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The Bull I' Th' Thorn - Authenticity with a Modern Twist

Nestled amidst the scenic landscapes of the Peak District, The Bull I' Th' Thorn stands as a beacon of culinary delight, seamlessly blending tradition and modernity. This pub and pizzeria, a hidden gem in the heart of the countryside, offers a unique experience for locals and travellers alike, featuring hand-stretched authentic Napoleon pizzas and an eclectic casual dining experience that caters for everyone.



The Pub

The building itself, steeped in history and dating back to the 1400s, has undergone a recent refurbishment that seamlessly marries the traditional with the contemporary. As you step through the doors, you are greeted by the warmth of a traditional and cosy pub and bar area. The original aged wooden beams, rustic crackling fireplace, and cosy corners create an inviting ambiance that whispers of centuries gone by. It's a place where locals gather for a pint in a homely and relaxing environment.


The Pizzeria & Sports Bar

In stark contrast, the pizzeria and sports bar area are bathed in bright, modern hues. Comfortable booth seating, large tables, and TVs displaying live sports events create a lively and energetic atmosphere. This is where The Bull I' Th' Thorn introduces a twist to the conventional pub and pizzeria concept – a sports bar vibe that elevates the dining experience and brings a unique experience.



The Ultimate Casual Dining Experience

Edoardo's hand-stretched authentic Napoleon pizzas take centre stage in the pizzeria. The dough, crafted with his own recipe, results in a delicious crust that strikes the perfect balance between chewiness and crispiness. The pizzas are topped to create both traditional and unusual flavour combinations so whether you enjoy a simple margarita or want to try something different there will be something on the menu for you. The pizzas are then cooked in the pizza oven producing a charcoaled smoky taste and creating the signature puffed up crust of an authentic Napoleon pizza.

But the culinary journey at The Bull I' Th' Thorn is not limited to pizzas alone. The menu features succulent burgers, hot dogs, loaded fries and chicken wings offering a contemporary American-style casual dining experience, perfect for tearing, sharing and enjoying with friends and family.

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Family Fun

The Bull I' Th' Thorn takes pride in being family-friendly. It’s the perfect relaxed atmosphere where parents can enjoy quality meals, (and maybe a few pints!) while children explore the outdoor play area. It's a place where families can come together for a memorable dining experience, complete with great food, live sports, and a touch of outdoor fun.

The pub and pizzeria are not just about the food – they are a celebration of community and shared experiences. The staff offer a warm welcome to guests with genuine, friendly hospitality. Their extensive knowledge of the building and the menu offer a friendly staff-customer relationship allowing for customers to feel comfortable asking questions and really getting the most out of their Bull I’ Th’ Thorn experience.


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In conclusion, The Bull I' Th' Thorn is a culinary oasis in the heart of the Peak District, offering a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity. With Edoardo's hand-stretched authentic Napoleon pizzas as the centrepiece, complemented by a diverse menu, a traditional pub atmosphere, a bright modern pizzeria and sports bar, and family-friendly amenities, it stands as a testament to the evolution of culinary experiences in the countryside. So, whether you're a local seeking a cosy pub retreat or a family in search of a lively yet relaxed dining destination, The Bull I' Th' Thorn invites you to savour the best of both worlds in a setting that feels like a culinary journey through time and taste.

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Published on November 14, 2023 in About