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The Bull Inn Restaurant

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High Street, Sonning-on-Thames RG4 6UP, England
+44 118 969 3901
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“calves liver” (8 reviews)
“roast potatoes” (11 reviews)
“pie” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
High Street, Sonning-on-Thames RG4 6UP, England
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1 - 10 of 294 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best pubs in the area that oozes character and charm. Sit in a nook or cranny in winter and have a joyous pint whilst lapping up history. In summer sit outside and enjoy the gardens

Thank rodney120
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal at this pub restaurant and was made to feel very welcome. Atmosphere was very friendly and dogs allowed with yoy

Thank jaynet384
Reviewed 18 March 2018

We gathered here for a family occasion as a mid way point for all. We were very pleased with the pub - great setting in Sonning village, traditional cosy feel in the pub with plenty of nooks and crannies, open fire, and dog friendly. All...More

Thank Marc T
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Had an evening in the Village Bar room - pre-ordered mezze platters with Sian who was super in arranging the private space for our group. Great evening of drinks and food in a super atmosphere. Wish we’d brought our dog, as noticed two others there...More

Thank TwixUK
TheBullInnManagement, General Manager at The Bull Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank-you for your lovely review and comments. We hope to see you (and your dog!) in the near future. Kind regards, Sian Smith

Reviewed 20 February 2018

Atmosphere good, food excellent and company brilliant !!! a relaxed Sunday lunch ( a little expensive but worth it) in a real pub in lovely village ~ get there early as parking is difficult

Thank parleyjoe
TheBullInnManagement, General Manager at The Bull Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank-you for your great review and feedback, we hope you will come back and visit us again soon. Kind regards, Sian Smith

Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

This is a quintessentially English country pub, in a lovely location, admittedly we arrived and left in the dark but we could see enough to get an idea. We'd booked in for B&B as my girlfriend and I were both working in the area. The...More

Thank TravellerTH
TheBullInnManagement, General Manager at The Bull Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank-you for your review and comments. I will pass on your gravy comments to our chef. I do hope you will come back and visit us again in the near future. Kind regards, Sian Smith

Reviewed 12 February 2018

I was there both for a Sunday lunch and a dinner and I really like the atmosphere and the good quality of the food. It's always crowded so a reservation is compulsory but it worth the visit for the welcoming and real English environment.

Thank Marta F
TheBullInnManagement, General Manager at The Bull Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank-you for your lovely comments, we hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards, Sian Smith

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

What a hidden gem the building is amazing such character The service was 1000% Food was 1000% I need not say any more will definitely be going back to.sample more ..

Thank john b
TheBullInnManagement, General Manager at The Bull Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank-you for your amazing review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to your return visit. Kind regards, Sian Smith

Reviewed 11 February 2018

Beautiful old building in the picturesque village of Sonning. We had booked for Sunday lunch the pub was very busy, but I guess not that unexpected but the staff were so sullen, long faces and a very indifferent attitude from both bar staff and waiting....More

Thank inclineski
TheBullInnManagement, General Manager at The Bull Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank-you for your feedback and I do hope that our duty manager listened to your comments on the day. I will definitely review your comments with the kitchen team and I would certainly hope that the team on shift were still trying to give their...More

Reviewed 9 February 2018

A wonderful building in a wonderful setting. The interior makes you feel "at home" with bookshelves and open fire. The food was just delicious - I had the chicken-ham-leek pie with mashed potatoes, so got a real taste of very English food and think it...More

Thank Beate K
TheBullInnManagement, General Manager at The Bull Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank-you for your lovely review, we do hope you will come back and visit again soon. Kind regards, Sian Smith

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Response from Orebabe | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are.
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Kathie L
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Response from WerdnerR302 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there - I know for certain that dogs are allowed in the courtyard seating area however not sure about inside the pub - best give them a quick call beforehand to check
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Sonning-on-Thames RG4 6UP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Sonning-on-Thames
  • Phone Number: +44 118 969 3901
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Description
An extensive menu at The Bull Inn features British and international dishes, and a wide range of vegetarian, gluten and dairy free dishes, all using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Splendid suppers include classics like steak and venison pie and fillets of sea bass. For something different, try the Jamaican jerk chicken or the wild mushroom risotto. Start the day with a solid breakfast, with classic full English, continental, or drippy boiled eggs and soldiers.
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