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The Bull Inn

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1 Regent Street, Rolvenden TN17 4PB, England
+44 1580 241212
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Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just dropped in after a walk on Camber Sands with the dog (who was welcome too) and lunch appeared and disappeared quickly. Great. Tip top.

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Thank Leadbadger
Colchester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Took my 93 year old mother to Sunday lunch and a tad disappointing. Lamb was tough and difficult to eat, service is also a bit lacking, not sincere somehow I also have. Grip on the parking s there is no disabled parking and they don't seem to care as I have said Denis before to them. I saw another disabled... More 

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Thank Spello123
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Group of 14 of us, accommodated by the lovely waiting staff on arrival without booking which was a nice surprise. Food was very good and didn't take too long to arrive. The only let down was at the end we asked to pay for what we had on the bill, some couples just had a snack and a drink and... More 

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Thank Adam M
Cobham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely late afternoon atmosphere to sit, relax and break the journey in front of a gentle fire. Beer good too.

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Thank shortbread3
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

When I visited the Bull in Rolvenden for lunch last summer, I ordered a double portion of their Tempura Prawns with some salad as a main course. As it was a Sunday I was served the Tempura Prawns with Yorkshire Pudding, roasted potatoe, vegetables accompanied by a sauce. Somewhere something went very wrong! One can imagine that I was inclined... More 

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Thank Barbara D
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this pub for the first time last night having selected it from reading previous reviews on trip advisor. We were not disappointed. All the meals were delicious, cooked to perfection and generous portion sizes. Vegetables were fresh and not overcooked. The venison was outstanding and the jus it came with was gorgeous. The homemade puddings were to die for... More 

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Thank traceyh1600
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

A return visit to the Bull Inn. Four of us for lunch and all options chosen were excellent. Service was efficient and friendly. House wine very good. I will return for lunch at the first opportunity.

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Thank Melvyn J
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

My wife and I stopped off at The Bull for lunch. The special of the day was Turkey and Paprika Pie. The turkey was generous and huge chunks whilst the paprika was a bit absent. Overall it was lovely and deliciously served with fresh veg - mange tout, carrots which were tasty. The service was prompt and friendly. However the... More 

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Thank Mikey3982
Tenterden, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We recently visited this pub and had an excellent meal, particularly the game pie, which was tasty, full of meat and a lovely pastry crust, but best of all, the chef here can make decent gravy. Another good point is the way he cooks the vegetables, which all are the correct colour and texture, not like most pubs where they... More 

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2 Thank Malcolm P
Management response:

Hi there, thank you for your fabulous review - we hope you will visit us again soon, and bring all your wonderful friends!! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I booked my table at the Bull with open table on the 17/11/2016 turned up at the pub on Xmas day as booked with my wife and and her terminally ill mother. Stated my name and was told I hadn't booked, I showed the vendor the proof of booking via open table that I had via email and was told... More 

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5 Thank Gary C
Management response:

Dear Gary, Yes, we were fully booked. Due to the fact that you neither confirmed your booking, paid a deposit, or pre-ordered as requested; would it be so presumptuous so assume that you were not coming? Kind regards, Tom Harker (Landlord) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Regent Street, Rolvenden TN17 4PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Rolvenden
  • Phone Number: +44 1580 241212
Description
he Bull Inn, is a Coaching Inn dating back to the 15th century, situated in Rolvenden at the heart of the Weald. With open fires and comfortable surroundings providing a refuse to weary travellers, locals and dogs alike.We pride ourselves on good home-cooked country pub food, using local produce wherever possible. We also offer prize winning wines and beers from local vineyards and the village’s own brewery ‘The Old Dairy’A warm welcome, daily specials and a monthly changing menu await you at The Bull.

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