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

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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The Bull is our local. The problem is, as the reviews suggest, you can't be certain whether the food will be good or the service. Sometimes both are great, although my last burger was seriously overcooked. The serving staff are very good if they have time. Unfortunately, I don't think the pub... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Nautica49
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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English first
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The Bull is our local. The problem is, as the reviews suggest, you can't be certain whether the food will be good or the service. Sometimes both are great, although my last burger was seriously overcooked. The serving staff are very good if they have time. Unfortunately, I don't think the pub employs enough staff so if it gets busy... More 

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Kent UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The food was OK and the service was OK, the menu was much better, bigger and more varied than other pub chains.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Along with six of my colleagues we had arrived in the Bull after a very busy 'working Day', hoping to partake in some good food. From the moment we arrived the very friendly staff quickly organised a table for our relatively large group of hungry people. Food orders were taken from the very adequate menu. Our conversation was fairly deep... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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244 reviews 244 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Stopped here for lunch one Sunday while biking in the area. It was a great day so wanted to eat in the garden area but was told only roasts are served outside. Really don't understand that. Eating inside I had the Asian rare beef salad which was delicious. My friend had the sweet potato and mozzarella burger which was dry... More 

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Otford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

over priced meal and very bland ,service could and should have been better and when pointed out the children food was not fully cooked it was just taken away and must have been put into microwave as when the food came back it was to hot for any child to eat so sorry to say will not be going back... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We visited on a Friday evening. I didn't think it was overly busy and had a nice atmosphere. The food was very tasty, good quality a d a bit different. Not typical pub food. The service however could be improved a lot. We ordered drinks and these took around 20 mins to arrive, after reminding them. Again when these drinks... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We were shocked at the difference between the menu and the food served as the main menu made the food sound fresh & delicious. The reality is that the food is of low quality and not cooked very well. The scallops were not seasoned and a very pale colour,the pulled pork looked and tasted like it was served from a... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I've been here a few times and have never had a bad meal. The lunch menu is very good value for money. Food was nice and cooked well. Service was great as well. Would recommend.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I came here for a dinner with my boyfriend. We both enjoyed our food and were stuffed afterwards. I cant fault the staff either as our waitress was very attentive and polite. the only downside to our experience was that the ale we were drinking went off just as we got there

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Oh my goodness, where to start. Really didn't think pubs like this existed anymore. For those old enough it's like the Berni Inn with a splash of Harvester thrown in for good measure. Food extremly average, and unimaginative. Service so slow and unimpressive. If you fancy a trip down memory lane, for all the wrong reasons, do visit.

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

Dear snoaks Thank you for providing us with your review I can confirm that I have passed on your comments about your visit to the management team and to the Area Manager of the Bull who would like to thank you for your feedback and to let you know that they have taken your feedback on board and passed it... More 

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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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?