This was our second visit to the Bull having previously been in summer 2013. This time the pub was advertised as having new management although looked exactly similar. We were greeted and seated by a very pleasant young man, and as it turns out the only person aside the chef who appeared to be working. Ambience wise it was a nice touch to have a florist supply fresh flowers for the tables. We were on a groupon voucher deal so there was a supplement for some dishes but at £16 for 2 including wine it was still fantastic value. The starters of fish cakes and beetroot salmon gravallax were tasty although there was an added £1.50 for the salmon but as said it was still good value. The mains of lamb and beef were less impressive, both meats were dried and sat in an uninspired jus although this may have been down to them sitting on the pass whilst the waiter rushed around trying his best to cater to 6 tables. A couple who arrived and insisted on a window seat. They left after around 20 minutes as the solo waiter had not managed to clear and set the table by then. Overall I couldn't fault the value or service but it was evident that whilst there were other staff (managers?) drifting around they appeared oblivious to the plight of the young waiter who coped admirably. When asked by a punter as to why he wasn't assisting, a tracksuit clad fellow said he was too busy and duly disappeared. We will return but hopefully next time there will be more acknowledgement by management of front of house service.
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