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The Bull Inn

The Street, Woolpit, Bury St. Edmunds IP30 9SA England+44 1359 240393Website
Open now12:00 PM - 3:00 PM6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Floors marked for social distancing
Updated 11/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A traditional pub, positioned on the main historic street of the picturesque village of Woolpit. Recently modernised and incorporating a restaurant, bar, a beautiful beer garden and B&B accomodation. Menu includes exciting main dishes alongside traditional pub classics. Gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan all catered for. Private parties, occasions and buffets welcomed.
US$8 - US$22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are going to Bury St.Edmunds travel up the A14 to Woolpit and stay at The Bull. The rooms are comfortable and well furnished. The food is delicious and is made with love. I ate the vegetarian lasagne and the cray fish salad so...good. We also shared calamari which was tender and sweet. We were impressed with the wine ,Poully Fume and Sancere ,which was delightful and so reasonably priced. Breakfast has high quality local ingredients cooked to perfection. The staff are friendly and helpful. You really need to visit The Bull at Woolpit. We are so thankful that we did.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked for a family dinner on a Wednesday evening. I am so glad we booked as the restaurant was almost full! I had the chicken tagine which was on the specials menu and it was amazing served with a fresh side salad it was really...delicious. My partner had the bull burger which he ALWAYS has but that’s because he says he has never had a burger like it 10/10. Still my favourite place to dine :)More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 23 August 2021 via mobile

We enjoyed our two night stay at The Bull very much and would like many others like to compliment the food and relay special thanks to the gentleman who cooked the wonderful breakfasts and was very helpful when I needed to charge my car….over and...above.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 7 August 2021 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 night ,lovley place and would stay here again when in the area.nice rooms ,choice of breakfasts friendly staff. Ate in the restraunt for the 3 nights ,good food a diffrent menu th most,presented well.Would recomend to anyone.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 August 2021 via mobile

When the owners make every effort When the staff go out of their way to accommodate every request When the rooms are dressed to perfection and when the breakfast is made to measure It all adds up to 180🎯 Very happy to recommend this lovely...Country Inn and garden.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 25 July 2021 via mobile

Had no food and yet still refused to allow us to get fish and chips from the shop opposite to eat in the garden.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Paul G, Owner at The Bull Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2021

Reviews like this allow me to have a laugh and stick out like a sore thumb on tripadvisor. I'm so glad my team did not give in to your rude behaviour and upheld our policy on not allowing food from another premises to be consumed...More

Reviewed 25 July 2021 via mobile

What can I say, we have been to the bull Inn on several occasions now and never disappointed. We decided to have my wife's 50th birthday meal/party here and also stayed over in one of there exceptional rooms. The only thing we could here whilst...everyone was eating was oh my god this is good or you should try this. Yet again the bull Inn done us proud and to top it off our room was amazing with the added touch of chilled bubbie and a lovely private message from the team. Oops nearly for got the breakfast is the best but make sure you have room, the biggest bestest sausages ever. Once again thank you bull Inn for making our night so special.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Paul G, Owner at The Bull Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2021

Again, many thanks for your 5 bubble review. We are so glad to hear that we keep hitting the mark on each of your visits. 3 of our rooms have been completly refurbished during the last lockdown and we are so glad to hear all...More

Reviewed 12 July 2021

The Duncurins were heading out to a wedding in deepest Suffolk and the Bull Inn was perfectly situated for the church and also the reception. The outside terraces and gardens have been newly refurbished as have the rooms and restaurant. The rooms are accessible and...have a separate entrance from the Pub and restaurant and are quiet and comfortable. Refurbishments have been tastefully carried out with lovely, clean en-suites, comfortable beds and soft, fluffy towels: just perfect for a wedding stop over or a visit to the local village of Woolpit which is easily accessible by foot from the Inn. The Duncurin party booked four rooms, two doubles, a single and a more accessible downstairs one - all were perfect for our requirements. Food is excellent and breakfast an especial delight. Service is spot on, efficient and yet friendly and relaxed so that one feels comfortable and well chilled. All in all, this is a good value, high quality yet friendly choice to make that does not disappoint. Well done and many thanks.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Paul G, Owner at The Bull Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2021

Thank you so much for your fabulous review. We have spent a lot of time and effort making sure to get the grounds and rooms just right for our customers. It's so lovely to hear so many positives after the last 15 months of lockdowns...More

Reviewed 9 July 2021

Very elegant dining areas both indoor or outdoors of this family run restaurant. Whilst the menu may have been somewhat restricted during Covid, there was enough to choose from. Our selected dishes were very well presented, wholesome and more to the point very tasteful. ENJOY...Very attentive and helpful staff. Beware the restaurant is currently closed Mondays and TuesdaysMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Paul G, Owner at The Bull Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2021

Many thanks for your 5 bubble review. It's always great to hear when people enjoy their visit to our pub restaurant. We take great care to ensure all our guests receive an attentive level of service while enjoying their meal or drink with us. Again...More

Reviewed 29 June 2021

Woolpit is one of Suffolk's pretty villages and is ideally situated near the A14, so travel to Bury St Edmunds, Lavenham. Constable country and the coast is relatively quick and easy, though traffic noise is distinctly muted in the village itself. The Bull Inn has...been under new management since 2016 and Paul and his father, David, have been busy transforming this 19th century inn both inside and out. There are new and comfortable rooms, a pretty beer garden and a terrace that has been enhanced by attractive plants and shrubs. The food is very good, particularly the 'specials', the wines are well chosen and the staff are both efficient and friendly. We spent an enjoyable week here and recommend the Bull to anyone who is visiting Suffolk.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Paul G, Owner at The Bull Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2021

Many thanks for your beautiful review. It was great to meet you and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. All your kind comments will be past on to the rest of our team. Cheers!

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25 July 2019|
Response from PaulGort | Property representative |
Hi Elizabeth Many thanks for your enquiry. Yes dogs are most welcome in the main bar and conservatory area as well as the beer garden.
20 May 2018|
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Response from PaulGort | Property representative |
Yes, we have a large beer garden with brand new benches and umbrellas where you can enjoy lunch (weather permitting). Hope this helps. Cheers
20 September 2017|
Response from PaulGort | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your message. We can assure you that access is not a problem. When you arrive, please head to the conservatory door where access is easiest. Please just ask at the bar if you need assistance. We also have... More
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Yes, The Bull Inn is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Bull Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5