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The Bull on Bell Street

57-59 Bell Street | Henley on Thames, Oxon, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2BA, England
+44 1491 576554
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travelers talk about
“steak” (21 reviews)
“fries” (8 reviews)
“bread” (10 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
British, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
57-59 Bell Street | Henley on Thames, Oxon, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2BA, England
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1 - 10 of 411 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We stopped off here for a glass of wine on the way back to our campsite a couple of weeks ago. The rest of our party were playing at the park and closely following behind as we check out the menu for our kids and...More

Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wait staff short on numbers but young waitress super given her workload because other stafff did not come. No English atmosphere. Risotto awful, steak worse, salads and pork very good. Appetizers also good - scallops and chese double baked soufflé. But of 4 beers supposedly...More

2  Thank Jim31944
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really like this pub - the food is great and there's a varied menu, the location is good and it's very well decorated.

Thank MyBeachBoys
Dean B, General Manager at The Bull on Bell Street, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating decor and numerous different seating areas. Popped in for lunch with friends. Excellent service and delicious food from a good pub menu with a twist. they have different themes and serve a brunch at weekends which looked well worth a visit. Just round the...More

Thank Gill0016
Dean B, General Manager at The Bull on Bell Street, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Gill, Thanks for your recent review, you have described everything we are striving to achieve so it is great to hear we are doing our job well! Be sure to pop in for brunch sometime.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really impressed. Coffees and lunch were served on time and as ordered. Projector setup was straight forward and well positioned. Communication with Dean beforehand was excellent. Only limitation was parking (Waitrose only allows 3 hours), but as people either took the train or parked at...More

Thank Jason S
Dean B, General Manager at The Bull on Bell Street, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jason, Thanks for the great review, look forward to hosting you all again in the near future!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant on Tuesday 25th of July after a business trip in Henley. Greeted by a very friendly waiter. Showed us to our seats and left us too it. The service was a bit slow and he was slow to take our order. The...More

Thank martygg3667
Dean B, General Manager at The Bull on Bell Street, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Marty, Thank you for your honest feedback, great to hear your visit was an overall success and I will be sure to use your feedback to ensure we provide even better next time!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only had a drink here but menu looked good. Staff were very friendly & the pub itself is nice, open & airy. A lovely conservatory & outside area. Popular in the evening at wknds. Dogs are welcome!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Dean B, General Manager at The Bull on Bell Street, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words, be sure to pop in and have some food when you are next around, bring the dogs along too!

Reviewed August 6, 2017

We have visited here before for lunch and had a brilliant meal. Last night we walked in late, there was a lovely bustling atmosphere, one private party and many diners. The young lady was very helpful and said if we were happy to wait 20...More

Thank Julie W
Dean B, General Manager at The Bull on Bell Street, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2017

Hi Julie, Many thanks for your kind words, great to hear we met your expectations. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

First visit to this relaxed and welcoming bar/ restaurant, large conservatory area in the original yard area allowed an bright outdoors feel with roof protection. Waiter a little offhand and lacked warmth which is desirable in hospitality business. Food was good high end pub grub,...More

Thank honestbetty2016
Dean B, General Manager at The Bull on Bell Street, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2017

Hi Betty, Many thanks for your honest feedback and thank you for your kind words. I will address your comments regarding our teams attitude and hope to improve this by the time you next visit us.

Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

How can a pub/ restaurant like the Bull stay in business? I refuse to eat in the place as the food varies between ok and dreadful. However it's a beautiful pub in the centre of Henley the serves great beer and ok wine. The one...More

4  Thank Pubnfoodfan
Dean B, General Manager at The Bull on Bell Street, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2017

Hi, If you could please contact me directly I would like to discuss your visit in more detail as I feel the review does not give a true reflection of our business. Kind Regards, Dean General Manager

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patsyk127
May 24, 2017|
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Response from SunflowerLou | Reviewed this property |
I think this pub has improved, I'm not sure it there is new ownership but the interior is lovely and the waiting staff far more attentive.
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Vivienne L
October 26, 2016|
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Response from Dean B | Property representative |
Hi Vivienne the music is in the bar area and is 80's 90's R&B nothing to heavy but great to listen to. the restaurant is away from the music so it's the best of both worlds!! kind regards Simon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20 - $40
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57-59 Bell Street | Henley on Thames, Oxon, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Henley-on-Thames
  • Phone Number: +44 1491 576554
  • E-mail
Description
A beautiful Bar and Restaurant with an on site micro brewery set in the heart of historic Henley on Thames. With extensive inside and outside seating spaces, offering lots of diversity. From coming in for a morning coffee, a light lunch or indulging in our delicious evening menu. The Bull has it all, with live music every Friday evening from 9pm and Brunch served every Sunday from 10am-1pm
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