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The Brantham Bull

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The Street | Brantham, Manningtree CO11 1PN, England
+44 1473 328248
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 18:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a pleasure it is to eat the cooked to order food they serve here. Just been for lunch.Wife had chicken burger .I had liver and bacon with mash with onions,with beans and mange- tout ...on a cold wet day were warmed right through.Wonderful liver lovely and hot and with lashings of gravy.A hearty feast you'll not find better live... More 

Thank Normanjordy
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Have had a works do here and really enjoyed the food, went with my partner and he said the steak was nicely Cooked. Staff are lovely, nice atmosphere.

Thank Bobbi T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived 19th February for birthday meal we hadn't booked a table but they found us a one in the bar .The 2nd time we have eaten there and enjoyed both times , a little wait between starter and mains as they were very busy and but was worth waiting for.

Thank Tracey C
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate he tonight Friday fish menu. Beautiful mussel starter and main course of Halibut with brown sprimps cooked to perfection.

Thank Linda M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having stopped in for a quick drink after a walk by the river recently, we decided to come back for a meal as the place looked lovely and the staff were friendly. My husband booked for Valentine's night. We were both blown away by the quality of the 3 course dinner and the service. We also felt it was great... More 

Thank Michelle M
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just passing on the way to Ipswich very surprised to find such a great restaurant staff and surrounds very nice definitely will go back for dinner

Thank Marian U
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We were greeted and welcomed like long lost friends; We enjoyed every moment of our visit; Perfect for my son who was tired following exams and myself to enjoy some time together. The food was tasty and perfectly placed on the plate. We were served by two young waiters who answered our questions and when they didn't know they found... More 

Thank tel4dfamily
Colchester, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here as a family with young children. Menu is wide ranging and satisfied all tastes including vegetarian and GF. Lots of interesting items as well as old favourites. More than just pub grub. Gorgeous puddings! Slow service but in the words of a starving 7 year old "worth waiting for". Will return in warmer weather to enjoy... More 

Thank sesherratt
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

There were 4 of us 1 vegetarian, we all went for the garlic mushrooms they were absolutely delicious and not in the usual bread crumbs. Three of us opted for fish and I had the veggie filo pastry Brie and onion chutney pie oh my goodness it was amazing. Dessert another treat of lemon and lime tart scrummy. The staff... More 

Thank ChrisDebbie12
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We went for an evening meal. The flavours are amazing. The quality is excellent. One thing only don't go there if you're not hungry. The portions are big. Everything is cooked to perfection and you cannot fault anything. The place is spotless and very agreeable, the staff is very professional and friendly, and I'm not saying that because our waitress... More 

Thank Bettina C
happytohelp21, Manager at The Brantham Bull, responded to this review

Thankyou for your kind words , really pleased you enjoyed your evening with us and hope you will visit again soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street | Brantham, Manningtree CO11 1PN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Manningtree
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 328248
A beautiful 16th century pub and restaurant on the Essex/Suffolk border with stunning views of the garden and the River Stour. Offering traditional pub classics in a light and modern restaurant, it is perfect for a pub lunch, celebration or dinner with friends.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?