Page Updated:- Wednesday, 15 June, 2022.


Earliest 1832-


Open 2020+

293 London Road

Horns Cross


01322 382006

Bull 1902

Above postcard, 1902 showing the original "Bull." Photo taken from

Bull 1920

Above photo, 1920, again showing the original building.

Photo taken from

Bull 1950

Above photo, 1950.

Photo taken from

Bull 2008

Above Google image, September 2008.

Bull 2014

Above Google image, June 2014.

Bull 2017

Above Google image August 2017.

Bull sign 1986Bull sign 1990

Above sign left, October 1986, sign right September 1990.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


I have also seen this one addressed as Greenhithe.

Today (2016) the premises is operating as one of the Flaming Grill chain of pubs.


As the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

Thanks for your co-operation.


South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 27 September 1864.


On Saturday evening last, and inquest was held at the "Bull," Horns Cross, before C. J. Carttar, Esq., coroner, on the body of a man named John Macarthey, who died suddenly near the above house on the day before. It appeared that the deceased had been hopping in the neighbourhood, and was noticed by the neighbours to be lying down in a place called Hughes's alley. They called the attention of Sergeant Beeching, K.C.C. to the man, and he immediately went for a conveyance to take into the Union, but when he returned the man was dead. Dr. Secombe, of Greenhithe, made a post-mortem examination on the body, and found that death was caused by internal disease. The jury returned a verdict of death of natural causes.


From the Gravesend reporter, North Kent and South Essex Advertiser, Saturday 13 September 1873.

Found, a black retriever dog, with brass collar. If not claimed within seven days will be sold to defray expensive.

Apply to G. Harris, "Bull Inn," Horns Cross, Dartford.



DURLING Robert 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

TIBBART Robert 1840+

HARRIS Joseph 1851-58+ (age 54 in 1851Census)

TAYLOR Barnabus 1861+ (age 74 in 1861Census)

HARRIS Harriet Mrs 1871-74+ (widow age 59 in 1871Census)

MATTOCK Henry 1881+ (age 22 in 1881Census)

MATTOCK William 1882+

DYKES James July/1894+ Bromley and District Times

WALLER John Thomas 1901-03 (age 37 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

WOODWARD Alfred 1902-18+ (age 35 in 1911Census)


Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Bromley and District TimesBromley and District Times



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