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Nevill Bull

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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1 Ryarsh Road | Birling, West Malling ME19 5JW, England
+44 1732 843193
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had been giving the pub a miss recently as the food hadn't been great but decided to give it another go as local pubs really should be supported. We were not disappointed. The girls behind the bar were chirpy and charming and the food was very good. Puds were perhaps a bit of a disappointment but hey you can't... More 

Thank bugubg
Snodland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took some friends to the Nevil Bull after a long day, Thursday, 19th Jan 2017 both of them hadn't visited the Nevil Bull under the new management. My two friends were very impressed with the meal, and so was I. We then retired to the open fire seating area, which nice as it was a very cold evening. Will be... More 

Thank liberalluke
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I genuinely regret having to write this review. I use the Neville Bull frequently and had a birthday celebration here recently which everyone enjoyed. I took my elderly Aunt here for Sunday lunch - mistake! The dining area was freezing. I noticed that some people on an adjoining table had kept there coats on. This is unacceptable, if there is... More 

3 Thank MarcosMantara
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We dropped in for Sunday Lunch today and found the pub to be absolutely charming with a good atmosphere, buzzing with chatter and amiability. The furnishings and fittings were well chosen, the rustic exposed brickwork and beams and the open fire all came together to create a very attractive place where anyone would be happy to while away a cold... More 

4 Thank Nick M
West Malling, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Just had a scrumptious chicken burger with a great salad and coleslaw. To be honest I'm not a bread fan so the bun was a little too much but other than that a great lunch and was compensated for the request of no chips with wonderful healthy options. Go give it a try, they're trying so why don't you.

Thank 69TracyD69
Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Deciding our family needed some more frequent 'bonding' time, I planned a country walk, with the end point being the Nevill Bull to get fed and watered (beer'd!) We did the 4.5mile circular heritage trail, in the rain! (typically, the day before was glorious sun!) once we were suitably soggy at the end of the walk, we were welcomed into... More 

Thank Vienna O
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We brought a party of nine to the restaurant for a 21st birthday. The food was excellent value for money, plenty of it and very nicely cooked. Staff are very friendly. A country gem.

Thank Louise S
New Minas, Canada
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We recently spent a pleasant evening at the Nevill Bull. The decor was lovely and fresh and the staff were very friendly. The food was excellent, I ordered a mushroom pasta dish and was extremely pleased with my choice. It was a little pricey, but worth it. I would definitely go there again!

Thank Carol O
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We were really impressed with the way the pub has been re furbished and decided to have a birthday lunch for my son. We ordered two Ham Egg and Chips for my son and daughter. Both eggs on one plate were over cooked and the chips on both plates were dry even though they were beefy chips. As a result... More 

3 Thank David B
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

It was the change in management that led us to revisit this pub. We were not disappointed. The food is of a good quality pub food such as scampi and chips etc, burger etc which is a novelty in itself these days. The pub and restaurant were extremely busy

Thank Stella P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$37
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ryarsh Road | Birling, West Malling ME19 5JW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  West Malling
  • Phone Number: +44 1732 843193
A traditional country pub in the pretty village of Birling, just outside West Malling. All food ingredients are sourced and purchased by Andy. F Our chefs take great pride in preparing our dishes from scratch using only the finest ingredients. See our Website for the latest menu. We have 3 hand pumps for real ales and have been in The CAMRA Good Beer guide for the last two years. We have a separate dining room which can be used for Birthday Parties and other family occasions. Our large patio is perfect for al fresco dining in the warmer months. Music events take place throughout the year which will be advertised on our website and Facebook page. A family friendly pub where everyone will be made extremely welcome by Andy and Emma. Dogs are also welcome and fresh water is always available for them after that long walk!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?