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The Bull Hotel

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Situated between Sevenoaks and Maidstone with easy access to M20, M26 and M25. Newly renovated in 2012, this privately owned 13th century inn is now a 4 star AA rated hotel. In the historic village of Wrotham, The Bull Hotel has retained its original charm and has a spacious lounge bar with sofas and open fires. There is a large car park on site and the hotel has free wi-fi access. The AA rosette restaurant serves delicious a la carte and bar meals made using fresh local produce. Ideally situated for local country walks, golf, Brandshatch race circuit and shopping at nearby Bluewater and Lakeside.
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Free Parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Breakfast Available
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On 4th September 2018 I booked 3 rooms at The Bull for the 7th September 2019, as our son is getting married locally on this date . The rooms were booked online for my husband and myself , his mother who is travelling from Spain for the wedding with her husband and our
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Response from BullManagement, Manager at The Bull Hotel
Responded today
Yes we did double book the rooms, for which we did apologise a lot for our error. We did find various hotels as alternatives in style and price and as we are 9 months from the date, we felt there was time to rectify the problem. We did try to help with this process, but you had actually already re-booked. We do try and deliver a customer focused approach, but mistakes do occasionally happen. You cannot find somebody more sympathetic than Leigh Ann, but when you start threatening to give a bad review online there is a limit to what can be agreed upon to resolve a matter. All the staff work so hard to give great service and food, see our website for review.
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Having seen some of the management responses to people’s reviews on here I’m amazed they haven’t gone viral on Twitter. We’ll see if I get the same treatment! The pub itself is nice enough - closed fire kept the dining room nice and warm without being full of smoke smells,
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Response from BullManagement, Manager at The Bull Hotel
Responded today
Thank you for review, we do appreciate a considered review with accurate facts and helpful thoughts. We will then reply in the same way! Thank you for the picture, I agree the fish dish does look a bit modest on veg and sauce, and as we prefer to do more rustic wholesome dishes, I will have had a word with the kitchen. Regards the size of fish portion - that amount of Monkfish costs £5. So we cant really charge much less unfortunately. The rice pudding i tried was very thick and creamy. I have subsequently checked that no chef is letting it down with more milk, thinking it too thick.The rice pud - we do always leave a tiny bite to the rice and it was flavoured with coconut milk and lemon. There are many variations on a rice pudding. May I say that it is always good to mention these points on the day, as they can easily be rectified there and then. Spend 2 minutes talking to us, rather than 10 minutes writing a review as its more productive.
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We stayed Christmas and Boxing days but did not eat in the evening as we were visiting family nearby. The Bull Hotel is to be found in a wonderful Kentish setting. Our room, which was a twin was set in what would have been the attic space and, a such was a little on the quirky
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A gem of a place with real character, charm and history set in a Kentish village. My husband enjoyed the smokehouse meats so much he often begs me to go back! So we have been there a few times now. So tender and flavourful. Breakfast too. Good quality ingredients. I like the
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Response from BullManagement, Owner at The Bull Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks very much. Couldn't have put it better myself !
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We were so disappointed with the whole meal the menu was pretentious there was no presentation at all and portion size was utterly disgusting for the price paid ,if there had been any breeze it would have blown off the plate and the smoke house menu of which one of our dishes
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Response from BullManagement, Owner at The Bull Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Well, not sure how to reply to this one, doesn't really sound like us, maybe a jealous person, a nut job, who knows?? Anyway, a pretentious menu? well lets look at the December menu , parsnip soup, mackerel pate, chicken liver parfait, turkey !! smoked haddock, chilli bean stew with feta, burger, ham egg chips, fish and chip, steak selection, from the smokehouse, pulled pork, brisket, pork belly and beef rib, dessert, sticky toffee, hazelnut brownie, xmas pud with custard. all made in house, delicious xmas fair, but pretentious , i think not, maybe the craft beers and award winning wine list could make it seem that way, depends on what you are used to i suppose . Portion size, well most people over xmas really struggle to eat 3 courses , as a lot of the food is rich and of a really good size, its all priced to the stand industry margins as required by your bank! If you want gargantuan portions, this is not the place for you. see website for pictures. For the smokehouse we use hickory wood on a Texan smoked we imported 4 years ago, its really popular, we do many smokehouse weddings , adds a great dimension to the menu smoking vegetables etc You can't please everyone, but please do try to have some manners where writing a review. That cost nothing.
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Deluxe Four Poster Bedroom
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Double Bedroom with beamed walls
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"All the information on the rooms is on the website. Room sizes and prices vary. They are happy to answer your questions before you book."
"all rooms were quiet and comfortable"
"Didn't sleep there"
"The food was very good and also the rooms"
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PRICE RANGE
$80 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandWrotham
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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