There were two different inns called the Bull. The licence was transferred from a building lower down Dyer Street.
St. Clair-Badderly writes: ‘The Bingham Library stands on the site of a celebrated old hostelry – The Bull’.
On 7th February 1916 the ‘Bull Inn public houses with garages and workshop in Dyer Street’ was purchased by the Cirencester Brewery. The address was 60 Dyer Street in 1927 and was renumbered 72 Dyer Street.
After closure in the 1950’ the Bull Inn stood empty for many years before finally being converted to offices and store rooms for Gardiners D.I.Y. The doorway is now the employees entrance to the D.I.Y. store. The building is also next door to the old ‘Wilts and Glos Standard’ offices. The old metal pub sign bracket is still in situ.
Owner in 1891:
Rateable Value in 1891: £28.15s.0d.
Type of license in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Earl Bathurst (leased to Cirencester Brewery)
Rateable Value in 1903: £28.15s.0d.
Type of license in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 11pm
Landlords at the Bull Inn include:
1820 William Scott
1830 James Habgood (Bull Tavern)
1840 (?) Thomas Hart
1856 S. Clark
1871 John Day
1885,1889 Walter Hayward
1891 Henry George Cobb
1902,1906 John Barnes
1913,1939 Donald Cole
? George Keyes (last landlord – see Swan Hotel)