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The Bull Inn

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Hardway, Bruton, England
01749812200
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: In a small rural town bereft of quality eating establishments The Bull Inn...
In a small rural town bereft of quality eating establishments The Bull Inn stands out as a place for travellers, tourists and locals to enjoy good food.
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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Generous portions & diverse menu

I have been here a couple of times with my family and haven't been disappointed. The pub has a lovely beer garden; the staff are friendly; the food is yummy and the portions are huge. 5 stars for food. The menu is quite diverse, I had steak with the works; other dishes in our group were Moroccan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Rachel C
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I have been here a couple of times with my family and haven't been disappointed. The pub has a lovely beer garden; the staff are friendly; the food is yummy and the portions are huge. 5 stars for food. The menu is quite diverse, I had steak with the works; other dishes in our group were Moroccan chicken and Asian... More 

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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I had eaten here before so was excited to bring my partner with me this time. And I could not have chosen a better birthday treat! The venison yet again was amazing - how am I ever going to work my way through the menu?! And my pavlova perfect! Fat, full and very happy - thank you. I won't be... More 

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bath
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was my first time at this pub, which was very nice first impressions & very busy. I visited on a Saturday evening with a party of 8. We had booked & we had asked if we needed to pre order & were told we did not. We all decided not to have a starter & ordered our mains around... More 

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Ilminster
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This pub has everything: great ambience, excellent food, beautiful gardens AND my favourite cider, Ashton Press. Had an excellent lunch, butternut squash and broad bean risotto. Wonderful! Wish we lived nearer but we will be able to make occasional visits.

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Bruton, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

It really is just everything done well The gardens are gorgeous, the outside of the building is just so in keeping with its Somerset location and immaculately presented, inside is warm and traditional country pub also immaculate. The selection of wine and beer is everything you would want it to be - I was dissapointed that there was no Butcombe... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

Ive eaten here a few times now with friends and have always come away happy , full and having enjoyed a good night out , I took my partner this time as he'd recently moved into the area , I urged him to have the venison as its absolutely gorgeous,the chef didn't let me down, it was simply melt in... More 

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Newmarket, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is our second visit to the Bull Inn and again we weren't disappointed. The food was absolutely fantastic and there is plenty of it. The service is also very good albeit a little slow in getting the food to the table but it was defiantly worth the wait. When we're next down we will certainly be dropping by again.

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London
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A great coubtry pub and excellent restaurant. Have eaten here many times and the food is always first class. A great atmosphere even if you just go for a drink, a very pleasant landlord.

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Great Wratting
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The food was good, the portions were generous, and the prices were very reasonable. The service (we were in the restaurant) was polite and friendly, without being intrusive. We noticed that quite a number of the tables were filled with regular customers--always a good sign-- but the fact that we were not "regulars" made no difference to the way we... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We visited this pub as it was well rated by the owners of the accommodation we stayed at in Somerset. The owners were very friendly (couldn't drag my husband away), and the food very good. The menu was more interesting than the usual pub menu, and everything was home made. The kids menu was also of a good standard. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hardway, Bruton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bruton
  • Phone Number: 01749812200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Description

In a small rural town bereft of quality eating establishments The Bull Inn stands out as a place for travellers, tourists and locals to enjoy good food.

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