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The Bull Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Hardway, Bruton, England
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just back from a visit to The Bull. Having done a long 8 mile walk intentionally designed to finish at the pub, we were not disappointed. Quite simply it was the most delicious roast beef that I've ever had. Very generous helping, nothing too much trouble (one of our group who joined us at the pub was a bit late... More 

1 Thank GillyBun
Napier, New Zealand
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful meal with friends at this little pub last month when we were staying in Bruton. I know its reputation for excellent food goes back 40 years at least (my husband did a stint working the bar there way back then) and now with the current ownership the standard is still high. A great blackboard menu to choose... More 

1 Thank Eleanore M
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought we would try the pub food as we had visited a few weeks before for a drink and found it had a lovely atmosphere.We weren't disappointed,the food was of an excellent standard.I had the seafood lasagne and husband had the curry.Both were of good portion size and reasonably priced.There were lots of other people eating and all their... More 

1 Thank Val J
Bath, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just got in from an evening at this lovely pub and had to write and say what a find...a real gem!! Met up with friends from crewcerne and googled pubs in area roughly half way . This was second pub found as first just didn't seem right from menu and website but this menu had plenty of choice and excellent... More 

1 Thank kmorris53
Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the best roast beef with Yorkshire pudding followed by rhubarb crumble on Sunday. Really delicious! Lovely room and when I commented that the view of fields from the window could only be improved by a few grazing cows the cows duly appeared over the hill. Thank you Martin.

1 Thank lizdean2016
Bruton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When in Bruton and you want one of the best traditional Sunday lunches than look no further than The Bull at Hardway.Excellent value for money and a great choice of Beef or Lamb +normal menu at £12 ahead.The pretty beamed restaurant and extention were full so its a 'must' to book. Even the bar was very busy which always speaks... More 

1 Thank elbruchie
Norwich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Visited the Bull Inn whilst camping nearby last week - quiet but received a friendly welcome. Food and drink really good and sat in their lovely garden watching the sun set on a warm sunny evening. Well worth the visit if you are not close by - close to Bruton and Wincanton

1 Thank judyls10
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We have just had a lovely meal here. The weather was stunning so we sat in the garden with our 18month old which was spacious, clean and well presented. The food was faultless. Will definitely be returning in the future.

2 Thank SammylouSharp
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Went for an meal with friends, the steak was beautifully cooked and the portion sizes generous. quite expensive but worth the money. Pudding menu could have been varied. Staff were friendly and accommodating!

1 Thank Charlotte H
Bristol, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

My second visit to the Bull and it exceeded expectations following the 1st visit. The food and drinks were excellent and at a sensible price, the surroundings superb and the landlord and staff welcomed us with a smile and a good sense of humour. Thank you, will be back.

3 Thank rememberthegoodtimes

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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, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?