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“When the Chips are down, don't call me Shellfish!”
Review of The Brantham Bull

The Brantham Bull
Ranked #2 of 18 Restaurants in Manningtree
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $31
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: A beautiful 16th century pub and restaurant on the Essex/Suffolk border with stunning views of the garden and the River Stour. Offering traditional pub classics in a light and modern restaurant, it is perfect for a pub lunch, celebration or dinner with friends.
Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Fish night; had the Lobster and it was ok but chips were pretty terrible. Service was average at best. Pocket was hit hard. Would I go again? Maybe. Will I have the Lobster again? No.

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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Was surprised how big and busy the restaurant was on a lunch visit.
Had a good meal in nice surroundings, nothing exceptional but would happily stop there again

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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Myself and my wife used the bull for lunch on a Saturday afternoon,the food was fantastic as was the very friendly service.The eating area was very light and airy and had a really comfortable feel about it,There are tables in the really nice garden area along with a good child's play area.
All in all a really pleasant experience that I will definetely sample again.

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1  Thank redarmy1
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

What a pleasure to relax and enjoy sunday lunch , good food, good ale, good service(even if a little slow) forgiven by attentive and pleasant staff. Enjoyed the beef and well cooked veg in support. Desert also excellent. Thank you so much, will be back soon.

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1  Thank david k
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

It was a booked family meal (table of 10 including a high chair for a toddler).
We had starters, mains & desserts.
All meals were well presented & tasty.
Portion sizes were more than ample.
It was a Sunday menu & our table had roast beef & lamb with the exception of one who had Lowestoft caught fish.
We all commented on the quality of the meat & how good it was. The fish was of top quality too.
They offer to cater to children & state on the main Sunday lunch menu "a children's menu is available but we also do smaller portions of the majority of this menu", which is great for the more adventurous childs taste.
All round a good place to have Sunday lunch & would like to visit again to try an evening menu.

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