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The Bull Shocklach

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Worthenbury Road | Shocklach, Chester, Malpas SY14 7BL, England
+44 1829 250335
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Chester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've wanted to come back here for some time as I had a great meal. It didn't disappoint, the staff are always friendly and the food was great. I'm partial to a soup and a sandwich at lunchtime and it was really good. Posh fish finger sandwich and home made soup. Highly recommended. Nice decor too. Will visit again in... More 

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Thank Sarah R
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Bull has had its ups and downs over the years but it is clearly doing really well. It looks fresh and cared for, there was gentle live music on Sunday early evening and the food was fabulous. We enjoyed local craft beers and a decent wine list too. The roast was beautifully presented and the pie was delicious. My... More 

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Thank Bassoon11
shropshire
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Modern clean and fashionable at the moment with good food and drink at the right price a lot of people moved from the Carden Arms when it closed its doors for three years, the management are committed to give you an all round enjoyment and experience and love a bit of fun, most weekends you need to book early to... More 

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Thank paulust
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89 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

FAB. Service was great and time wise left us alone enough to enjoy our 'nibbles and sharing platters' before the main course was served. 4 Beef and 2 Turkey Sunday lunches, beautifully cooked and presented so well, a great selection of wines too. Perhaps my only criticism was that there was a dish of veg for 6 but by the... More 

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Thank ElizabethT T
Tilston, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

14 of us descended on the Bull by appointment last week on a Tuesday, in the past I have had mixed feelings about the Bull, the beer is always good, but the service could be a bit, dare I say .. pretentious, however, I have to say the meal I had was excellent and the service was just what I... More 

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Thank Steve_Farmer
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Had a meal here for my son's 21 with family and friends. Food was fantastic and found it very reasonable. Will visit again soon.

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Thank Joelder2008
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

Great place with quality food! Staff very welcoming and friendly, highly recommend! Plus a fantastic Sunday lunch!

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1 Thank James L
Cheshire
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Just had another fantastic meal at The Bull, Lovely Reception on arrival, great selection of Beers and wines, the service was prompt and with a smile. The food was beautifully presented and was delicious, we have eaten here many times and it has never failed to deliver. We have two children and it is very child friendly with a great... More 

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4 Thank ewson
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

What delicious food we had last night. Good job we didn't believe some of the reviews about The Bull! Could not fault the food at all with 6 other tables full of diners the food not only looked good - by gum it tasted good!

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4 Thank Ramsay L
Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 21, 2017

Having seen mixed reviews online we decided to take a drive out for an evening meal. Having driven some 3.5 miles off the beaten track down a death trap of a road we arrived at this nice looking typical country pub. We entered the building to smell stale grease and to be ignored by the staff. Alarm bells started to... More 

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Thank goodfoodlover2017
Ashley N, Owner at The Bull Shocklach, responded to this review

Dear Goodfoodlover2017 As you rightly pointed out The Bull is a country pub and we are very proud of this, often country pubs are located in rural areas and thus to drive to them you do have to drive on country roads. We cannot/would not change the location of The Bull. If you have an issue with the roads then... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$13 - $26
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Worthenbury Road | Shocklach, Chester, Malpas SY14 7BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Malpas
  • Phone Number: +44 1829 250335
Description
A Very Warm Welcome to The Bull at ShocklachThe Bull is a country pub dating back to 1850 with a quirky, gorgeous patchwork floor of hand painted tiles. We are a family friendly pub and restaurant set in the rural hamlet of Shocklach a stone's throw from the village of Malpas, located right in the heart of historic Cheshire and yet just 20 minutes drive south of Chester and north of Wrexham.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?