Wick Street is an old road that runs parallel with the A46 Stroud road on the east side of the Painswick Valley. In fact it was the original road leading from Stroud to Painswick. In 1726 the road was turnpiked.
In 1737 a ‘flying waggon’ left the Bull Inn every Monday at 12 o’clock to London. It was run by Daniel Niblett, the Painswick Carrier.
The Bull is now a private residence. The building has many original features including wide stone mullioned windows, three impressive fireplaces with carved stone and wood surrounds. The Bull is not mentioned in either the 1891 or 1903 books, which detail all the licensed premises in Gloucestershire. It presumably closed soon after a new road was built from Painswick to Pitchcombe in 1819.
Map Reference: SO 863077 (approx)