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The Bull Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Cock Lane | Stafford Dingley, Reading RG7 6LS, England
+44 118 974 4582
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw some spectacular sandwiches and burgers going past but restricted ourselves to fish and chips with tartare sauce and sea bream. Both were a reasonable size for people who had just walked down the hill from Chapel Row. The service was friendly and they accommodated us in spite of having a large number of bookings.

Thank Tim W
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223 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Wide ranging menu, but not everything was available on a Saturday evening. Good scallop, black pudding & parmesan starter followed by excellent calve's liver with crispy bacon and mash- not an easy thing to get right. For pudding I had a 'banoffee sundae' that was quite good. A surprisingly good and reasonably priced wine list - the Rothschild Pinot Noir... More 

Thank JeffCypress
Bristol, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Lovely location and you need to know where this is. Serves bar food, tapas and the usual favourites and also has a restaurant which seems to be popular on the week-ends, not very busy at all during the Mon to Thurs evenings. The place is up for sale and seems to have been let go by the owners, certainly never... More 

Thank Andy M
Reading, United Kingdom
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415 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

My Skate Wing was delicious, very thick (1.5 ins/2 cm) on a bed of wilted spinach and celeriac, covered with a topping of capers. Very succulent. Delcious. My wife enjoyed her lamb. Good service. Argentinian Vognier was good value and flavoursome.

Thank Alan W
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

the food is always great, the staff work well as a team and always friendly and helpful, would strongly recommend a visit for lunch or dinner.

Thank 123Sharon2016
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Have enjoyed dinner here on a Sunday evening (booking advisable) and I can only say that we will return as it was absolutely delicious. Veggie options were given by the chef so no having to choose from a boring selection, often the case. As for dessert, wow, have spoken about it often since that evening. Cosy traditional feel to surroundings... More 

Thank R C
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Friendly and warm welcome Clean and tidy Very helpful staff, food yummy, Only complaint would be they only have double beds. And I was traveling with my mum.. But we coped! Lol Fantastic location

Thank Karen C
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

The bull inn, what can i say, everything about the place was brilliant, the food was first class, the room's were spotless, and the staff was very friendly and helpfull, i would recommend it to everyone.

Thank herbie666
Pangbourne, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015

We visited on our day of moving into the village as we had no food at home! The menu is extensive with lots of fish and meats to choose from. Good country pub with excellent wine list.

Thank Clive R
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

Lovely little pub in Berkshire off the beaten track which is decorated very tastefully and has a lovely ambience. The staff are friendly and attentive. Food was very good (pricey for what it is) and portion sizes were just right. A very extensive menu but mainly fish with only 3 meat choices (one of which had sold out). I always... More 

Thank Graham F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cock Lane | Stafford Dingley, Reading RG7 6LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 974 4582

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