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“Old world charm”
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The Bull
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Long Melford
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Old world charm”
Reviewed 2 February 2014

We arrived on a Tuesday afternoon & although we were a little early we were able to check straight in. A front facing large room (an upgrade as they were not overly busy.) we ate there both evenings of our 2 night stay there was a good choice of food , nicely presented & very tasty. Breakfast was served until 10 & again a very reasonable choice the eggs royals was scrummy. Unfortunately due to a gas fan breakdown we could only have scrambled eggs the first morning, however the smoked salmon & scrambled egg couldn't be faulted.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ann G
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Richard D, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
Many thanks for reviewing the Bull Hotel. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us again and do appreciate your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to Old English Inns again in the future.
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Stafford, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

I cannot fault this place,warm,friendly,comfortable.our room was lovely,with a big squishy bed,bathroom was clean&spacious.the staff were having a staff party that eve so dinner ended early but that did not effect us,we were invited to the staff party,which we joined later that evening,all the staff were very friendly towards us.my partner left a few items of clothing behind by accident& it was no trouble for the hotel to send them on to us,which they did very quickly! If you want to stay in this area I highly recommend staying here you will not be disappointed the photos are a true picture of how lovely this place looks,thank you :)

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Richard D, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
I was delighted to hear that you all enjoyed your stay at the Bull and have passed your thanks on to the team there. Thanks for your great comments and we hope to see you again soon.
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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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
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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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Scottish Western Isles
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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
Thanks

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
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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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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
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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
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
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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
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
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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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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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