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“A Hidden Gem”
Review of The Bull Inn

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The Bull Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Ticehurst B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Warwick, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Sunday lunch with our relatives who are locals and recommended this eatery. Absolutely packed out with locals and ramblers who know a good place to dine and drink on a Sunday. Dog friendly which was great to see and well behaved. The manager his wife and family are great people who offer exceptional service and a quality of food at a very competitive price. The lunch is offered as a "plated" service with enormous amounts of food so this was a definite "blow-out" time for us all. Would highly recommend and return again in the near future but only if the same family who manage this are there?

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Short and sweet:

Archetypal Olde Worlde country inn.

Friendly welcome.

Homely atmosphere

Good selection of beers

Super food

Excellent value

Although I've no reason to stay over, with my daughter living in the village, The Bull is perfect for a bite to eat and a good pint. Looking forward to the next time.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2013

This place is roughly halfway on the round Bewl path and an excellent find. TIP: Time it to be here for lunch or just a refreshing drink. It will set you up to dash off those last few miles home. It's a perfect mix of tradition and friendly people. Stone floors so boots and dogs are OK. Food is great and the wood fire is just what you want to see.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

Chilli is excellent, one of the best I have ever had. Nice play area outside for children. A proper country pub with good service.

Interesting car park, large car park at rear but almost a hidden secret.

Bonfire looks good for fireworks night...

Stayed October 2013
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Love The Bull. Have friends nearby and go there now and then. The owners are great - Very dry sence of humor and very friendly. Dogs are very welcome and so are kids. Food is great, beer and wines are great and it's one of those places that is busy with sounds of people chatting and laughing. Great gardens in the summer too and fires in the winter. I prefer to eat in the bar area if poss but the restauant is nice too. It's a very busy place so be prepared to wait a bit in the usual busy times - You gotta love it...

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

A friend, I and her son were doing a bike ride round Bewl Water. We parked in their car park at 12.15 and I went in to ask about lunch when we'd finished. They advised us to reserve a roast and booked a table for 2.00 pm. We set off. By 1.45 we'd only got (what we thought) was 2/3rds of the way round. I phoned and asked if they could hold the reservation until 2.30. They said fine. We didn't get there until 3.30! They'd saved our roasts, served it up and only charged us £20 for 3 meals as they'd run out of yorkshire puddings and parsnips. The meal was hot, the veg was fresh and the large glasses of iced water were very welcome. This is service above and beyond. We turned up after they'd finished service and even though they'd sold out of roasts by 1.30, they still kept the 2 we'd ordered. A lovely, real pub - Can't recommend it enough.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

We visited Bewl Water on Bank Holiday Monday for the first time. We spoke to the staff at the cycle hut and they showed us the map of the reservoir and said there is a pub halfway round. This gave us an incentive to ride the 5 1/2 miles! The food was so delicious I would have ridden 10 miles to get there! We had calamari starter which was very generous and plenty for 2 people to share, I had tuna with pesto mash and roasted vine tomatoes which was melt in the mouth! My husband had scampi which was very fresh tasting and my son had a very generous portion of ham, egg and chips. In total it came to £32 which was good value I thought for the food we got. The staff were so friendly and the pub had a lovely atmosphere to it. The only bad thing was I had to get on my bike and cycle 5 1/2 miles back on a full stomach! Will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Additional Information about The Bull Inn

Property: The Bull Inn
Address: Three Leg Cross, Ticehurst TN5 7HH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Ticehurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Ticehurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bull Inn was built between 1385 and 1425 and is reputed to be one of the oldest dwelling places in the country, but only became a pub towards the end of the 19th century. Set in 4 acres of rolling Sussex countryside, and within easy walking distance of beautiful Bewl Water, the Bull is very popular with walkers, cyclists and fishermen. A magnificent ancient building in a secluded location, the Inn has a wealth of old beams, low ceilings and quarry tiled floors that give it a real air of the traditional English Country pub. ... more   less 
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The Bull Inn Ticehurst, East Sussex

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