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“Delicious Every Time!”
Review of The Bull Inn

The Bull Inn
Ranked #2 of 7 Restaurants in Ilchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$19
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Description: The Bull Inn is open every day from 2pm! We serve food from 3pm Monday - Saturday. Our friendly staff are happy to help you make your selection from our local & other beverages. With multi-room Sky & BT sports, free Cloud Wi-fi, a Pool Table, Skittle Alley & Beer garden with table football there is plenty for you to enjoy whatever the weather. Why not hire our Skittle Alley for your next private function? We can even arrange for you to have your own keg of Beer or Cider.
Yeovil, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
277 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Delicious Every Time!”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Love the Burgers, love the Jacket Spuds, the home made Coleslaw is amazing, had the Fajitas the other day, they are sooooooo good! Best I've ever had! never been disappointed eating in The Bull, I hope it continues that way! Probably eat in there twice a month.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Sammy K
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ilchesterarms, Owner at The Bull Inn, responded to this review, 3 May 2014
thanks for your great feedback Sammy
we are in process of up dating the menu so hope you will enjoy
thanks lucy
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Hampshire
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Really tasty pub food”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

We were staying in Ilchester so ate here on recommendation from the B&B (see Liongate House B&B in a separate review). Food is served Mon - Sat 3-9pm. Décor is a traditional country pub sort of style with mix and match wooden tables and chairs but it's also clean and clutter free. I am guessing it probably does a very good day time trade as a range of hot drinks were also prominently advertised and a bookshelf of children's books and toys were provided. We ate there for two nights (5pm and 6pm) and every meal was plentiful, hot, tasty and 'home made'. The chips were really tasty! We received a warm friendly welcome from the bar/waiting staff both nights. The ladies were very good at making recommendations, checking we were ok with our meals and so on. The ice creams were really tasty and no doubt a 'proper ice cream' not a standard catering bulk buy. Good value for money. You could also order some of the meals for take away.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank needaholiday726
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ilchesterarms, Owner at The Bull Inn, responded to this review, 3 May 2014
really pleased you enjoyed the bull and you felt looked after
the ice cream is locally made lovingtons
hope to see you next time your in ilchester
thank you
lucy
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Somerset
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

Decided to try The Bull this evening after a recommendation. Glad we did.
We were welcomed by friendly and helpful staff. There was a good choice of beer and the food was excellent. We chose slow roasted belly pork. Good size portion, nice and hot and tasty. Would definitely go back to sample the rest of the menu.

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ilchesterarms, Owner at The Bull Inn, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
so pleased you enjoyed your meal at the bull the pork is local from Hamish and the chefs do a grand job of marinating and slow cooking it hope to see you again
thanks lucy
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Glastonbury
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent if you want to be ignored!”
Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

Decided to try The Bull after someone recommended it to us. We arrived around 7.30pm and the menu displayed outside looked good and the inside looked really nice. When we went in there were four people sitting down and two people at the bar, so it wasn't really busy. The lady behind the bar was taking a card payment from a gent sat at the bar and the machine was playing up. "Good Evening" "Hi! Won't keep you a minute" or any common pleasantly would have done or even a nod to the fact that we were there, standing within a couple of feet of the bar. but no, we just stood there waiting, and observing this person do just about everything rather than speak or make eye contact with us. It felt that we had stood there an age and after being ignored for so long, we left!
What a shame that what looked to be a very nice place was let down so badly by one person.

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank glast0girl
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ilchesterarms, Owner at The Bull Inn, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
we were all very sad to read this comment, thanks for drawing it to our attention and hopefully no one else will be treated in this way when they visit the bull .
lucy
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Yeovil
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Menu, Great Value, Great Service”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

I have lived locally for 20 years and do not know why I have never been to The Bull before. But I know why I will go there again. Nicely refurbished with Victorian dining tables and trestles. Varied menu and menu boards and all at really good prices. A great burger with brie and bacon, chunky chips and three salads on the side was little more than £8. The pub was quiet on a Thursday night but I am sure that is not always the case. We will definitely go there again soon and will certainly recommend to our friends. The couple running the place were really nice too.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Beard46
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ilchesterarms, Owner at The Bull Inn, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
this is great news so pleased you have enjoyed your bull experience
lucy
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