The Bull Hotel

4.4
358 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British
The Bull is a historic 14th century inn with an award-winning restaurant offering cooked from scratch wholesome dishes, steaks, burgers, authentic smokehouse, classic pub favourites, wholesome desserts and the newly launched artisan pizzeria.

The drinks list includes a selection of craft beers, an exciting 180-bottle wine list with over 10 wines by the glass plus popular cocktails.

Embrace the ultimate comfort roast at The Bull. On Sundays we always serve 4 options of roast (beef, pork, lamb and chicken) all sourced from local farms - quality meat, homemade gravy, roasted vegetables, freshly baked Yorkshire pudding.

The new courtyard is a heated and covered spot with table service for drinks and alfresco dining among sofas, benches, ferns and festoon lights. The alfresco dining and beer garden will make you feel like you are on holiday.

At the restaurant you can expect a relaxing atmosphere with table service, sink-in sofas, real fire places, original beams and WW2 memorabilia.

Experiences

  • THE BULL POP UP INDOOR PIZZERIA

    Multiple dates available

    Artisan pizzas, exciting toppings, great British ingredients served inside at our 15th Century Buttery. We set The Buttery up as a Pizzeria every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We serve classic pizzas with The Bull twist to guarantee the quality we are known for. All cooked by our experienced award-winning chefs and the explosion of flavours you can only find here at The Bull.
  • THE BULL HOTEL INDOOR RESTAURANT AND BAR

    Multiple dates available

    The Bull Hotel Restaurant and Pub is a historic 14th century inn that has a cosy and relaxed atmosphere. We are the perfect Gastro pub and offer smokehouse dishes, high quality steaks, pub classics and Sunday roasts as well as craft beers and an exciting wine list.
  • THE BULL COURTYARD - OUTSIDE

    Multiple dates available

    The spacious and sunny Bull Courtyard is the perfect spot for eating and drinking during the summer. Monday - Sunday, we offer our smokehouse and pub classics menus and roasts on Sundays. We offer the pop-up Pizzeria on Fridays from 4pm until close, and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Craft beers and our exciting wine list is available outside everyday!
  • THE BULL COURTYARD - OUTSIDE

    Apr 14 - May 16, 2021

    The spacious and sunny Bull Courtyard is the perfect spot for eating and drinking during the summer. Monday - Sunday, we offer our smokehouse and pub classics menus and roasts on Sundays. We offer the pop-up Pizzeria on Fridays from 4pm until close, and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Craft beers and our exciting wine list is available outside everyday!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 358 people are saying
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PippaD
Kent
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great outdoor setup, live music was a nice touch and the wings and puddings were amazing!

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Iain
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent Sunday lunch - good value for the quality and well set up outside space.

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StuartM
Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, fantastic settings and atmosphere

SM
SMP5
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Coffee awful, staff have limited knowledge of ‘gin’...please give us a menu! pizza eaten on site served in a box, no cutlery on table, over-priced food...which, with the exception of the fish and chips was seriously average!

We love the Bull...such a disappointing evening.

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KarenS
Kent
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was not great a few of us could only eat the chips and the service was very slow.

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Keele
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food as always, tables well spaced out and we were lovely and warm with lots of heaters in the garden.
Staff and peer done a brilliant job reopening, go along and support them.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Rose wine was undrinkable and despite being assured of us being undercover and warm, we asked to be moved to a table with a heater which remained empty but were refused.
The wine remained on the bill until I pointed out that it had been returned.
So. Ok. But not great for my wife’s 70 th birthday lunch and our 51st wedding anniversary. But better than nothing.

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SaElston
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic quality food, beautiful outside seating area, friendly & attentive staff :)

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RichardH
Kent
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably our favourite local restaurant. Today it was a date lunch (with my wife). As usual a warm welcome, excellent food and a wonderful atmosphere. The wine list is superb and Martin has wonderful knowledge (just ask for advice if you want something unusual or different). Definitely recommend.

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vipmuji
London
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service and nice surroundings better than covid allows

JR
JackieR
Kent
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service and lovely ambience. Pretty courtyard garden ideal for lunch on a sunny spring afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Setting was lovely and the heaters were a real bonus while eating outside! However food was a little pricey, given it was quite average pub food.

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DavidS
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very pleasant Bank Holiday afternoon!! Good food. Interesting selection of craft beers and lots of effort being made to work within the restrictions caused by Covid.

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Nicolaw
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Took 20 minutes for someone to serve us. It was fairly quiet. We both ordered a burger, were told they had sold out, so we decided to not eat, then told that if we really wanted a burger they would make us one, we decided not to 'put them out'
Very expensive drinks, shared a goats cheese on toast was not great. When paying the bill the waitress moaned about how she just wanted to go home as people keep asking her for things. Definitely wouldn't go back.

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markandjenny1
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday afternoon for me and my wife's anniversary. Food amazing, service and staff amazing. Definitely recommend to anyone to try.

MJ
MichaelJ
London
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Fair food but very expensively priced. London prices in Kent!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Bull have done really well with a marquee, heating and astroturf In addition to their usual outside dining area. A full menu available.

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BenS
Kent
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant! Really good outdoor dining area, excellent service, live music with a great atmosphere and superb food to boot. Thoroughly recommended!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was brilliant! We initially didn’t get a table with a heater so were quite cold during starters but we were moved to a heated seat once there was one available. Staff were very friendly and we felt covid-safe. The food was a little mediocre but the atmosphere made up for it. Was a lovely experience overall.

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Chris
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Not cheap, and service was slow.
But the food was very good in terms of size but also especially quality as well!

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LauraR
London
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had our first girls evening out for a meal and had a really good evening, food was great and tasty cocktails too!
Made even better by the live music and heated covered areas!
Will be returning!!

HS
HenryS
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Lovely food. We were only having a quick lunch but I believe they have basically everything you could want re wine. Little on the pricey side but very much worth it

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Pete
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As brilliant as ever! The outdoor heaters work a treat. The drinks are excellent quality and the staff are very professional!

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IzzyD
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was tasty but on the expensive side. Generally relaxed and quiet mid week lunch.

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DamianC
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The BFC wasn’t great and underwhelming. Wasn’t crispy, texture of chicken was a little flat. Should come with some vegetables. Ham & eggs, should really be gammon. The nachos, Korean wings, haddock & chips were good.

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vipAjay
London
63 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Went for a Roast with two friends and it was a wonderful meal, great quality. The outdoor set up was also good with a mixture of outside and under a marquee with Heaters plentiful. A live band was also the nice touch. Only negative was the service was a little too slow, probably cost them a round of drinks had they been quicker.

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MarieH
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really good experience. The staff and food were really good. There was live music in the background while we were there.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! All We needed was some more sun but thats Mother Natures problem!

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Rachel
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were, as always, brilliant. But the puddings.....were epic!!!!

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vipHelenBy
Kent
19 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You must try the peanut butter parfait! Amazing food. Fantastic service. Friendly, helpful staff.

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Brabox
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely time at The Bull.
Always been one of our favs and for our first night out since lockdown, we felt well looked after, all within the covid guidelines.
Staff friendly and attentive and loved the addition of the live performer.
Plenty of space between tables.
Food was lovely and drinks were great quality but drink perhaps a little expensive.
Will definitely keep returning.
Great night out-thank you everyone at The Bull.

RS
RStan
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere. Only comment would be that it took forever to get our bill at the end of the evening, but understandable as it was quite busy.

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StephanieC
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first dinner out since lockdown and it was amazing, haven’t been before and we was really impressed, will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor seating area was well prepared and we were lucky with amazing weather.

Beef Brisket was superb and the Peanut Butter Praline was amazing.

Staff were attentive and friendly.

HB
HollieB
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

With current national guidelines I was surprised that all staff weren't wearing face masks. Although seating is outside when delivering the food, staff were less than 1m from guests. As NHS staff we won't be visiting again during restrictions.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service very slow , waited along time from drinks , would of stayed if service was better and faster

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant meal. Always an excellent steak and loved the Brie Mac n cheese. Delicious

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Bee21
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, staff very attentive to us. Making sure we always had drinks, that we was warm & that our food was ok. Very welcoming.

Lovely guitarist playing, shame he left so early. Other than that very lovely experience..... p.s the sticky toffee pudding is amazing!

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vipPaulW
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first trip out since lockdown.

Amazing fish&chips as always

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EmmaW
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely first outdoor meal since COVID lockdown. Great service, great food.

FAQs

The Bull Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 358 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.