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The Bull Hotel

The Headlands, Downton SP5 3HL, England
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England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a table for 6 here for Saturday lunch time well in advance for my mums 65th birthday. When we arrived we were directed to our table which turned out to be half of a window space and 3 random chairs on the other side. There was a dirty glass on our table and no reserve sign. When a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't fault the staff, the guy who checked us in was very friendly and helpful. On first look at the room it seemed nice but dated. However, it is in serious need of an update, plus the cleaners should really look around the skirting as they were very dirty and didn't look to have been washed in months. The beds... More 

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We stayed in the annexe just before Christmas and whilst very convenient for four people staying the accommodation is rather tired and in need of some TLC. When we stayed the carpets needed a proper vacuum and the linen was very washed out without smelling nice and fresh. The beds in the twin room were also not the best and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

By calling it a Hotel and charging £80 a night we expected a bit more. As a pub the accommodation is ok, but could do with a good spring clean and the bathrooms are in need of a makeover. There was a strong musty smell in the bathroom but by keeping the bathroom door closed with the fan on and... More 

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Thank Sally F
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

The food in this pub was great. Just what you need on a Sunday afternoon. However the pub is in need of a big overhaul. It's dated. Half way between a county pub/Costa coffee and a social club. Don't go near the toilets. I have seen cleaner and better looked after public toilets. Would suggest you enter with all this... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Halfway home stop to refresh and eat. Staff were lovely. Tables were set out nicely. Arrived at lunchtime so had 4oz steak medium... cooked to perfection. Highly recommended the food. Very reasonable prices. Parking -lots of.

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We spent one night here as we were at a wedding locally. The Bull website looked plausible enough and the hotel seemed to be good value. On arrival, the ambience downstairs in the bar area was unpleasant and off-putting. There was an odd collection of furniture in the room we walked through from the car park, reminiscent of a junior... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Stopped off for lunch on the way down to Poole. Lots of food on offer but decided to go for the Bull Dogs. I went for the additional steak & chilli cheese, my partner went for avocado. What a treat. Washed down with a pint of hobgoblin gold. Simple and well done.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We had Sunday lunch here today. The carvery was lovely, nice fresh veg. and good roast potatoes. The cod and chips were ok, but nothing to write home about, though the scampi was good. The pea puree wasn't nice at all.

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Thank Jacqueline G
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Very impressed with the food on offer, delicious burgers, brownie and pannacotta were lovely. Good value kids meals and the addition of a smaller portioned menu were a nice touch. Staff very helpful. We would definitely return although I feel the toilets could be a touch cleaner!

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