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Bull

High Street, Otford TN14 5PG, England
+44 (0)1959 523198
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Ranked #4 of 4 restaurants in Otford
Price range: $47 - $47
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
bexley, kent
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Having been here once before where the food was OK, we decided to try again on a wet and windy Thursday, and we are glad we did. The place was packed but we still got a decent table. Good selection of draught beers, including locally produced ones. My husband and myself both decided on the Steak and Ale Pie, from... More

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Orpington, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My Husband and I have eaten here several times, last night will be the last time. Very poor food, butchers platter for starter was dreadful and nothing matched well. The mixed grill was pathetic, little meat (wetherspoon version is better!) and the lamb shank was dry. Staff were struggling with service on a Tuesday night! Such a nice pub really,... More

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

Dear Natalie305 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 in 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

Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Lunch (early afternoon this week) with friends. On offer was a good selection of food and wine at reasonable prices although before we ordered we were advised that one or two of the items were no longer available that day which was a slight disappiontment for my wife as the items in question were gluten free by nature and in... More

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Chatham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I have visited this pub a few times and although everything always seemed a bit half-hearted, the food wasnt too bad. I went for lunch with a friend last Monday lunch time and I can only ask 'How on earth do these places think they can survive if they treat their customers like that?' Most of the starters were "Not... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Returned here for the first time in years and we'll be back. Incredibly busy which is a great sign, but the food was that good!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Meal on a Sunday night for 3. We were greeted by a friendly manager and his staff who ensured that we were provided with drinks and menus at our comfortable table. The restaurant was busy but still time was made to make sure we were aware of the menu and the specials. Starters, mains and deserts arrived on time and... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We have eaten here many times but he last 2 were very disappoiting. The service was incredibly slow and our waiter was absent most of the time busy in he pub. Our starters came in parts. Some of us had finished before he last one arrived (only 5 adults). And then, one of he main courses had been missed off... More

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

Dear Philip D 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 in 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... More

Littlehampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This used to be a great place to eat but have visited a couple of times recently and it seems to have lost it's edge. It was a busy sunday afternoon but service was incredibly slow. Waitress was helpful and cheery though. 4 roast beef lunches, 3 of us had pretty poor beef which was mainly inedible. The rest was... More

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kent
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

On an overcast november afternoon the Bull outwardly promised so much. Beautiful old building, christmas lights twinkling, cosy corners with sofas and winged armchairs, log fire. Sadly the food and service was a shocking let down. Grossly understaffed for a saturday (budgetry contraints apparently), there appeared to be two staff on the floor. having been over looked for 15 minutes... More

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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We had lunch here on Monday - The best steak and chips ever.Service was very good - no waiting and the meal was excellent.We certainly will visit again.

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