Marked on maps over 700 years ago stands a farmhouse alongside a Roman road between Buxton and Ashbourne called 'The Street' at the time. In 1472 the farmhouse became a hostelry for those travelling along the road and was named 'The Bull'. In 1654 the name was changed to 'Hurdlow House' and there is also evidence of it being referred to as 'Hurdlow Thorn', hence leading to 'The Bull i' th' Thorn, a combination of the past titles. You can still see glimses of the past in the pub and bar area of the building, with low ceilings, wooden beams and stone floors and fireplaces.
During the 1900s the pub was a hotel and was also a popular meeting place.
The history of the building has brought a lot of interest to the place, and people have even visited seeking paranormal activity and ghost sightings. Ghost hunts were held at the pub under the previous owners and many reported unexplained phenomena giving the pub a reputation of being haunted.
So come see us, soak up the history, and we do hope none of the ghouls interrupt you while you're munching your pizza!