Country Pursuits at The Bull Inn, Stanford Dingley

The Bull Inn sits at the heart of a thriving country community. Each season brings something new to experience and enjoy and our guests often visit us specifically to hunt, fish or train their gun dogs.

Try one of our Sporting Breaks which can be tailored to suit individuals or families.

Shoot Suppers
We cater for individual or regular shoot suppers.  Packages will be tailored to suit your preferences and budget, so please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Sporting Breaks
Tailored to suit individuals or families, please contact us to create a package to suit your preferences.

Shooting Breaks:
March – September: Stalking
October – February: Rough shooting, game shooting and stalking
Breaks for 3-7 days.  Room only or full board available

Dog Training Weekends:
Hosted by Trainer Andy Gray of Poppymead gundogs.

This year we are delighted to be able to offer gun dog training to those who intend to work their dogs during the sporting season.  With a variety of training facilities and techniques these weekends are tailored to your dogs’ individual needs.

Training will be taking place over the following weekends in 2013.  The classes are very popular so book early.

31st August and 1st September 2013 – Retrievers
Spaniels – please contact Andy on 07866 626037 for the new dates.

The Dog Training Weekend Package includes accommodation on Friday and Saturday nights, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings and 2 full days of dog training.  £175 per person based on 2 people sharing.  Single supplements and ‘observer’ reductions are available.

Check in from 5pm on Friday evening, meet for a welcome drink in the Tap Room and a bite to eat if peckish from 7pm.  Training commences 9.45am Saturday Morning in The Bull’s Meadow.

If you require accommodation on Sunday Night, please call us for availability.

For more information or to reserve your place please phone Andy Gray directly on 07866 626037 or email

We are able to arrange trout fishing and course fishing locally from March through to October.

Nearby Cullinghood Equestrian Centre at Herons Farm offers a wide range of lessons, hacks and jumping to suit all ages and abilities.

Walking in the Pang Valley
The Bull is extremely popular with walkers either as a pit stop on their journey or for longer stays while they explore the natural beauty of the area.
Stanford Dingley is steeped in history and local folklore boasts two ghosts in the vicinity. Nearby Bradfield and Bucklebury have much to admire as you walk along the many marked footpaths and byways.

Short route maps are available on request or you can find more information on the ordnance survey web site.