Lunch & Dinner:  Wed - Sat, 11AM - 10PM  
Sunday Brunch: 10AM - 2PM
Sunday Dinner: 2PM - 10PM

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday, 10AM - 3PM


215 Great Road, PO Box 1228, Shirley MA 01464

978.425.4311 or 877.536.7190


General Manager, Bryan Sawyer: 978.425.4311

The Bull Run has been a Tavern for centuries and in my family since the 1940‘s. George Tocci & I met on the premises when he asked me about the title of the book I was carrying. That first conversation led to a lifelong romance and the good fortune to be able to meld our passion for food & music with running a local business where we have deep roots.

For six decades, my brother and my father before him ran the family business. We took the reins on New Year’s Eve of 2009 & we now employ 51 people including a wide array of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and even a few outlaws.

Our philosophy is simple: use only the freshest ingredients from area small farms and providers; treat the staff and the talent like gold; support the local events and institutions that truly create community; and bring world-class entertainment to Central Massachusetts.

We know the intimate atmosphere at Bull Run is one-of-a-kind, and we sincerely believe our Tavern is lucky for love - maybe that’s why so many betrothals, weddings, & special anniversaries take place here as the decades roll on.

We love operating this multi-faceted restaurant, concert series and function venue. We believe in smiling service and a relaxed style - we call it “boots off comfort.” At Bull Run, we’ve been serving the tired & thirsty traveller since 1740, and we welcome you to join us in the authentic atmosphere of our pre-Revolutionary Tavern.   Enjoy!

The Bull Run supports

Concert Booking Contact:

(Please read our Booking Policies before contacting)

Shirley Center Farmer’s Market

On Shirley’s Historic Common
July 10th - Sept. 25th
Thursdays 4pm to dusk

Most of the beautiful photos on this site were taken by Bull Run photographer
Robin Terhune

To contact our sound company for
sound tech questions,

or to advance your show, go to: BEDLAM PRODUCTIONS.

Historic Shirley Meetinghouse

On the Shirley Center Common

Need a great band for a fundraiser or event? We recommend “The Glue Factory”, playing folk rock and classic rock & blues in an Americana style that appeals to audiences of all ages.

For all your music needs.

Bull Run
Local. Since 1740

George & Alison, Innkeepers

Bull Run is proud to be the

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