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Bull Hotel Restaurant

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Hall Street, Long Melford CO10 9JG, England
01787 378494
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 21
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Have been a fan and frequent visitor to the bull but feel the food is not as to since head office cloning. Really used to enjoy the liver which was delicious, now it's more about what the accountant wants on the menu. We love the building and food is okay. I had the burger as I was struggling... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Linda F
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Chelmsford
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked a table after searching the contact details online. I called the number which came up on the hotel website. Spoke to an operator and made a booking for 12:30pm for 6 in the restaurant. The purpose of our visit was a birthday lunch for my mother. I had invited my sibling and his wife to join us, also... More 

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swanley
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were out for a drive and whilst in Long Melford decided to have lunch. There are quite a few eateries in this delightful location and we picked the Bull Hotel. What a pleasant surprise, the service, choice of menu (from £4.99) was extensive for a weekday, and when the food arrived it was freshly cooked, piping hot and even... More 

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Thank bill w
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose The Bull for a post-wedding celebration just after Christmas, and cannot praise the Manager Gary and his team highly enough. The atmosphere was perfect; the seasonal decorations tasteful and the environment - old english, heavily beamed - was impressive, especiallyfor the American guests. We chose a buffet sit-down meal and the quality of the food supplied was superb.... More 

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Thank Richard S
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bull is a fabulous building and I have visited many times. I have to say that the present owners do not do it justice and the interior could be any worn and tired venue that is being run by accountants.

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Thank hobbit1927
cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at Bull Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your feedback. We do value all comments received and are sorry to hear that your visit did not live up to your expectations on this occasion. Regards Gary More 

Billericay, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to be at the hotel for my 60th birthday in November and New Year for a 3 day package. There is only 1 word to describe the experience...... Fab!. The Bull hotel is one of our favourite venues and we go there as often as possible. We love the hotel in general, the service is fabulous... More 

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Thank jennifer g
cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at Bull Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! Your lovely review will be shared with the team who I know will be as thrilled as me that you had a wonderful stay with us, not once but twice! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Gary and the team at The Bull More 

Chelmsford
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Have been a fan and frequent visitor to the bull but feel the food is not as to since head office cloning. Really used to enjoy the liver which was delicious, now it's more about what the accountant wants on the menu. We love the building and food is okay. I had the burger as I was struggling for choice.

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Thank Linda F
cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at Bull Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I appreciate your comments and we are currently looking at our offering, so watch this space. I do hope you will visit again soon. Regards Gary More 

Sandy, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

A very good service and great food, we were made to feel welcome. Booking is recommended as it does get busy.

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Thank Lee L
cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at Bull Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed every aspect of your visit to The Bull, your review will be shared with the team who will be thrilled you had a great time. Gary More 

london
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

It has been two years since our last Christmas party at the Bull hotel and after that complete shambles we vowed and declared never to set foot in that place again, they say however that time is a great healer . We decided to try it again last night .......Oh how stupid were we ? £30 per head for what... More 

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Thank kevin666
cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at Bull Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that your party at The Bull was not enjoyable for you, all of your comments will be taken on board and shared with the team. Feel free to contact me at the hotel if you wish to discuss further. Regards Gary More 

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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We popped in on a Sunday looking for breakfast. Whilst there were menus showing availability for lunch and dinner, there was nothing for breakfast. One member of staff walked straight past us as we went to enquire, but were eventually approached by a member of the room staff. She pottered off to find someone from the restaurant in the kitchen.... More 

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Thank veepeebiscuit
cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at Bull Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you felt you had to leave The Bull after your recent visit, I will be addressing the issues you experienced with the team to ensure it doesn't happen again. Regards Gary More 

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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

The Bull used to be THE place to go in Melford for cuisine and ambience, but no more. I found the menu lacking in imagination and more akin to "pub grub", rather than fine dining. No matter how good the book looks by the cover, it only takes a couple of pages to realise it's not worth picking up again.... More 

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Thank Brian B
cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at Bull Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you feel that The Bull has lost it's appeal for you, we are currently in the process looking at our offering for our guests so please do watch this space. Regards Gary More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hall Street, Long Melford CO10 9JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Long Melford
  • Phone Number: 01787 378494

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  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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