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Pinxton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just popped in for a quick bite and ended up having a full of flavour mushroom n asparagus home made soup with crusty hot beget. Followed by the bubble n squeak with bacon and fried egg. Just the way mum n grandma use too make it. Hats off too you. Also a great pint of hobgoblin gold. Well done, I'll... More 

Thank Adrian R
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158 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely storming! Uber quick service of piping hot tapas at very reasonable prices £14 for 4 dishes on specials plus hot bread rolls with oil/balsamic to start. We had extra fish too. Honestly lovely. I heartily recommend you to search out the bull on horncastle on a tapas night. The beer is excellent, the staff are friendly, the pub is... More 

Thank thewhiteheadfamily
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed last weekend with family. 5 couples in total. Had a great meal on Friday night. Tapas is very good and so are the steaks. Staff at all very friendly and helpful. Rooms are comfortable and had a good nights sleep. This is a traditional old pub where you are made to feel like a local from the minute you... More 

Thank Gary S
Horncastle, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Last Friday evening I had the best steak ever. It was cooked perfectly. the bar staff and the waitresses we first rate and the atmosphere was perfect. The selection of well kept beers was also available Andy Mat

Thank Yvonne840
Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Just want to say a big thank you to all the lovely staff that made our evening even more well coming and comfortable. My husband and I travelled from Leicester on that very rainy evening and we were early on arrival. One of the staff members, I didnt get his name, tall young man kindly suggested to us instead of... More 

Thank aminaasra123
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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Visited with hubby in July for lunch by mistake as other establishment we were intending to visit was closed,glad it was.we had a lovely meal and made very welcome,so we came again this time with our dog,again made very welcome, great staff real pub grub excellent.will be returning very soon.

Thank Patricia P
Hebron, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Clean room ,great shower good beer and food , friendly staff all around ,pubs and people change but Tim and Gina fit right in and make you feel at home with advice and help if your not familiar with Horncastle, thanks guys you made this trip just a little more special!

Thank Linda C
1 review
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Smashing food in great portions. Lovely staff. Lively and friendly patrons. And we owe Tim the bar manager a world of thanks for helping us sort out some last-minute accommodation when he really didn't have to. Absolute gentleman, and keeps a cracking pint to boot.

Thank Jonathan T
Milton Keynes
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28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We called into The Bull for dinner having looked at the menu outside. They offered both tapas & a restaurant menu, both serving from 6pm. As it was 6pm we walked in & asked for the menu & were told that they were only serving tapas, only that on the blackboard & they didn't start serving til 6:30pm. We had... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Visit Horncastle once a year and don't normally go into pubs that show football on the TV but did go into this pub a few years ago and continue to do so. This is because the beer is always fantastic. Recent visit, The Gammon was proper butcher's supplied, hanging over the edge of the plate and nice and fat. The... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Address: Bull Ring, Horncastle LN9 5HU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Horncastle
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“Room 3 definitely is right above the 'singing' drinkers”
 of 5 bubbles RobP831, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“rooms to the rear are best as the pub gets busy at the weekend”
 of 5 bubbles joand602, 7 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Just don't stay here under this management and with these conditions”
 of 5 bubbles Soos52, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
“plenty of better hotels in the area far better than this”
 of 5 bubbles E9081TEchriss, 14 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Any room is great and check out the history of the building.”
 of 5 bubbles 827joej, 27 Aug 2015 | Read review
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