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.
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.
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.