In 2017, when Limpsfield’s historic village pub, The Bull Inn went up for sale, a group of entrepreneurial locals set up Enterprising Limpsfield Ltd as a community-driven investment opportunity to buy the pub and create something unique for future generations.
The Bull Inn is now officially open for business and looking forward to welcoming old and new faces!
This exciting enterprise has been conceived in response to the changing needs of the community, with a vision to create more than a pub – a ‘pub-hub’ at the heart of local life. By being completely independent, the new business can draw on the tastes and preferences of the wider community to promote local food, drink and innovation and to support other locally-owned small businesses and individuals.
Following a hugely successful fundraising campaign, Enterprising Limpsfield Ltd (now consisting of over 200 investors) bought the pub and, in collaboration with many local and specialist tradespeople, suppliers and designers, set about creating a beautiful, modern and functional environment that respects the fabric of this historic Grade II listed building.
The pub has undergone extensive refurbishment to bring it up to modern standards. Under the direction of local heritage officer, Martin Higgins and EL co-founder and project manager, Adrienne Gray, the team of builders from Metz Construction, interior designers, Design TwentyFive and antiques expert, Lisa Lloyd of Hand of Glory Antiques have collaborated to create a beautiful, modern, functional environment leading The Bull into a new charge!
As a unique and independent pub-hub, the design team have had the freedom to select furniture and fixtures to create fun and quirky spaces with lots of character and talking points, such as interesting and unusual light fittings, mirrors and artwork.
Now, the building is ready for business and a dynamic new management team has been appointed to lead The Bull Inn into an exciting new era. The hugely talented team is led by General Manager, Jessica Hurren and her assistant Dylan Nel, with exciting chefs Tommy Pring and Denes Miko (Head Chef and Deputy Head Chef respectively).
Together they will build on The Bull’s heritage and give it a modern twist to create a great venue for both existing clientele and generations to come; offering top quality, accessible food and drink, without the London price tag and providing a space for a wide range of activities for local individuals and businesses.
The new chefs have been busy creating two core menus – ‘grazing’ (for anytime and any area within the pub) and ‘feasting’ (evening à la carte menu). Anticipating an initial stampede of customers, in order to allow as many guests as possible to enjoy the Bull experience in its first few weeks, the ‘grazing’ menu only will be available for an initial ‘soft launch’ period, with the full feasting menu following on shortly after the initial rush! There will also be a Sunday Lunch menu and bookings are now being taken for parties and over the festive period.
Menus will be updated regularly to include ever-changing seasonal specials, local dishes and classics with a twist, with options to suit most tastes, dietary needs and preferences.
Under the expert guidance of Hennings Wine Merchants, the excellent value wine list has been carefully selected by an enthusiastic team of volunteers and is completely unique, embracing some of the best local British wines, as well as a range of international wines, that combine flavours and styles to complement the new menus and delight new friends!
On the beer front, The Bull’s team has been working with local breweries, including Godstone, Titsey, East Surrey and Westerham Breweries to explore the wide range of lagers, ales and beers being created in the local area.
Through a very enjoyable selection process, the tasting team and volunteers have chosen several firm favourites as the starting range. While The Bull Inn is keen to be known for a well-kept range of beers, it will be also be showcasing guest beers on a regular basis.
Embracing the current trend for craft gins, there will also be a range of fresh and exciting options to choose from to help customers find their perfect G&T.
There are also a variety of spaces for private events, from birthdays and celebrations through to meetings and business breakfasts, with bespoke menus created in line with clients’ budgets and requirements.
The Upper Storey,on the first floor contains a gorgeous large dining room, with an adjacent reception room that can be kept separate or incorporated into a private event. With an upstairs bathroom, WC and separate kitchen, the space is perfect for business events, meetings and off-site workshops, as well as private dining for special celebrations.
The outside barn or “Grain Store” is a lovely surprise, featuring the old, re-purposed bar, and indoor/outdoor environment to welcome walkers, cyclists and locals who just fancy dropping by for a coffee. This area can also be used for events, pop-ups, exhibitions and workshops.
The high-end and flexible facilities will cater for all types of events, both personal and business, offering opportunities for exciting, wide-ranging collaborations with successful local enterprise, suppliers and producers.
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