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The Bull's Head, Shenstone

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by Tony Collins (subscribe)
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Published February 1st 2016
Enjoy A Visit To Delightful Country Pub
Visitors to The Bull's Head are assured of a warm village welcome - but it wasn't always the case for everyone.

This delightful country pub and restaurant has apparently existed in the village of Shenstone, near Lichfield, since the 17th century.

The Bull's Head
The prominent location of The Bull's Head


But it is said to have only become firmly established at the centre of village life in the 1850s, and that is partly due to the fact that Petty Court Sessions were held at the inn on two days a month for local wrong-doers to be dealt with.

Today, The Bull's Head remains an integral part of village life in Shenstone.

The Bull's Head
No excuse for missing the proud pub sign


But it also remains a popular watering hole for passing customers, aided by its prominent location - and even more prominent pub sign - on the main A5127 road between Lichfield, the M6 Toll Road and Sutton Coldfield.

There is a welcome sign in the main car park, while the generous outside seating area provides splendid views of the pub gardens and picturesque landscape.

The Bull's Head
A welcome sign awaits in The Bull's Head car park


Once inside, it clearly retains the rural charm and rustic character that has been drawing in customers for centuries, helped by the warm open fire on cold days and hearty, freshly cooked pub food on the menu.

The menu ranges from traditional Sunday roasts to pub favourites such as signature pies and familiar Vintage Inns classics such as lemon and garlic-roasted chicken.

The Bull's Head
Part of the pub's cosy interior


But during our lunchtime visit we opted for a 'Camembert and Bacon Melt' sandwich and a 'Warm Chicken and Sweetcure Bacon' sandwich, both served in a crusty bun with either chips or side salad.

The Bull's Head also has a great range of cask-conditioned beers, real ales and wines, leaving customers with plenty of choice.

The Bull's Head
Some of the ales and beers on offer


But I was certainly not disappointed with the delicious pint of Wainwright ale that I decided on.
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Why? Great grub and a welcoming ale in country pub
When: All year
Phone: 01543 480214
Where: The Bull's Head, Birmingham Road, Shenstone, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS14 0JR
Cost: Sandwich 5.50, pint of ale 3.80
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