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Ringing the Bull - The North of England
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 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 game is known as 'Ringing the Horn'
Ringing the Bull - Eastern Counties
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)
Blue Ball Inn, Grantchester, Cambridge (submitted Nov 2007 by Natalie Bell)
Fort St George Pub, Cambridge (submitted Nov 2007 by Natalie Bell)
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 Alby Horse Shoes Inn, Thwaite (pronounced Twait), nr. Aylsham, Norfolk (submitted by Margaret Rushmer, Feb 2020). Margaret Rushmer was landlady for more than 20 years, retired in Feb 2020. She believes the Bull ring was part of the original building created prior to 1830. The original was a hook and large ring but recently this was replaced by a genuine horn and bull ring. Apparently some locals won't leave the pub until they have scored a hit from some very different angles they have developed).
The Pilot Inn, Dungeness, Kent (sub. Niko Miaoulis March 2020): The game of Ringing the Bull at this pub is mentioned in a newspaper cutting more than 100 years ago when apparently it consisted of a carved bull's head. As at March 2020, they are replacing their Ringing the Bull equipment - an oval wooden plaque with a picture of a bull on it, made in the 1950s and deeply scarred with the marks of rings over the years. The new version is a new carved wooden bull's head, commissioned locally.
Ringing the Bull - The South of England
The Daneway Inn, near the Sapperton Tunnel, Gloucestershire
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.)
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).
The Cross at Eversley, The Green, Eversley Cross, Hampshire, RG27 0NS Tel/Fax: 01189 731 126. This is a local Hampshire version of the game called 'Ring the horn'. It has a traditional Boar's head with its tusk used as the "horn". Submitted Jonathan Greenyer, Dec 2005.
The Sow and Pigs, Toddington, Bedfordshire. An unusual version called Pig Snout with a boar's head
Ringing the Bull - Outside England
The Badachro Inn, North East Scotland
The game is 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)