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The Bull Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Hardway, Bruton, England
+44 1749 812200
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Westbury, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stumbled across this quaint little country pub after a wet and windy midweek walk through the woods near Alfreds tower. Only popped in for a beer and a light lunch, but the log fire, landlord and country pub atmosphere were all very welcoming. The food and ale were excellent too. Its a little off the beaten track, but its... More 

Thank Ian G
Leuven, Belgium
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived early on a Saturday evening and managed to get a table (booking advised however). We started off with bread, olives and olive oil and a sticky balsamico, then I went for a trio of pork. My friends had field mushroom tart, pork sausages and smoked haddock respectively. All was very good quality: portions were adequate to generous. The... More 

Thank lynxwhisker
Bruton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about this pub is just as it should be - roaring fire, countryside setting, great service and wonderful food! Would highly recommend!

Thank Blackbank
Crawley, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used to frequent this pub restaurant in previous decades and thought we'd give it a try after my Mum had visited with her girlfriends. The bar area hasn't changed a bit, still exudes all the charm of the best of British country pubs with a welcoming fire and friendly staff. The menu is chalked up behind the bar with... More 

1 Thank QueM-G
Wells, Nevada
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98 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here a few times over the last year, and the food is always delicious. I winter it is cosy, with a lovely log fire. The staff are warm and welcoming. Recommended.

1 Thank AnnieBooboos
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another amazing meal. The food is delicious and well presented. The hosts Martin and Ann are a delight they make you feel so very welcome. Nice atmosphere in the bar area with the log fire and feels very cosy.

1 Thank Deborahjones2016
Hinton St George, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our second visit to enjoy a traditional Sunday lunch with friends. What is so welcome and impressive is the way they organise taking your order and then, without a long delay, serve a delicious meal. The Sunday roast - beef or game in season and other choices cannot be improved upon. The best puds soon run out. Traditional pub atmosphere... More 

1 Thank Andrew N
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

A pub really well worth a visit just off the beaten track but don't expect it to be easy to get a table, booking is essential. The landlord and lady are very friendly and the food is always top notch, have had Sunday lunch there many times and it is always very good. Plenty of it and very good vegetables.... More 

1 Thank julievicky78
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

We have had lunch here several times recently and the food has been so good we just keep coming back. It also combines very well with a good dog walk around the estate at Stourhead, anyway that's our excuse. The last couple of visits here I have eaten game, once pheasant breasts and another time a game cobbler, both delicious.... More 

2 Thank Elaine U
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Visited yesterday on the way to Bruton, looking for a proper pub lunch. Absolutely beautiful burger !! With the most delicious bread roll. To finish a delicious creme brûlée. Highly recommend ... lovely service is well

1 Thank Maisie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hardway, Bruton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bruton
  • Phone Number: +44 1749 812200
In a small rural town bereft of quality eating establishments The Bull Inn stands out as a place for travellers, tourists and locals to enjoy good food.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?