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The Bull Inn

$$ - $$$
British, Contemporary, Healthy
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Wimborne ST, Wimborne Saint Giles BH21 5NF, England
+44 1725 517300
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London
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Why is this great community establishment closed ? I stayed in st Giles this week and had to drive to the next village to find food. What a shame the bull inn is closed and from what I understand it has been closed for months now !

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Thank YolandaLondon
Birmingham, England
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

It's a great pity that Wimborne St Giles has been deprived of its own pub. This should be the heart of the village but it's very very closed. The website is misleading as it appears open. It isn't.

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2 Thank LadySugarfoot
Tiverton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank webwalker4
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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8 Thank Diane A
Rayleigh
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$36 - $59
Cuisine
British, Contemporary, Healthy
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wimborne ST, Wimborne Saint Giles BH21 5NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wimborne Saint Giles
  • Phone Number: +44 1725 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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