The Bull is in the hamlet of Langley Lower Green in Essex, near the triple point where the Essex border meets Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, about 25 miles south of Cambridge.
Formerly the Old Black Bull, apparently there has been a pub here since c.1780. There are two bars, the lounge bar has a settle for Pitch Penny, a game which involves tossing a coin at a hole in the seat – it is still played here and old pennies are kept behind the bar for such occasions.
Two real ales were on, Greene King IPA and Adnams Bitter, which we enjoyed in the beer garden overlooking thatched cottages and fields.
North of the pub, just over a mile as the crow flies, the highest points in Cambridgeshire and Essex can be found at Great Chishill and Chrishall Common, about 480 feet above sea level. Heady heights for East Anglia.