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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Would like to have given one star to keep it our little secret. Been here a few times on a Sunday, there is no better Sunday roast. Our service was a little poor (slow) but unbelievable Sunday lunch.........

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TheBullInnManagement, General Manager at The Bull Inn, responded to this review

Hello, Thank-you for your review and for not giving us a one star! We appreciate your comments about service being a little slower on Sunday but we hope that will not deter you from visiting again in the near future for our great Sunday roast. Kind regards, Sian Smith

Swindon
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

So why the title? We're here in Sonning for a long weekend and have been impressed by how busy the eateries are around here, the Coppa club was busy all day/night yesterday and this morning and now the Bull. Luckily caught a table due to popping in at 1230 and having just left @1400 there are people waiting at the...

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TheBullInnManagement, General Manager at The Bull Inn, responded to this review

Hello, Thank-you for your great review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you in the near future. Kind regards, Sian Smith

Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

4 of us went there in the summer for lunch as we live near sonning and know it to be a pretty place. When we got there we could nt get seated in the front of the pub so made ourShould nt think ms way round to the back garden only to find it dirty and unused and nor at...

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TheBullInnManagement, General Manager at The Bull Inn, responded to this review

Hello, Thank-you for your review and feedback. I can understand your frustration with the back garden, we have plans to create a more welcoming seating area around the back garden in the earlier part of next year, together with a more robust cleaning schedule of the front seating area. We do hope you will come back to visit us again...

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a great atmosphere and nobody could be more friendly. It has a great location, just next to the Thames where walking along the bank is to be recommended The meals were excellent and altogether great value

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TheBullInnManagement, General Manager at The Bull Inn, responded to this review

Hello, Thank-you for your lovely review, this really is a gem of a pub, but we are biased! Hope to see you again soon? Kind regards, Sian Smith

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great value lunch. Steak and ale pie - plenty of meat and and good crust. Ploughmans - cheese, pork pie, soup and bread (give breakfast a miss!) Nice atmosphere (log fire) and friendly service. Room to talk without disturbing others.

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TheBullInnManagement, General Manager at The Bull Inn, responded to this review

Hello, Thank-you for your great review, I have to say the steak and ale pie is one of husbands favourites too! we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards, Sian Smith

Drumcar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location for our business needs. Great staff and lovely warm place. The food was great and service too. Breakfast buffet and hot freshly cooked breakfast served were really well done. Great hosts as well.

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TheBullInnManagement, General Manager at The Bull Inn, responded to this review

Hello, Thank-you for your recent lovely review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your visit and certainly look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Sian Smith

Northwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was excellent. Our room was clean and a good size. The bed was very comfortable. We also appreciated being able to put the heater on for a while as we were cold when we arrived. The building itself is very interesting and, given it's age, the steep stairs and slightly uneven flooring here and there, are to be...

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TheBullInnManagement, Manager at The Bull Inn, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review. It's nice to here you had a pleasant stay with us and took in the charm of our wonderful pub! I shall pass on your comments to the whole team & hope you return in the future! Kind regards,

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My friend and I decided to meet for lunch at the Bull yesterday. Not a good experience. After waiting 30 mins, I managed to get hold of someone to take our order, both orders were salads. They arrived in small bowls & we mentioned that we actually asked for the salad as a main course and not a starter -...

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TheBullInnManagement, Manager at The Bull Inn, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to review. It saddens me to hear you did not have an enjoyable visit. I have spoken with the head chef regarding the salads on the light bite menu that we have just launched & I can reassure you portion size & presentation has been reviewed. As for the service received I will...

Nottingham
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Lovely pub with pleasant rooms and very good food. Excellent range of beers. Staff friendly and helpful. The room was clean and bathroom spotless. Bit of noise from the bar but you expect that when staying in a pub and it was not an issue.

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TheBullInnManagement, Manager at The Bull Inn, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review, we are pleased you had a nice stay with us at The Bull Inn & that you enjoyed the food. We hope to see you in the future! Kind regards,

Reviewed 28 October 2016

I had dinner in the bull, the food is great, the dinning rooms are very nice. The staff is very friendly. I Will definitely Return! Great restaurant to spend a great evening with friends or family Close to Tames valley Park and Reading,

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Hello, Thank you for your review, we are pleased you had a lovely meal & that the team welcomed you - we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards,

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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Additional Information about The Bull Inn

Address: High Street, Sonning-on-Thames RG4 6UP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Sonning-on-Thames
Price Range: $144 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bull Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Our room was over the bar you could here the conversation but it never went beyond 11.15 pm . I do't think the rooms vary much.”
 of 5 bubbles MaureenB900, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I went there only for lunch”
 of 5 bubbles LucioF_11, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try the Beef Sandwich with potatoes roasted in goose fat”
 of 5 bubbles rustygrecian, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“check with the staff, they were happy to discuss room sizes and facilities before we booked.”
 of 5 bubbles 318pennyb, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Superior rooms as much larger”
 of 5 bubbles rubarb91, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
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