Page Updated:- Tuesday, 21 December, 2021.


Earliest 1674-

Bull Inn

Open 2020+

Linton Hill


01622 743612

Bull 1907

Above postcard, 1907, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Bull Inn 1911

Above postcard, 1911. Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.


Above postcard, date unknown, by kind permission Stephen Golding,

Bull Inn

Above photo, date unknown, also showing the alms houses to the right.

Bull Inn 2010

Above photo 2010 by Oast House Archives Creative Commons Licence.

Bull Inn sign 1993Bull sign 2015

Above sign left, March 1993, sign right, 2015.

With thanks from Brian Curtis

Bull Inn sign 2020

Above sign, 2020, kindly taken and sent by Roger Pester.

Bull 2018

Above photo, April 2018, kindly taken and sent by Rory Kehoe.


The building gained a Grade II listing on 23 May 1967.


Local knowledge, further pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.


From the Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, 8 June 1861.

Linton. Friendly Society Treat.

The members of the Linton Hand-in-Hand Society held their anniversary on the 29th ult., with the usual formalities. After parading the village, accompanied by a band of music, the members attended church, where an appropriate sermon was preached by the Rev. J. Dunnage. Subsequently the members dined at the "Bull Inn." Mr. Goad, the landlord, producing an excellent spread. The Rev. J. Dunnage being appointed to the chair, the health's of the ladies Cornwallis, the Rev. T. Carter, the chairman, and others followed in due order, interspersed with some good songs by Mr. Philpott and J. Gilbert, and some select pieces of music were performed by the band.

The affairs of the club we are glad to hear, are in a prosperous condition. The Legacy of 500 left to it by the late Earl Cornwallis, which has been invested for the benefit of the club, affords an excellent basis for a financial structure, and the affairs being watched over by members who, with very few exceptions, reside in the immediate neighbourhood, the balance-sheet each year presents a more favourable aspects than that of wider spread societies of a like nature.


From the By Rebecca Tuffin, 24 August 2019.

13 Kent pub gardens to visit this summer bank holiday weekend.

With this bank holiday weekend set to one of hottest yet, many will be longing for an ice-cold pint in a sunny beer garden.

So we have found some of the best Kent has to offer.

Listed below are 13 of the county's finest spots to meet with friends and indulge in good food and drink.

The Bull Inn.

Bull Inn garden view 2019

The Bull Inn view, Linton.

The Bull Inn is well-known locally for its stunning views of the High Weald.

The west-facing wooden decking, staggered across two levels, is a perfect spot to watch the sun set with a lager in hand.

Menu highlights include fish and chips or homemade lasagne, alongside a number of more exotic dishes.



MARTIN William 1828-32+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

FOSTER Elizabeth 1841+ (age 55 in 1841Census)

FANCETT William 1851+ (age 72 in 1851Census)

GOAD John 1861-71+ (age 60 in 1871Census)

RUSSELL William 1881-91+ (widower age 56 in 1891Census)

GILBERT Robert 1901+ (age 72 in 1901Census)

BARTLETT George 1903+ Kelly's 1903

SOUTHERN Hannah 1911+ (age 66 in 1911Census)


Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

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


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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