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The Bull Inn

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Cock Lane, Stanford Dingley RG7 6LS, England (Formerly The Bull Country Inn)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have dinner at the Bull as a family of 3 and sat in the conservatory section of the restuarant. On the previous 3 occassions we had eaten at the pub we came away with the sense that there are better options around the area for the money. This instance just confirm our thoughts. We ordered Langoustines to start £10... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had my first pint in the Bull many years back when it was a pork scratching and ale den. Now it's all gastro pub but looks good for the upgrade. The food is well prepared and choice is ample and the beer/ wine selection is expansive, so definitely worth a visit.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Staff fantastic - food delicious - atmosphere great - service great!! Will return for sure !!! On a busy Sunday they were still able to deliver. Great experience - everything right - thanks !!!!!! Until next time.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Wonderful old pub well off the beaten track but worth a leisurely visit south of Theale.Surprisingly 'strandard' menu,steaks,burgers,fish and chips etc.Opted for the smoked haddock fishcakes which had a solid fish content (£10.00) served over crispy kale (veg of the moment) sitting on a bed of tzatziki.The Cambridge Bitter was first class (£3.50) and the service was swift,efficient and attentive.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

no phone signal, no wifi, cockerel outside room at 4, 5 then 6 in morn, every 2 mins, i mean why would you have this at a hotel !?!?!?!?! shame really as decent place, i would never stay again for the reasons listed, but if the room had wifi, and they cooked the birds, id consider it

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

we booked a late table for Sunday lunch. All diners had eaten or were just been served, so we thought all good. No such luck. No less than 5 times did we have to order drinks from our table and by going directly to the bar! Making allowances as we chose to eat late , the food was an assortment... More 

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West Sussex
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36 hotel reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

We recently ate at The Bull with friends we were visiting locally. There is an extensive menu and a very good selection of drinks (including some very well kept real ales). Service was friendly,helpful and efficient. We all enjoyed our meal however the experience was somewhat spoiled by finding out that the official Food Standards Agency hygiene rating for The... More 

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anonbsd, Owner at The Bull Inn, responded to this review

Firstly, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit, meals and drinks and welcome your comments in a previous review where you stated we served ‘possibly the best Sunday lunch’. We feel that your comments truly highlight the major issues that exist within the FSA ratings. The first we were made aware of this rating was through your review.... More 

Tetbury, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We truly enjoyed a family lunch in this great old pub, not only for the food - tasty and generous portions, lovely fat chips - but also for the wide range of beers, many of them local. The place is full of character and has the kind of truly "pubby" atmosphere which is unmatched anywhere in the world.

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anonbsd, Owner at The Bull Inn, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for your comments - we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to The Bull and appreciated the atmosphere that we strive to create! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Reading, England
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We gave this #1 as no option for 1/2. Visited this small pub yesterday, Saturday 27th Sseptember, for lunch. Ordered two soft drinks, one fish and chunky chips £14 and one scampi and chunky chips £13. Soft drink order had to be corrected twice, asked for a tiny splash of lime juice in soda, we asked to see as not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

An idyllic pub full or character, great food, nice accommodation and wonderful staff!!! I seriously couldn't recommend it any more. We have been here a couple of times now because of the A* service you receive when you are there. The food was full of flavour (and style!) and the service was delivered with a smile. The staff will make... More 

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