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The bull fish bar and grill, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

The bull fish bar and grill

4.5
4.5
128 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

We are very proud to have been voted Best Restaurant by our diners through Open Table and we also feature once again in this years Good Beer Guide. A well established independent family run dog-friendly pub with real log fires, in the heart of Berkhamsted; considered by many to be a "proper" pub. With the benefit of a car park and a spacious, sunny beer garden, backing onto the canal. Plus an enclosed, heated mediterranean styled decking area to the rear, perfect for Al Fresco dining, Homemade cakes and coffee are available from 12pm. There is a dedicated gin bar, cocktails and a selection of local real ales. We offer for lunch and dinner service our Fish Bar and Grill menu, (including West Maldon Oysters) plus an online ordering service for takeaway. Sunday is all about our home cooked Roast, served till 4.00pm, which can also be pre-ordered for takeaway, up to the day before.

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Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Seafood, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01442 767440

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Berkhamsted

  • Parking details

    Strictly for customer use only. Strictly no overnight parking. The private car park has a gated entrance, which is locked during closed hours.

  • Public transit

    A 12 minute walk from Berkhamsted Train Station. The Swing Gate Lane Bus Stop is immediately outside.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 128 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hertfordshire

    Sunday Lunch

  • Hertfordshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. HC

    HilaryC

    Hertfordshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very welcoming staff. Lovely old pub with a large indoor/outdoor garden extension, and a beer garden. Small menu but of the 6 dishes we had we enjoyed them all. Would definitely go again.

  2. DP

    DawnP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff, in particular the blonde man, is always so attentive and always checking in on people. Just recently the food quality has really gone up in standard and they seem really proud of that. Burger was delicious, and we love the coconut prawns and battered gherkins !

  3. VG

    VinitG

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sunday roast was amazing and the service was great! Very nice pub to go to

  4. MS

    MarcS

    Hertfordshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and good service, as always.

  5. E

    Easter

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A group of nine for Easter Sunday Lunch.A warm welcome on arrival,very attentive,friendly & knowledgeable staff.All our needs catered for & made to feel very valued.Food came in good time which was warm,delicious & plentiful.At no point did we feel we had to ask for anything nor did we feel rushed or ignored. We left full,happy & in good spirits.Thank you to all the team at the Bull pub

  6. M

    Megan

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great venue, food and service

  7. GC

    GaryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, service and general feeling in the pub was great. Had a lovely time celebrating 2 family birthdays. All 8 of us thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be back. Thanks very much

  8. JG

    JuneG

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual a great welcome, friendly and efficient service. Food delicious. Staff very attentive. Great place to dine and drink, lovely ambience

  9. BP

    BillP

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We explained that we just required a main course before seeing a film, and unfortunately didn't have much time. The staff were extremely efficient and amenable, and served exactly what we had ordered with plenty of time to spare. My wife had haddock and chips and I had crab linguine. Both dishes were sufficient and tasty. No complaints whatsoever. We would definitely eat there again.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and selection of beers. Very helpful staff.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Back to its best! Returning after a while the team made a point of saying to us that they had taken on board our previous feedback. They definitely had and it proved to be a very enjoyable evening, great food, service and atmosphere. We will be back soon!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff very friendly Food presentation excellent Extremely clean Can’t go wrong perfect for everyone

  13. MH

    MickH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Really excellent service and attention, lovely food in front of a log fire in a traditional pub. A lovely evening

  14. I

    Irene

    Kent

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    A nice pub lunch, perfectly acceptable. Service was friendly and quite efficient.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    We went for Mothers Day so it was busy. All the family enjoyed the food, we had roast dinners, and my son had fish and chips. Desserts were wonderful. Not great "gluten free" options though - gluten free shouldn't just be about removing gluten products without substituting them for something else eg., gluten free Yorkshire puddings/crispy toppings.

  16. SD

    SteveD

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, very good food. Always enjoy eating at The Bull.

  17. D

    Dbref

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    There wasn’t a lot on the dinner, 2 roast potatoes, half parsnip, half carrot, handful of over cooked green beans, yorky was over cooked and cold 2 pieces of bees no bigger than your biggest finger. The lamb was bland and over cooked.

  18. JG

    JuneG

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very Friendly and efficient service. Food delicious. We’ve been to the Bull twice in the last couple of weeks and love the ambience, food and drink.

  19. JG

    JuneG

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Made to feel very welcome when we arrived and taken to our table. Waiter took our drinks order very quickly and the manager took our food order. Food was delicious and all the staff were very friendly and efficient. Lovely ambience and the pub just felt very welcoming. Lovely dinner and drinks and reasonably priced. Very happy experience and will definitely return soon.

  20. c

    christopherj

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We love the oysters, probably the best we have ever had. The pub has a nice atmosphere and was not too crowded. Ask for an indoor seating area if its cold.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food great hosy

  22. B

    helenB

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    lovely pub, with very good service and delicious roast. Would recommend

  23. DC

    DaveC

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Bull is a great place to meet friends and chill in the afternoon. The service is superb, always friendly and do anything for you.

  24. c

    charliem

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely pub Sat outside, table service Thank you :)

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2

    Food is still great. But the front of house guy is quite manic. Even though we go there on a regular basis he never recognises us and rushes us through. A real shame. Need to see more of the Russell style which is much more relaxed. We won’t return now for a while.

  26. L

    Lucyd

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great night and buzzing atmosphere. Food was good too.

  27. JD

    JohnD

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb Tring Brewery Nosebag bitter plus great value fish and chips on Thursday and staff loverly

  28. KP

    KarlP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food. A regular place for us. Attentive head waiter. Menu is not big but a great variety. Tasty, well presented food. Will certainly return.

  29. JM

    JohnM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great for Sunday lunch with family.

  30. D

    Dylancat

    Gloucestershire

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Food was well cooked. Hake and chips exceptionally good. Very friendly staff.

  31. DJ

    DarrenJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Head good reviews a out the Sunday roast so thought we'd give it a go and was very impressed

  32. p

    parishspinster

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A fabulous Sunday lunch! Lamb shank falling off the bone, crisp vegetables, good roasties. Yorkshire pud! Second visit here for me, the first time on a weekday . Nut roast equally delicious! Friendly and accomodating staff.

  33. l

    ljpfoodie

    London

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great Pub, service and food, all that you could ask for!

  34. P

    Paul

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We love dining at this pub, the place always has a great feel to it, the staff are always welcoming and very friendly. The only reason I gave 4 stars is because unfortunately my beetroot mash was pretty tastless and just stodgy also my pie was very doughy, the rest was all great especially the cod cheeks......Will definitely visit again soon

  35. S

    Sabadabadingdong

    Hertfordshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food - really high quality and generous portions. The staff are always so helpful and polite as well as being fun. Between our party of 4 the dishes we had were oysters, cod cheeks, mackerel pate, fish and chips and crab linguine. All were superb. Can highly recommend for food and drink.

  36. J

    Jules

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service, great food! First time eating here and loved it!

  37. JM

    JonathanM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I will return and recommend to others. First time visitor for family birthday. Lots of family fear over covid before Christmas but had a good time and all 5 felt cautiously relaxed and did not feel threatened as staff properly masked and tables satisfactorily far apart for us. Pub style food better than our expectations and all enjoyed the Sunday baked cheese starter and 5 different mains (across special and Xmas menu) all entirely finished so good indication of quality and taste. Service warm and friendly and crackling log fire added to the ambiance.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous as ever!

  39. J

    Jules

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Your waiting staff are so good! Had a lovely evening

  40. CH

    ChrisH

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were here for a small Christmas do, with a range of ages from 8ish to 50ish. There were things on the menu for everyone. The staff couldn't be more helpful or attentive, and the outside seating was lovely and cozy. Will be certainly looking to go back when I'm next in the area.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The bull fish bar and grill using the Order Online button. The bull fish bar and grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01442 767440.

The bull fish bar and grill is rated 4.5 stars by 128 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Order online
Google Map for The bull fish bar and grill

10 High Street Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 2BS

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Berkhamsted

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Seafood, Oyster Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Strictly for customer use only. Strictly no overnight parking. The private car park has a gated entrance, which is locked during closed hours.

  • Public transit

    A 12 minute walk from Berkhamsted Train Station. The Swing Gate Lane Bus Stop is immediately outside.

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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