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Bulls Head Public House

Bulls Head Public HouseBulls Head Public House

Taps: 18 / Bottles: 96
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
97
world-class

20 Ratings
Ratings: 20
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 6.86%
$$ - reasonable


[ Bar, Eatery ]

14 E Main St
Lititz, Pennsylvania, 17543-1927
United States
phone: (717) 626-2115

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bullsheadlititz

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(Place added by: ukbrewing on 03-21-2010)
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dgaffney88

Pennsylvania

4.88/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$

Great service, great food, great beer. I was there for the cask ale festival and was very impressed with the selection. The food is delicious. The bartender filled our growlers early when we explained that we had to go to work before the festival reopened. The pub breakfast on Saturdays is delicious. The bison burger is excellent.

12-02-2013 20:29:58 | More by dgaffney88
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jmann40

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

14 beers on tap with a wide selection from rare Belgians to quality seasonal beers. Great English pub atmosphere in a small PA town. Bartenders know their beers. Willing to let you sample. Would definitely go back and stay there just to go to this place.

09-08-2013 04:32:16 | More by jmann40
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lackenhauser

Maryland

4.7/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Great British pub feel-perhaps the most authentic UK pub I have seen in this country. Love the fact you have to go to the bar to order. So real in fact the couple that sat next to us wanted nothing to do with this system-hope they never go to the UK they are going to be hungry and thirsty!

Certainly all top shelf from the food to the bevereages. Maybe 10 beers on tap as well as 2 beer engines. Service was quick and attentive at the bar. Food came out piping hot. Best Scotch egg I have ever had hands down.

Well worth the detour from PA Dutch Country. Lititz is a great small town with a really friendly downtown area. Hope to be back soon.

05-11-2013 02:36:33 | More by lackenhauser
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hopandbarley28

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$

A perfect place to enjoy some beer. It has an awesome pub feel. Its cozy and inviting. Not very big, and there are no tv's to distract your from your beer (or your conversation). Taps (~14) rotate pretty quickly. A lot of the usual suspects for PA, plus some rarer belgians and staples from some of the US's larger craft breweries. They have a decent size bottle selection, and there are always 2 casks that feature local PA beers and English session/real ales are always flowing. They even have their own 'Bulls Head Bitter" brewed by St. Boniface, which is quite tasty.

The food is great too. Traditional pub fare, as well as some unexpected goodies (e.g. the deviled eggs w/ candied bacon and fried oysters). It's a little on the pricey side, but the atmosphere, service, great beer and great food make it worth the visit.

01-31-2013 18:40:49 | More by hopandbarley28
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Hazarmaveth


5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$

Best bar I've been to. They always have Young's stout on tap, as well as quite a few rotating taps and more than 100 bottled beers. Always fantastic beer. The food is exceptional as well, I highly recommend the wings.

Very well-done English pub theme. The staff and management are excellent, they've even let me do fairly unconventional things a couple times. It's owned by the same people as the Sutter next door, one time they let us use the Sutter's patio when it wouldn't have normally been open for my friend's bachelor party.

Great food, great people, great beer.

07-05-2012 22:40:34 | More by Hazarmaveth
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$

Stopped at the Sutter last weekend for the Fall Cask Ale Festival, figured I would stop in the Bulls Head for some early dinner.

The vibe was pretty good. It is a pretty small place so seating is hard to come by. I got a seat at the bar and took stock of my surroundings. Lots of different things all over the walls including a large chalk board with the current beers and the entire menu. The service was very good as well. Those guys really know there stuff and have plenty of beer knowledge to go around. Prices seemed to be a tiny bit high but I am always willing to pay a bit more for better quality, and this place screams quality.

The food seems to be a mix of Gastro Pub and authentic british fare. I saw quite a few things on the menu that I would love to try but I ended up going with the Bulls Head Burger and it was top notch and tasted very good. The beer selection was pretty good. A few regional offerings and the rest from all over the world. Two cask offerings as well, I ended up going with the cask Green King/Morland Brewery · Old Speckled Hen, and it was really good. Overall the Bulls Head is a great place to stop if you are in the area Trust me, you will not be disappointed if you do.

11-08-2011 20:25:41 | More by orangesol
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

While on our way to Hershey our family and friends stopped in the town of Lititz. We took the kids to Wilburs and then Tom Sturgis both of which were excellent.
I personally think Wilbur buds to be better then Hershey kisses.
We stopped at the Bulls Head Public house for lunch.
Lancaster, Pa is a great place for beer hunting, in Amish country, who would of thought.

After reading some reviews about this place I put it on our list. This is a great little place attached to General Sutters inn which looks to be a good place to hang out for the weekend.
A hiddden gem. My buddy and I drank down a couple of bitters, it was early afternoon and still had the drive into Hershey.
Stupid me forgot to get the names of those bitters but never mine they were of excellent qualitity.
Theres about 10 taps there a great selection and at least 25 to 30 bottles.
Sorry I did not pay much mind to selection but i did see Oskar Blues G' and Troegs sunshine pils.
No waitresses and seat your self. You order by looking at a giant chalk board and turning your order into the bartender. That was different.
I had a great sheepards pie.
Punched tin ceiling with an old bike above the entrance.

All in all this is a great little gem that I look forward to coming back to tin the fall.
This would be a great base camp for beer hunting
P.S it's only about 10 miles to Stoudts which would make it perfect for Fall octoberfests.

05-21-2011 11:40:37 | More by micromaniac129
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canjeeps

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

Bulls Head: Upon entering this place is small and the decor fits there vibe. It fits what they are trying to do. A large chalkboard features there drafts and food specials. It not a huge place but it is not needed either. Best overall draft selection in Lancaster. Always rotating which makes every visit different. They have some killer brews like hop slam, KBS, Gnomegang, etc...I Like on the draft list it says size and price. I have not had food but heard good things. Very nice bottle selction, again best in Lancaster. If you are in the Lancaster area this is a must. Stop in while your wife is out shopping for Amish quilts.

05-18-2011 23:22:56 | More by canjeeps
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

4.15/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

Stopped by for the first time the other day. Given the quality of the tap list I'd love to stop by on a more regular basis, but it's a total pain in the ass to get to from my home in Baltimore.

The bulls head pub is attached to the general sutter inn, and so is located in a good size old, refurbished building that sits on the corner of main st. and Broad st. One enters the pub from main street, and in addition to the pub itself, there is a good size dining area and smaller bar area towards the back. As for the pub, it's a modest size affair with high ceilings and lots of wood all around. The place has a very solid feel to it, with a smallish bar to your immediate left as you walk in (roughly 8 or 10 seats at the bar), and then a number of tables and chairs scattered throughout the room. The vibe here is very relaxed and laid back, and seemed like a great place to settle back with a newspaper and a pint.

As for the selection, it was very, very solid, with something like 14 beers on tap and 3 beers on cask (all craft and imports; no crap on tap here). There were also an additional 15 or so firkins for a cask ale festival going on this particular weekend, and while I didn't stop in, the back bar nook area looked to have a nice selection of craft beer as well. Quality was very high, and this day included KBS, St. Bernardus and Gouden Carolus (among other things - they had a good number of beers from Victory on tap I noticed). Service was OK I thought. The bar area and pub were pretty crowded the day I was here, but I didn't have to wait too long to get my glass of KBS. It took a bit longer to get my bill after the ale festival, and there was an inadvertent extra charge for a beer I didn't order, but everthing was taken care of quickly and smoothly without any hassle.

As for food, I got the wings. They were fine for what they were and were decent size. Prices were also pretty decent I thought, with the tulip glass of KBS costing $6.50 and my order of wings coming to $9.

What else can I say? This is another excellent craft beer oasis in beer rich SEPA.

04-04-2011 13:13:33 | More by johnmichaelsen
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ritter57

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$$

This is a beautiful bar. From the streetscape to the barstool this is a transcendent English Pub experience. You walk through the classic threshold into a cozy bar room with dark wood, spartan furnishings, and a chalkboard beer/food menu. This is not a typical caricature of an English pub in America but more like an authentic parallel of a centuries old public house from the English countryside.

The food is excellent. I've been to several pubs in England and this place offers a typical pub menu selection. They have several vegetarian and vegan options which is common everywhere except the most backward, redneck, "unenlightened" places in the country. I was surprised and very pleased to find this kind of progressive and authentic establishment in central Pennsylvania.

The beer selection is top notch. Two cask ales available. The tap selection is thoughtfully "English" in nature. I really admire the focus (English milds, brown ales, etc.). And there is plenty of other stuff specifically picked for BA's. Nice bottle list.

If you have to be-in or go-to Lancaster County, PA there is no better place that I have found for good beer and food.

02-06-2011 04:00:48 | More by ritter57
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Bulls Head Public House in Lititz, PA
97 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.