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£6 - £28
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Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The staff were nice enough and it was clean. But other than that, everything else was pretty dismal. The service was slow, it was really expensive for what it was, my husbands burger was not cooked though and no mention that is how they serve...them, the kids chicken burger I ordered was just a dry chicken breast not breaded or battered, they put crispy onions on a kid mac and cheese meal and the ice cream didn't taste of anything and came with lemon when asked for it plain. We left the main part on two of the meals, the chicken "burger" and the beef burger, and weren't asked if anything was okay. We didn't complain at the time as the kids wanted desert, and I never 100% trust any establishment after you've complained. Also they don't do roasts. It was a waste of a meal out, I wouldn't go back!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very disappointed. I had high hopes but they were dashed quite quickly. Firstly the pint of bitter my husband ordered tasted like vinegar. We then ordered our food. It is a strange menu as you order your meal and then you order your sides -...at a high cost. Example: A burger (of any description) costs in the region of £14. You then order a side (chips / dirty fries / salad etc. ) for £4 - £8 and a sauce for £1 - so your burger and chips with sauce costs £20 and it's not outstanding or any different to any cafe in the area. We waited a long time for our meals (we were told of a staff shortage so we accepted their apology). My husband found that he had no sauce in his burger but our daughter's burger had been drenched in pesto. Our friend had ordered a burger which was quite rare inside. He was told that this was the way the burgers were served, that it had been tested with a probe and was perfectly cooked - just not the way he likes his food. I had a hallumi burger which consisted of a thin slice of hallumi in a brioche roll with lettuce and a slice of tomato. On reflection the meal was not worth the money.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

A Great New Year spent with the friendly owner and friendly attentive staff at the Bull Inn. Our room was well equipped with a comfortable bed and a delightful view of the high street. We did sample the food which was very nice, with big...portions. Would definitely stay again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2023

An absolute shambles we waited. 1 1/2 hours for our food to arrive I had the turkey it was a small plate, only three turkey slices,no stuffing, it was warm , roast potatoes over done and hard , and the Brussel sprouts few to number...were rock hard altogether a small plate if food, other people in our group had similar plates. We are a small group that suffer from Parkinson's any additional stress adds to our Tremors most of my party were disappointedMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 18 October 2023

Don't bother! What a disappointment. Had Welsh Rarebit, didn't taste like cheese as it was so mild.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 12 September 2023 via mobile

Lovely place ,lovely friendly staff. The food was hot and plentiful, the drinks were what you'd expect. We visited Battle for the day and called in for lunch . Nice atmosphere throughout.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023 via mobile

Great afternoon meal, stopped here after not being able to find somewhere for a meal. Good selection of food, wife has chicken Caesar salad 🥗 which was full to the brim to the top of the bowl and I had cheese burger which was great...homemade tasted good. Good selection of drinks and good value for money. Staff friendly and helpfulMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 August 2023

Great ambience at the pub and all three meals were excellent. Fish and chips, nachos and soup of the day are all recommended.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 July 2023

So on arriving at your bar restaurant we were greeted by a lovely young lady that asked us to wait just a second while we waited for another person to greet us and ask our names, the first impression was that everyone was very pleasant...and we felt quite comfortable. The person booking us in looked us up on the iPad and then said I'm really sorry I'm not sure what what room your in let me check on the group what's app. There were some alarm bells ringing however we are we are reasonable people so we accepted this and waited. After a couple of minutes the person dealing with us found out which room we were in and took us up a flight of stairs and showed us in. On first impressions the room looked like it had been recently done up but to be honest a poor standard. The most notcible thing was that the room was at an angle, it slanted at every angle, you could tell because the skirting boards were at different heights, the dressing table was physical wonky and the bed I almost rolled off off during the night. And just to mention the bed a again it was really noisy, creaking every time you moved and upon looking we discovered that there were loose screws. Also there is a step into the bathroom which caught me out twice and should be addressed. Upon looking up and down the street for local restaurants were decided the food was quite limited in battle high street, so we decided to eat where we were staying and I have to say this was our biggest mistake. I ordered the prawn cocktail and BBQ wings and my partner ordered the nachos. My prawn cocktail arrived with no source and I had to ask for lemon, the chicken wings were bland and pink in the middle(I have photos) the only saving grace was that the nachos were ok. But for the prices you charge and food that we received we were not satisfied. Although I will say that the did take off the price off the food we were not satisfied with there was no offer of an alternative so we both went to be bed hungry, in fact coming down for crisps because we were so hungry. The fact you charge £14 a burger and expect another £4 for fries is ridiculous. And the same for breakfast(which should have been included) you get breakfast for £10 but doesn't include drinks but if you pay £12.50 you get coffee and tea, this is obviously a rip off. The saga continues!! Although you are a busy bar especially as I can appreciate on a Saturday I was kept up until 12.40am by what appears to be staff members that you employ, shouting and swearing while we were both trying to sleep Surly as an owner you would respect the people that were paying £110 a night to get good night sleep or not as it feels. And just to rub insult to injury when we left there was no one to say goodbye, did you have a nice stay all we got was a couple of guys outside smoking and when we did leave he went back inside to see if we had left a key. I emailed the manager and the response did not once mention an apology which made our experience more disappointing, a sorry goes a long way sometimes, Overall do not stay here if you want any type of customer service.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023

Stopped off on a rainy Wednesday with mum, dad and the dog! None of us were starving but all a bit peckish. Very dog friendly and lovely , friendly professional young staff! There were a few people sat at the bar when we arrived -...more people in for lunch when we left, we had Welsh rarebit which was gorgeous. Delicious FAT chips which were perfect and a very very generously sized prawn cocktail. Will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 June 2023

This pub is much improved since my last visit a couple of years ago. The menu is simplified, the prices are more realistic and the food is perfectly fine now, which is very nice to see. The staff and the beer continue to be the...highlight.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 9 April 2023 via mobile

The staff were very pleasant and friendly. The food was decidedly average, from a very limited menu. Despite being assured that the steak and ale pie, the sole occupier of the specials board, was homemade, it very clearly wasn’t, and it was inexplicably served on...a piece of paper. It tasted fine, although nothing special, and was served with some nicely cooked, but rather unremarkable steamed/boiled vegetables. The beef chilli looked nice, but was bland, and I swear the guacamole was from a jar.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 9 March 2023 via mobile

Great atmosphere, warm and friendly staff. Lovely food at good prices. Dog friendly and very welcoming, they spoilt our little Jack Russell Tll, Trevor something rotten.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 8 March 2023 via mobile

We popped in today and had a great experience and consumed some lovely food. The staff are incredibly helpful and friendly and worked very hard to make the visit great.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 28 January 2023

Popped in for a beer with my husband whilst we were out shopping very friendly and not very expensive one of the cheapest places in Battle for a drink

Date of visit: January 2023
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There is a car park over the road, mount street car park, only a short walk.
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Response from heatherbL6542HD | Reviewed this property |
The nearest car park is in Mount Street which is just a short walk from The Bull.
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Yes we certainly do and we also have our dog beer available as well.
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