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Bull

High Street, Otford TN14 5PG, England
+44 (0)1959 523198
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Ranked #5 of 7 restaurants in Otford
Price range: $47 - $47
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I was amongst a party of about 50-60 people for a sit down meal at a wedding reception on a Saturday afternoon. Although the food was pre-ordered (something that I don't normally like doing, but fully understand the reasons behind it), it came out of the kitchen in a very professional way. As well as our food arriving, the kitchen... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

i read lots of negative reviews before i visited and only a few positive reviews. We visited on 13th July (party of 6) none of us had cause to be negative, however the meal was an average sunday lunch. Meat (pork, turkey, beef) were plentiful. Beef was very tender and tasty, but a little fatty in places. stuffing was a... More

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We have eaten at The Bull a few times now, generally on a weekday evening, and the food has been consistently good. The restaurant is comfortable with a few cosy corners. The staff are polite and helpful. The menu is slightly upmarket pub grub, and in our experience, well delivered. For those who like a beer, the pub also usually... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Having just walked 6 miles around the North Downs we decided we deserved a well earned rest, unfortunately we chose the Bull. Firstly I don't like finding a table number and ordering at the bar, and here they were clearly not geared up for this. Our party of 10 had to all queue at the bar for about 10 minutes,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We have been to The Bull on several occasions and always enjoyed our meals. Sadly, today we waited for our drinks, two were correct, the other two they had mixed and had to re-do, more of a wait. After ordering our food we waited an hour and after asking the staff our meal came straight away......................cold, cold chips, solid eggs... More

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Having visited The Bull for lunch today, I can share in many of the negative comments left by other diners. Firstly, there was no proper welcome by the waiting staff. Having order starters and main meals, this was followed by a very long wait. When food eventually arrived, it was the main meals, and not the starters. Waitress's excuse was... More

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

Dear Michael S 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 pub in regards to the service you received. I can assure you that I have passed on your comments to the Management Team who would... More

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This was my birthday lunch. Arrived at 1.00 having booked a table. Restaurant was empty although people arrived later. Garden was full. Ordered the Sunday roast-beef. When it arrived the beef was inedible and the broccoli was practically raw. The starter and the dessert were OK. The service was very good. Altogether a very disappointing experience

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have visited this restaurant many many times - and slowly we have seen its standards drop.. The last time we visited (1 week ago) we had to wait 45 mins to be served and when the meal finally came it was literally stuck to the plate - it had obviously been kept under the heater for far too long.... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The pub was very busy - a good sign? In this case no. The drinks we ordered were very expensive, when I queried it I was treated with incredulity, however I was being charged for another persons drinks as well. The service was extremely slow on all courses with us having to chase up - when the good did arrive... More

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Maidstone
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We'd been looking for different pubs to eat in for a birthday meal. Knowing of Chef & Brewer, we thought we'd give it a try. It's a chain, it wouldn't be all that different but the food would be of a certain standard. It couldn't be all that bad, could it? Unfortunately yes, it could. My dad & I entered... More

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

Dear Rockette1 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

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