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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)
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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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11 - 20 of 294 reviews

Reviewed 31 January 2018

Stopped in for a lunch with an old friend. Had a great sausage and mash and a few pints of London Pride. This is a proper old English pub with a roaring fire and a very traditional feel. I would certainly come back, my only...More

Thank Lockwood17
TheBullInnManagement, General Manager at The Bull Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

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

Reviewed 27 January 2018

The eating area had been extended for Christmas Day, so it was local drinkers only in the Village Bar. Our table for dinner was right next to the bar (that I've stood at a good few times) and the place was booked solid. The service...More

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

Thank-you for your review of Christmas day lunch, we are pleased you decided to spend the day with us at The Bull Inn and hope that you will return for another visit. The Black Cab is a Fuller's beer that we use in our Christmas...More

Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Booked a late lunch(4ish)but arrived earlier as snowing and not conducive to tow path walking sadly.No problem and were shown to our table on arrival.Olde world atmospheric pub,staff helpful and efficient,good menu and food.Would recommend it if in the area.

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

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

Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

First time to The Bull and looking forward to the evening believing we would be in for a treat in Sonning. Far from it though we had a lovely time with friend the food was awful. My chicory walnut and Stilton salad contained about half...More

Thank jbraggs1
TheBullInnManagement, General Manager at The Bull Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank-you for your review and comments. I am sorry to read that you did not enjoy your meals with us on. It is certainly not our intention to skimp on the quality products we use when preparing, creating and serving our dishes, I have discussed...More

Reviewed 12 December 2017

It was a very cold w/e so we popped into the Bull earlier in the day to ensure our booked table was in a cosy spot. It looked perfect tucked away in a corner next to a radiator. Unfortunately the door next to the radiator...More

Thank jabjaw
TheBullInnManagement, General Manager at The Bull Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Thank-you for your comments and feedback. We hope you will come back and give us another try at a different table. Kind regards, Sian Smith

Reviewed 6 December 2017

Called in for lunch after a good long walk.....great just what we needed. A menu that needs more investigating, always a good sign if I can’t make up my mind. Warm and welcoming atmosphere, efficient and cheerful staff. Yes cannot wait for my next visit....More

Thank eggybreadUk
TheBullInnManagement, General Manager at The Bull Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Thank-you for your great comments - we look forward to your return visit. Kind regards, Sian Smith

Reviewed 26 November 2017

We stayed at The Bull last year and had a lovely time, the rooms are quaint and full of character, the floor boards, walls, doors and stairs are all uneven and in keeping with the age of the building. It really is a nice place...More

Thank japplet0n
TheBullInnManagement, General Manager at The Bull Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Thank-you for your fantastic comments and review. we are really pleased you have enjoyed your visits and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Sian Smith

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Stayed one night on a business trip to the area. Room was ok with all the usual amenities you would expect. Staff were very welcoming and helpful. Food very good!

Thank DT_CM
TheBullInnManagement, General Manager at The Bull Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

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

Reviewed 26 November 2017

Typical pub venue which could do with upgrading. Steak pie, cabbage and mash was delicious. Waitress looked after us very well and gave local infiemation.

Thank cdd055
TheBullInnManagement, General Manager at The Bull Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Thank-you for your feedback, we are pleased you enjoyed your meal with us and hope you will return again one day. Kind regards, Sian Smith

Reviewed 20 November 2017

Following a great visit in October, we decided to bring family and friends here for my birthday meal. Not disappointed in any element it was a great meal and drinking experience all round. Just a bit of a struggle to park.

Thank Juliet L
TheBullInnManagement, General Manager at The Bull Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Thank-you for your lovely comments. We hope you will come back and visit us again soon. Kind regards, Sian Smith

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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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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