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The Bull

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The Street, Benenden TN17 4DE, England
+44 1580 240054
12:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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Coxheath Maidstone
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The pub was busy when we arrived but the staff were cheerful and sorted it out to accommodate us. The food was tasty all three of us had a different choice which were all of good quality. Service was good and we were made to feel welcome. Will definitely be back.

Thank Anne N
Ghent, Belgium
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried it on a weekly day during lunch and on the glorious Sunday roast (which you have to deserve in advance). Both great, friendly staff, high quality. Seriously go for the Sunday roast. It's great!

Thank P C
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent evening last night at the bull at the music and curry night, excellent food outstanding service and the local musicians who made the whole evening a great night. Thank you

Thank Iain F
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the village of Benenden. The Bull was the only pub so we went for an evening drink and meal. The pub is dog friendly so we reserved a table in the bar area next to a huge fireplace. The staff were very friendly. There is a good menu. We had the open fish pie & a turkey/bacon... More 

Thank meddlecho
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

A very charming, cozy and family friendly country pub, with plenty of character and welcoming staff. Had a good selection of Kentish and Sussex ales including Larkins, Dark Star Hophead and Sussex as well as local cider. An unpretentious pub menu including traditional steak and suet puddings, fish and chips and sausages and mash. Well worth a visit.

Thank jasonanddebbie
Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Excellent quality of food. Very atmospheric pub with an array of memorabilia. Very helpful and friendly staff.

Thank jlang16
Benenden, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Pub was packed everyone friendly & enjoying evening,food was frsh,well cooked & nicely hot plates,service polite & will definately return

Thank joyton133
Solihull, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Visited on a Monday evening when the pub was quite quiet.We really enjoyed our main courses but gave up waiting for someone to take our pudding order and dreaded to think how long we might wait for coffee. Paid our bill and left - no tip. Will not return.

Thank Bob M
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Very charming pub, good service, lovely atmosphere, dog-friendly, delicious food, good service, we would definitely go back again, a fabulous experience

Thank Inka14
Polegate, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Visited here to eat whilst on a short break nearby. Traditional country pub serving good food particularly it's pies. Nicely cooked and presented food although you have got to be very hungry to manage all the pie! Well worth a visit.

Thank Bob C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street, Benenden TN17 4DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Benenden
  • Phone Number: +44 1580 240054

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?