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“Excellence in Essex - no bull!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Bull

The Bull
Ranked #5 of 157 Restaurants in Brentwood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$26
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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“Excellence in Essex - no bull!”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Stopped off for a family meal with friends on way home from a camping trip. It was on a main road, opposite Wickes, so we didn't have high hopes...

Staff very friendly - made us feel welcome straight away. We sat in a little beer garden at the rear where the kids could play. Food arrived very quickly - very good value. The chips were excellent!

Would definitely return if we are in the area again.

  • Visited June 2014
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3 Thank Helen M
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Bull_Brentwood, Owner at The Bull, responded to this review, 7 October 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Bull Brentwood, we were so happy to read that you enjoyed your meal and look forward to serving you again soon. Many thanks Ed & Gemma
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London, United Kingdom
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“Very pleasant experience”
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

This was my first visit although others in our group had been there before and recommended it. We were a party of 8 with age span from 5years old to grandparent.

The kids were kept happy throughout the 'boring bits' with the crayons and pictures provided for entertainment.

The menu is extensive and also has good children's options. The food itself was presented beautifully and timely and we had only one slight delay on one of our sweets. The portions are generous and the food lovely. Everybody was happy with their choices although you could get food envy here as it all looks so good.

We spent nearly three hours in total enjoying our meal. The staff were very friendly and attentive and at no point did we feel rushed. Thanks guys, we had a great time and will be coming back.

Visited May 2014
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3 Thank John554455
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Bull_Brentwood, Owner at The Bull, responded to this review, 7 October 2014
Thank you for your lovely review of The Bull Brentwood, we were so glad to read that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Many thanks Ed & Gemma
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“Lovely food, lovely people! ”
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

I have visited the bull a few times and it has become one of my favourite places to eat. Whether I'm with my partner and children or having dinner with friends we always feel welcome and service is great. Food is amazing, so tasty, especially the crispy pig and scallops starters and the pork belly main. I'm looking forward to going back to try something else on the menu!

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3 Thank Saffyron
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Bull_Brentwood, Owner at The Bull, responded to this review, 7 October 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Bull Brentwood, we were so happy to read that you enjoyed your meal and look forward to serving you again soon.

Many thanks

Ed & Gemma
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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“Superb Sunday Lunch”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

I have dined at The Bull on numerous occasions both during the week and on a Sunday for lunch. The service is always friendly and the food is very tasty and well presented.
Today my husband and I had the 3 course Sunday lunch which at £16.95 is fantastic value. We will definitely be returning.

  • Visited May 2014
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Bull_Brentwood, Owner at The Bull, responded to this review, 7 October 2014
Thank you for your glowing review of The Bull. We are glad you enjoyed your Sunday Roast and look for to serving you from our A La Carte soon.

Many thanks

Ed & Gemma
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“Will not be returning”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Visiting family went for Sunday lunch. Roasties rock hard & certainly not fresh!!! (Waitress said should have said I'd got you fresh!!! The ones we were given NOT fresh then? NO) veg rock hard brocolli wasn't even cooked. Tasteless gravy. Service slow, waited half hour before taking the order. Waited 25 mins for plates to be removed after eating.

  • Visited May 2014
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3 Thank elliel30
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Bull_Brentwood, Owner at The Bull, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Thank you for your review although I am sorry to read that you didn't enjoy your meal here. We home make everything and cook everything freshly to order, but from your review we need to look at our practises and tweak them to ensure that the food we serve is of the high standard we require. As a family run independent pub/restaurant we try to focus on excellent food and service and obviously we have failed you this time. We hope it doesn't totally put you off and that you will give us another try so that we can try and go some way to make up for the meal you recently had.

Kind regards

Gemma & Ed King
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