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Ringing the Bull

The Badachro Inn, North East Scotland

The North

The Trip To Jerusalem, near Nottingham Castle, Nottingham.
The Crown, Warrington.
The Pineapple Inn, Shaw, Greater Manchester
The Fountain, Linton, the Yorkshire Dales
Old White Bear, Crosshills, North Yorkshire (submitted Andy Keeling June 2000)
Sheffield Arms,High Street Burton upon Stather, Near Scunthorpe North Lincolnshire 01724 720269. (submitted Dave Coombe November 2000 and again Keiran Stannard, March 2019)
The Merry Monk, Rochdale
The Shoulder of Mutton, Methley Road, Castleford, (submitted Dave Storey, Jan 2001)
The King William IV, Brompton on Swale, Richmond, North Yorkshire (submitted Ian Cobb, Feb 2002)
The Albion Hilderthorpe Road Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire (mounted on a bulls head, apparently. Submitted Terry Terlou May 2010)

The South

The Daneway Inn, near the Sapperton Tunnel, Gloucestershire
The Rock Inn, Chiddingstone Hoath, Penshurst, Kent
The Red Lion, Stambourne, near Halstead (from Essex Countryside magazine, Jan 1991)
The Tower Arms, South Weald, near Brentwood (from Essex Countryside magazine, Jan 1991)
Three Horseshoes, Bannister Green, Felsted, Essex ('Simon' Oct 2009: The landlady only knows it has been played there as long as anyone can remember. The bull is a metal hook on a plate mounted on one of the bar posts).
The Crown & Trumpet Inn, Broadway, Worcestershire (submitted Andy Keeling July 2000)
Murrell Arms, Barnham, West Sussex. (they have a real bull's horn with which to ring!) (submitted Mark Robinson, June 2002)
Green Man Public House on Putney Heath, London, SW15 (sub. Susan Harley, Dec 2002 Allegedly Samuel Pepys played the game here with Dr Johnson, but we have yet to confirm this.)
Blue Ball Inn, Grantchester, Cambridge (submitted Nov 2007 by Natalie Bell)
Fort St George Pub, Cambridge (submitted Nov 2007 by Natalie Bell)
The Pink and Lily, Parslows Hillock near Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire (submitted Jeremy Symondson, June 2012 - but not sure if presently open)

The Pheasant,- 1/4 mile from J14, M4, on the B4000, nearest village Hungerford Newtown , (sub. Alastair Meikle, March 2004).


It's also played around the Caribbean and into Florida but it tends to be based on big game fish rather than a bull. It's often called Bimini Ring:
Archies Seabreeze, Fort Pierce, Florida, USA (submitted Bernie Ruddock, March 2010)
Murph's Tavern, Sag Harbor , NY USA (Long Island) (submitted Jerel Whittingham, Nov 2013)

Ring the Horn

The Garden City Inn, Derby. (BBCi 2003) (The equipment consists of a carved wooden horn, approximately a foot long and shaped like a rhinoceros's horn). The Cros

The Garden City Inn, Derby. (BBCi 2003) (The equipment consists of a carved wooden horn, approximately a foot long and shaped like a rhinoceros's horn).

The Cross at Eversley, The Green, Eversley Cross, Hampshire, RG27 0NS Tel/Fax: 01189 731 126 (at this pub is a local Hampshire version of ring the horn with a traditional Boar's head with its tusk used as the "horn". Submitted Jonathan Greenyer, Dec 2005)

Pig Snout

The Sow and Pigs, Toddington, Bedfordshire.