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Travellers' Choice2023
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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
£7 - £20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
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

Seriously good food and drinks here on Easter Monday at affordable prices - lucky enough to eat on the covered terrace with blue skies and birdsong to accompany the excellent Spring menu - a delight 😎

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very welcoming to our family group with dogs. Food delicious with a good variety to choose from. We were seated in the conservatory area which is dig friendly.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is always a choice for us to get together for special celebrations. It’s a friendly local pub which has a ‘drinkers bar’ with a great dartboard and often sport on the TV. , you then go through to the ‘pool room’ not the...water kind! Further back you will find a very modern chic restaurant with conservatory area which accepts dogs. For those summer days there is a large patio and garden area. The menu changes regularly, the food is always seasonal, locally sourced and excellent quality.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went as a family to mark Mum’s birthday. 11 of us. The food and service were outstanding. Really enjoyed the evening and we will certainly use again.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 28 February 2024

The food was very good especially the wild mushroom tagliatelle and the pie of the day. Service was a bit hit and miss. The waitress had no knowledge of the menu and had to go back to the kitchen twice to answer our questions. When...we finished our mains she cleared the table and asked if we would like to see the dessert menu and we said yes. Ten minutes later she asked if she could take our dessert order but at this point we were still waiting to see the menu.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024 via mobile

Visited with friends on a Friday evening. Great service and staff gave us time to chat and catch up - no rushing us to finish. I had Rosemary Chicken meatballs from the Specials. Absolutely delicious! The triple chocolate brownie was amazing, the little pieces of...honeycomb adding a lovely crunch. Great food, great atmosphere, best place to eat!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 February 2024

Nice place, lovely surroundings, comfortable and was nice and warm on what was a cold night outside. The food was really tasty and nicely presented and there was a good choice, however the whole experience was disappointing by the lack of service and the attention...to customers, need more staff!!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024

Had the most amazing food at The Bull Inn in Woolpit Suffolk today, took family there and they absolutely loved it, they said it was the best meal out they've had in ages our meals were exceptional and well worth the money.The staff Claire, Scott...and others are so friendly and welcoming, the Chef and his assistant produced a fantastic lunch for us and will definitely be going back for more, followed by the best Espresso Martini from Claire. Can't recommend this place enough. Thank you so much.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 22 January 2024

We have visited the bull before but our first Sunday lunch. The meat was cooked beautifully with a good range of veggies! We didn’t have enough room for dessert but had to change our mind and share one once we saw them coming out. We...had a warm gooey brownie…delicious! The 2 Beth’s were attentive and we hope you take care of us again because we were so impressed at how well you did your job.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

We visited the Bull for early dinner NYE. We were tempted by the attractive marketing and numerous good reviews. The menu was limited and a couple of items were already unavailable. We shared the last two chicken liver pates between 3 of us which was...nice with an interesting side salad. My fellow diners both ordered the steak and ale pie and I ordered the fish and chips. We were advised the pies would take 25 mins but it felt like they were ready sooner. Pastry was very undercooked but the meat was tender and had a good flavour. The fish was nice with a crisps light batter but the chips were in fact very large wedges which were a bit dry and uninspiring, more like a baked potato cut into quarters. It was ok but didn’t live up to expectations especially for the price. I heard the table next to us complain about the lack of choice and were advised it was due to the menu changing.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023 via mobile

Found this great country pub whilst in the area- and what a treat 😍. We had the bread and oil/balsamic to nibble on....omg - huge portion! Then we had the absolutely delicious butternut squash and sweet potato soup - wow 👌 Gorgeous. For main we...had their home made beef and ale pie, with root veg mash, red cabbage sprouts, celeriac puree.....again fantastic. Didn't anticipate the quantity of food. A definite food coma insued! So.....the next day we went back for Sunday Dinner....and the food was just as good! Celeriac, apple and parsnip soup was out of this world. Creamy with a lovely crisp tartness - served with a huge doorstep sized piece of granary bread. We went with beef for the main - plenty of it too. Not the measly little slices you often get. The veg was all very tasty and cooked just how we like. We even left room for pudding this time. I had the lemon posset. He had Gingerbread Italian Affogato 👍 A huge thank you to Claire our waitress and Christmas hostess with the mostess. Check out her Xmas cocktails. I couldn't resist the Grinch and Fairy Floss....😋😋😋. It's rare for us to be in this part of the UK, but if in the area again we will definitely return.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023

We took visiting family members here for a meal. Excellent food, excellent and friendly service, and quite reasonable prices. The surroundings are clean and pleasant without being intrusive and the staff attentive, relaxed and happy. Highly recommended! Our visitors said that they loved the room...where they stayed for the night.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2023 via mobile

Incredible!! Wonderful service and amazing food. We called to make sure there would be availability for us about an hour before. The restaurant was clean and ambient. The food, oh the food was just delicious. Beautifully plated and so tasty. Locally sourced and fairly priced....Will be visiting again for sure.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 27 October 2023

First visit for us and what a real treat, friendly staff, lovely food and a really nice atmosphere . Will definitely be returning in the near future.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

Easy booking online. Spacious car park. Welcoming staff and service. Nice ambiance. The food was outstanding and we ate everything. The meat cookery was amazing, so tender and melt in the mouth deliciousness. I had the lamb curry and my husband had home made steak...pie ( we were informed we would have to wait a little longer as the pie was cooked to order). We’ll worth the wait. We will return and can highly recommend this restaurant. My only negative is the different level flooring, I tripped but my husband rescued me from a fall.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Lynn M
17 May 2022|
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Response from PaulGort |
Pets are most welcome in our Bar and conservatory areas. We do not allow pets into our main dining room. The full menu is served throughout the building and the conservatory is adjacent to the dining room. Pets are welcome... More
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Lynn M
17 May 2022|
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Hello TeddybearTed Many thanks for your question. Unfortunately we do not allow pets in our B&B guest rooms. We do however allow your four legged friends in our main bar and conservatory areas. Kind regards
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Response from PaulGort | Property representative |
We are open on Christmas day for drinks only between 12 and 2pm. Our full festive party menus and food hours can be found on our website.
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The Bull Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5