The White Bull is located in the centre of the historic village of Ribchester a former Roman settlement on the original Watling Street now home to a busy community and lots of attractions for visitors to the beautiful Ribble Valley with its fantastic scenery, great walks and lots of things to do.

We’re re-back…

From midday on Thursday 15th April we are delighted to re-open for alfresco service in the garden. Bookings are available online for covered areas. Hopefully the weather will be kind.

We will be open (whilst we can trade outside):
• Thursday – Sunday, from midday
• Bank Holiday Monday, 3rd May – open all day.

What’s on at The White Bull…


Quiz Night free to enter + Play your cards right from 8pm.


Traditional Sunday Lunches alongside our a la carte menu.







The White Bull is an iconic 1707 built listed property located in the old centre of Ribchester.

Situated opposite original weavers cottages and walking distance from the numerous Roman attractions, The historic Church, the banks of the River Ribble and Ribble Way walk. The Roman Bath House is directly over the wall in our lovely garden area. There is lots of parking either opposite or within easy walking distance.

The building is possibly one of the most photographed pubs in Britain with its unusual ‘White Bull’ wooden statue above the ‘Pillared’ front added to the building when it was originally used as a court room with holding cell to deal with the local miscreants! The pillars were said to have been found in the river and are said to be Roman in origin and had been part of ‘The temple of Minerva’ a place of worship in Roman times.

The White Bull has recently reopened following a major refurbishment focussed on recovering all the original features to present a traditional British village pub serving its community and visitors with quality fresh food menus and an extensive range of drinks.

There are also 3 beautifully appointed double bedrooms en suite with a private entrance for guests.

The site is now back in the hands of the Brooks family. Bob and Marilyn (Mal) ran the pub in its heyday 20 years ago, and have invested into the refurbishment and operation backing Chris (their son) who has experience in operating food led destination pubs.

You will always be guaranteed the warmest of welcomes whatever the reason for your visit.