this regular charitable activity will hopefully benefit organisations such as The Willow Foundation and Isobel Hospice. However, we welcome any suggestions from our local community on which charities they would like the money to go to. All the meat is supplied by Bridget B's and is of the highest quality.
 

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8 Jan 2014

Our Recipe for 2014

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Take 12 months and clean them thoroughly.
Now cut each month into 28, 30 or 31 different parts but don't make up the whole batch at once.
Prepare it one day at a time using the following ingredients;
Mix well into each day  - one part of love, one part of patience, one part of courage & one part of work.
Add a little faithfullness, generosity & kindness to each day.
Season with...
a dash of good spirits
a sprinkle of fun
a pinch of play
& a cupful of good humour
Pour all of this into 2014 and garnish with a smile : )

We at The Bull would like to wish all our customers a very Happy New Year and a HUGE thank you for making 2013 such an enjoyable year. Come a see us soon for a 'sprinkle of fun' or a 'pinch of play'!

 

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8 Jan 2014

Beat the January Blues with Food!

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Our January Blues Prix Fixe menu has been designed for customers who enjoy our freshly prepared, seasonal dishes at reasonable prices, especially after the Christmas blow out! Beat the January blues and eat yourself happy with our healthy, mood-boosting dishes. We are offering this fixed price menu Monday to Thursday lunchtimes & evenings. 2 courses £12.95 and 3 courses £16.95. Please note that this menu is subject to change depending on availability of seasonal produce. See our menu pages to see full menu.

 

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3 Dec 2013

Family Christmas Carols around the Fireside on Wednesday 18th December

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Wednesday 19th December from 6.30pm
The Bull in Watton at Stone burst at the seams last year at our annual pub carols as children, parents & grandparents gathered to take part in the traditional 'sing-song'. This year will be more of the same although we are rigging up speakers so that our resident village church choir can be heard throughout the venue. It's a magical evening and one not to miss! To loosen up those angelic voices we will be serving mulled wine, mulled cider, hot chocolate, mince pies and treats for the little ones. All proceeds raised on the night will be donated to the village church. So bring along the family and plenty of Christmas cheer. Song sheets will be provided.
 

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11 Nov 2013

Festive Cheese & Wine Evening on Monday 9th December

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Our Festive Wine & Cheese Tasting evening on Monday 9th December is designed to put the 'fun' into choosing your Christmas wines, cheese and other goodies this year. Maybe you're looking for a gift, or simply something special to enjoy with family & friends over the festive period. Everyone wants something a little different so, this year, why not 'try before you buy' at The Bull. All sampling of cheese & wine is complimentary.

Oaks Hampers
Oaks Hampers offer a range of sixteen hampers; perfect as Christmas presents or corporate gifts. They also sell all products individually, or can make bespoke hampers to suit you. Each product is chosen for quality, originality and taste with many made by small artisan producers who have won Great Taste Awards from The Guild of Fine Food.
www.oakshampers.com

Liberty Wines
Liberty Wines, one of the UK's leading wine specialists, will be sellings wines on the night at discounted prices. With a portfolio of over 200 of the most interesting producers in the wine world, importer and wholesaler, Liberty Wines offer exceptional value and quality.
www.libertywines.co.uk

Foxholes Farm Shop & Butchery
A third generation farming family in Hertford who have been farming for almost 100 years in rural Hertfordshire. Local is their passion, producing and selling fresh, flavoursome and ethical farm produce, reducing food miles and supporting other local farms and our community.
www.foxholesfarm.com

Love Flowers
Love Flowers use beautiful flowers, traditional natural ingredients and seasonal trinkets and accessories in their Christmas designs. Wreaths and Christmas arrangements by Love Flowers make wonderful gifts and add a stylish touch to Christmas decorations at home.
www.loveflowers.co.uk

Justine Billingscoft Design
Justine Billingscroft collections are exclusively designed and handmade, including many personalised items created just for you. From the most delightful Christmas decorations to hand stitched gifts you can rest assured that you'll not find anything quite like this on the high street.
www.facebook.com/justine.billingscroftdesign

 

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23 Sep 2013

Christmas 2013 at The Bull

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Come and join in the festivities at The Bull in Watton at Stone this Christmas. Celebrations start from the second week in December with a cheese & wine evening on Monday 9th and don't miss our annual Christmas event - Carols Around the Fireside on Wednesday 18th. Party bookings are now being taken for Christmas 2013. For more information visit our Menu pages or call 01920 831032.

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23 Sep 2013

Menu Prix Fixe

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Our new Prix Fixe menu has been designed for customers who enjoy our freshly prepared, seasonal dishes at reasonable prices. We are offering this fixed price menu Monday to Thursday lunchtimes & evenings. 2 courses £12.95 and 3 courses £16.95. Please note that this menu is subject to change depending on availability of seasonal produce.
 

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3 Sep 2013

Isabel’s Pub Quizathon

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One Night, 11 Pubs, One Champion
Isabel's Pub Quizathon is a new project that is taking place in 11 pubs in Eastern Hertfordshire. Each of the pubs (including The Bull in Watton at Stone & The White Horse in Burnham Green) will host a quiz on the same night - Thursday 17th October. The other pubs taking part are; The Silver Fox in Hertford Heath, The Catherine Wheel in Albury, Great Eastern Tavern in Hertford, The Brookmans in Brookmans Park, The Sun in Lemsford, The Fox in Aspenden, The Eight Bells in Hatfield, The Angel in Ware and The Greyhound in Bengo, Hertford. The winning teams from each pub will then be invited to take part in the final which will be held 2 weeks later at the Day Hospice in Welwyn Garden City. The winner and the winning pub will be crowned overall champion!

This is a great fundraising activity for the hospice and one that we are keen to support. Entry fee for the Quizathon is £12, £5 of which goes directly to the hospice. The entry fee also includes a fish & chip supper at The Bull (a veggie option will be available).

Quizathon Guidelines
Each team must have a maximum of 6 people
£12 entry fee (includes fish & chip supper)
£5 from entry fee goes directly to Isabel Hospice, as well as any money raised from raffle / heads & tails game
Tickets are available from The Bull in Watton at Stone or contact Anna directly on 07887 542418

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11 Jun 2013

Pick & Mix

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Our new deli planks are proving very popular - great to share as a starter or as a snack with drinks

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5 Apr 2013

Come on Sunshine

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Once the weather cheers up we aim to tantalize your taste buds this summer with the launch of our new Garden Grill.  From home-made juicy beef burgers, marinated barbeque chicken kebabs, spiced lamb chops, sticky pork ribs & glazed steaks all served up with tasty summer salads. So come on sunshine – where are you?

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20 Mar 2013

The Bull Taps into the May Bank Holiday Weekend 25th to 27th May

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A special beer festival is being held over this May Bank Holiday weekend at The Bull in Watton at Stone from 25th to 27th May. In addition to the three beers on the bar there will be a wide variety of guest beers available in our marquee. Locally reared pork from Bridget B's will be served up as a hog roast on Sunday 26th, and acoustic trio Three Girls & a Guitar will have us all dancing on the tables from 7pm! Garden games will keep the children entertained. Should be a fun weekend for the whole family!

SESSION BEER TASTING NOTES

Skinner’s Brewing Co.
Betty Stoggs 4.0%

Light hop aroma with underlying malt. Easy drinking copper ale with a superb balance of citrus hops, malt and bitterness. Bitter finish is slow to develop but long to fade.

Adnams Southwold
Mayday 5.0%

Brewed with East Anglian Pale Ale malt, malted wheat and English hops to produce a well balanced malty beer with a crisp bitterness leading to a satisfying clean finish.

Cheddar Ales of Somerset
Gorge Best 4.0%

This intricate blend of hops provides a clean bitter taste that compliments the warm malt flavours perfectly. It is brewed using the best Maris Otter and Crystal malts.

North Cotswold Brewery
Cotswold Best 4.0%

An easy drinking best bitter made with finest English Challenger, Goldings & Fuggles hops. A bold claim "Cotswold's Best!"

Lancaster Brewery
Blonde 4.1%

The slightly citrus and delicate earthy aromas are created by a combination of First Gold and imported Saaz hops. The initial bitterness is followed by a delightful mouth feel culminating with a long, dry finish.

Dorset Brewery Company
Jurassic 4.2%

Medium bodied ale, clean tasting with lasting bitterness.

Longman of Sussex
American Pale Ale 4.8%

Made using only the choicest U.S hops this triple-hopped APA has a pleasant citrus fruit aroma and characteristic robust bitterness.

Otter Brewery of Devon
Otter Ale 4.5%

At first Otter Ale delivers malt and fruit notes but the taste is finished with a combination of fruit and some bitterness.

Elgood's of Cambridge
Saturday Night Beaver 4.5%

A very pale beer, light in colour, brewed using pale ale malt only.

St Austell of Cornwall
Trelawny 3.8%

Peach & apricot notes dominate the aroma, with hints of butterscotch and toffee apple. The taste in full, with toasted biscuit & jam being balanced by the mellow, yet assertive bitterness of tangy hops.
 

 

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