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Nevill Bull

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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1 Ryarsh Road | Birling, West Malling ME19 5JW, England
+44 1732 843193
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The pub is dog friendly which is great as we walk the dog around the area on Sunday's It has a great local pub feel nice layout and a wood log fire The food is great too value for money It's just a nice pub to go to on a Sunday stroll 👍👍

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Thank Edgey1983
Snodland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not our first time here, been a few times after the last owners thankfully bailed out. Popped in during an afternoon walk today for a quick pint. Lovely pub, great food, great decor, a bit quiet perhaps but otherwise good. However, why oh why do places open up these days without wifi, surely this is basic nowadays? They can do... More 

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Thank Owen R
Snodland
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took a couple of family members here. I hadn't been for two years but remembered the quirky decor and lovely pies they used to have. That seems to have gone. The decor is now stripped of originality although still a nice country pub. No pies to be seen on the menu just standard pub grub (fish and chips, burgers,... More 

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1 Thank Wendy F
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been giving the pub a miss recently as the food hadn't been great but decided to give it another go as local pubs really should be supported. We were not disappointed. The girls behind the bar were chirpy and charming and the food was very good. Puds were perhaps a bit of a disappointment but hey you can't... More 

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Thank bugubg
Snodland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Took some friends to the Nevil Bull after a long day, Thursday, 19th Jan 2017 both of them hadn't visited the Nevil Bull under the new management. My two friends were very impressed with the meal, and so was I. We then retired to the open fire seating area, which nice as it was a very cold evening. Will be... More 

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Thank liberalluke
Kent
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I genuinely regret having to write this review. I use the Neville Bull frequently and had a birthday celebration here recently which everyone enjoyed. I took my elderly Aunt here for Sunday lunch - mistake! The dining area was freezing. I noticed that some people on an adjoining table had kept there coats on. This is unacceptable, if there is... More 

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3 Thank MarcosMantara
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We dropped in for Sunday Lunch today and found the pub to be absolutely charming with a good atmosphere, buzzing with chatter and amiability. The furnishings and fittings were well chosen, the rustic exposed brickwork and beams and the open fire all came together to create a very attractive place where anyone would be happy to while away a cold... More 

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4 Thank Nick M
West Malling, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Just had a scrumptious chicken burger with a great salad and coleslaw. To be honest I'm not a bread fan so the bun was a little too much but other than that a great lunch and was compensated for the request of no chips with wonderful healthy options. Go give it a try, they're trying so why don't you.

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Thank 69TracyD69
Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Deciding our family needed some more frequent 'bonding' time, I planned a country walk, with the end point being the Nevill Bull to get fed and watered (beer'd!) We did the 4.5mile circular heritage trail, in the rain! (typically, the day before was glorious sun!) once we were suitably soggy at the end of the walk, we were welcomed into... More 

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Thank Vienna O
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We brought a party of nine to the restaurant for a 21st birthday. The food was excellent value for money, plenty of it and very nicely cooked. Staff are very friendly. A country gem.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$37
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ryarsh Road | Birling, West Malling ME19 5JW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  West Malling
  • Phone Number: +44 1732 843193
Description
A traditional country pub in the pretty village of Birling, just outside West Malling. All food ingredients are sourced and purchased by Andy. F Our chefs take great pride in preparing our dishes from scratch using only the finest ingredients. See our Website for the latest menu. We have 3 hand pumps for real ales and have been in The CAMRA Good Beer guide for the last two years. We have a separate dining room which can be used for Birthday Parties and other family occasions. Our large patio is perfect for al fresco dining in the warmer months. Music events take place throughout the year which will be advertised on our website and Facebook page. A family friendly pub where everyone will be made extremely welcome by Andy and Emma. Dogs are also welcome and fresh water is always available for them after that long walk!

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