Set against the backdrop of the rolling hills of the Peak District, The Bulls Head Inn stands nestled in the core of the picturesque, limestone hamlet of Foolow. Indeed, this welcoming, family-owned public house is thought to be one of the prettiest in the area, and the decor inside certainly completes the picture. Flagstone floors and a crackling open log fire make the bar area a traditional and yet extremely cosy place to enjoy a range of traditional cask beers, malt whiskeys and fine wines, and provides a welcome retreat for all walkers, locals and those just passing by. Hungry guests who wish to remain in the bar to sample some of the delicious food on offer have the option of enjoying the stunning views available by sitting at one of several tables situated next to the window, or alternatively may wish to experience the genuine Windmill theatre seats tucked into the corner of the room.
A small step down from the bar is the Stable - a warm and comfortable eating area that also benefits from the open log fire, and contains eight tables from which one can enjoy an array of scrumptious bar meals, including the chef’s delicious Turkey,Leek and Ham pie. For those wishing to dine in a more formal manner, the restaurant to the left of the bar provides the ideal setting in which to choose from a comprehensive range of culinary delights such as roast sea bass with fennel or venison medallions in a Cumberland sauce. In keeping with the ambience of the country village, all produce is obtained from local farms and dairies, and fresh eggs, bacon, milk and even stamps are available for purchase from the pub itself.
An appealing seating area outside the front door of the Inn and overlooking the charming village duck pond allows customers to enjoy a drink or meal outside should they wish to make the most of the beauty of their surroundings. In tune with the traditional, ‘country pub’ atmosphere, dogs are more than welcome both inside and out, and a fresh bowl of water awaits all canine guests!
The Bull’s Head Inn also offers excellent accommodation in the form of three delightful en-suite bedrooms, thus making it the perfect base for those wishing to explore the Peak District more thoroughly. The peace and tranquillity of the remote hamlet of Foolow ensures that all guests will benefit from an excellent night’s sleep, whilst at the same time the three minute drive to the A623 north of Stoney Middleton makes the Bull’s Head both accessible and easy to find.
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