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The Bull and Willow Room at Great Totham

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European, British, Contemporary, Pub
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2 Maldon Road, Great Totham CM9 8NH, England
01621 893385
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Today
12:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 280
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  • 105
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bussiness AGM and lunch for about 40 people.

For four years I have held an AGM and lunch for about 40 members of an association in the Willow Rooms. In all this time not one of my members has had cause to complain. The food has been well presented with a good selection of dishes and of good quality. The service has been faultless with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
roger p
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Colchester
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We had been given a groupon voucher for Christmas and booked to go, but would not again. Although the restruant was busy. In our opinion the main dining room needs a splash of paint and the tables need a good clean or would be better off covered by a table cloth. Warm prawn cocktail was a little worrying and I... More 

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Thank Ruffhams
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For four years I have held an AGM and lunch for about 40 members of an association in the Willow Rooms. In all this time not one of my members has had cause to complain. The food has been well presented with a good selection of dishes and of good quality. The service has been faultless with courteous staff and... More 

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Thank roger p
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not a great one for blowing trumpets however my business meal for me and my 40 friends was fantastic. The food was very tasty, the menu marvellous. The staff were courteous , and the service was excellent. The boss was also very attentive which I think is a good sign. And to top it all a lovely pint of... More 

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Thank Timothy L
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here last night with a groupon voucher someone kindly bought us, not sure if our experience was because we had a voucher or not so all I can say is plz do not use this place with a voucher you will be disappointed. We both had mussels to start which without the voucher costs £7.50, the white wine and... More 

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1 Thank Toby D
David M, Owner at The Bull and Willow Room at Great Totham, responded to this review

Toby, Thank you for taking the time to write the review on trip adviser, being a regular trip adviser person why did you not say something to the staff when you visited us it would have made your experience a better one, in future I would suggest you do this as you take the time to go out and not... More 

Hatfield Heath, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the Bull quite a few times before and seen some fantastic cabaret acts! This time we went to see the Bee Gees who were.. fantastic!!... Not only the brilliant entertainment the 4 course menu was to the entire tables taste, it was cooked exemplary precision. It again was FANTASTIC!!! The whole table had a thoroughly brilliant... More 

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Thank figgy99
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Bull for lunch on Monday It was absolutely fab! On looking at the mouth watering selection on the menu we both decided on the Moules Mariniere for starters which were gorgeous. My friend opted for the Beef Fillet and I had the Medallions of Pork. Both dishes were cooked to perfection. I tasted my friends beef it... More 

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1 Thank Kay M
Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the Bull last night on the spur of the moment. For a Wednesday evening in January it was pretty busy and at first full. The staff there were so friendly and helpful and soon got us seated. We had a superb meal and the general manger the Umesh was absolutely charming and so professional.

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1 Thank Gary W
Maldon, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent meal & excellent service the timing between meals was superb, just one little comment wasn't asked to taste the wine we chose,

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Thank Blindcarpetman
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to The Bull before so knew what to expect but this visit deserves extra praise. The set menu looked impressive and it didn't disappoint. The fillet steak we all had was superbly cooked, to each of our individual tastes. Mine was rare and melted in my mouth! The wine was excellent. My wife is a bit of an... More 

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Thank Martin F
David M, Owner at The Bull and Willow Room at Great Totham, responded to this review

Martin Thank you for your recent review, we are all delighted you had a great time, i have rebooked The Bee Gees for December as our main Christmas offering I hope you will join us again More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a table for 4 for dinner for a family celebration on the natural assumption that we would be dining in the elegant surroundings of the Willow Room. We were, therefore, disappointed to discover on arrival that as it was apparently a quite evening, we were allocated a table in the gastro bar area. No table cloths & really... More 

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Thank AJM_11
David M, Owner at The Bull and Willow Room at Great Totham, responded to this review

Dear AJM I am sorry you were disappointed to eat in our traditional 16th century gastro restaurant, you are correct we do not open the Willow Room until Thursday or Friday evening, the simple reason is a 80 seater restaurant with 20 or so diners eating does not make for a good evening, I am surprised to hear you fell... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Maldon Road, Great Totham CM9 8NH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Great Totham
  • Phone Number: 01621 893385

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 90
  • Cuisine: European, British, Contemporary, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?