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.







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.


In 2019, The White Bull underwent a complete refurbishment with a primary goal of restoring all its original features. The aim was to offer a quintessential British village pub experience, catering to both the local community and visitors, featuring fresh, high-quality food menus and an extensive range of drinks.


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

Step inside and let the warmth of our hospitality embrace you!

We are Julie and Dee, the proud new owners of The White Bull, and we are absolutely thrilled to welcome you to our cherished establishment.

As we embark on this exciting journey together, we want you to know that our doors are open wide, and our hearts are even wider. Whether you’re a familiar face or a newcomer to our beloved tavern, we extend a warm welcome to each and every one of you.

Here at The White Bull, we believe in the power of community and connection. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that every visit is filled with laughter, joy, and unforgettable experiences.

So come on in, take a seat, and let us treat you to an exceptional dining experience. From mouthwatering dishes to handcrafted cocktails, we’re here to delight your senses and leave you craving more.

Thank you for choosing to be a part of our story. Together, let’s raise our glasses to new beginnings and endless possibilities!

Warmest regards,

Julie, Dee, and The White Bull Team

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

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Great night's sleep and wonderful gluten-free food options My husband and I were attending a Birthday party in the area and The White Bull was recommended to us for accommodation. We booked an en-suite room for one night and we were very comfortable and slept well. I ate lunch in the restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed gluten-free fish and chips. It was a huge portion and the fish was very fresh. I would recommend it for a short stay but also for a nice meal.
Jacqueline H
Delicious food and friendly staff! We had lunch here the day after a wedding with a huge party, and they did excellent to accommodate us. So friendly, and the food was absolutely outstanding. Highly recommend the gyros (so delicious) and fish and chips. Will definitely come back if the opportunity arises. Thank you so much!
Sarah V
First timer in England This was my first time here from the USA and I had FABULOUS TIME!! Food was excellent, and everyone was so friendly. I thoughly enjoyed myself and would definitely come again!!!
Donna R
The perfect village pub This historic pub is at the heart of the village. Excellent beer and delicious food is served by the friendliest of staff. Rick seems to know everyone who comes in and is a massive asset to the business.
Stephen H
A fabulous friendly establishment Had lunch there today with my Dad. Beer and food absolutely superb. Staff and service absolutely first class. So friendly and helpful. A lovely pub with atmosphere we'd both recommend. We're sorry we didn't leave a tip, we each thought the other had done so due a confused conversation as we got ready to leave. We'll put this right next time!
Sunday lunch at its best Good quality food, beautifully presented. Great atmosphere Attentive staff. Great to see Julie at the helm. Will be back soon
Absolutely fantastic 😊 Brilliant customer service, felt very welcome and it was a fantastic atmosphere to spend a lovely Sunday afternoon with the family😁 We will definitely be returning to The White Bull 🐂
Recommended Unplanned call in for tea on a sunny Saturday. Sitting out in beer garden was lovely. We shared 4 starters, as a sort of tapas meal. The food was lovely, my partner had a problem with one dish that was dealt with really well. The choices were a little different to the normal fare and we appreciated that. Service was very good and the price reasonable. Definitely going back.
Great food, beer, location and welcome. There’s something just a little bit special about the White Bull at Ribchester. Ribchester is charming village, full of Roman history with the pub nestled right in the centre. A traditional pub that looks great from the outside and with the warm welcome and great food you’d hope for on the inside. The menu is varied and good value, with generous portions. The food is well considered without being over engineered, and is just a good separation from the normal endless list of burgers and steaks offered in many places. The beer and wine is good too. The sun was out when we visited which meant the beer garden was a great place to start the evening.