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“So Disappointed” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Bull's Head Inn - CLOSED

The Bull's Head Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Gravesend Kent, England
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“So Disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

On Saturday 29th September we made our 2nd visit to the Bulls Head, and I'm sorry to say it was our last. We first went in around 4.30 for an afternoon drink with friends after our long drive from Kent. We were faced with a very miserable older lady behind the bar that made it perfectly clear that her priority was to serve the locals. We eventually got our drinks and because of our previous experience we booked a table in the restaurant for that evening. After finishing our first drink we stood at the bar waiting to be served for another drink only to be made to wait yet again due to the fact that a meeting that was being held in the restaurant had finished and the 20+ strong group wanted to settle their food bills, one by one!!! Even though we were already waiting to be served, Mrs 'HAPPY' decided that her locals came first. Needless to say after 20 mins we just walked out.
We did return in the evening for our restaurant booking and thankfully there was a much happier and more helpful person behind the bar that served us straight away with a smile. Unfortunately this was the only nice part of the evening. The main courses that we had ordered were terrible, the steak was over cooked, the 'grilled' tomato was cremated, the grilled chicken was extremely dry and there was far too much balsamic dressing on the salad. I was absolutely gutted, I had recommended this place to friends and my husband and I ended up with egg on my face. The 2 young ladies that were waiting on us couldn't have been more helpful and polite so I have no issues with them what so ever. We will definitely not be returning to this place ever again!!!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank ZoeDaveH
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English first
Benfleet, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

We called in on Saturday and had a great meal.

Ideally located and family friendly.

Would definitely return.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank PENNUK
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Alton Towers Pub”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

This was the first pub we found and it was ok. Service was decent but the food let it down. Salmon was edible but the chips were so undercooked they were inedible.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Spikeysbar
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

This restaurant is definately the best one I have been too in terms of food and service! A great atmosphere with positive bubbly staff that really help to create that! The food is fantastastic particularly the 'curry of the day'. I did not use the B&B services but I have heard that it also lives up to expectation. The combination of delicious food and positive welcoming staff that create a great atmosphere is what makes this restaurant stand out from the rest no matter what sort of visit!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Stuart D
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice small pub restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

We visited this restaurant whilst staying at the alton towers hotel. Good choice of food at reasonable prices. Food was very good. Milkshakes disapointing. Definetley worth a visit

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Dude9989
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