Kate and Paul would like to welcome you to the Nevill Bull and give you a potted history of the origins of the unusual name!
The Nevill Family has owned land in Birling since the Manor came into the family in 1435. The family have given England many famous sons, including Richard Nevill, Earl of Warwick, who became known as Warwick the Kingmaker, when his nephew won War of the Roses and became Edward IV. The Bull changed its name to Nevill bull in 1953 in memory of Michael Nevill who was killed in WWII. Lieutenant Nevill was serving in Africa with 1st Bn Scots Guards when he died on 28th April 1943 and is buried in Massicault War Cemetery. Lt Nevill is commemorated with all the fallen of Birling on the War Memorial in All Saints Churchyard.
The Nevill Bull is a family run pub with a abundance of character and quirkiness. Our aim is to provide excellent food and drink in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. During the Winter months the log fires roar and in the Summer the patio garden is full of flowers and fresh herbs which you regularly see being taken into the kitchen. Some people have commented that the pub is looking more like a museum on every visit with our ever growing, eclectic collection of taxidermy, pictures and “bric a brac”, all lovingly collected by Kate! We have a very strong Kentish theme through all our produce with the following supplying our food and drink;
Juices – Biddenden Vineyard
Beer – Kent Brewery based in Birling
Old Dairy based in Cranbrook
Sausages – Kentfield Farm in Offham
Cider – Biddenden Cider
Game – the Nevill Estate
Butcher – Crouch in Bearstead
All our food is home cooked as Kate is allergic to the “ping” of the microwave, it gives her a rash!
Monday to Thursday 1100-1500 hrs Food served until 1415 hrs. 1800-2300hrs Food served until 2100 hrs
Friday and Saturday 1200-2300 hrs food served hrs
Sunday 12noon – 5pm food until 1500hrs
we are happy to cater for functions outside of these hours and outside the premises. Please do not hesitate to contact us.