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The Bull Hotel

The Headlands, Downton SP5 3HL, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hertfordshire
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I generally don't like writing negative reviews but I was somewhat disappointed with this hotel as I feel that it was overpriced for what you got. I will start with the positives - the room itself was a good size, it was quiet at night which meant we got a good nights sleep and the breakfast was acceptable. On the... More 

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We booked a table via Table Pouncer. We were a party of three and we have all chosen different dishes from the menu. The place wasn't busy for a Sunday night, and we were surprised to wait for our food a little, but it was well worth the wait. Everything was well cooked and beautifully presented. We could highly recommend... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We are currently staying at a nearby B&B and this hotel was recommended to us for dinner tonight. The meal was excellent and very tasty. The service was friendly and prompt. We would definitely go there again.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The Bull is an old hotel and very local in style. Rooms are absolutely OK, but of course marked by the age of the building. Take it as a charming feature. We had dinner; fairly priced and good. Value for money? Well just about, I would say what you see is what you get. OK for a short stop over.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

We visited for lunch today. The food took a while to come but was worth the wait. Excellent quality, very tasty and reasonable value. The bar man / waiter was very friendly and helpful. Worthy of 5 stars.

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Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We were desperate for a place to sleep. We couldn't find the B&B we'd booked ahead of time and the Bull Hotel was open, had a room, and was willing to put us up. We stayed at quite a few places that cost us the same amount and our room was just okay. The towels (possibly line-dried?) were stiff as... More 

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Waterlooville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Cannot recommend this highly enough. We spent the night here recently to celebrate my husband's birthday. The staff went out of their way to ensure everything was perfect. Our dinner was superb and was the best meal I have had in a very long time. Will return again in the near future.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Nothing to much trouble, Nice Service in this quiet pub ... A Few Of Us Had Sunday Lunch Here today' It Was Very Nice with a good Meat Choice & lush cauliflower cheese' and a good portion size :-) we'll be back sometime soon ...

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Bull Hotel on a groupon deal.Our room was lovely ,clean and nice and warm.The staff were very friendly and most obliging.The food was excellent and of a high standard also very well presented.We would definitely like to stay there again.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Bull Hotel on a Living Social Deal. Two nights bed & breakfast with an evening meal on the first night, and a bottle of wine if you ate in the restaurant on the second night. On arrival we were greeted by a friendly (if gruff sounding) chap, and shown to our room (room... More 

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