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The Bull Inn

Cock Lane, Stanford Dingley RG7 6LS, England (Formerly The Bull Country Inn)
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  • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Looking forward to staying in a picturesque village and in a 15th Century Inn for a couple of nights whilst I was away for business. Made the mistake of not checking reviews beforehand! The Bull Inn was full of character and had reasonable bar food too. Not very friendly female staff at the bar rather talk to each other really.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

went for a meal but this was a disappointment after previous visits. Strangely quiet given previous visits the place was packed. Ordered langoustines but they were disappointingly small and the lighting so poor that I couldn't see to find the meat. When asked if everything was ok I made my point to be told that she thought they were a... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon arrival we were shown to our room and within minutes we noticed two large spiders above the bed on the ceiling and many thick cobwebs hanging down. We notified the pleasant young girl in the bar who asked a gentleman to assist in the removal, however, due to the ceiling being so high, he was unable to reach them.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner took me for a birthday meal, we arrived early and the pub was empty, they had two staff working and the sevice wasnt good, it felt like they didnt want us there. the food was ok nothing more! very disappointed as i have been told good things about this place.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

dropped in for a late supper 8.45 having eaten hear on a number of occasions only to be greatly disappointed by this visit. I ordered fish and chips and my wife a burger and chips. My meal was all greasy where the food had been cooked at two lower temperature and not drained fully very unappetising and not to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting this pub for the last two years I have never really been disappointed. I had one of my stag evenings there with 8 mates on 3/7/15 and we had preordered 2 seafood platters for 4 people. There was some confusion as they thought we had orders 4 platters for the group. No problem -two of my mates changed... More 

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Maidenhead, England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't eat at the Bull although we've done so before and enjoyed it. Booked two rooms, one double, one twin to attend a local event. On arrival, after a strange, irritating check in experience we were shown to two rooms,both twin, one of which was uncleaned from the previous guests. As this was a 4pm and we were leaving... More 

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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Stayed as a pit stop on the way to Somerset. Got a great deal through Expedia and was not disappointed. The rooms are in the garden and very spacious and comfortable. The bar is lovely with local Ales and ciders on offer. Arrived too late for food unfortunately, but the menu looked good nonetheless. Highly recommended.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Just stopped here after a few hours of geo caching. It is a lovely pub in beautiful surroundings. We just had a pint and lime and soda which came to over £7 for the round. I'm not sure how pubs can charge £2.50 for lime and soda, but there you go. The pub is in need of a refurb. When... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Where was Sean tonight ???? The lovely warm welcome we regularly receive was not at the Bull this evening ! We ordered 3 suppers and only 2 arrived . The chap said he had not ordered all of the meals we asked for and was sorry ish ! Off he went to find a third meal . We also ordered... More 

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