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The Bull at Towcester

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37 Brackley Road | Towcester, Towcester NN12 6DH, England
1327 353223
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice garden, shame about the bar.

A nice pub with restaurant, food is good, bar area could do with a bit of updating, especially the back area. This pub has a nice garden so is nice on a hot sunny day.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
BevDerrick
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English first
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A nice pub with restaurant, food is good, bar area could do with a bit of updating, especially the back area. This pub has a nice garden so is nice on a hot sunny day.

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Several visits this year and service and food have been fine. However, most recent visit disappointing. Rude service, okayish food but surely, time to change the menue, its tired and not very exciting. We will not go back until changes in all have been made.

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BullTowcester, Manager at The Bull at Towcester, responded to this review

jcc9a Thank you for your feedback regarding your experience here at The Bull. Please accept my apologies that the level of service you received left you disappointed. This has been dealt with in-house. Our menus are due to be revamped very soon, so please keep an eye on our website. Hope to see you soon. More 

Towcester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My Mum and I decided to go out for a meal one Friday evening, we headed to The Bull to be greeted with a busy pub garden. We made our way inside to the bar in which to be told by someone that they would not take our order for at least another half an hour. I would not have... More 

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BullTowcester, Manager at The Bull at Towcester, responded to this review

chelseass29 Thank you for your feedback regarding your visit to The Bull. I appreciate you bringing your experience to my attention, and apologise for the service that you received during your visit. I would like to advise that this matter has been dealt with in-house, and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Northants, UK
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This has a beautiful maintained garden area however having eaten here twice I would say that the food is only average, nothing wrong but nothing amazing either. It was particularly disappointing having had to pre-order our food (perfectly understandable when part of a large booking) but then to be told you preordered option has run out is very poor kitchen... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

We went to the Bull the other night, food was very average for the overpriced meals. Garlic mushroom starter consisted of four slices of mushrooms, not even whole ones, sat on a bed of green leaves with a squirt of garlic mayonnaise in a circle around the plate not even enough for two slices of mushroom and this cost £6.50... More 

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Silverstone, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A nice evening out with friends was not to be. The average food was "outshone" by the memory of the very poor service we received. No menus provided, rude waiter service, glasses placed on very sticky table with a bang capped with response of "Chef gone home " reply when the pudding menu were requested by us at about 9.30... More 

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BullTowcester, Manager at The Bull at Towcester, responded to this review

CAM M Thank you for your feedback during your visit to The Bull. Please accept my apologies for the level of service you and your party received whilst dining with us. This matter has been dealt with in-house, and I thank you for bringing it to my attention. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We were travelling from Bristol to Bedford. Coming off the M40 onto the A43 at gone 8pm, we were quite hungry and were heading for one of our usual haunts in this part of the World, the Green Man. We arrived to find it closed for refurbishment, help! So we carried on but couldn't see anywhere until close to Towcester,... More 

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Towcester
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Still laughing, which is just as well, given how terrible it was! We should have guessed when we were greeted with a leering "evening ladies!", by the unkempt bloke hanging off the bar. Ever the optimists, we chose a table to sit at from the many available. Slightly surprised that the glasses survived the slamming onto the table......the response of... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by the receptionist at the local Travelodge and we were not disappointed. I had perhaps the best gammon steak I've ever eaten in a restaurant.. Nice atmosphere too!

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Hard to rate, as food very good, but a little pricey (vegetables very over priced, small finger bowl size £3.50!). The service was odd; didn't get given a menu when arrived (had booked), wasn't asked what drinks we wanted, no bar on restaurant side to ask for one, had to ask for both, when managed to catch waiter/manager going by.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 Brackley Road | Towcester, Towcester NN12 6DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Towcester
  • Phone Number: 1327 353223

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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