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Travellers' Choice2023
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£4 - £30
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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We spent a lovely evening here a couple of weeks ago when we were brilliantly entertained by both Amanda and Stacey who wound up our friend who had recently cut himself while slicing bread. They even thoughtfully asked the folks on the nearby table to...let them know if our friend picked up a knife, (Health and Safety and all that!) We'd had a stressful day prior to this, and the fun was just what we needed! Thank you Girls.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this restaurant for a family meal (11 of us) over a busy weekend period. Unfortunately during the meal a family member became very ill and an ambulance needed to be called. Despite this, the staff were amazing and responded brilliantly - we were...eventually served our (really good) food once the panic was over. It was a frightening experience for us but made so much more bearable by the kind and caring service we received. Good staff are hard to come by.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here a few times now for dinner with friends. Everytime we've been the food and atmosphere and staff are excellent. Amanda is an terrific host and very friendly..nothing too much trouble. Our waiter Cosmin was also very good. We highly recommend this...pub for dinner or even just drinks.. definitely be back. See you all soon xMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited my favourite pub in Brentwood The Bull (by the way it should be no 1) last week and this week. Both visits were wonderful. Cosmi greeted us both times, he is always so cheerful & helpful. Megan really looked after us last week...& Sophie really looked after us today, nothing was too much trouble & they are both so helpful & lovely. The food was exceptional as always. I had the proper steak pie on both visits as it’s so tasty and amazing! My friends had the fish & chips and Salmon and cous cous, they both confirmed they were both super tasty. 10/10 Amanda & amazing team xMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely pub with a great atmosphere and food offer - staff very attentive especially Cosmi and Amanda - worth a visit if you are in the area

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming in the bull for the last few weeks while been down here on business and I can honestly say that the food is absolutely delicious and the staff are warm and very welcoming especially Amanda and Stacey thanks for the laughs girls we...hope to see you again soonMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family was at The Bull for a family meal to celebrate our daughter’s birthday and would recommend this place wholeheartedly for the excellent service, great menu choices and overall ambience in the place. All of us loved the food and the staff, especially Amanda...and Emma, looked after us so well with their friendly manner and patience. We had 3 grandchilsdren,6 and under, who got so much special attention, over and above any expectations. We would 100% go back again and again. Thank you!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing Sunday roast at the Bull. The ambience was great, customer service really nice and friendly, especially Amanda and Cosmi

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience! Great food and dessert, But what made it truly special was the amazing duo Amanda & Cosmi, absolutely hilarious, super helpful and welcoming people! Made us feel right at home, Will definitely be back :-)

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time at the Bull for my wife’s birthday - couldn’t recommend it enough! The staff, the food and the ambience was all first class. If you are looking for somewhere for a nice evening, I’d highly recommend the Bull

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’ve been coming here for many years however, whilst the food is nice the price is ridiculous. £6 for small cup of chips. Service was odd as our starters and main turned up together, plus some was missing,

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Bull Inn is the one of the best pubs in the UK! Amanda provides non-stop witty banter that will have you crying with laughter. Cosmin is an attentive warm and welcoming bartender. This place is not for the faint hearted. If you can’t handle...or like an English pub get out.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 January 2024 via mobile

Visited with my friend last week food was absolutely delicious and the staff are so friendly and helpful they can’t do enough for you will definitely be back

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

As it was New Year's eve, very busy, excellent service, lovely food, large groups of people with children, all well behaved and enjoying themselves. A lovely place for a families, couples or friends; we really enjoyed a great time. Emma and Ash were really helpful.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 December 2023

We had a great Christmas meal at The Bull. Eaten here before and never been disappointed. There is always a nice, welcoming atmosphere. All the staff are so friendly and great hosts. They are a credit to Amanda the manager who works her socks off...and does everything to ensure all runs smoothly. Holly behind the bar makes great cocktails. The meal was excellent and great value for money. We were not rushed and fully enjoyed the occasion. We will continue to visit The Bull whether for a meal or just drinks. Thank you. We had a good time for Christmas dinner.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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JackieW2027
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Response from HammyWoodfordGreen | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is but it is a bit like Beirut High Street.
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Response from cosmin0894 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, you can found a lovely garden at The Bull, really nice and now they have part of the garden cover so if is rain you can still seat outside and enjoy you'r drink!
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Response from Jesssharpe5431 | Reviewed this property |
No dogs in the restaurant but they are allowed in the bar x
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The Bull is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5