The White Bull is full of character, history and located in a delightful Ribble Valley village.
Welcome to the white bull a historic Lancashire pub run by new landlord Russell Dungey with 20 years experience under his belt running pubs in Lancashire, The Isle of Man and more recently Jersey.
The White Bull dates back to 1707 and is located in the heart of Ribchester, famous for its Roman past. We offer fine dining, pub meals, accommodation and some superb cask ales including the delicious Timothy Taylors Landlord, Bowlands Devil's Rock, Everards Tiger, Fullers London Pride, Moorhouses Blonde Witch, Copper Dragon Golden Pippin and Deuchars cask ales. Our restaurant is also available for private functions, weddings, christenings and any small gathering.
Our à La Carte Menu offers great pub food at excellent value for money.
View all of our menus in the drop down at the top of the page.
An historic Grade II Listed building
The White Bull Hotel dates back to 1707 and is a grade II listed building and the exterior has some unique features.
- The entrance is dominated by four complete Roman pillars, which are thought to have been part of the Roman fort.
- A carved wooden bull greets guests as they approach; looking up at the white painted bull will leave you in no doubt that it's a male!
- The frontage also boasts original cobbles and a three step mounting stone, once used for drinkers to step down from their horses or carriages.
We serve superb local and guest ales together with delicious food, in a truly unique location!
Traditional dishes are served in attractive surroundings with an extensive specials board for those who want to treat themselves. The White Bull Hotel is an 18th century stone grade II listed building with a fine pillared entrance and statuesque outlook across a small square at the front and the river to the rear. Ribchester itself has an impressive Roman heritage and is a popular place for a day out.
We are situated on the banks of the River Ribble on the site of a Roman fort, there is even an impressive view of the Roman Bathhouse from our beer garden.
We have three en-suite double bedrooms available. In the late eighteenth century, The White Bull Hotel functioned as the local court house for many years and one of the rooms was a holding cell!