The Bull & Last by Ollie Pudney & Joe Swiers

  • Publisher Etive
  • Genre Food
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Publication Date: November 2020
Published by Etive Pubs Ltd
Book Design by Praline
Hardback £30.00



Those who are familiar with the Bull & Last, one of North London’s most beloved local pubs, will know that it’s much more than a public house serving delicious food. The Inn sits in a unique position next tothe Hampstead Heath and was first mentioned in historical documentsas far back as 1721. For 300 hundred years it has been a popular stopoff, a staging post and a place of sustenance on travels in and out of London.

The pub’s long, rich and colourful history has been a focus for the current owners who have kept this in mind as they recently set out to reinstate it as the coaching inn it once was. During lockdown they have been restoring and refurbishing the upstairs rooms of the pub, and from November will once again offer beautiful guest rooms for overnight dwellers. For the past twelve years they have perfected the art of hospitality and their determination to create a special place. Delving into its past to learn more about the pub and its heritage, they have brought those unique areas of interest back to life and this new book tells the stories of the pub’s enthralling past and present.

This book is much more than a cookbook – telling the stories of the pub’s loyal customers, four-legged friends, local residents, history of the beloved Heath and anecdotes from the people who have worked there. The heart of the book however showcases 70 Bull & Last classics including those killer Scotch eggs, the smoked eel breakfast roll, roast pumpkin tempura, a jaw-dropping Porchetta sandwich and not to forget the entire repertoire of Sunday roasts. This is a stunning collection of the Bull & Last’s favourite recipes – classic British cuisine with a continental twist – as well as bar snacks, sandwiches, signature drinks, desserts and even a selection of dog treats to recreate at home.

The Bull & Last epitomises all that is great about British cooking, showcasing the pub’s back-to-basics style, alongside engaging essays, stories and the history of a place and area – a place that excels in the art of hospitality. The book will make itself at home in any kitchen; with stunning photography destined to help induce mouth-wateringly delicious results.

Books purchased from The Bull & Last directly will contain a very special ticket – granting the bearer to their very own infamous Killer Scotch Egg.

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