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The Olde Bull Hotel

Church Street, Sudbury CO10 2BL, England
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The Olde Bull Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Sudbury
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Merthyr Tydfil
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298 reviews 298 reviews
51 hotel reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Lovely hotel but when we arrived on a Wednesday evening both bar and restaurant were shut because the hotel was closing down a few days later on the Sunday. The manager explained that it needed so much money invested in the place that the management company were pulling out. It was such a shame to hear this so very sad.... More

Stanwell, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We booked out pretty much the whole hotel as we were attending a wedding nearby, so we got to see a wide range of the rooms available. Overall, we were all happy with our stay. The staff were very helpful and polite and I could not fault them at all. Breakfast was delicious and exactly what we needed on the... More

Upper Broughton, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

First the good points: the receptionist was very pleasant and helpful, the bed was good and it's a wonderful old building in a lovely town. But it is not large - more a restaurant with rooms than a hotel and only a small rather bleak bar. Our room was the star turn - fantastic beams etc - but the bathroom... More

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Just returned from one night stay, B&B plus evening meal, through Groupon. Unlike pattyslay, I cannot say "What value for money". Had I booked the room and paid for the meal myself I would have paid less (taking this up with Groupon). First impression was "Oh, the hotel's shut down", it looked so bad. Front very scruffy, weeds everywhere, dead... More

theoldebullhotel, Manager at The Olde Bull Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, I have read your review and always appreciate honest feedback. There is, however, something that has confused us. You have said that if you have booked it yourself, it would have been cheaper and your stay was not good value for money. To summise, you received a hotel room for two people, on a Saturday night during high season,... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Just got back from a one night stay (Groupon deal). What value for money. Very friendly girl greeted us in reception and showed us to our room. Ate dinner in the restaurant there were 6 of us and not one of us had a bad meal. It was freshly cooked, hot and delicious. Breakfast the next morning again fresh and... More

Colchester, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

We booked into The Olde Bull as part of a tour of Suffolk and Norfolk and stayed for two nights. when we arrived we were greeted by a very friendly and efficient young lady and checked in very smoothly. Our room was amazing - full of olde world charm. The room and en suite were very clean. Modern tv and... More

theoldebullhotel, Owner at The Olde Bull Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou very much for staying with us, and we look forward to seeing you back again. Regards, Mike More

Downham Market, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

From the reviews here we were not sure what to expect - some people have obviously had bad experiences - but others have clearly enjoyed their stay. We were welcomed by a friendly young man and shown to our room, which was clean and comfortable. The room was in the part of the building which dates from the 16th century,... More

theoldebullhotel, Owner at The Olde Bull Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou very much for staying with us, and your kind words. All the best Mike More

11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

I went there with some friends that was booked into the hotel and we joined them in the evening for a meal. there was no where to have a drink before the meal. we was served our starter ok and a bottle of wine. our main course came fish pie and was the worse i have ever seen when we... More

theoldebullhotel, Owner at The Olde Bull Hotel, responded to this review

Hi, This is the same review as before, but thankyou for your feedback. It is a very imaginitive description of the events, however, we will look into how we can avoid this situation in the future. regards, Mike More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We were greeted as we walked into reception by a young man wearing a chefs jacket that was filthy in the middle (not a good start) he showed us to our room, we was disapointed on how small it was and SO noisey traffic but hey its 400 years old what does one expect.....What we dont think is acceptable is... More

theoldebullhotel, Owner at The Olde Bull Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Mrs Morris, Obviously we are aware that you were not happy with the viscosity of the Fish Pie, and although everybody that night gave extremely positive feedback from this meal, we of course agreed to cook you different meals that would better suit your taste, even though you never actually tried it. However, in the middle of a friday... More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
25 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Stayed for a one night special from Groupon. The hotel has recently been taken over and the new owners are trying to bring all areas up to a reasonable standard, but obviously this will take tiome and money. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. I would really recommend eating in the restaraunt as the steak was one of... More

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Address: Church Street, Sudbury CO10 2BL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Sudbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Olde Bull Hotel
The Olde Bull Hotel Sudbury, Suffolk

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The Olde Bull Hotel is a family run business set in a 16th Century Grade 1 Listed Olde Coaching Inn, well placed in the historic market town of Sudbury. We offer traditional British fayre and hospitality. Built in 1540, this Grade 1 listed hotel was originally built as a home for a wealthy merchant. It stands in a strategic position by the Ballingdon Bridge and the main entry into Sudbury from Essex and London. In the early 17th century it was the home of Richard Skinner, who in 1616 gave the town its silver seal. Bull baiting and cock fighting took place in the large yard behind (now our carpark). In 1795 the Mauldon family of Sudbury first became involved in brewing, for in that year Anna Maria Mauldon began brewing at the Olde Bull. This Brewery still exists today. We have 10 bedrooms in total, all with en-suite. We have three family rooms and 7 doubles. Most rooms have original oak beams. The Oak Room [right] Four Poster bedroom with vaulted ceiling and minstrels gallery, with all of the original 17th Century oak beams. ... more   less 
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