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The Bull Inn

Coach Road, Wimborne Saint Giles BH21 5NF, England
01725 517300
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Price range: $36 - $59
Cuisines: Contemporary, British, Healthy
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Bull Inn, Wimborne St Giles, has been transformed from what was a very tired looking village pub near the Cranborne chase in to what is now a comfortable, light, yet firmly rural destination. The menu offers delicious modern British cooking at its best, prepared by our Chef, Ian Craddock. From dishes such as home cooked venison pies to salt baked Bream, there is something for everyone using local ingredients in the daily changing menu. The wine list offers an array of wines by the glass, along with a changing bin end list offering superb value Chateaux & Domaines from France. We have three real ale pumps on hand to quench the thirst, with ales from local brewers.
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English first
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

The best roast I've eaten out, ever (and I've sampled more than a few)... Generous portions, good quality ingredients and cooked to perfection. At the higher end what you'd expect to pay for a Sunday roast but I would say it was justified and therefore value for money. If you can manage more than one course there are multiple course... More

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Dorset, England
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194 reviews 194 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Second time here for lunch. Sat in the garden with grandchildren. Food was very good, lamb delicious, cod tastey and vegetable lasagna superior to other veggie meals elsewhere. Beer was perfect and service was good. A relaxing Sunday lunch. Oh and generous cheese board.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

The place has been well fitted out in a modern style and offers an extensive range of food from light bites through to a full a la carte menu. You can see the chefs preparing your food which is cooked to order and well presented. The wines are good and reasonably priced. Altogether a wonderful dining experience such that we... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Had a fantastic meal at The Bull at Wimborne St Giles. It is a little more pricey than other pubs in the area, but the food is excellent quality, there is a good choice, and the chef is willing to put something different together for dietary requirements. I'd rather pay a little more for a great meal and good wine.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights in May. I booked a single room which was perfect for me. The staff are wonderful, the breakfast is excellent. The location is a little piece of heaven!

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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We were welcomed and served for a pre-meal drink politely and attentively. The meal itself was very good. There was a limited choice but still plenty enough to whet the appetite. The mushroom and garlic soup with garlic was delightful. No lamb available so we went for the duck which was succulent and well cooked and presented. Too full to... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My family and mother were really looking forward to enjoying a splendid meal yesterday, even though the almost £30 per head seemed a trifle steep. So, we expected a great deal but sadly the food I would say was well below par. Firstly, I had no idea that the menu would be very limited on an occasion such as Mothering... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

It was not possible to find major fault with this pub/restaurant - lunchtime on a sunny Spring day showed it in its best light. The welcome was warm and sincere and presaged the excellent service to come. The food was superbly prepared and presented. The "open" wine was very acceptable. One irritation - the price setter seems greatly influenced by... More

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Knowlton, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We had all, a Canadian couple and London friend, been to this restaurant before, with uneven memories, and decided at the last minute to give it another try, on a quiet winter Wednesday midday. We ordered three different items and all were excellent. Our guest had the larger starter of scallops with black pudding and pronounced it the best meal... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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244 reviews 244 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

It has been nearly a year since we have visited The Bull. This was because the last time the experience was well below par food wise. I am glad to say there has been an improvement. The restaurant atmosphere is still schizophrenic, though, as the decor is modern and standardized yet this is a country pub well off the beaten... More

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