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The Bull

79 Frant Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 5LH, England
+44 1892 263489
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (3 reviews)
“ice cream” (2 reviews)
“sunday lunch” (12 reviews)
Open Now
15:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
79 Frant Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 5LH, England
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

Me and my partner visited The Bull last weekend after ringing around six other local pubs who couldn't fit us in for Sunday lunch. Ross went above and beyond to get us booked in and we were delighted with our three-course meal. With a pleasant...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kristian R
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

A pub with very little atmosphere and a limited menu. Staff and the chef were not accommodating to our needs at all. Go the the Abergavenny up the road in Frant or the Beacon instead both of which serve great food and staff are excellent.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TW202018
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Limited menu but very nice Sunday roast. I had terrine for starters then slow roasted lamb which came with usual trimmings with a couple of glasses of Crianza. Charming staff. Choice of 2 courses for £15 or 3 for £18. Food served between 12 and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 999Mr_S
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We arrived here at 1.30 on a Friday as we thought it would be nice to have lunch in the garden. The car park was quite full but there was enough room for one of our cars which I parked. My brother-in-law parked behind me...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank karenjane467
Alex J, Owner at The Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

After careful consideration i have decided to respond to this review due to major inaccuracies in how the situation evolved. Firstly it seems you have deliberately left out the courteousness in my quotes as what was actually said was "excuse me sir but unfortunately you...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018

Tunbridge Wells has many gastro type pubs but many of them have become pretentious and overpriced. So it is great to find a pub, which still has a bar to drink at and tables to sit at to eat or drink, with a good atmosphere,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LimonerosKent
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Turned up at 14:45 on a Saturday to be told they were not serving food even though the website says they serve food until 15:00. Apparently they serve food until 14:30 with a last order time of 14:15. Hungry and disappointed.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank James G
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Staff were friendly but my food was not good at all. Ordered the steak rare but it came out medium and the outside of it was like charcoal very bitter tasting and was obviously not rested properly which was a shame.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank johncS389JV
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Have lived up the road from the Bull for many years. In the past when I've been in there it was unimpressive so havent been there for some years but this time it exceeded expectations. Quiet lunch mid week. Food (Fish & Chips) was very...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed 4 May 2018

We went to the Bull for a buffet reception after my mother's funeral, and we couldn't have asked for more. The venue was comfortable, the staff were friendly and the home-cooked pies, quiches and sandwiches were absolutely superb.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Dax56
Reviewed 11 March 2018

This has been on our list of places to try for a while and when we unexpectedly had a chance to stop by a pub meal we decided to give it ago at about 8pm on Saturday. We noticed that there were 4/5 tables free...More

Date of visit: March 2018
3  Thank picaso2013
Alex J, Owner at The Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for your review. Firstly I’d like to apologise on behalf of the member of staff for the way in which they dealt with yourself as I feel more information should have been given at the time. We are only a small business with...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$38
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
15:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Frant Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 5LH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 263489
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The Bull is an attractive traditional pub in Tunbridge Wells, not far from the historic Pantiles district and the Nevill cricket ground. Inside, you can relax in comfort in front of a roaring fire. Outside, you can enjoy the sun in our beautiful, plant-filled courtyard areas at both the front and the back of the pub. Our food is very popular and we have just won the Shepherd Neame best pub food 2017 so you can guarantee that whatever the occasion you won't leave disappointed. There's private parking available onsite (currently out of action until August 2017 due to external renovations), and you can hire us for private functions such as wakes, meetings and parties. Get in touch now to find out more. We are a dog friendly pub (as we have two of our own) however, during our busy periods (Friday evening, Saturday evening & Sunday lunch) dogs are only allowed inside if booked in advance due to the nature of the pub and space constraints.
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