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The Bull Hotel Restaurant

The Headlands, Downton SP5 3HL, England
+44 1725 510374
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“peach melba” (2 reviews)
“ale pie” (2 reviews)
Closes in 28 min
All hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
The Headlands, Downton SP5 3HL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a lot of atmosphere & a dog running through the bar & under our table didn't help. If dogs allowed in pubs, then should stay with owner. It may have belonged to pub staff. Wasn't sure, but would put me off returning. The food...More

Thank Jackie J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was ok but very matter of fact. Food was mediocre, beer was good and it was conveniently located. There are much better places in town.

Thank kinyon g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just come back from a visit to the New Forest, stopped here for something to eat, unfortunately have put my review against the Hotel not the restaurant.

Thank Katrina F
Reviewed April 17, 2017

On our way home after being out all day walking along the coast and having stopped at a few pups on our way that we did not fancy we decided to stop at the bull, I can honestly say we were all surprised nice enough...More

Thank bonesandrews101
James N, Owner at The Bull Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Really glad you enjoyed your visit , and thank you very much for your kind words about our pup (sorry, couldnt resist). I will make sure this is passed among the team as a note of how well they are doing and really hope...More

Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service, great value and the dog was warmly welcomed!.. a great selection of beer and wine!

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

I went twice in one week as I'm a local! The first time me & my boyfriend shared the Camembert to start with which was incredible & plenty for 2 to share! The boy had steak for main course which he was really pleased with...More

Thank SammiG22
Reviewed March 12, 2017

To be honest I was a bit unsure of this place when we arrived (a few weeks ago). We were meeting some friends and walked into a bit of a quiet, local type pub with one girl behind the bar. However-when we had the food...More

Thank David J
Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here today with friends. 4 of us in total. Chose it based on location and reviews in trip advisor made it seem a safe choice. The service both when booking by phone and when we arrived was very good. Both the ladies...More

Thank The_Courier
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Food was nice and hot and very well presented. Staff very curtious only reason did not give 5 stars when shown table and sat down the table was dirty with spilt coffee that wasn't cleaned from previous clients.

Thank arranson
Reviewed February 7, 2017

We were miffed today to find the cosy Bat and Ball was shut for refurbishment but made a detour to this pub which I have never entered before......despite living within 17 miles for over 30 years! And we were pleasantly surprised. Good quality food at...More

Thank NotLordPercy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $19
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Headlands, Downton SP5 3HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Downton
  • Phone Number: +44 1725 510374
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James and Jason would like to invite you to dine from our brand new, seasonal menu. Using the finest local ingredients and suppliers, our highly experienced chef will indulge you with our West County and Wiltshire Meats, freshly caught fish and homemade desserts.We serve a Carvery 7 days a week and with our Young at Heart, Childs, Bar and Restaurant Menus, there is something to cater for every taste. We have a wide selection of popular lagers and ciders and locally produced ales cater to every drinker.Why not extend your dining experience by booking one of our rooms from £60 including a hearty breakfast.