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The Bull Inn
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Street, Barton Mills, Mildenhall IP28 6AA, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Barton Mills
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Leaving do function - great success”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Huge thank you to Sonia and the team for arranging my leaving do - Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived. We booked the library and 10 + of my friends and former colleagues and we all enjoyed some fantastic food coupled with attentive - yet discreet service to the highest standard. Personally I enjoyed one of the best steaks I have had for some time and will no hesitate to call at the fine restaurant again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Had a great family meal (for 12) at the Olde Bull Inn.

They even cooked food just for us (pre-ordered).

Four good Real Ales on Tap.

Just off five ways roundabout on the A11-suggest you stop next time you are passing.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The new years eve party that we attended was a credit to the organizers, staff and all. Everybody was so helpful and friendly. It was a pleasure to be there.The party theme,seating plan, food, music and atmosphere was outstanding . We look forward to attending other functions in 2013.
Once again thanks for a wonderful night and stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Good party night on new yrs eve! Food was delicious tho buffet style, still good! The team were embracing the evening too and certainly got involved. Good night and enjoyed seeing the new year in here.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Holbeach, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Having used the Bull as a meeting point over the last few years we returned for an impromptu lunch to see if the standard was still as we remembered....

The restaurant was full of christmas revellers so we ate in the bar area, which was warm, vibrant and a nice place to be. We luckily grabbed the last table for 2.

We had the goats cheese and roasted veg toasted sandwich with a side of chips. It was stunning, the rocket salad was dressed perfectly and everything was delicious. A lovely hot latte rounded off a very pleasant couple of hours.

I would highly recommend the Bull for a re-fuel stop, the menu is varied and this is added to by the specials board. The prices are higher than traditional 'pub grub' but then so is the standard of the food and the venue. Lots of onsite parking too.

Highly recommended & will return.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Buckingham
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22 hotel reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

Didn't stay but popped in for late doors bar food while working in the area.
Probably the finest homemade pub burger I've had in ages. The bar itself was warm and friendly and full of people having a good time.
Well recomended

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

What a fabulous evening this is our third vist we combined a stop over in one of the very comfortable rooms. we had such a lovely time the meal was excellent - service to your table on a very busy night very well organised, and when it was all sadly over we had a very comfortable nights sleep. The breakfast was delicious and we were looking forward to that as soon as we all went to bed. We would definately recommend the Olde Bull and we are looking forward to hearing what the theme will be next year - conrgatulations to the whole team

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: The Street, Barton Mills, Mildenhall IP28 6AA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Mildenhall > Barton Mills
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Barton Mills
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Bull Inn 5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bull Inn is not a B&B, it’s not hotel, but it is an award-winning boutique and quirky modern day coaching Inn, located near Mildenhall, Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket in the picturesque county of Suffolk. The Inn and its dedicated owners simply radiate character, style and an eccentric passion, which is simply infectious to all those who visit. Think funky and fresh within an amazing 500 year old coaching inn. The owners have created 15 individually designed boutique bedrooms, a 1 AA Rosette Restaurant, cosy pub with great wines, real ales and an open log fire for those cold winter evenings. There is also a fantastic courtyard to while away many a summer's day with family and friends. Improvement and refurbishment never ends at The Bull, with the passionate owners always seeking and trying new, exciting and sometimes crazy ideas! The Bull has a whole wall of accolades to boast including "Best Small Hotel in Suffolk," "Best Freehouse in East Anglia" and "Best Sunday Lunch" to mention a few and the whole business simply oozes character and a unique charm created by the hands-on owners. The team work hard to host events throughout the year, from live music nights, murder mystery dinners, charity evenings, themed Christmas parties and lunches with Santa. This unique destination inn is located in the picturesque village of Barton Mills, just 2 miles from Mildenhall. Barton Mills is just on the edge of Thetford Forest with the towns of Bury St Edmunds, Ely, Cambridge and Newmarket all within a short drive. ... more   less 
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The Olde Bull Hotel Barton Mills

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