The Bull sits on the A357 Blandford to Sherborne road on the outskirts of Sturminster Newton separated by the iconic Town Bridge over the river Stour. The parish of Broad Oak lies behind the Bull with a number of houses and potential trade within walking distance.
The Bull sits in the middle of North Dorset, known as ‘Hardy Country’ as so much of the area featured in Thomas Hardy novels and Hardy was a resident of Sturminster Newton between 1876 and 1878. Specifically, the town is featured as ‘Stourcastle’ in Hardy’s novels. In more recent times Sturminster Newton is perhaps best known for its cheese festival held in September each year.
Planning permission has recently been granted to build 15 houses in the neighboring field to the Bull, which will result in improvements to the car parking, access and garden layout to the pub. This will subsequently allow for a scheme to increase the internal areas of the pub to be worked up.