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We have been in the service industry for many years and recognise the importance of customer service. Quality and service is exactly what we and our team aim to deliver on every occasion, whether you’re having a meal, snack or just a quiet drink. We want all our guests to enjoy their experience.


We are located in the Derbyshire countryside yet only minutes from the historic town of Belper. Matlock, Bakewell, Ashbourne, Eyam and Chatsworth are all less than an hours drive away.

We have a large restaurant and dining area that is open daily from 12pm until 9pm (Sunday until 6pm) or you can eat in the main bar area. We have a great selection of real ales along with fine wines and a large selection of gins and spirits.

The restaurant can be hired and converted for any event on most days or evenings. From wedding receptions, birthday parties, works parties… in fact anything and all set in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. Where better?

The Bulls Head is also a welcome stop for walkers, cyclists and runners all of which are met with smiling, happy staff eager to serve. We are dog friendly with a designated area for your companion with free treats and water to welcome them.

We have a very large car park that can accommodate coaches or even a stop-over for motor homes. Just call us beforehand and we will make arrangements for your vehicle.

Click here to make a booking or call us on 01773 828898.


The Bulls Head is listed in Pattersons Road Book of 1794 as a stopping place for coaches on the long haul from Hicks Hall London to Wirksworth as a coaching inn. You can actually see and feel the indentations of the horse shoes in the old oak beams from that time.

The Bulls Head Belper
About us - old photo

Unfortunately, pictures of the old pub are very rare, but here is a photo from the 19th century. We can only assume it was taken to celebrate a fête of some kind.

About us - old photo

A later picture shows the Belper Silver Prize Band in 1931 with the pub in the background.

The Dally Wash

The story of the Dally Wash located 300 yards from The Bulls Head.


How times have changed. The pub was closed in 2015 and feared that it would never open again. However, thanks to a local entrepreneur, the pub was purchased. We then had the task of bringing the pub back to life and with no expense spared The Bulls Head was lovingly restored into one of the finest country pub and restaurants in the area. This along with excellent food, great service, comfortable seating, relaxed atmosphere and a superb location makes The Bulls Head a must visit.