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The Bull

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The Bull is an attractive traditional pub in Tunbridge Wells, not far from the historic Pantiles district and the Nevill cricket ground. Inside, you can relax in comfort in front of a roaring fire. Outside, you can enjoy the sun in our beautiful, plant-filled courtyard areas at both the front and the back of the pub. Our food is very popular and we have just won the Shepherd Neame best pub food 2017 so you can guarantee that whatever the occasion you won't leave disappointed. There's private parking available onsite (currently out of action until August 2017 due to external renovations), and you can hire us for private functions such as wakes, meetings and parties. Get in touch now to find out
PRICE RANGE
$19 - $38
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at The Bull for late lunch while riding to South Downs. The place is very cosy and has a homely, warm feeling. Staff is very friendly and helpful, and the food is delicious. I had a gnocchi with woodland mushrooms and spinach (which substituted...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 415mateuszg
Reviewed March 9, 2019

This is a great local pub with a warm and inviting atmosphere. The food is delicious, and several nitches above usual “pub grub.” We love coming here.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mitchepl
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

I had dinner here with my partner when spending the weekend in the area. We were delighted with the nice atmosphere, fantastic food and warm and professional service. Don’t miss the homemade brownie, it is heavenly! Thank you for taking care of us! :)

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Carmen M
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Me and my partner visited The Bull last weekend after ringing around six other local pubs who couldn't fit us in for Sunday lunch. Ross went above and beyond to get us booked in and we were delighted with our three-course meal. With a pleasant...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kristian R
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

A pub with very little atmosphere and a limited menu. Staff and the chef were not accommodating to our needs at all. Go the the Abergavenny up the road in Frant or the Beacon instead both of which serve great food and staff are excellent.

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank TW202018
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Limited menu but very nice Sunday roast. I had terrine for starters then slow roasted lamb which came with usual trimmings with a couple of glasses of Crianza. Charming staff. Choice of 2 courses for £15 or 3 for £18. Food served between 12 and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 999Mr_S
Reviewed October 5, 2018

We arrived here at 1.30 on a Friday as we thought it would be nice to have lunch in the garden. The car park was quite full but there was enough room for one of our cars which I parked. My brother-in-law parked behind me...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank karenjane467
Alex J, Owner at The Bull, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

After careful consideration i have decided to respond to this review due to major inaccuracies in how the situation evolved. Firstly it seems you have deliberately left out the courteousness in my quotes as what was actually said was "excuse me sir but unfortunately you...More

Reviewed September 30, 2018

Tunbridge Wells has many gastro type pubs but many of them have become pretentious and overpriced. So it is great to find a pub, which still has a bar to drink at and tables to sit at to eat or drink, with a good atmosphere,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LimonerosKent
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Turned up at 14:45 on a Saturday to be told they were not serving food even though the website says they serve food until 15:00. Apparently they serve food until 14:30 with a last order time of 14:15. Hungry and disappointed.

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank jamesgQ2171GX
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Staff were friendly but my food was not good at all. Ordered the steak rare but it came out medium and the outside of it was like charcoal very bitter tasting and was obviously not rested properly which was a shame.

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank johncS389JV
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