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£5 - £15
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Bar, British, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 11 November 2023 via mobile

The food wasn’t overly brilliant. The staff wasn’t friendly sounded like the waitress didn’t want us there and miserable. Dogs in the pub was just let to walk round freely.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023

Walked in around 3.15pm looking for food,pub was very quiet but we were made to feel welcome and told we could sit anywhere, menu was good and included a Pizza menu. We both had lasagne and a side order chips. Presented beautifully, was hot and...very tasty, we particularily liked the garlic bread. Would recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2023 via mobile

Our visit started well with a welcome from the bar person. We ordered a shared starter of whitebait, mains of chicken burrito and fish and chips. All food was served hot and the whitebait and burrito delicious. The fish started off well but tasted musty...at one end, which was odd and so left. At 8:45 the nice atmosphere was destroyed by children shouting at each other. We (6 of us at that time) all said what on earth is going on as we thought kids had just run into the pub for fun. It then became clear that two fathers with 5/6 small children were going to eat and drink. They appeared to have no control over their children and we noticed other customers were being disturbed over their presence. It became so bad we left and won’t be visiting The Bull due to the food and their crèche facilities on a Friday late evening again.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 April 2023 via mobile

For what this pub is, their wine prices are FAR too high. And looking at the exact wines they sell and the pub itself, neither justify the prices. If I'm going to pay those prices, there are far better pubs that either match or beat...those prices and the pubs are far better !!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 18 March 2023 via mobile

Booked well in advance but table was not set up when we arrived. Had to wait while our table was assembled. Other people had to be moved so that it could be set up. No apology or explanation given. Food took a while to come...but was ok, except served on cold plates and the sides arrived after the meal had been finished! Place a bit tired and had to ask lights to be put on in ladies, again no apology! Lots of locals, very noisy and clearly not enough staff. Disappointed as picked location for family coming from Reading and Basingstoke. Staff not particularly friendly and no thanks or good bye as we left. Quite uncomfortable experience. Would not return or recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 11 October 2022 via mobile

Spectacular quiet local pub to reflect on one’s day with the days acquaintances. A selection of the finest pizza’s far beyond anything from the chain giant pizza establishments or even the local Italian.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 26 May 2022 via mobile

But the wine is way overpriced. The choice I was given did not include any bottles of white wine under £20. The pub itself and what it gives, simply does not equate to wine over £20.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 24 September 2021 via mobile

Booked a meal for a birthday celebration for 12.30. Turned up at 12.20 ish so we could have a drink beforehand only to find the pub completely shut up, no lights on and nobody around. VERY disappointed so drove away to find somewhere else. Thought...I might try phoning and was very surprised when someone answered. He had only just turned up!! Needless to say we cancelled as we had already driven quite away on.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 7 August 2021

Very relieved that they were still serving food which was excellent value fir money and very tasty Would recommend A traditional old fashioned pub not many left now

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 24 June 2021

Staying locally, so came into the pub for a meal. I had steak and my wife had the cajun chicken. Both were delicious. So much so that a couple of nights later we got a takeaway pizza from there too. Also gave me an excuse...for a sneaky pint while I waited. 😉 Again the food was lovely! If I'm ever in the area again I will definitely return!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 13 June 2021

Last week my wife and I decided to go to the pub for the first time since lockdown. We had a drink and all was ok. This week we went back. The landlord clearly saw us but was more interested in turning on the tv....We were totally ignored. This pub needs all the help it can get but we won’t be returningMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 31 May 2021 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner while cycling the King Alfred’s Way with friends. Great welcome, lovely food, friendly, helpful staff. Highly recommended- proper pub.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 22 September 2020

Decided to give this place a try and came away very happy. It's a nice little pub, with a small beer garden. It was very quiet when we went (Tuesday lunch) but we had a great baguette and chips and even had the pleasure of...finding out the owner was carrying on the half price scheme. I would have happily paid full price, at half price it was an absolute bargain!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 20 September 2020 via mobile

Best pub around for atmosphere, food and price, by far!!! We had the best Fish burger ever, generous portions and absolutely delicious food. Great for the kids too, the play area outside in the garden is a bonus and gave me and the wife a...bit of peace to enjoy our Aperol Spritz in the sun, without aggravation. The pub is very clean, atmosphere is quite and warm, service is great and very friendly, what more to ask? Highly recommend commended to everyone! Look forward to comeback !More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 17 September 2020

Went to the bull last night there was 6 off us we had a lovely time food was brilliant great service I highly recommend it

Date of visit: September 2020
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The Bull at Riseley is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4