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4.0 of 5 Inn   |   High Street, Sonning on Thames RG4 6UP, England
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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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oxfordshire, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've eaten here several times in the last eighteen months, and have to say, each time it has been a very good experience. The menu is varied and imaginative- it changes regularly and there's something for everyone.The food is very good (although perhaps a little on the pricey side), and the service has been attentive. The setting is lovely- a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
26 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed in a number of hotels in the Reading area, as work takes me there on a fairly regular basis, and have found many of these to be anonymous, expensive and lacking any personal touch. Nothing could be further from these descriptions than the Bull at Sonning. Beautifully located next to the historic St Andrew's Church, with its... More

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Twyford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for last orders on a Friday night. Was full of locals but was made to feel welcome by bar staff. Nice atmosphere. Very old building full of nooks and crannies. Found a cosy corner to sit in and enjoy my drink

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Bucharest, Romania
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129 reviews 129 reviews
32 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A time ago I was impressed by this old inn/pub and I insisted to have lunch on this Sunday not realising it is the Mother's Day. The restaurant was overcrowded and outside they served only one dish in beef, lamb or pork versions. I enjoyed the beef vesion well cooked and in British food tradition. The service was slow. Tables... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took over an hour for my roast to arrive, however it was brilliant. Massive queues for a drink, slow bar staff. 30 minutes to clear plates and cups away from tables. Lovely atmosphere, not enough chairs/benches in the sun though, as people were sat on the pavement. Mixed feelings, has such great potential if management sorted it out. Staff forgot... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Booked rooms here to attend a wedding. Quaint, oldy worldy, sloping floors. Friendly helpful and efficient staff on the whole. When you leave shoe boxes in a room however you don't expect them to be thrown away- Note to cleaner-only throw things that are IN THE BIN! Good rooms on the whole but VERY noisy being above the bar. Luckily... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Used to be a nice place for a drink and chill out with the paper on the weekend, and the bar staff are friendly but went in recently with some friends and it's now £4 a pint for London Pride and was something like £4.70 for a pint of Aspalls ...I'm sorry but Fullers you are taking the mick!!! The... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Have been to this pub/restaurant several times and have always had a good night. The food has always been excellent and very reasonably priced. This time we went for a "Elvis" tribute night and although I'm not great Elvis fan I really enjoyed it and would recommend it . Every time we've been to pub there has always been a... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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80 reviews 80 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Booked as a couple for a Saturday night here. This place has a great traditional country pub feel, and there is a cozy log fire and exposed beams. The menu was good and it was quite hard to make a decision! The waitress who seated us was really friendly and welcoming, but a few of the other staff who brought... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Good food, quaint place, good staff, management not so good. Nice walks around the village area and the river thames. We originally booked a hotel through laterooms.com. If we hadn't it would have saved us £120. In future I will book directly with any hotel. Hotels are charged 15% by laterooms.com

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Also Known As:
The Bull Hotel
The Bull Hotel Sonning On Thames
The Bull Inn Sonning On Thames, Berkshire
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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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Sonning on Thames
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bull Inn 4*
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