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The Bull Inn

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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 of 5 stars
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here with my girlfriend one summers evening for a pint and bite to eat. Amazing location - secluded/tucked away. I had a couple of ales and the Chilli Con Carne - very tasty! The staff were very friendly and assisted with meal and drinks choices. We returned again a week later and sat outside for a drink and a... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No matter how I tell myself the food was good the room/stay is just a nightmare. We had a standard room which was right above the bar and you hear everything and I mean everything. However at 1:20am I had enough and went down to find the noise was coming from 3 members of staff, told them to shut up... More 

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PeteBullInn01, Manager at The Bull Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we're sorry you we're disappointed by your stay! We're sorry about the noise from the bar however it was a bank holliday weekend so unfortunately guests did remain in the bar longer than usual which also meant the staff had to work later to close down, however we have passed your comments on to... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the Bull many times usually for drinks but sometimes a meal. We visited on Friday evening for dinner and I think it's the last time we will have a meal there. I had called in the morning and reserved a table, as I hadn't received a confirmation email when I booked on their website. However when we... More 

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PeteBullInn01, Manager at The Bull Inn, responded to this review

First of all thank you for the feedback and I'm sorry about the mix up with the table! We rarely lose reservations but unfortunately sometimes it does happen. It was a very busy night so we did our best to find you a table but I'm sorry it wasn't to your satisfaction. We are currently in the process of finalising... More 

London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of 7 had an excellent lunch. Food was of very good quality, and the staff were efficient and attentive. The meals all arrived in good time, which is important on a walk, when a long delay over lunch is really frustrating. I initially gulped at £16 for a steak pie, but what arrived was well worth the price,... More 

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PeteBullInn01, Manager at The Bull Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback! Hopefully if you're ever walking past again you can stop in for another pie! More 

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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed a very pleasant steak and kidney pie... Seemed expensive at first but the quality of the meal justified this. When I compare with a visit to a Beefeater recently. The overall cost was similar but the Bull is in a different league.... Would be very happy to recommend a visit. Lovely building and location adds to the experience.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely pub which is full of character and the food was good. I had a proper home-made pie with loads of good beef and mushrooms with a pint of bitter and I really enjoyed it. There's no doubt that we'll be back.

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Thanks for the review! We look forward to having you back again! More 

Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Our advice to anyone living in the area is to try out The Bull Inn as soon as you can. The food is excellent, hubby opted for the mixed grill, he said the meat was the best he'd tasted in a long while. A nice cosy pub with welcoming real fire, equally welcoming very friendly staff. Very nice, and we'll... More 

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Thanks for the review! We are glad you enjoyed yourself! More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We stayed here one night.When we arrived the reception area was unstaffed.It looked untidy.A female member of staff noticed us and took us to our room.The stairs up to the rooms are not for those with any sort of mobilty issues.Including dodgey ankles knees or hips.If your over 6 foot i'd take a moment to consider if this place is... More 

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PeteBullInn01, Manager at The Bull Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback and we're sorry you were disappointed with your stay! Unfortunately as we are a listed building there isn't much we can do about the size of the rooms, the stairs or the low ceiling. However we have recently had a review of the rooms and are having a decorator in to address the paint and windows.... More 

Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

On our arrival we were greeted by a charming young man who made us feel very welcome and had exactly the right approach. We discovered over dinner that it was only his third day at the pub! We were showed to our room which was extremely disappointing the room was tired and not clean with a filthy rug at the... More 

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PeteBullInn01, Ed - Assitant Manager at The Bull Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your time taken to write a detailed report of your stay with us. As you noted in your review I am very new to the team and am still trying to get a hand on how we operate here and how to move forward. I am very sorry that your starters took longer than usual... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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310 reviews 310 reviews
62 hotel reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Celebrated friend's birthday here recently. I wasn't 100% so found nothing much on the menu that I really fancied - too many sauces/ mushroom/cream based for me. That said we enjoyed the Greek mezze starter- pleasant selection. My friend did well with the olive doggy bag! For mains we had calves liver (be very hungry) and the teriyaki salmon. The... More 

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PeteBullInn01, Ed - Assistant Manager at The Bull Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your second review of our restaurant! I personally hope you are back to feeling 100% again and that on your next visit we can find something new for you to try. I would love to discuss your visit and our menu with you personally when you are free. Please email me at Bullinn@fullers.co.uk and mark... More 

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