Who can believe it’s March already and just around the corner are the Easter holidays. This year the Bull is again running its popular Easter Sunday Lunch which includes their famous Easter egg hunt. This has proved perfect for the children who aren’t quite as excited about our glorious Sunday Carvery and finest wine selection as the grown ups are!
It turns out that the Easter Bunny and the building of the Bull Hotel hold a something in common as they have both been in existence since the 1600’s. The Easter bunny’s origin is disputed but the character is mentioned as early as 1600 and it is said to originate in Alsace and south western Germany. The first edible Easter Bunnies were made in Germany during the early 1800s, and were made of pastry and sugar. The Easter Bunny and Easter eggs were introduced to America by the German settlers who arrived in the Pennsylvania Dutch country during the 1700s and so the custom made its way to England.
The etymology of the English word “Easter” comes from the Germanic month “Eostur-monath” which was the month of the year in which it was celebrated.
The precise origin of the ancient custom of colouring eggs is not known. Many eastern Christians to this day typically dye their Easter eggs red, the colour of blood, in recognition of the renewal of life in springtime (and, later, the blood of the sacrificed Christ). Some also use the colour green, in honour of the new foliage emerging after the long dead time of winter.
So why not book for our famous Easter egg hunt and maybe you will see the Easter bunny hiding in our gorgeous secret garden right by our brand new restaurant and Lounge area.
We offer a 3 course Easter Sunday Lunch, an Easter egg hunt and an egg for every child – Under children under 4 years eat free of charge! Prices are £24.95 per adult and £12.95 for children. Book now to avoid disappointment…
Written by Michelle Mayes, Front Office Manager at The Bull