St. Augustine has a long history of taverns and pubs in the city. English Public Houses before the Bull & Crown were established so that rural townships could hold meetings, legal proceedings, and other community affairs. Taverns and inns were often used this way, too. This is how taverns became known as Public Houses or "Pubs".
The Bull & Crown is built on the original site of skilled Minorcan carpenter Francisco Pellicer's home, reconstructed in 1977 to honor St. Augustine's Minorcan community.