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The Bulls Head
wales
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Sad to leave”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

Having stayed for 3 days a week from the end of Jan to mid April 2014 whilst working in Market Harborough I have to say if it were not such a good place to stay, we would not have been there so long. The breakfast is consistently good, plentiful and you can have your eggs done the way you like them. The evening meals are quite often far superior than one might expect from a village pub, the specials board is always worth investigating. I tried everything they had to offer and enjoyed every meal especially the venison and the famous Steak & Ale pie. The staff are friendly, very attentive and helpful, the cellar is well kept and real ales are available. Rooms are always clean well provisioned with tea and coffee and MILK. Any issues such as light bulb failure are dealt with quickly Parking is off road and plentiful. I would recommend this establishment as a good base for the whole area and those who enjoy good food and a very quiet night’s sleep. Regards Jeff Randall Cardiff

Room Tip: I have stayed in all the twin rooms and they are all comfortable and warm and the 3 bed family room...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    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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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

We went as a family for a meal on Saturday evening, arriving at about 7:30. The place was busy and felt cosy so our expectations were set high. We were seated in the dining room to the front of the pub, which is not very cosy, but at least had space.
Unfortunately, the wait for our food was ridiculous, it was well over an hour and a half between ordering and being served. We had been warned that he meal would take 'a little time' to prepare, but this was silly! Food was OK once it arrived, but not great (my son's beef Lasagne was awful, but we didn't dare complain in case it took more time). The table before us had a long wait, but they had left before our meal arrived, in fact they wished us 'good luck' as they left. The place was nearly empty by now, so the kitchen could hardly have still been busy.
I'm sorry to say that on paying the bill as we left (over 2 hours after we arrived) not the slightest apology was offered for our delay.
I had hoped that we had found a little gem, but I'm afraid we will not be returning.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Stafford
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

We were celebrating a family birthday and stayed here because it was a location we could all get to.
The three rooms we booked were clean and comfortable enough. We had a meal at the pub on the first night, no frills and reasonably priced. Breakfast was fine.
Perhaps we went on the wrong day but our party of 7 didn't find the staff we dealt with particularly friendly, helpful or approachable. It didn't spoil our stay though.
Market Harborough is worth a visit although it is several miles away from the pub.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Kendal
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68 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

My wife and I ate here while staying overnight at a local B&B on the recommendation of the B&B's owner. This is a no-frills village pub, and not particularly attractive inside or out, but the friendly welcome of the staff and locals, coupled with good food at reasonable price, made it well worthy of its 4/5 rating. Note that the Bulls Head is in Arthingworth, several miles to the south of Market Harborough.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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reading
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58 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

We stayed over to attend a friends wedding. A late check out was no problem. The room was a really good size. It was very comfortable and clean. The evening meal and breakfast we had were both very good and all the staff were friendly and accomodating.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 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
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2013

Excellent accommodation, first rate food, cosy bar, friendly staff, value for money!

Does what it says on the tin. It is an excellent slice of country life in a village tucked away ten minutes from the A14

Room Tip: All the rooms are in a quiet village location - if you want a restful stay, you cannot go wrong
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
    • 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
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

Only 10 mins from A14 but out in the sticks. Accommodation was good value for money, the evening meal and breakfast were brill, the staff welcoming, and friendly atmosphere from locals in bar.
Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
    • 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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Property: The Bulls Head
Address: Kelmarsh Road, Market Harborough LE16 8JZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Leicestershire > Market Harborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Market Harborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bulls Head 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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