The Bull

1, Price Street, Birmingham, B4 6JU

Tel: +44 (0) 121 333 6757
Fax: +44 (0) 121 359 1168

.. . . for square-deal Food, Drink and Accommodation - in the heart of historical Birmingham . . .

Welcome !

Our Christmas Menu is now available for bookings.

We are currently building a new website, it's a work in progress, but please feel free to have alook around and tell us what you think.


serving real ale since 1729


finding us

If you visit us because of this web site,
please  tell a member of staff.

This Bull is an award-winning, traditional pub located in the heart of Birmingham's internationally-famous Gun Quarter. There has been a hostelry selling ales on this site since the 18th century. Steeped in local history, The Bull is "a jewel in the crown of Birmingham's pubs" (Birmingham Evening Mail).

When it comes to beer, we are pleased and proud to serve a wide selection of traditional hand-pulled cask ales, many of which are "guests", lagers or stouts.

We also pride ourselves on our food and offer a wide selection of home-cooked meals from our normal menu together with an excellent daily choice available from our 'Specials' blackboard.

In short, The Bull is the ideal place to unwind at lunch-time or in the evening.

The Bull is open during normal licensing hours: 12 am - 11 pm; Monday to Saturday.
(Sorry, we are closed all-day on Sunday.)


This plaque outside
The Bull explains some of the pub's heritage from the hey-day of Birmingham's Gun Quarter.


The (china shop in a) Bull 

Our delightfully cosy accommodation includes homely rooms for the over-night visitor and traditional pub-grub throughout the day.
For details of prices and availability, please email:

The team operating this web site has also installed wireless connectivity - 'Wi-Fi' - in the premises so that staying guests may enjoy the pub as a hot-spot.

If you're a representative of a Business or Company, please leave your Card at the bar and we'll provide a link to your web-site.


 Directions to get to The Bull:

CAR: If arriving by car on the A38 (the Aston Expressway), leave the fly-over section and descend to approach the Lancaster Circus traffic island (with its Fire Station doors visible on the eastern perimeter). leave the Island on the A34, dual-carriage-way; New Town Row, sign-posted to Walsall and West Bromwich. In about 200 yards (1/8th mile), after Vesey Street, take second left into Price Street and proceed (in this one-way street) up towards its junction with Loveday Street. You may wish to park in an available slot, along here. Pay-and-Display parking tickets are required between 0800 and 1800; except on Sundays.

WALKERS: There are FOUR prominent buildings for prestigious organisations in close proximity to our site and you should plan your walk or ramble, to arrive via one of these. They are St Chad's - the Catholic Cathedral, Aston University, the Dental Hospital adjoining the Children's Hospital, and the Central Fire Station.
If arriving from the The Cathedral, proceed along Shadwell Street for 100 yards or so, then turn right into Loveday Street. Alternatively, you might turn right into Bath Street then left to detour via the Welsh Congregational Chapel, if you wish.
If you approach us from Aston University or else from the nearby Fire Station, it is necessary to cross Lancaster Circus through the pedestrian underpasses. Some of the signage points to the "Gun Quarter" and leads to Vesey Street; a road which is currently flanked on both sides by car parking space. The Bull can be seen from most sides of the Lancaster Circus roundabout.
If your arrival is down Corporation Street from the city centre, you should discover the heli-pad for the two hospitals (H-bricks in the block paving) and then the nearby underpass alongside the Dental Hospital. Descend to use the Ashted Subway to enter the Queensway underpass island area (sometimes popular with skate-boarders!), then take the Lench Subway with its sloping incline leading to a short flight of pedestrian stairs which are directly in front of The Bull.

CYCLE: We suggest you come to us along the routes we recommend for Walkers or Canal visitors. The signage indicates where cycles should avoid conflict with pedestrian movement. On arrival at The Bull, ask at the bar for access to our rear garden Veranda where we will be pleased to store your (pedal) bike while you are with us.
(Motorcycle visitors may leave their machines alongside the entrance kiosk at the adjacent Vesey Street car-park.)

CANAL: Your main reference point is the Aston junction of the Birmingham & Fazeley and the Digbeth Branch canals. Moor-up in this vicinity; the "hospital pound", and proceed on the towpath towards the infamous Farmer's Bridge Flight  - beneath the highly visible BT telecoms tower. However, at the Loveday Street bridge - "Barker Bridge" - you should leave the towpath by turning left into Cliveland Street and turning left again in Lower Loveday Street to cross the canal via this bridge. You then cross Shadwell St and continue up the slight incline of Loveday Street to The Bull on your left in about 250 yards.


It can't be too hard to find us .... Gettin' stuck in ....
These three cheery visitors dropped-in from British Columbia, Canada,
while on the trail of their great-great-grand-father's days as a gun-smith.


Friends of The Bull:

These are just a few of the organisations whose staff and members are pleased to enjoy the hospitality we offer on a regular basis.

Argosy Musical Theatre Company

Aston University

Aston Swimming & Water Polo Club

Canoldir Male Voice Choir

CAMRA - Birmingham

Dental Hospital

Families Need Fathers

Lapal Canal Trust

West Midlands Fire Service

If you would also like to be listed and linked, please leave your details behind the bar.

    The Bull has been in the papers recently - here

Web-site first activated in January 2005