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Bulls Head

Church Street | Ashford-in-the-Water, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1QB, England
+44 1629 812931
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Ranked #25 of 59 Restaurants in Bakewell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $16
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Family Fare
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: County pub full of charm with a modern twist.
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ashford kent
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We visited here whilst staying in Ashford in the Water and had a very disappointing meal. The Steak and Ale Pie was obviously mass produced and only partially heated and the chips tasteless. As there was a sign outside advertising fine dining we expected far better than this. The only positive thing to say about the Bulls Head is the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

What can I say? All the things you look for in your local pub were certainly apparent here. It's been many years since I've seen a pub so well used by locals and visitors alike every day. We stopped each evening after our days out for a drink and snack. The ambience is great, the staff actually smiled and enjoyed... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Staying at a nearby hotel where another evening meal would have set us back more than £120 with a bottle of wine, we ventured down the road to the Bull's Head for a main course and pudding plus a few drinks and came out with a total bill of £38 ... some difference! Granted not the same as the hotel,... More

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Upminster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

we walked here from our hotel just up the road in this delightful village and had an absolutely gorgeous meal especially for one in what is, a pub! food was tasty, reasonably priced and served with a smile! lovely!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We have been coming to the Bulls Head for years, sometimes traveling from Nottingham just for something to eat. The food has gone from Wow to just ok, Cheap frozen chips are the problem. Expensive for pub meals and with the chips being the option lack of quality and effort.

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London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had a lovely evening meal here, the food was very nice. The pub is in a very quiet village, and walkable from our accommodation at River Cottage. Nice friendly staff, and the garden area was lovely.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Good food but it is a pub don't expect anything more. It is the local for the villager's who want to drink.

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

As the title says. Nice pub with good value food, large portions from a limited menu. Food good enough but nothing to make you go "wow must go there again"

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Peterborough
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Called in on the off chance. Great food and good value. Would eat there again. Peroni on draught was a bonus. Family enjoyed it too.

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Devon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I have since discovered that the pub is in new ownership as of a few weeks ago, but at the time we found the Bull's Head sadly lacking. We booked a table for 7pm because we did not want to eat too late. One of the three of us was a vegan (by preference) so we ordered the Roasted Red... More

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