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The Bull

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English, Pub
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41 The High Street, Theale RG7 5AH, England
01189303478
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth a visit

A group of five of us visited the bull on a recommendation for lunch. On arrival the pub was very busy and we were advised of a wait time. We decided to wait and was glad we did! The food was clearly fresh and we all enjoyed it very much. The staff were friendly and it was a good atmosphere.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2014
Nicr03
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English first
London
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Average food, nothing special, priced a bit higher than it should be with regards to quality and quantity. I was disappointed with what I ordered, as it didn't live up to my expectations that the menu and presentation promised (my sandwich was a few small bits of raw halloumi cheese with raw onion and peppers, bread wasn't focaccia as I've... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I visit The Bull quite often, whether it be a business lunch or just an evening out with the family. Each time I have been in I have been greeted by a member of staff with a smile which makes me feel very welcome. Today I went in for Lunch with a colleague, I had the Veg Special & my... More 

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Oxford, England
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Visited here with small children and friends as we were passing through. The food, service, ambience were all average. Typical pub grub. Burgers, roasts etc nothing remarkable but equally nothing offensive. Value was ok - £10 a burger. They allow dogs in the restaurant which puts me off and it doesn't feel like a family friendly pub.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Was really good, waitress was fantastic. Food disappointing. Served uncooked chicken. Pub itself could be cleaner. Specials menu was wrong and was not corrected, heard other tables order a dish and when received was told "we need to change the details on the board" Just disappointed really.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It's a very nice pub with plenty of a space inside and outside. They serve variety of beers and asle, excellent and authentic food, very friendly staff and the pub is suitable for families and friends

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

A group of five of us visited the bull on a recommendation for lunch. On arrival the pub was very busy and we were advised of a wait time. We decided to wait and was glad we did! The food was clearly fresh and we all enjoyed it very much. The staff were friendly and it was a good atmosphere.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I have had several meals at The Bull and they continue to get better and better. The Lamb Steak off the Specials Board is cooked to perfection and the Rib eye steak is always medium rare as requested. Very good value for money.

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Sunningdale, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This was the second time visiting The Bull for a birthday celebration with a group of colleagues. However, the service was not up to standard and the food was very poor. Some of the food was not even properly cooked i.e. jacket potato was still raw inside and the fish pies white sauce very watery. I don't think I would... More 

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Very disappointed with the food received. We ordered Creamy Mushrooms to start which came out cold and poured over a piece of garlic bread which made it soggy (would have been much better to have a bowl of creamy mushrooms) the cream sauce was very bitter and quite dissapointing. It took almost an hour to receive our meal and the... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is our local pub and we love it. The food is excellent and we've never been disappointed. Just popped in over lunchtime today for a couple of drinks and a quick bite to eat. The staff are always friendly and this is one of the best pubs in Theale village. Definitely worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 The High Street, Theale RG7 5AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Theale
  • Phone Number: 01189303478

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Pub

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