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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   High St, Ditchling BN6 8TA, England
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The Bull
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this over-rated pub is one of our locals but we rarely go there. However my friend wanted a change for her birthday so we thought we'd give it another chance - maybe the food had improved we thought. However I paid £12 for an unimaginative vegetarian option that was the size of a starter (no exaggeration). It consisted of three... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommended the The Bull in Ditching. Atmosphere: cosy open fire & beautifully decorated Food: delicious Sunday roast. Perfectly cooked meat. Veg cooked well and the gravy was very tasty indeed.I ordered the beef and my husband the lamb. This was the best Sunday roast I have had in a very long time. Highly recommended. Service: Excellent. Look forward... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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28 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We stayed overnight in The Bull last weekend and found the staff excellent , attentive and polite , the beer varied and well kept and the food very good indeed. Our room was large and well appointed , very comfortable and the free wifi was appreciated. Breakfast was also excellent with a good choice and a chef prepared to be... More 

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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We popped in for a soup and a cuppa after a lovely walk along the Downs. You would think that a pumpkin soup would be difficult to get wrong but unfortunately it was tasteless apart from an overwhelming taste of cheap stock. Served with bought bread . It's so easy to make your own fresh bread! Even the pot of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Was it just because it was Monday? Our lunch-time meal was disappointing both in quality and presentation. I know it's a pub but they do charge restaurant prices! Only 1 choice of bread despite whether it is for dip or sandwich and for the later was it toasted to 'freshen' it?! No problem there with the charcoaled burger bun but... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We had dinner here with 8 other people last Monday after spending a very wet - but hugely enjoyable day - at Plumpton Races. The ambience of the whole place was lovely. The beams ... the smell of of wood smoke ... and the welcoming staff. The menu was varied and all the food was very good and excellently presented.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

This is a pub I used to frequent a lot, in a lovely location. Disappointing to find that, although the food is ok, it is very expensive for what you get and the staff were particularly condescending and unhelpful.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is one of those "out of town pubs" for Brightonians, with bustling efficient staff. Personally I am disappointed that Harvey's ale is no longer available. Food is very good but at the upper end of the price range, portions are concise. Always a good atmosphere though.

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11 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

We were staying in Ditchling and went to The Bull for a meal on our last night. It's very dark in there and we had to use the candle to see the menu but the service, fire and meal were good ( if a little pricey at £22 for steak).

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I have just had the most amazing 3 days at The Bull to help organise and attend a wedding, the warmth and hospitality from the staff was top notch I was made to feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble, my cooked breakfast was the best I have ever had and rooms are very clean and beautiful, I... More 

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Additional Information about The Bull

Address: High St, Ditchling BN6 8TA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Ditchling
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bull 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
The Bull Hotel Ditchling
The Bull Ditchling, East Sussex

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