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The Bull Inn

$$$$
British, Contemporary, Healthy
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Wimborne St Giles, Wimborne Saint Giles BH21 5NF, England
01725 517300
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Tiverton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Change in management & training new staff, service was good and food served promptly - ideal place to eat if attending any events at the Ancient Technology Centre just up the road - would certainly go there again

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Looking forward to visiting The Bull the other day - drove up and it looks derelict. No sign of life - garden overgrown - no cars. Has it closed?

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Rayleigh
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Excellent food but long wait and when explained diabetic and may have problem it was basically tough. No offer of bread or similar while waiting. Missed a trick

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3 Thank Susan L
Knowlton, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This covers two visits, the first late February. With London friend turned up after 12 noon and we were the only customers though later quite a few more, apparently regulars, turned up. My friend had "Arnold Bennett" omelette and pronounced it the best she has ever had. I had cassoulet with duck leg which was excellent - reminiscent of one... More 

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1 Thank Lionel A
Guildford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here just for the night a couple of weeks ago. We booked last minute and forgot to say my daughter was vegan. A suitable lunch choice was immediately sorted and special bread baked for breakfast. Amazing.

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1 Thank Tracey C
Dorset
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Such a shame - turned up at the bar - waited 3 minutes to get served - bar staff chatting to locals and more interested in them than new customers so we left in disgust - used to go here often but never again - what a shame - hope they will be shut down in less than 3 months!

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4 Thank Floridavisitor1999
Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful meal at The Bull a couple of weeks ago. I am so pleased that the Bull is looking very good again now as we used to use it quite a lot 20 odd years ago. The meal we had was absolutely delicious, I had the cured Mackerel to start which was fantastic as... More 

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1 Thank John M
England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was our second visit to this restaurant in just over 3 months and it was as good as the first. Wonderful food in charming surroundings and top service. If you are in East Dorset and want something special you should try this restaurant. Top trained chef, great menus. We will be back

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Poole, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

although living in Wimborne for 3 years we have never visited The Bull but heard from friends that "food is now better" .We gave it a lunchtime whirl. what a lovely place in an unspoilt village, excellent wine list and menu from bar snacks to a la carte. Matt well experienced in catering had taken it over 2 months ago... More 

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Verwood, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We went to the restaurant today for lunch and were pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent and well presented. Three of our party of four wanted a slight change to their main courses and the manager came out and made sure that we were happy with the changes. The atmosphere was lively and the decor comfortable and trendy. We will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$36 - $59
Cuisine
British, Contemporary, Healthy
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wimborne St Giles, Wimborne Saint Giles BH21 5NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wimborne Saint Giles
  • Phone Number: 01725 517300
Description
The Bull Inn, Wimborne St Giles, has been transformed from what was a very tired looking village pub near the Cranborne chase in to what is now a comfortable, light, yet firmly rural destination. The menu offers delicious modern British cooking at its best, prepared by our Chef, Ian Craddock. From dishes such as home cooked venison pies to salt baked Bream, there is something for everyone using local ingredients in the daily changing menu. The wine list offers an array of wines by the glass, along with a changing bin end list offering superb value Chateaux & Domaines from France. We have three real ale pumps on hand to quench the thirst, with ales from local brewers.

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