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4.0 of 5 Inn   |   High Street, Sonning on Thames RG4 6UP, England
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This used to be a fabulous village inn, but over the last few years has lost the plot. Staff turnover is awful, and the arrogance of management is breath-taking. The kitchen appears to run to a formula (pre-prepared by technicians) but does not appear to have an actual Chef that could address a lot of the other negative comments appearing... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our 3rd visit, we always stop on our boating trips. I love the setting, the staff but this time I couldn't find anything on the menu that took my fancy. I don't like roasts, that's just a personal thing, they did look good but I was looking forward to really nice simple home cooked food. A nice pasta,... More

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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158 reviews 158 reviews
44 hotel reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful traditional pub in a lovely village but the food is disappointing. As a veggie I had two choices, a sandwich or a chickpea tagine. I went with the sandwich, of which the bread was nice but everything was a bit dry and boring. The meat eaters faired better, with nice pie and pork. Strangely, there are... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited The Bull Inn on a Saturday afternoon for lunch. The menu looked very enticing however the food was so disappointing. I'm a vegetarian & liked the sound of a Moroccan inspired dish, however it included lamb so I asked for it to be replaced with mixed salad leaves, which they agreed to. When my lunch arrived it looked... More

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Calne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Positives. Made to feel very welcoming on our arrival and allowed us to book in an hour early. Nice quality bedding although a lighter quilt would have been nice. The cooked breakfast was cooked lovely and good quality produce used . The Inn itself was full of character with nice outside seating and in a lovely area . It had... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Chargrilled Leg of Lamb sandwich is to die for, simply amazing. Great value for money, £8.75 for an explosion of different flavors. The atmosphere was great. They did get my wine wrong 3 times, asked for a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon and they kept bringing me a glass of white wine, this happened 3 times before they informed me... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We're used to drinking and dining here because the Bull is our local and we love it. However on this occasion we actually had to stay here having been evicted from our own home by our sons who were having a late party. We had a great room - Room 7 - which has a lovely double bed and superb... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a recent date night out myself and partner decided to try due recommendations of friends. The staff were lovely and food amazing. The selection was vast and they listened to some of my dietary requirements making sure I had a nice hassle free meal. really made our night special.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having discovered this stunning pub after a long walk, we couldn't wait to get a drink and order some food. Very odd menu to say the least...not exactly what I would describe as traditional fayre. We a crab salad starter, which was tasteless, and topped with crayfish, which where tasteless. I'd have expected crab claws? And seasoning! We had a... More

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a lovely quaint and old fashioned place to stay. the room was very clean and had some lovely touches to them to enhance our stay. The staff were very friendly and the service was great. There seemed to be a great team spirit amongst them. The food too was great. We tried a few different menu options as we... More

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Address: High Street, Sonning on Thames RG4 6UP, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Sonning on Thames
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Bull Inn 4*
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The Bull Hotel Sonning On Thames
The Bull Inn Sonning On Thames, Berkshire

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