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£4 - £15
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Bar, British, Grill, Pub, Beer restaurants
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Bull Inn again today ,had a great meal, with exceptional service as usual. Staff efficient, Service with a smile. Your missing out if you dont try them. Rob & Lyn

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

injoy a night in bull having a relxing pints pauline pete are relly lovley land lords we had a good fun when thay had kerkoke at the bull inn

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

I took my sister and husband today (New Years Eve). My first time in the pub, even though I live nearby. Excellent service from initially enquiry on Facebook messenger and throughout our meal. The staff were all very friendly and could not have been more...helpful. The roast is excellent value and there were plenty of other options. Also, a great selection of proper puddings, none of the nonsense “deconstructed cheese cake” type!!! We all had apple crumble and custard, but could happily have had any of the puddings. Well done everyone and Happy New Year…will definitely be back in soon.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 December 2023

Perfect Christmas lunch. Plenty of food all beautifully cooked. Pleasant atmosphere and friendly hardworking front of house staff. We’ll be eagerly looking forward to our next visit. Thank yo7 to you all.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2023

Having booked for 12.30, our bus was severely delayed by roadworks, making us over 30 minutes late. However, we phoned whilst en route and Pauline passed on that we were still coming and they held our reservation. So glad, food as excellent as ever, service...second to none, our appetites sated completely. Thanks to everyone who made our trip such a nice pre-Christmas meal experience. Look forwards to our next visit.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 November 2023

We bumped into someone that overheard us planning where to eat....she suggested The Bull Inn saying she worked there. I asked about vegan options and was told yes they had them We arrived and no vegan options on the menue. I asked the waitress and...she did not think there were any. I impressed on her my exchange with a collegue, and she checked with the kitchen. There were vegan options but not marked. I ordered the creamy goulash...except when it arrived it was not creamy. Mum had the bangers and mash and noticed the food was not hot...shame she did not say until she had eaten most of it. I did like the decor...very cosy and tasteful in a homespun mellow way. As long as the food is hot this would be a good place to return with a meat eater...lots of homemade pies and the like...hearty meaty stuff. Not so sure about a vegan....had a cursory look at the deserts and there seemed no vegan options there.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 October 2023

Well run pub restaurant. Pies vey tasty, but some other items needed to be better. Think offering a shorter menu might help quality. Irish coffee however was first class. Service was excellent, prompt and helpful.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

We had the most amazing meal. The lamb shank fell off the bone. My partner had steak and kidney pudding he loved it and keeps talking about how amazing it was. The rest of our party enjoyed their meals. Staff friendly and helpful, the chef...came and had a little chat with us. Definitely recommend couldn’t fault it at allMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2023 via mobile

Just the best sort of pub! Great food, reasonable prices, good service and dogs are welcome!! Our favourite place to visit when we are at our caravan. And tonight music too , celebrating the anniversary of the landlords 5 years!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 September 2023

Recently visited the area for a family get together. One of our party is a vegan and one a vegetarian. The pub owners and chef went out of their way to provide some vegan options. Their menu does include a good selection of vegetarian options...but I wasn't so sure about vegan options. However after contacting the pub I was informed vegan options could be provided. It was a very friendly pub with good food and a sunny beer garden. I would visit again if I were in the area.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023

We ate at the Bull Inn twice during our week long stay in Bexhill. The menu is very varied and the food quality was fine. They are also dog friendly inside which was a plus for us, although there is a very nice pub garden....Would certainly return.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023 via mobile

Lovely little pub we discovered by chance. Very welcoming staff and found us a table at peak time even though we hadn't booked. Good selection of ales and the food was excellent, highly recommended the homemade pies, and the lamb shank was a great favourite....Good to see traditional dishes on the menu. Would definitely visit again.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 July 2023

Third time here, very good meal, lovely "Pub Grub" and freindly staff. They do great pies too! Easy parking!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Peter Prior, Owner at The Bull Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2023

Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the trouble to leave a review of your visit, and we very much appreciate your lovely 5-stars, It's especially pleasing, when we live up to the expectations of returning customers. We notice that you're another fan of Jay's homemade...More

Reviewed 4 June 2023 via mobile

Turned up just after 1 o' clock, they allowed us to order drinks and pay for them. When we asked to order food, we were told the kitchen couldn't take our order as they were too busy even though they served food until 14.30. Shocking...treatment. Would not go back, taking my custom elsewhere.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Peter Prior, Owner at The Bull Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2023

Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review, even though, unfortunately you were unable to dine with us on Sunday. Having now spoken to our team they have confirmed that you did indeed turn up at 1:00 pm and it...More

Reviewed 6 April 2023 via mobile

Great find via TripAdvisor. First class meal and options for vegetarian and others. Service was exceptional. Will happily revisit and recommendMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Peter Prior, Owner at The Bull Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2023

Good afternoon Nicholas, Many thanks for you much appreciated 5-star review. It's great to know that the review systems (such as TripAdvisor) do help potential customers decide where to visit, which is why we always take peoples thoughts and comments very seriously. We're delighted that...More

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paulmK2734WB
30 April 2022|
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Response from S929JApeterp | Property representative |
Hi Paul, Yes, dogs are very welcome in the garden and main (front) bar area, but we don’t take them in the Spitfire restaurant area. We serve the same menu in all of these areas, so you can enjoy the same food wherever you... More
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We are The Bull Inn, in Bexhill Road, St Leonards on Sea and are very dog friendly. We do recommend that you pre book, as we do get very busy and are working on a reduced capacity. Please give us a call on 01424 424984 if... More
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We make most of our dishes on site, many of which are gluten free. Our chef is always happy to chat in person to anyone who has any allergies etc. Please feel free to give us a call on 01424 424984. Peter and Pauline The... More
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The Bull Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5