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Bar, European, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 30 March 2024

Awful food and service. Would not visit again. Don't waste your money. The Italian across the road is cheaper and amazing food. Left without eating.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

Ate at the Bull in a Saturday night with friends, all the dishes were presented beautifully and were delicious. Thoroughly recommend. The seabream with prawns and risotto was beautifully cooked. Will visit again

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 November 2023 via mobile

We went for a quick Friday night meal at the Bulls when visiting the town. Food was delicious, the chicken was great and the positions were very generous . We all enjoyed our meal. Highly recommended this restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

We had our wedding celebration at The Bull back in December 2022. The lead up to the wedding was stressful enough but the staff were so accommodating and even gifted us the honeymoon suite for the wedding night free of charge. Upon arrival to the...hotel after the church, we were greeted with a glass of champagne each and were announced into the room. We did not expect this and it was an amazing experience. The food was incredible and all intolerances were carefully catered for. The room was cleared and our items were all tidy and ready for us to clear the following morning. Could not recommend enough! We will be returning for our anniversary!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 2 September 2023 via mobile

Food was delicious, steaks perfectly cooked and imaginative desserts. One of them felt slightly misnamed: strawberries with meringue when actually it was a big piece a meringue with a few strawberries. Staff were all very friendly but just a little slow at times: took a...while to take our drinks order, didn’t bring any steak knives until we askedMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 August 2023

Fairford looks like a nice little town but beware if you visit on a Wednesday as it's market day and parking is very difficult. It's a nice old building but our visit didn't start well as there was no tomato juice for my wife. My...wife and our friends all had the fish and chips. Fish was pronounced OK but the chips were the usual bland beige tasteless variety. I had the sticky Korean barbecue pork with noodles. It's the sort of thing I cook a lot and I must say do it a darned sight better. The chicken was tender but the noodles and their sauce were far too salty, and I like salt, and sweet but certainly not "hot" as described. It was not nice and rather like a supermarket ready meal that you put in the microwave and then add too much soy sauce trying to get a bit of flavour into it. Only my wife and I went for a dessert - she had the pannacotta which was borderline OK and I had the mojito cheesecake which was awful - a crunchy semi-tasteless base with something green on it and then something cream on top of that, all nasty. On the side were some thick slices of banana for some reason. Service was fine, the espresso was a tepid teaspoonful. We won't be returning.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 May 2023 via mobile

We are staying just one night in Fairford and were recommended The Bull for dinner. We both chose the chicken roulade with a side of garlic mushrooms. Absolutely delicious - a bit on the pricey side but nonetheless delicious. The desserts are worth a look...too! Recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 16 February 2023 via mobile

Great food and an atmosphere to make every evening by the fire seem like a warm and exciting experience.. Great pub and dining to match the old Cotswold Hotel location.. A must stop on any trip to the country..

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 31 December 2022 via mobile

I haven’t been back the the Bull in the last year and following a pretty poor couple of experiences. On the current showing I’ll be leaving it for at least another year. It’s not terrible it is just not good enough for the market it...should be attracting. Actually my dessert was terrible. One of those meals where the best bit is leaving.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 27 December 2022

It's always nice to recall good times, and this lunch fits nicely into that category. Quite simply, well cooked, well presented food served by friendly, attentive staff in warm, comfortable surroundings. No need to say more except that personally I would not have minded a...bit more Xmas jollity but my fellow diners may not have thought the same.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 24 October 2022 via mobile

Lovely long weekend in Cotswolds. Stayed at bull hotel, great hotel, very quirky, friendly staff, lovely room, nice food

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 24 October 2022 via mobile

We spent the weekend in Fairford, drinking in the bull one day and having a Sunday lunch and drinks the next. The food was delicious, the staff all friendly and the pub was gorgeous! Loved the time we spent there!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 7 May 2022

We stopped for lunch, finding The Bull by chance, we were really pleased we had. We had delicious sandwiches and the waiter was very helpful and friendly. Also immaculate toilets.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 10 March 2022 via mobile

What a fantastic inn. Really beautifully decorated - lovely welcome and we were looked after really well. Our main courses were really lovely. The only reason it’s dropped a star is because of the bought in dessert. It was ok but I was expecting it...to be home made. A shame. Wouldn’t stop me going back though. It was a lovely evening. Thank you.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 7 March 2022 via mobile

Visited while in fairford Very nice food, lovely character pub/restaurant. Drinks well priced. Food pricey.

Date of visit: March 2022
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5