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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

It has been rather a disappointing visit to this pub in Sonning - the beer garden is a disgrace, why would any company run a business with a garden in such a poor state , muddy, tables stacked, just badly run , everyone seemed to be sitting in the car park where the usable tables were available The sandwich was...

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

Good afternoon pusseycat12, I am sorry that you were disappointed with your experience yesterday. We do have a couple of young waiters who are very new, who at the moment do take food to and clear tables, but of course they should have tried to assist wherever they could or asked for help from another more senior member of staff....

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

I visited the Bull for lunch on Saturday 2nd April with my family. Unfortunately we were left very disappointed . The service was extremely slow - it look an hour for the food to arrive . When the food did eventually come it was just standard pub food! There was 7 of us, and we only had mains with a...

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

Chino1986, Thanks for your review, we appreciate your honest opinion. Rather than writing up any attempt at a justification on a page you yourself cannot respond to, why not give us a call? We'd really like to hear from you in more detail and perhaps ease your dissatisfaction. Although you won't be back soon, as you say, we certainly look...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 5 April 2016

This is and always will be one of my favourite places. After my boyfriend insisted we go (he's from 40minutes away) while on a trip to England to see his family, we went and ended up going back the next morning for a few more hours. We sat by the fire in the back, had hot soup and hot toddies...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch at The Bull on Sunday 27 Feb. Its a very popular place so booking is a must. The menu is very good - there's an awful lot of choice plus the specials plus the Sunday roasts (lamb, beef, pork). The portions are enormous and can be a little overwhelming but the food is good! We...

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

Hello Lin, Very happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself. We are massively popular for Sunday Roasts, given the quality of the meat and yorkies it's no surprise though!! Next time maybe order the half portions, and then try our delicious Sticky Toffee Pudding! Once again, thank you very much for the positive review. Hope to see you again soon

England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Stayed with friends in two superior rooms. Very good. Staff helpful. Room 1 , which our friends were in, had a faulty shower which was a shame. Breakfast superb and very helpful staff. Would stay again , more personal than the Great House, better value too !

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

Thanks very much for your review! Sorry to hear about the shower not working! We are undergoing a lot of maintenance works to fix these sorts of issues, given the age of the building it can often take a bit longer than it should! But it's a great pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us- and I...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2016

charming old building nothing is square and our room was for all entensive purposes sloped floor like a hill, lovely place nice staff was very nice, breakfast was really good would recommend and stay again.

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Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a light dinner and drinks and as expected it was quite busy for a Friday evening. The staff were very attentive and helpful finding us a table for dinner. The range on the menu was great - all the food was very tasty and larger portions than I was thought it would be for pub food.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We stopped here for one night in October. The stting is very nice, you can walk through the churchyard to the village centre where further drinking and eating choices lay together with the Sonning theatre. The rooms are characterful and quirky and in keeping with the age of the building. The restaurant is not the cheapest and the food was...

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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Excellent food, (especially the breakfast) cosy room, extremely friendly and helpful staff. We have stayed before, and find the location extremely handy for Henley Literary Festival. We will certainly be back again next year.

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

Hello Jacqui, It's an absolute pleasure to read a review like this! Thanks for staying with and we look forward to seeing you for next years festival. Kind Regards The Bull Inn

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

A great Fullers pub, with great restaurant, selection of drinks and friendly staff. Booked at short notice and had a delightful overnight stay, make time for the legendary breakfast, but with such history in the building don't expect lush accommodation. Would definitely recommend and would visit again in a shot. Great Thames walks very nearby for casual and keen walkers...

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

Hello Bob, Thank you for such a pleasant review! Glad you enjoyed the breakfast, we have great mixture of people staying for leisure and business and it would be wrong to give them anything less than a hearty breakfast to be getting on with their days! There is a great deal of truth in what you say about our accommodation-...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • 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: $114 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bull Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Pay what you get”
 of 5 bubbles FaFaFab, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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