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High Street, Otford TN14 5PG, England
+44 (0)1959 523198
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 37
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
food and service has gone down

We used to come here quite regularly because the food and service were great. There used to be a lovely game menu. The waiters were friendly and efficient. The last couple of visits were disappointing...Last week we had a dishevelled and distracted waiter who had to be reminded for our drinks... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
K M
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Europe
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Kent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Years ago we used to 'treat' ourselves to a Sunday lunch or evening meal at The Bull. The food was always good; bar staff attentive and our only complaint was the inability to book a table and so it was always pot luck if you managed to get one; alternatively you would loiter near an occupied table until they grew... More 

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Thank S92OGchris
Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at Bull, responded to this review

Dear S92OGchris Thank for taking the time to provide us with your review regarding your recent experience at the Bull. I would like to apologise that we failed to meet your expectations at the Bull in regards to the service you received. I can assure you that I have passed on your comments to the Management Team who would like... More 

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having posted before about our disappointing local and having received a response assuring me problems were being addressed we returned today to The Bull Otford. At the moment the Bull has a perfect opportunity to make it's stamp on the village again. The Crown has closed, The Horns has closed - there is only one other pub. They have a... More 

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Thank Nautica49
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Bull with some friends for Saturday lunch. The setting was welcoming, all oak beams and a log fire. The food was standard pub quality chosen from a very extensive menu. The service was okay, but maybe could have been delivered with a bit of a smile. We ended up staying for a number of hours, taking our time... More 

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Thank Bad Bob
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been going to The Bull in Otford for around 13 years spent ££££ in there, we moved away from the area but went back on a recent trip. These have now employed an independent Car parking firm that charge to park in the Pub car park! I did not have any change to pay the machine (No near ATM)... More 

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1 Thank MP4MP
Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at Bull, responded to this review

Dear MP4MP Thank for taking the time to provide us with your review. I would like to apologise that we failed to meet your expectations at the Bull with regards to the service you received. I can confirm that I have passed on your concerns to the Management Team who would like to investigate your feedback. We have sent you... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the most agonising, infuriating and disappointing evenings out ever. I went with friends from Germany and kids, hoping for a special Burns Night evening. It was special all right. They had apparently no record of our reservation, we didn't order for 30 minutes, the entire evening took a full 2.5 hours of delays, the kids food... More 

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Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at Bull, responded to this review

Dear Kmcclellan2014 Thank for taking the time to provide us with your review. I would like to apologise that we failed to meet your expectations at the Bull with regards to the service you received. I can confirm that I have passed on your concerns to the Management Team who would like to investigate your feedback. We have sent you... More 

Dartford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oùr meal was very nice the scollops were a bit non descriptive not much taste and a little chewy . But other than that happy with the rest of the meal used a £10 off voucher so was a fair price, staff were a bit sparse and not too attentive.

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Thank peter b
Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fantastic meal here the other day. Would recommend the Moroccan lamb rolls for staŕters and lamb shank for main meal. Beautiful building, roaring fire and a great ambience. Thank you very much!

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Thank gillb169
Europe
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to come here quite regularly because the food and service were great. There used to be a lovely game menu. The waiters were friendly and efficient. The last couple of visits were disappointing...Last week we had a dishevelled and distracted waiter who had to be reminded for our drinks order, my dish was lukewarm and had to be... More 

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1 Thank K M
Perth, Australia
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301 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to have a New Years Day Lunch here with our friend (who lives locally) whilst visiting from Australia. Great Pub with a lovely welcoming fire burning on that wet and chilly day. Friendly atmosphere with a great selection of wines. We all had the Roast Beef (slow cooked) and it was excellent however the Yorkshire Pudding... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Very disappointing, food tasteless pub appeared run down and grubby. Presentation was poor and portion sizes very small my daughter, had a chicken burger with avocado, you needed very good eyesight to spot the avocado. I had a chicken curry with just three small chunks of chicken Toilets were disgusting.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street, Otford TN14 5PG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Sevenoaks District  >  Otford
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1959 523198

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 47 - 47
  • Cuisine: British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?