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The Bull Inn

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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Hardway, Bruton, England
+44 1749 812200
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Hinton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our second visit to enjoy a traditional Sunday lunch with friends. What is so welcome and impressive is the way they organise taking your order and then, without a long delay, serve a delicious meal. The Sunday roast - beef or game in season and other choices cannot be improved upon. The best puds soon run out. Traditional pub atmosphere... More 

Thank Andrew N
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A pub really well worth a visit just off the beaten track but don't expect it to be easy to get a table, booking is essential. The landlord and lady are very friendly and the food is always top notch, have had Sunday lunch there many times and it is always very good. Plenty of it and very good vegetables.... More 

Thank julievicky78
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We have had lunch here several times recently and the food has been so good we just keep coming back. It also combines very well with a good dog walk around the estate at Stourhead, anyway that's our excuse. The last couple of visits here I have eaten game, once pheasant breasts and another time a game cobbler, both delicious.... More 

1 Thank Elaine U
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Visited yesterday on the way to Bruton, looking for a proper pub lunch. Absolutely beautiful burger !! With the most delicious bread roll. To finish a delicious creme brûlée. Highly recommend ... lovely service is well

Thank Maisie C
South West England
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287 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,200 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We found the Bull Inn by accident on the way back from Stourhead and were really impressed. It's much larger than it first seems as you go into a small bar but then find there are two decent sized dining rooms to one side. Chubby people might struggle as the passageway is quite narrow. Great selection of roasts as well... More 

5 Thank KMR139
Level Contributor
25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Just back from a visit to The Bull. Having done a long 8 mile walk intentionally designed to finish at the pub, we were not disappointed. Quite simply it was the most delicious roast beef that I've ever had. Very generous helping, nothing too much trouble (one of our group who joined us at the pub was a bit late... More 

1 Thank GillyBun
Napier, New Zealand
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal with friends at this little pub last month when we were staying in Bruton. I know its reputation for excellent food goes back 40 years at least (my husband did a stint working the bar there way back then) and now with the current ownership the standard is still high. A great blackboard menu to choose... More 

1 Thank Eleanore M
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We thought we would try the pub food as we had visited a few weeks before for a drink and found it had a lovely atmosphere.We weren't disappointed,the food was of an excellent standard.I had the seafood lasagne and husband had the curry.Both were of good portion size and reasonably priced.There were lots of other people eating and all their... More 

1 Thank Val J
Bath, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Just got in from an evening at this lovely pub and had to write and say what a find...a real gem!! Met up with friends from crewcerne and googled pubs in area roughly half way . This was second pub found as first just didn't seem right from menu and website but this menu had plenty of choice and excellent... More 

1 Thank kmorris53
Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I had the best roast beef with Yorkshire pudding followed by rhubarb crumble on Sunday. Really delicious! Lovely room and when I commented that the view of fields from the window could only be improved by a few grazing cows the cows duly appeared over the hill. Thank you Martin.

1 Thank lizdean2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hardway, Bruton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bruton
  • Phone Number: +44 1749 812200
In a small rural town bereft of quality eating establishments The Bull Inn stands out as a place for travellers, tourists and locals to enjoy good food.

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