Horndon-on-the-Hill Buns

Where: Horndon-on-the-Hill, Stanford-le-Hope,Essex at the Bell Inn on High Road
When: Good Friday
Time: 1pm


Bell Inn buns

Every Good Friday the Bell at Horndon on the Hill hosts a Bun Hanging event. It’s less well-known than the similar Widows Bun in London (see separate article) but it’s been going on for generations and takes place each year at 1pm, when an honoured local attaches the hot cross bun to the beam to join over 100 predecessors. There are buns made of concrete and wood as well as the rather tastier dough type and hundreds of (fresh and delicious!) buns are distributed amongst the crowd after the ceremony for everyone to enjoy. If you can’t get to the ceremony, you can see the buns hanging in the bar all year round.

Helpful Hints

In 2017 it will be on Friday 14th April.

Click here for the Bell website : http://www.bell-inn.co.uk

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