HISTORY OF THE BULL HOTEL - STONY STRATFORD 

The Bull Hotel, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes 
One half of the original Cock & Bull Story – Honestly! 
 
One of Stony Stratford’s many claims to fame is as the place of origin of the term 'Cock & Bull Story', recognised throughout the English-speaking world. 
This dates back to the late 18th/early 19th Centuries, at the height of the great coaching era, when Stony Stratford (which is located on the old Roman Road of Watling Street, latterly the A5) was an important stopping-off point for mail and passenger coaches travelling between London and the North. 
 
Travellers on these coaches were regarded as a great source of current news from remote parts of the country - news which would be imparted in the town's two main inns, The Cock and The Bull. The two establishments rapidly developed a rivalry as to which could furnish the most outlandish and scurrilous travellers' tales. 
 
Below, is a photograph of our Listed staircase, which is a feature of the hotel and our street signage which is approved as part of the conservation area we are located in Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.  
 
The Bull Hotel - Listed Staircase
The Bull Hotel Sign
The Bull Hotel Stony Stratford
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