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The Bull & Thistle Pub

The Bull & Thistle Pub
The Bull & Thistle Pub in Historic Gainesboro, Tennessee

The Bull & Thistle Pub


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Welcome! Located in the heart of historic Gainesboro, Tennessee, our grand old Pub is an evolving celebration of Celtic and Southern cuisine. With delicious food, a full bar, 20 beers and ciders on tap, and live music on Friday and Saturday nights, the Bull & Thistle invites you in with a warm and welcoming atmosphere that is genuinely unique. 

Our operating hours are Friday and Saturday, 11am-9pm, and Sunday, 11am-3pm. Reservations are never required, but may be made online or by calling the Pub at 931-268-7170. We offer delicious lunch and dinner specials, and every Sunday, scrumptious brunch specials too! You can find our menus posted on our Web site at and also on our Facebook page.

We offer in-house dining as well as take-out of our full menu! Take-out orders may be placed online or over the phone by calling 931-268-7170 during operating hours. Looking for a gift card? Purchase Bull & Thistle e-Gift Cards online, 24 hours a day! 

We have reduced the number of our in-house dining tables to ensure safe distance between guests, in addition to expanding the extensive cleaning and sanitation procedures we have always practiced, and many other measures. Please see our COVID update page on this Web site for more information. We love our guests and want to provide a comforting, delightful and truly special experience for everyone, every time! 

Gainesboro is a special place, and we are proud and delighted to be a part of it. Come visit us and know that you will always be among friends! We look forward to seeing you soon at the Bull!  

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