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The Bull
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

A party of 10 of us at £30 per decided to head to the bull for our annual Christmas meal,what a grave mistake we made......
Party night was more like a wake only a wake is slighlty more entertaining,we were cast aside in a back room away from the main function room where it seemed like people were having fun.
The starter did eventually come,it was very poor..We decided enough was enough and called for the manager and asked about the poor service , poor food, why we were not seated in the main room.etc.He gave a lame excuse that they were very busy(not really our fault was it??)
We asked for a full refund which was paid and decided to leave the premises.
My advice is be very careful of this place it seems very understaffed,and is run to a very low dis-organised shambles.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2014

Sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the arrangements made for your Christmas Party with us. These nights are always extremely popular and all of our ground floor areas are used to accomodate diners on these nights. Our apologies again for your disatisfaction.

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Reviewed 21 December 2013

We paid 30£ a head for one of there party nights , they stuck us in the back room on our own served us starters 25 mins later our plates were still on the table never asked us if we wanted drinks we called the manager who did not have a clue on customer service tried to palm us off into the bar just didn't care less , we got a refund and left and we will never return to this hotel . We are all local people who will do our upmost to spread the word .

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2014

Sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the arrangements made for your Christmas Party with us. These nights are always extremely popular and all of our ground floor areas are used to accomodate diners on these nights. Our apologies again for your disatisfaction

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Reviewed 20 December 2013

Stayed for 2 nights this week, room was a bit small but cosy, bed really comfortable, as were the pillows. Had a bath which was a bit scratchy but the shower was wonderful, so much power! Lovely location , breakfast fine. Had snack first evening, one of the items was awful but staff dealt with it promptly. Staff are very friendly and helpful

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Thank EssexYvonne
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Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2014

I was glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Bull. The team look forward to welcoming you back again very soon and thank you for your comments.

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Reviewed 3 December 2013

We found everything was excellent for our overnight stay but the great let down was at breakfast. My wife was looking forward to having her porridge but when it arrived at the table it was similar to gruel. If you pored the "porridge" through a sieve you would be left with just a table spoon of actual porridge oats. What a disappointment to an otherwise good breakfast.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2013

We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and thanks for your comments. Our apologies for the Porridge, Chef will look at the way it was prepared and consider using a diffenent product if necessary.

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Reviewed 29 November 2013 via mobile

Just got back from a fantastic stay for our anniversary at this character hotel. We can't really fault it, comfortable surroundings, two large roaring open fires, comfortable lounges, relaxed atmosphere, pleasant staff, superb breakfast, delicious dinner, great beer, really comfortable bed. Then there's the local town which is long, as the name suggests, with a varied selection of shops, boutiques, pubs and restaurants. We would have no hesitation recommending The Bull and have already planned to return in the Spring.

Special mention goes to "Beanie" who was entertaining and told us lots about this wonderful building. Although not a paid member of staff he was very helpful.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2013

Thanks very much for taking the time to review The Bull Hotel. I have passed your thanks onto Beany for his local knowledge, and we look forward to seeing you again very soon.

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