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PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$19
CUISINES
British, Grill, Pub, Bar, Beer restaurants
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 19/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 19/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic food and great value, homemade pies were great. Our visit surpassed our expectation. We willMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Peter P, General Manager at The Bull Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon, Thank you for your much appreciated 5-stars and recommendation that others give us a try. We're sure that potential new customers find it useful when others make such recommendations, and we're delighted that we managed to meet and surpass your own expectations. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a friendly place you are made sooo welcome. Six of us dined there and we all enjoyed our food. The homemade pie was amazing along with a hunters chicken and the prawn coctail was tasty too. A quiz was on that evening which made...our evening , as it was fun as well. Thankyou to all staff for the service with a smile and the great food .More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Peter P, General Manager at The Bull Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon Charlotte, Thank you for your lovely review and very kind comments. It's so nice to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us, and that the quiz didn't interfere with it (how did you do with the picture quiz??). We will be sure...More

Reviewed 9 April 2022 via mobile

Went out 4 of us food service was amazing 🤩. Had some lovely wine and great deserts hubby loved the pie mash liquor .all was brought out very fast great service , great atmosphere. Enjoyable evening .More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Peter P, General Manager at The Bull Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your much appreciated 5-stars and lovely comments. It is always great, when we can pass on to our hard-working team that customers enjoyed all aspects of their visits, so we will be sure to let them know. Apologies for the delay in...More

Reviewed 25 March 2022

If your looking for first class home cooking ? Then you must come here . We have not been for 2 years plus but still the same great chef .Jay . Great taste ,well cooked and good portions served up by Chrisse. Pauline AKA The...Butterfly is still leading a first class , real team of people . Totally recommend the Cottage pie and the superb Bacon and Onion Rolly Polly . The refurbished Spitfire restaurant a delight also. Clean toilets and through out . Large car park and manicured garden to the rear. Cannot praise it all enough , you must go . Be sure to book as it is very popular . Do your homework first as it is on busy road and easy to pass. MANY THANKSMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Peter P, General Manager at The Bull Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon Gregg, Thank you for your wonderful review and lovely comments. Apologies for the delay in replying, but I seem to have been missing a few notifications that reviews have been made (all sorted now, hopefully!!). It was lovely to see you both, again,...More

Reviewed 20 February 2022 via mobile

What can I say, the warmest of welcomes from Pete & Pauline as we ended up being visitors longer than originally planned due to storm Eunice. Jason produced great food for us both nights & Kelly & Dan served our drinks & table needs. Thank...you folks - next time we are passing through with our camper van we will ring ahead again -thoroughly recommend. (The costal walk was - ummm… ‘invigorating’ into the wind to Bexhill & ‘uplifting’ (actually airborne) on the way back. 💨👍)More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Peter P, Owner at The Bull Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2022

Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review (5-stars as well!!). We're so pleased that you enjoyed your (extended!!) stay, and it was a shame that your other plans were spoilt be the horrible weather around storm Eunice!!...More

Reviewed 3 January 2022 via mobile

Warm welcome, nice home cooked food, spotless clean loos. We had a delightful chicken curry and dessert. A really enjoyable lunch out . Thank you.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Peter P, General Manager at The Bull Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2022

Good afternoon, Thank you for your much appreciated review, which always helps others to make informed decisions on whether to visit us. We are particularly pleased that our amazing team made you feel so welcome and that you enjoyed your whole lunch experience. Hopefully, we...More

Reviewed 11 December 2021 via mobile

Wow what a fantastic Christmas meal I enjoyed with my friends last night, prawn cocktail was delicious with lovely big prawns and roast turkey was absolutely delicious. The service was amazing from start to finish, you can’t go wrong with a meal here.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Peter P, General Manager at The Bull Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2021

Good afternoon Angela, Thank you for your fab 5-star review and lovely accompanying comments. We're all so pleased that you enjoyed your Christmas Dinner with us, and hope to see you again soon. Happy Christmas from all of us here at The Bull Inn. Very...More

Reviewed 22 November 2021

My husband and I enjoyed lunch at The Bull today. Food tasty..my husband had speciality pie and I had scampi..and atmosphere and service great. I was so pleased that some items on the menu showed two prices...at last a pub that recognises that not everyone...has a large appetite. The menu was varied and plenty of other meals to enjoy as we look forward to returning.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Peter P, General Manager at The Bull Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2021

Good afternoon Linda, Thank you for your much appreciated 5-stars, and we're all delighted that you both enjoyed your visit. When we took over the Bull, about 3 years ago, it became apparent very quickly that a lot of our more elderly customers were put...More

Reviewed 13 November 2021 via mobile

Wish this pub was where I lived. Perfect in every sense. Food, friendliness and good selection of beer and anything else. Extensive menu. Especially the home made pies compliments to the chef. Great atmosphere. We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Peter P, Owner at The Bull Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2021

Good afternoon, Thank you for your lovely review and 5-star award. It is always appreciated when people take the time to pass on their experiences, for others to see. Sorry, that you can't visit us more often, but let's hope that you have plenty of...More

Reviewed 8 November 2021 via mobile

Looked up somewhere to eat as we are visiting friends in Bexhill and are stopping at Combe Haven. Was not disappointed. Loads of choice for any disearnining palate. Their main speciality is pies and they are sold across Europe I am informed! Well worth a...visit. Rest of the menu is excellent too. Staff are really friendly and welcoming. Thanks for the service.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Peter P, Owner at The Bull Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2021

Good afternoon Jayne, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review, it is greatly appreciated. We're delighted that you had a pleasant visit and enjoyed your meals, and were so well looked after by our fabulous team!! Yes, We can confirm...More

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Paul M
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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Teresa L
7 July 2021|
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Response from PeterP6044 | Property representative |
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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Lorraine439
12 June 2021|
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Response from PeterP6044 | Property representative |
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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Yes, The Bull Inn offers takeaway services.

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: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5