I booked this on the dinner, bed and breakfast offer which is in a house double room. There were a few problems with the room, when I told reception we were upgraded to a feature room which was lovely - we were in the Daisy Room. This was a lovely room and very quirky, I don't normally sleep well in hotel beds but I slept like a baby - the bed was exceptionally comfortable.
The dinner and breakfast were both of a high standard and I did not find the prices expensive - you get what you pay for.
The only downside to the hotel is that the decorating doesn't seem to be finished properly, the décor of the bathroom in the Daisy Room is of a high standard but it hasn't been finished properly (the windows have got all smudged black paint on them and need re-painting). I found this in our initial room as well - the small details need to be addressed as they let the rooms down.
I would stay here again if in the area but probably wouldn't pay the full price for a feature room (which do not appear to be included in any special deals). The price for the DB & B basis is a good deal and perhaps should be extended to include feature rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bull Inn is not a B&B, it’s not hotel, but it is an award-winning boutique and quirky modern day coaching Inn, located near Mildenhall, Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket in the picturesque county of Suffolk. The Inn and its dedicated owners simply radiate character, style and an eccentric passion, which is simply infectious to all those who visit. Think funky and fresh within an amazing 500 year old coaching inn. The owners have created 15 individually designed boutique bedrooms, a 1 AA Rosette Restaurant, cosy pub with great wines, real ales and an open log fire for those cold winter evenings. There is also a fantastic courtyard to while away many a summer's day with family and friends. Improvement and refurbishment never ends at The Bull, with the passionate owners always seeking and trying new, exciting and sometimes crazy ideas! The Bull has a whole wall of accolades to boast including "Best Small Hotel in Suffolk," "Best Freehouse in East Anglia" and "Best Sunday Lunch" to mention a few and the whole business simply oozes character and a unique charm created by the hands-on owners. The team work hard to host events throughout the year, from live music nights, murder mystery dinners, charity evenings, themed Christmas parties and lunches with Santa. This unique destination inn is located in the picturesque village of Barton Mills, just 2 miles from Mildenhall. Barton Mills is just on the edge of Thetford Forest with the towns of Bury St Edmunds, Ely, Cambridge and Newmarket all within a short drive. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Olde Bull Hotel Barton Mills