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Bull's Head Inn
Ranked #10 of 13 Castleton B&B and Inns
St. Neots, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Didnt stay here but we saw the rooms”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

We stayed elsewhere in the village as this inn didnt have any photos online???...but we had a look at their rooms( room no 2)..and it looked fantastic...will definately stay here soon..we had a wonderful valentines night meal here ..great food and a superb jazz singer/bassist....the staff were very friendly and helpful...looking forward to the end of April

Room Tip: Room no 2 looked lovely
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is a review of one of the two cottages the pub rents out rather than the actual pub.

We stayed here with friends for a couple of nights during the weekend of the Christmas lights switch on. On arrival we found that there was nowhere to park near the cottage so dropped our bags off before parking at the pub and walking back. Not a big problem but worth considering if you have mobility problems. We tossed a coin to decide who got which bedroom. We lost (as always!) and ended up in the smaller of the two bedrooms. While the bedroom was perfectly adequate the bathroom was a "little on the small side". You end up sitting sort of side saddle on the loo and have to leave the bathroom to change your mind! There is a shower which is ok but the lack of space may be a real issue if you are of a bigger build. The other bedroom was much larger with the en suite bathroom featuring a bath rather than a shower. The bath is sat on a plinth which, our friends reported, made getting in and out a little precarious.
Things improved upstairs with a massive lounge area which is very nicely decorated. The Christmas tree was an especially nice touch! Tele, radio, books and games are all there. There is plenty of seating and all of the furniture, fixings and fittings have a quality feel about them. The kitchen is large and well fitted out and includes a large dining table and chairs.
The whole cottage seems to be well looked after and is spotlessly clean. It's location can't be faulted.
Breakfast is served at the pub but was a bit of a disappointment. Everything is included but wasn't the best we'd ever had. Or the worst to be fair. On the plus side the service was good and the staff friendly.
Castleton itself is cracking little village with plenty to do and see. The icing on the cake is that there are about six great pubs all with real ale and real fires. What more could you ask?!

Room Tip: Get in first and bag the bigger bedroom! But remember bath access is not great...........
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2012

We went here on a Sunday and found the town packed. The Bulls head looked promising but we struggled to find a table, eventually we got a seat and sat and enjoyed a good sunday lamb roast dinner. Desert took a very long time to come which was a pity.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chesterfield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2012

I visited the Bulls Head in Castleton on a Saturday just before Christmas. The pub was busy but unlike two other pubs we tried, we were able to get a table. I fancied the Steak & Kidney Pie. This was served with chips and veg. The pie was spot on, 10/10, couldn't fault it. But why oh why do pubs have to spoil a good meal by serving tastleless frozen chips!! I would expect such rubbish in a greasy spoon cafe, not in an establishment such as this. They serve some wonderful food so why is it so difficult to peel and cut up some potatoes?!!
Fantastic Old Tom on the bar by the way! Love it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank atlantean114
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Chesterfield
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2012

We called on a cold day in December for a lunchtime meal to celebate my friend's birthday. We had a crispy duck and pancake starter to share which was very tasty. For mains I chose liver, bacon, mash, and veg which was very good, hot and the liver cooked just right. However my friend chose the roast beef which wasn't so good. The beef had probably been cooked since the weekend (we went on the Tuesday)and was beginning to curl at the edges, the gravy coating was trying to disguise it but didn't quite manage to. The rest if the dish, vegs, potatoes were all ok but most of the meat was left on the plate.
The moral of the tale be careful what you choose early in the week.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2012

We dropped in on impulse early on a frosty winter's evening to find we were among only half a dozen people in the spacious, well furnished open-plan bar/dining area. There was a welcoming log fire in the big 18th century hearth and comfy leather chairs and sofas - it's a 'smart casual' kind of place, not a muddy boots walkers' stop-off. Service was efficient and friendly; we started with drinks (well kept Robinsons beers), settled by the fire and then decided to try the dinner menu.

The shortish menu of pub food faves was supplemented by a 'specials' board, top end of which were steaks etc at around the £12-£15 mark. We went for the less ambitious roast option - a big platter of good quality beef, nicely cooked and carved, with a large Yorkshire pud, two sorts of spuds, a selection of well cooked seasonal veg and tasty gravy. It was all you could ask for for £8.95 and we left nothing. OK, a roast is hardly the most demanding thing to ask the kitchen to turn out, but other diners who arrived later seemed well pleased with their choices, especially the steaks.

Castleton is the kind of tourist honeypot where it's easy to get ripped off but the Bull's Head offers a pleasant experience at a fair price. It's family run by people who obviously take pride in the heritage building and understand customer service. They'll be getting our business again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2012

My friends, family and I have been going to the Bull's Head on-and-off for several years. Situated at the western end of the village (the village is so small that the pub is pretty much in the centre as well!) it has become one of my favourite eating places.

Some years ago we had a mediocre experience here. The food was fine, but the staff were somewhat lacklustre... Not so any more! If this was your experience back then you will be pleasantly suprised on your return visit.

The food is wonderful, plentiful, beautifully cooked and prepared. Such variety too - and the list of specials on the blackboard has to be seen to be appreciated.

The service is great too; bar staff are prompt and courteous. I went with my ageing mother in July and the staff could not have been more helpful. At the end of our meal I asked if it was OK for the car to stay in the car park whilst my mother tooking a short (if slow) walk round the village. Nothing was too much trouble.

I returned again in August whilst helping out at one of the farms to make hay. Again the meal was just perfect - and the price was more than reasonable for the quantity and quality. There are some cracking restaurants in Castleton and this ranks as one of my favourites. It gets my mother's vote too!

Room Tip: Usually no need to book - but if its a special occasion (or Mother's Day or Father's Day) be...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Bull's Head Inn
Address: Cross Street | Hope Valley, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Peak District National Park > Hope Valley > Castleton
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Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Castleton
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Bull`s Head Hotel Castleton
Bull's Head Inn Castleton, England

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