After a planning application for change of use was withdrawn last year, The Old Bulls Head (Little Hucklow, Derbyshire) is currently for sale. The agents, Crosthwaite Commercial, suggest potential for a pub/restaurant.
The pub was a regular Good Beer Guide entry in the 1970’s and 80’s when it sold a fine pint of Buxton-brewed Winkle Saxon Cross Bitter (3.8%). It later sold Wards Bitter.
However, the building has been unused for seven years and would require substantial renovation. The Old Bulls Head has historical interest dating back to the 12th.Century with the selling agents claiming it is the 5th oldest pub in England.
Little Hucklow was once the scene of much mining activity, with considerable remains of old shafts, gravel hillocks and rakes still surrounding the village. The Bull’s Head pub contained a collection of mining relics. In addition, the handpumps had Shakespearean characters carved in wood.