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The Bull

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
Reviews (1,187)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Bull is the go to place in Brentwood. The food is sensational, portions colossal and ambience inviting. However the overall take away from our experiences has been the staff; they are engaging, friendly and no request is in the too hard, or no-can-do basket....In particular Maz is first class. On our last two visits we were a party of 12 & 14. She catered for our every need with ease and with a demeanour tailored for the industry. A huge diamond in the tiara of the Bull's operation. Paul MMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had dinner here the night before our wedding as a large party of 17. Food was amazing and service even better. Our waitress asked why we were there and once told made us feel very special. Thank you it was very appreciated

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gemma and Amee were incredible made the meal absolutely unforgettable. The food was fantastic and amazing 100% would recommend

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on Saturday night with friends and we had such a great night. We were sat in the restaurant. The food and service was very good our waitress Anchalee was very attentive and had extended knowledge of the menu we felt we could ask...her anything! The manager Megan was great and made us cocktails ( even though they don’t have a cocktail menu) great ending to a good evening. Will definitely be returning soonMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Bull this afternoon for a friend's birthday lunch , The weather was lovely so we sat outside in the beer garden . This did not disappoint, beautifully kept and well maintained . The food arrived promptly and tasted delicious And drinks kept...flowing nice and quickly . Our server Maz kept on the ball the entire time , despite being very busy. And clearly hot . She engaged in conversation with all the tables and kept a smile on her face. A table close to us had 2 small children, I was particularly impressed with how she dealt with them and got them ice-cream to cool them down, lovely to see. The food and service was outstanding. We will be back very soon .More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful evening with delicious food. Service was friendly and efficient. I would recommend this restaurant. Thanks particularly to Amanda !

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a girl here today for our first date, it went beyond my expectation. The welcoming from the front of house staff was quick and polite, and settled us to our table. The hospitality from our server MAZ was outstanding, she was funny, engaging...and very informative about the menu. She worked hard delivering our drinks and the food to us, and shared a laugh at the end too. The food we had was cooked to perfection, can't fault anything. The bar/restaurant/garden was immaculate, very clean and tidy and a beautiful setting. Highly recommend the bull, perfect place.... Many thanks guys....More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time at the bull and to I was impressed is an understatement ! Delicious food lovely service and all for a good price! Will definitely be back !!!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to the Bull regularly for several years and have always found the service to be cheerful, friendly and prompt. Anna and Amanda were always friendly and accommodating, ever making us welcome and taking care of us. I returned twice recently, last...Saturday and the previous Saturday, both times in the bar area. On both occasions the service was very slow and unfriendly but I accepted that this might be a once off poor experience. This last Saturday was apalling. I literally had to beg to be served on two occasions. The lady who appeared to be in charge was not in the least interested and I witnessed the entire waiting staff huddled at the West end of the bar, chatting to the bar staff, playing with their mobile phones with their backs to the patrons on more than one occasion. Amber did make some effort in between socialising with the other staff but the "lady in charge" was absolutely not interested at all. I will not be returning unless I can be assured that there has been a HUGE improvement. Having said that, we both enjoyed the food when it was eventually served.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, great service thanks to Maz! Great food, great service thanks to Maz! Great food, great service thanks to Maz!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Birmingham002
23 July 2020|
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Response from cosmin0894 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, you can found a lovely garden at The Bull, really nice and now they have part of the garden cover so if is rain you can still seat outside and enjoy you'r drink!
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16 February 2019|
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Response from Jesssharpe5431 | Reviewed this property |
No dogs in the restaurant but they are allowed in the bar x
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ednauk
21 July 2018|
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Response from Matthew C | Reviewed this property |
Honestly and imagine you are describing the place to someone who has no idea what a pub is. Things like parking, ambience, service quality of food etc.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bull

Yes, The Bull is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Bull is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5