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The Bull Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub
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Hardway, Bruton, England
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Bruton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you can find a table you will be served from an ever changing menu of very good food. Never managed to finish starter and main course. The staff are helpful and happy the landlord and landlady eager to help and advise. The beer is alwAys good and varied. Can be very busy at weekend so booking advisable if a... More 

Thank Grahame B
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family day out shopping in Salisbury And then lunch and racing at Salisbury This place never fails to be5 star experience no complicated menu Order from the board behind the bar Good choices all types catered for everything is cooked to order Well done.

Thank waggersSomerset
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this pub twice for dinner. We did not make a reservation so ate in the bar but this was more than adequate and probably had more atmosphere. Martin, the landlord, was welcoming and friendly. The food was good and served quickly and efficiently by the 'girls'. Other pub customers were equally friendly. A good menu... More 

Thank grahamdlloyd
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Rang to book for one on Father's Day as I was walking along the MacMillan Way. Told by very friendly landlord that he would guarantee to feed me- and he did. As I arrived I was served a drink and found a chair until, very shortly, a table was found and I then enjoyed an excellent lunch in a vibrant... More 

Thank David B
Somerset, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We went at lunch time on Father's Day without a booking. It was very busy but we were offered a small table. I think other places might not have bothered. Despite the number of people there the service was quick, efficient and friendly. I had the fish and chips. I chose the small as opposed to adult portion and am... More 

Thank 835jenny
Poole, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

If any landlord or restaurant owner would like to know how to cook & present the simple Ham, Egg & Chips, then dine here. I am a golfer and have had this dish many times instead of the other main Full English Breakfast. I wouldn't say I was a connoisseur but I do believe I've eaten enough to make this... More 

Thank Dave D
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Absolutely wonderful experience...hosts perfect, food devine, atmosphere relaxed and friendly...the best start I could have wanted!! And, WELCOMED BACK....THANK YOU!

Thank Rachel G
Taunton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We had the the burger and the ploughmans. Couldn't fault the burger, it was delicious made from two cuts of beef and cooked slightly pink. Ploughmans was good.

Thank Doug B
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Martin and Ann provide a wonderfully warm welcome to all comers; the pub is surprisingly large once inside and the gardens are delightful. Food is competitively priced and the beverages are excellent. It is ideally placed for rest and recuperation, since it is just off the road between Bruton and the A303. After a stressful drive down said racetrack, The... More 

Thank Brian M
Airlie Beach, Australia
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686 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The Bull inn was originally built in 1650 and the original section is still in use today. It is wonderfully maintained by Martin Smith the publican of 30 years. It was owned by my wife's grandmother in the 1950's and Martin was very interesting to listen to on the pub's history. Everything is genuine and we indulged in a local... More 

Thank croftonMelbourne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hardway, Bruton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bruton
  • Phone Number: 01749812200
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?