Photo: Essex Live News
The Bull Inn pub in Hockley, Essex, suffered a devastating fire on the 3rd August, and those of you familiar with Strangehaven’s The Minotaur will have already noticed the similarity in appearance. Indeed, the Grade II listed 16th Century country pub was a regular haunt for me in the mid-1980s and 1990s, and was one of the first locales that I selected as a potential location for Strangehaven.
It was never quite the same after the Faccinis moved on and it became part of a pub food chain, but I still hope that the owners and brewery will decide to rebuild it.
This is how the local paper reported it:
Fire causes severe damage to the Bull Inn, Hockley
Update: 6 September 2018
After just a month, progress is already being made in rebuilding the structure:
The Bull fire in Hockley: New photos