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“Great food”

The Old Bull Tavern
Ranked #1 of 164 Restaurants in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $18
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Old Bull Tavern is a modern day Gastropub serving old world recipes prepared with care and where possible with locally sourced ingredients. The beverages offering includes craft cocktails, regional beers, and a comprehensive wine list.
Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

We had the chicken pate with crustini appetizer and pork belly sliders. The pate would have been enough for us both. We highly recommend both. We both had the shrimp gnocchi. It was all obviously fresh made and very good. For dessert we split their large tiramisu, also good. The only complaint is that it was full and very loud - not great acoustics.

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1  Thank Sharron L
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marshalljohn1, Owner at The Old Bull Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2013

Sharon L,
Thanks vey much for your great review. Glad you enjoyed the pate, pork belly buns, gnocchi, and tiramisu. I'll pass it on to the kitchen.
It can get loud in the restaurant especially later in the evening.
When you return, ask for a table in the back - it's a little bit quieter.
We look forward to your return to beautiful Beaufort, and the Old Bull Tavern

Thanks Again

Chef John Marshal
and
the staff of the Old Bull Tavern

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Moving from a large city, where great food is on every corner, we were uncertain about what to expect in Beaufort!! We have been so pleased to find Old Bull Tavern!! The food is wonderful, the service is warm, professional and friendly and the atmosphere is "hip". The crowd is eclectic which makes for a fun outing! A must try is the Chicken Liver Pâté!!! In fact we were there last night and we want to thank Chef John and Gabriel for yet another memorable evening! Ohh, did I mention that Chef John has great taste in music??
Two old hippies, P & T

Thank Trish W
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marshalljohn1, Owner at The Old Bull Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2013

Trish W,

Thanks for the kudos. It's a pleasure to take care of people that really seem to know how to
enjoy themselves, especially old hippies. So glad our place pleases you, thanks for the nice review
We'll keep the stoves hot, the service cool, the drinks iced and the music cranked in anticipation of your next visit.

Chef John Marshall
and the staff of
The Old Bull Tavern

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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Wow... what a great, funky, eclectic eatery to find in a town in Beaufort! It's easy to assume that every eatery in there would have a traditional Southern, Paula Deen-esque quality, but The Old Bull Tavern completely shatters that!

The martinis are amazing -- had to have two! But what was wonderful on the menu were the fresh, regional/local options that the menu incorporated. The menu had starters, 'middle plates', and entrees. We actually made a meal of a starter and a middle plate each which truly filled us up. The food was so yummy that I asked for the yummy dessert to go, which they graciously boxed up. Our server was amazing, so kind and friendly -- though I do think we spoke too long (hope she did not get in trouble!)

Your visit to Beaufort is not complete without eating here--and a carriage ride, of course! The other eateries are all the same. Bull Tavern was an unexpected find, and I would hope to enjoy eating here if back in town.

1  Thank jazzmina11
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marshalljohn1, Owner at The Old Bull Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2013

Jazzmin11,

Wow, funky and eclectic - no better words to describe us !
Thanks for the great review and no your server did not get in trouble for talking to you for too long.
Come see us again soon.

Chef John Marshall
and the staff of
The Old Bull Tavern

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

This was fabulous! We stopped by Beaufort to have a meal and found this gem. The service was excellent. The food was perfectly prepared. Scottish salmon was our choice and was ohhh so delicious. Creative and fresh ingredients used in cocktails. Small intimate tables set up and good size bar area. This really is a must stop if you are passing through even for a drink. You won't be disappointed. The prices are mid-level and so well worth it.

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1  Thank CCortina
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marshalljohn1, Owner at The Old Bull Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2013

CCortina,
I sincerely appreciate your joining us and for taking the time to write a review.
I attribute your service and great food to the hard working cast of quirky characters that staff the Old Bull Tavern. We all look forward to your next visit.

Chef John Marshall
and the whole staff of
The Old Bull Tavern

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

These cats know what they are doing! Atmosphere, music, crafted cocktails, attentive service, yummy bar snacks, delicious entree's, hands-on & friendly ownership-all outstanding! We have been here on numerous occasions and have always been treated like royalty and blown away by the food. Thanks Team Old Bull!!!

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marshalljohn1, Owner at The Old Bull Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2013

Buddyemc2,

I can assure you that all of us that work together here at the Old Bull Tavern to provide the experience you write so kindly about, greatly appreciate your review and continued patronage.

We look forward to the next opportunity to give you the royal treatment.

Best Regards,

John Marshall
Matthew, Ryan, Elysse, Ariel, Gabriel, Jen
Sebastian, Andrew and Archer

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