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“Very comfortable, friendly hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Bull
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Long Melford
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very comfortable, friendly hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

Extremely good value for money. The room was very large and well appointed. There was a good menu for the evening meal and excellent choices for breakfast.
The staff were all very friendly and the hotel was set in the heart of the village within easy walking distance of Melford Hall and the church.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank j_reynolds42
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Richard D, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
Thanks very much for taking the time to review The Bull Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay there and the team look forward to seeing you again very soon.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Scottish Western Isles
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29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

What an amazing place to visit, so atmospheric, you can sense the history in every corner and to reach out and touch those old beams and stand beside those enormous fireplaces was well worth the hundreds of miles we drove to get there.
The dinners were delicious and our room was a real period piece, great staff.
We loved our stay, just sorry we never saw the ghost
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Room Tip: You will pay for it, but having a period room is well worth the experience
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Gael01
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Richard D, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
It was great to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit. The Bull is a superb old house full of history, charm and period features. Come back again soon and we will do our best to get the ghost out !!
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Upminster, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

I spent New Year at The Bull and had a great time in spite of the diluvian weather conditions! The food was delicious, far superior to standard pub fare ( please note Greene King!) and the staff were friendly, courteous and helpful. My room was spotless and well appointed.The beams,differing floor levels and roaring log fire in the lounge all added to the period charm of the place. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Carol V
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Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review, 11 January 2014
Thanks very much for reviewing the Bull. Gary and the team were delighted to hear that you enjoyed the New Years Eve celebrations and hope to welcome you back again in 2014.
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

Just celebrated my sons wedding here at the bull long melford.The staff have been amazing from the word go,from the service conducted by such a lovely registrar and her assistant,she was warm funny and had a genuine interest in the couple and all guests.onto meal etc,was all organised superbly,food was lovely, service was good,the staff made sure we all were happy with everything,Gary hotel manager,demi etc were superb.room cleared for disco,buffet brought out,can not fault at all,eventually to rooms,clean warm with all we needed.This am wedding breakfast catered for all.Being the grooms mum,it was a beautiful wedding day,made more enjoyable by excellent service .Thank you so much.Anita.

Room Tip: I was in room 23.its at the front of hotel,is lovely and spacious,overlooking quaint high street.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cora237
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Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review, 11 January 2014
I was pleased to hear that your family and friends had such a great time at your Son's Wedding in December. I have passed on your thanks to Gary, Demi and the team at the Bull.
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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

Well we was with a xmas party night , and the place was rocking with atmosphere, we arrived and was directed to our tables the ambience of the Bull is very pretty, our wine we previously had arranged was ready on tables, we received our food and how very nice it was to, everybody said how nice it all was and presented, much much better than some others of the local area. very nice and clean and bedrooms are very clean and comfortable to. Exceptionally nice, will return. Cant understand the other reviews we have read which just seem to be moany old people!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank E8578DYmichael_b
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Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review, 11 January 2014
Thanks for your excellent feedback regarding the food, service and atmosphere at your Christmas Party. We are delighted that you had a great time with us and hope that you celebrate with us again next year.
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

Took our parents for meal prior to Xmas. Ordered wine (white) which was warm and we were told there was none in the fridge!. Water started dripping on us from ceiling above. Waitress suggested we just move across a bit and have a bucket between us to catch the water. (Really!!!) Eventually moved to another table. Waitress was often missing and twice I had to get up and find her for some service. Staff were too busy setting up adjacent room for another event, leaving customers ignored. Food was at best OK although one person had a pie that was all grissle. Heard other customers complaining of poor quality food and excuse was made that usual chef was off. We were given free coffee after complaining about service but at no stage did any manager come out to see us. Very very disappointed as I had heard so much about the Bull. Won't be going back.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank David H
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Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review, 11 January 2014
Thanks very much for your feedback. We do value all comments received and are sorry to hear that your meals did not live up to your expectations on this occasion.
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank kevin666
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Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review, 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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Additional Information about The Bull

Property: The Bull
Address: Hall Street, Long Melford, Babergh District CO10 9JG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Babergh District > Long Melford
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Long Melford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bull 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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