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The Bull Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Alton Road | Bentley, Farnham GU10 5JH, England
+44 1420 22156
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just stopped at The Bull for lunch, and I have to say that average sums it up. The place was quiet for a lunch time, so at least it was easy to get a table. My colleague and I both ordered the Bentley Steak Burger (we are keen to see if there is a burger out there that... More 

Thank Chris K
Teddington, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here mid September and have been previously but not for a while. The positives would be really generous portions of food, great tasting food, ample parking outside and a really friendly lady serving us. If anything we felt a bit sorry for her because she had to apologise many times for the food taking so long and... More 

1 Thank Dom T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The food was average at best, the service was lacklustre, the ambience was non existent and all in all I would say they need to get their act together...it has a great location and it deserves to be managed by pros

Thank Steve C
Farnham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Super friendly staff - short haired blonde lady behind the bar was so welcoming. The menu isn't huge but I had the Cajun chicken burger and it's easily the best burger I've ever had in my life! Waited about 20 minutes which was good, portion sizes are huge for what you pay, excellent value for money, cute interior, all in... More 

1 Thank ChelseaHobman
Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Very friendly staff and the new menu has much more of a variety than under the previous owner. Food is well prepared, good portion size and well priced. Definitely going back again

2 Thank tomgardner35
London, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Lovely food. Good sound pub grub, and really lovely staff. Good service. But the noise from the very busy main road made it very unpleasant to sit outside on a summers night. Lots of nasty midges under the trees too. Outdoors is a bit scrubby really....abandoned and broken items of garden furniture are lying around. Maybe it's a lovely winter... More 

Thank Lindsay S
TheBullInn4178, Manager at The Bull Inn, responded to this review

Hello Lindsay, Thanks very much for your feedback on our food and service. We sincerely apologize about our outdoor area. We recently took over this place and we are in the process of refurbishing the outside area. We will improve ourselves in due course and will make your next visit a pleasant experience. Thanks much for your custom. ~Bull Inn. More 

London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

called into here for late lunch on journey home from Bournemouth. Lunch was very nice and the fish cakes were excellent., large portions. Only snag being access was difficult with my Wife being disabled .....a bit of a climb for her. However enjoyed our first visit to this place.

Thank John P
TheBullInn4178, Manager at The Bull Inn, responded to this review

Hello John, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to the bull. Being a listed building we could not do much about the steps but we will try to improve soon. Thank you very much for your custom and we hope to see you guys soon. More 

Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Not Cheap, but quality food , friendly service, good selection on menu and a specials board. Fish cakes were excellent can recommend

2 Thank WORLDWISEbromsgrove
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here occasionally for several years now. An ideal location to meet up with friends as there's easy connection to the A31. The food was, as always very good. The only real downside is the patio area outside the pub, very noisy due to the traffic on the main road. Still, it's always very enjoyable to come here.

Thank MrHedgehog65
TheBullInn4178, Owner at The Bull Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I'm please you enjoyed your lunchtime get together and yes the road can be noisy but what about the view from the patio, not many as good as that! look forward to seeing you again. More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

This is a nice, comfortable pub, not big enough to let noise levels get to an annoying level. Food on our visit was excellent (British sirloin steak) - superbly and individually cooked with a good choice of wines. This wasn't our first visit and we've been impressed before - thoroughly recommended.

Thank Blubeckers13
TheBullInn4178, Owner at The Bull Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it's always nice to receive a positive review and I will let our butchers know you enjoyed the steak, they are particularly good from Smallbones butchers in Farnham. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $33
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alton Road | Bentley, Farnham GU10 5JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Farnham
  • Phone Number: +44 1420 22156
We are a traditional 16th century English pub serving traditional pub fare plus we offer a good choice of fresh fish specialities and daily meat specials. Our menus are online for you to view and they are updated on a regular basis.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?