To me the Bull has basically 4 areas; the sleeping accommodation, the bar, the brasserie and the Loft restaurant. As it is nearly 30 years since I slept there I don't feel qualified to comment on this aspect, you can read other reviews for that, however I have used the other three areas this year. The bar is a nice, traditional one with open fire in the winter. They always have at least 2 draught beers, and normally 3, with the third being a guest beer. Beer is kept well, never had a bad pint there, always the correct temperature too. Good choice of lagers also, and the usual spirits, though the wines by glass are higher standard than normal. Excellent but not cheap. The brasserie is a good place to go either for lunch or dinner and is a nice, light airy, modern room to the rear of the hotel. Wide ranging menu of UK/Euro- type fare. Have had many very good meals here, menu changes at least twice a year, there are always additional specials on blackboards, and the wine list is good. The Loft restaurant is "fine dining", enjoyed a wine-with-food meal there recently, showcasing Greywacke wines. They were superb, as was the 4 course menu designed with the wines in mind. The Loft "experience" (downstairs reception, choices and appetisers then upstairs for your meal) is always a treat, pricey (but quality, so you don't mind), with easily the best wine list for miles around. As I said, The Bull as a whole is a great asset for the region, and long may it continue to be so.
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