Thursday, 26 September 2013

The Red Bull

The Red Bull, a Robinson's pub on Middle Hillgate is a locally listed building.

The public house was probably constructed in the late 18th century, with alterations and rear additions in the late 19th century, internal remodelling in the 20th century. The building is 2-storey over cellars and with an attic, and is L-plan with a projecting wing to the right. It is constructed of rendered red brick with stone details, and the roof is Welsh slate with gable-end brick stacks.

The central entrance has stone steps with wrought-iron railings. The flush beaded panelled door is within a moulded architrave with a debased scrolled pediment. Either side, and to the first floor are 4-pane sashes. The elevation is articulated with string courses at upper ground floor level and there are chamfered quoins. The wing to the right has similar windows and a dentilled timber eaves cornice.

The right return gable has plate glass sashes and a 3-light plain mullioned window to the attic. Extensions were added to the rear in the late 19th century.

A contribution to signs, signs.


  1. Interesting name. I expected to see a can of energy drink. This is much better.

  2. Oh good - I was also expecting the energy drink (and a spam link, which I get a lot of on Thursdays for some reason)
    It all looks so very neat and orderly from the outside.

  3. What a sweet British street...and a real British sign. Love it. genie