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The Bull
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hall Street, Long Melford CO10 9JG, England   |  
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Long Melford
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“One night stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Interesting hotel very old good location interesting interior good rooms,if space good parking, good breakfast good internet, outsite seating yes we will stay again in this hotel
Easy going and friendly people

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Richard D, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Thanks very much for your comments. It was lovely to hear that you had a great stay at the Bull. I will pass on your feedback to Gary and the team there.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

After moving out the area in November I decided to pay a surprise visit to my family. As a former employee of The Mill hotel I opted out of staying there, with a reasonable price for 2 nights deluxe B&B The Bull couldn't of been beat. I have visited before but never stayed. With early check in we were not disappointed. Huge bed with lots of room, power shower, tea & coffee topped up everyday and fresh towels if needed. Breakfast had a vast amount to choose from and the service was impeccable. Unfortunately we didn't have time to dine but the choice & price was very reasonable. Check out was quick and the staff were absolutely lovely. Will definitely stay again :)

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Richard D, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Thanks very much for your review of the Bull. I was really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again when you next visit your family in the area.
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Cambridge
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We stayed at The Bull for 1 night. The hotel was very traditional and "olde" I loved it. Our room was massive for a deluxe double and we got a great deal at £65 for B&B midweek. The bar and lounge were very comfortable and drinks/meals very well priced for a hotel. The food was gorgeous, even my partner who is not a foodie really enjoyed his vegetarian option. (I would recommend the fish and chips) As stated in other reviews the staff were excellent in every department. Very friendly and helpful, they actually seemed happy in their work. Sally went out of her way to help us in looking for a pub with Sky Sports in the evening she made suggestions and even called ahead to check. Great customer service all round. We will definitely come back again.

Room Tip: We paid an extra £10 to have a deluxe double which was well worth the money.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Richard D, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Many thanks for posting your review of the Bull. I will pass on your comments on to the team there, in particular Sally, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Rustington
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8 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Revisited Long Melford after 20 years and we were not disappointed. The Bull was a great place to stay and wish we could have stayed for longer than one night. Our room was pleasantly quirky, clean and comfortable and the breakfast had a good choice. We would definitely stay here again

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Richard D, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
I was glad to hear you enjoyed your recent stay at the Bull on your visit to Long Melford. We look forward to welcoming you back again, hopefully sooner than in another 20 years !
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Looking for a mid-week lunch we thought we would try the impressive looking Bull Hotel.
Thinking it could be a tad expensive, we were pleasantly surprised by the prices charged.
Food excellent. Speedy service. Warm and friendly members of staff. Comfortable seating.
A good choice.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Richard D, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Thanks for your review of your recent visit. I was really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meals and found them reasonably priced. We also have 3 themed nights during the week and offer a special 1,2 or 3 course menu during the week. I will pass your comments back to the team at the Hotel.
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The Bull is a 'Magical Place' no fires lit but that's the weather for you. Staff seem to love their jobs and really 'carry' the place..food we had was most reasonable and enjoyable.If attention to a couple of things were resolved I could not fault our stay. I repeat Staff Excellent!!

Its a 'Big Barn' but really a bit more warmth in the rooms (at night) would have been welcomed as the heating was off. Exhaust system in the bathroom was not totally effective so an additional 'Air sweetener' would have helped. Finally I never want to manually clean a WC with my hand 'Ever'..no toilet brushes in evidence due to Greene King policy..Get these small points resolved GK..and keep the bargain rates..you will have the Old place 'Rockin and Rolling'!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Richard D, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Great to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at the Bull and that the team looked after you well. I will raise the lack of toilet brushes in the bathrooms when we next meet to discuss our Bedroom brand standards. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We called in to have coffee Sunday morning.. Alas our lovely doggie was not allowed in the bar as they "were serving food". This is in spite of being advised as "dog friendly"
We were told that if we were staying at the hotel the dog was allowed in the room.
Pleased we were not staying at the hotel as part of our holiday is to have our dog with us and not leave him in the room.
I understand no dogs in the kitchen, restaurant etc but the Bar?

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Richard D, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
I was sorry to hear that you were disappointed with our policy for dogs on your recent visit to the Bull. Unfortunately during food service hours Dogs are not permitted in the Bar, Lounge or our Restaurant.
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Additional Information about The Bull

Address: Hall Street, Long Melford CO10 9JG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Long Melford
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Long Melford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bull 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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