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The old Bull Inn

56 High Street, Royston SG8 9AW, England
+44 1763 242003
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (3 reviews)
“burger” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
56 High Street, Royston SG8 9AW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had several breakfasts with Royston Community Breakfast, a dinner with friends, and a Luncheon Club meeting there. All meals have had a good choice on the menu, and food was beautifully presented, and hot. The manager, Ben really does his best to make...More

Thank AESG2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. Nice decor updated in the last 4 years. Friendly staff. Decent sized outdoor seating area for the summer months. A car park at the rear (via the one-way system by Tesco).

Thank Exige28
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Breakfast was average fare, staff friendly, price was reasonable. I only stayed the one night 5 April 2017. However the same could not be said about the room that The Inn part is in dire need of good Maintence and cleaning, taps in the bath/shower...More

Thank jaguarsbymalcolm
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The chips must be the best in town! Chef happy to cater for vegan diet and promptly prepared something that wasn't on the menu to accommodate.

1  Thank Llama96
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely food, and excellent service. I had the lamb shank and it was really tasty and tender. Pudding were really nice too.

Thank TheDgbys
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

The Old Bull has been well refurbished over the last few years to deliver just the right balance of old world Royston with a thoroughly comfortable space to relax, meet friends and enjoy a good meal with a great line in topping out desserts. The...More

Thank Carrie P
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Have stayed in the hotel (which is great) and ate before, it seemed better last time, but this time is was really average. I had the veggie tart which had Ratatouille in it, but the vegetables were hard and ratatouille vegetables shouldn't be hard, they...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Booked for our Golden Wedding anniversary with family and friends. There were 18 in our party all praised the food and sensitive way the staff dealt with our group. Special diets were no problem. We highly recommend The Bull for quality food and friendly, helpful...More

Thank CambridgeJax
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The old bull Inn is one of my favourite places for preprandial drinks. Internally oozing charm/history & character. Spring/summer al fresco/carriage mood lighting reminiscent of many a continental establisment. A place to rest ones horse & charabanc ! Regards to all Lord w

Thank Lordmw
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We visited for a Sunday lunch recently and was our first visit. Phoned 5/6 days before hand but restaurant booked so allocated a table in the main bar. The kids sausages and mash cooked fresh and was served quickly. The carvery was 'ok'. It was...More

Thank turtol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 High Street, Royston SG8 9AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Royston
  • Phone Number: +44 1763 242003
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