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“A great stay during Tanfield Beer Festival”
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The Bull Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A great stay during Tanfield Beer Festival”
Reviewed 13 June 2013

My partner and I stayed in the summer when it was Tanfield Beer Festival. It was quite an unusual experience because the beer festival was really just some offers in the pub but nevertheless, my partner and I had a fantastic evening. We mixed with the locals who were interesting people and the landlady was very accommodating and joined in the fun. The room we stayed in was clean and comfortable. The place has a warm, village-like feel to it and if you have an open mind and a friendly nature, you can really feel welcomed and at home. I loved staying here and meeting the locals.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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English first
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

Four of us stopped off on a sunny Sunday afternoon for a late lunch and drink. Upon arrival at the bar the phone was ringing with the bar lady shrieking 'who bloody rings on a Sunday' - ordered our drinks and food and sat out in the beer garden. Food arrived (waitress put all the meals in the wrong places and didn't say a word) Food was terrible - very dry and overcooked. At no point did any member of staff come out to check on us. Plates were cleared - waitress still didn't utter a word! We went back into the bar to pay and were met with another lady behind the bar who demanded 'who's next'. Paid the bill and left in utter disgust at the quality of the food and attitude of the staff. Definitely wont be back! Shame as the pub is in a beautiful setting by the river.

  • Stayed June 2013
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england
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86 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Stayed for 2 nights with hubby and we must say that we thoroughly enjoyed it.
The food was great value for money and very tasty,the staff were friendly and very helpful on places to visit
We spent each evening in the bar with the locals and were made very welcome ,we thought the tea room down the road was a must for any visitor
Only 3 downsides: the room (1)was over priced as it was very worn and was in need of modernising although sheets were clean
Breakfast was pricey if you were thinking of using it as a stop off
We did get overcharged £14 ,so check your bill ,this was soon rectified with no grievances from both sides
We would most defiantly come here again but maybe stay elsewhere if the rooms weren't upto date or price dropped

Room Tip: We stopped in the four poster room,excellent view
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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leeds
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91 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2013

We called here on our tandem on a glorious Saturday afternoon . Please read on - I'm not joking ! The Bull benefits from a fabulous location with a delightful sloping beer garden down to the River Ure in West Tanfield. The Theakstons was fine and there's a kiosk selling Brymor's superb ice cream. We were warmly greeted on arrival by a lady who helped us find a place for our tandem . On further conversation it transpired she was the landlady of about 7 months . And that she also runs the company providing the food in Veritas in Leeds. We didn't eat at the Bull but have eaten at Veritas on a number of occasions and it is very good. I have no doubt that the food will be as good here and that in the coming months the Bull will go from strength to strength . Check it out - it's a little gem !

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2013

Stayed for 3 nights with hubby and 1yr old baby. Room was comfortable, clean and good for a child as there were no low sockets in the room for young inquisitive fingers but could hear a bit of noise from the bar below but bearable. Breakfast and dinner were pleasant with friendly staff and locals. Beer garden by the river is beautiful and comes with small midges but as someone in an earlier review wrote this is their environment. Great value and I’ll definitely return.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Yorkshire, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2013

We dropped in by chance for a drink and meal and glad we did. The bar was busy but the lady serving had time to acknowledge us and greet us with a smile. The garden is lovely down by the river but the midges were a nuisance in the evening sun- fact of nature not the pub's fault. Decided to eat there and the dining areas are very nice- an eclectic mix of furishings but with bright decor complemented by the light streaming in the windows. We both had Barnsley chops- cooked exactly as ordered. The whole meal was very good and reasonably priced.Good beers on offer as well.Will definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Durham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2013

The Bull Inn is a charming place to enjoy a meal. Situated in the beautiful village of West Tanfield it has a fantastic river side bar garden where well behaved pets are very welcome. Inside the inn it has retained all of its "Old Charm" appeal. Meals are expertly prepared, very well presented and offer great value for money for an Inn of this class. We were not disappointed with our choice of Battered Fish, Homemade Chicken and Ham Pie and Gammon all with homemade chips. The staff from the point of my party arriving were very friendly and welcoming. When visiting this inn do not forget to say hello to the donkeys near the inns car park. And if you have time continue on to the Brymor Ice Cream Parlour between Masham and Leyburn where you can enjoy up to 40 different types of Ice Cream. The perfect end to a lovely day out in the dales.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Property: The Bull Inn
Address: Church Street, West Tanfield HG4 5JQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > West Tanfield
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in West Tanfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer excellent quality home-cooked food,real ales, fine wines & friendly service.Where possible produce is sourced locally and a wide variety of salads, snacks or full meals are freshly prepared by our creative team. Children are welcome and dogs can be taken into the beer garden where we now have Brymor Ice Cream. We have five delightful en-suite bedrooms with picturesque views.Nearby attractions include Lightwater Valley,Harrogate, Bolton Castle, Ripley Castle,Fountains Abbey, and many more. Popular pastimes include canoeing onthe River Ure, fishing, tennis & walking.Situated in the gateway to the YorkshireDales, The Bull Inn is 6 miles from Ripon and10 minutes from the A1. Please note that we have on occasion been mistaken for the The Black Bull in Ripon as there is an error on google maps. ... more   less 
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