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“How an English Pub-restaurant should be”
Review of Nevill Bull

Nevill Bull
Ranked #13 of 51 Restaurants in West Malling
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $38
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: A traditional country pub in the pretty village of Birling, just outside West Malling. All food ingredients are sourced and purchased by Andy. Our chefs take great pride in preparing our dishes from scratch using only the finest ingredients. See our Website for the latest menu. We have 3 hand pumps for real ales and have been in The CAMRA Good Beer guide for the last two years. We have a separate dining room which can be used for Birthday Parties and other family occasions. Our large patio is perfect for al fresco dining in the warmer months. Music events take place throughout the year which will be advertised on our website and Facebook page. A family friendly pub where everyone will be made extremely welcome by Andy. Dogs are also welcome and fresh water is always available for them after that long walk!
kent, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“How an English Pub-restaurant should be”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I'll be brief. The menu was inventive, the food well cooked, nicely presented, and portions on the large side. I saw three real ales, the ubiquitous Doom Bar and Adnams and a real gem: Kent Brewery India Pale Ale. Worth visiting for that IPA alone. Shame I was the driver!
Friendly, very warm welcome, and as has been said, a quirky collection of 'interesting decorative items'.
A friend has moved to live nearby. We'll be visiting them a lot more.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Two_Tankertonians
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hepzibah66, Owner at Nevill Bull, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thank you so much. It was lovely to meet you and we hope to see you again when you come and visit your friend.
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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“This is how it should be done”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

I had lunch at the Nevill Bull with friends. I didn't know what to expect, but what a wonderful surprise. If I was ever going to run a pub/restaurant, this is exactly how it would be. I loved the quirky decor and the mis-matched crockery. My food was perfect - scallops with bacon. There was a generous portion of scallops, they were cooked just right, the bacon was good quality, and they were served on a bed of well dressed leaves. Simple food, well cooked. What more could you ask? You get dishes of chips and vegetables on your table - the chips were very more-ish. I had a nice pint of light ale. They also have Biddenden wine. The staff were very friendly and efficient. All in all, a cracking place.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank kentishjane
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Gravesend Kent, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“lovely”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

An ideal place for those that do lunch, good range of food on the menu, cooked fresh and very tasty. Friendly polite staff, what more do you need?!

Visited January 2012
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent service and very friendly”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

Really nice relaxed atmosphere on a Friday night. Friendly staff and owner. Excellent service from both the girls serving. The menu was varied but only 1 vegetarian choice, roast veg lasagne, but it was really nice. Good size portions and fresh, hot food, served quickly. Good price, from about £9 for main course. Haven't been here for years but will go again sooner.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Sandra C
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rochester, kent
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“Friendly, unfussy, decent pub grub”
Reviewed June 17, 2012

Should say at the outset that this is more of a 3.5 really......
We loved the boar burgers - they were fantastic, and the chicken stuffed with goats cheese was excellent too. Good chips. Decent presentation. Service was very friendly and we felt comfortable and relaxed here. Was disappointed with the puds- £6 is kind of a top-range price for a pudding and what we got didnt match the price - far from it. But would recommend and would consider returning.

  • Visited June 2012
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hepzibah66, Owner at Nevill Bull, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thank you for your very constructive comments. Just to let you know we have changed our dessert menu and adjusted the prices accordingly.

Very much appreciated feedback.

Thanks again.
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