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Marlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 July 2016

This really is a beautiful old pub with exposed beams and a lovely courtyard seating area. Took my sister here for lunch last weekend and we both had the pan seared tuna which was superb. Had a lovely walk by the river afterwards which is just down a path next to it.

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Hello, Thank-you for your feedback, we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards,

Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We stayed at The Bull for 2 nights recently - we were in the room named 'George' with the sloping floor (watch your step if you've had a drink or two!). Very quirky - not a lot of room to move around but the bed was comfortable and everything worked. We ate in on the first night - the food...

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Hello, Thank you for your comments regarding your visit. We will be sure to take it all on board. Kind regards,

Reviewed 19 June 2016

We just had an unpleasant experience with the Bull Inn at Sonning. Grace our 15yr old daughter was over the moon this morning when she booked a family table tonight for me as it was Father's Day. It was her surprise/treat to sort it out for the family, booking taken with no discussions by the Bull on menus or anything...

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Godalming, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 June 2016

The prices aren't cheap but the location is beautiful. Perfect for a pint on a sunny day, sat outside and enjoying the sunshine. I'd definitely come back again to try the food and enjoy the calm atmosphere

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Although we had visited this Pub for Dinner on a few prior occasions, we had not been for over a year. Noticing that there were some obvious changes, we ascertained that this Pub was now under new Management - having been in place for just 4 weeks. A new Menu with a wide choice to suit most tastes together with...

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Essex
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Had a light lunch and drink here on Bank Holiday weekend. Chose leg of lamb with feta, harissa, peppers all in a flatbread with an apple coleslaw, it was delicious. We shared it and it was enough for two. A nice change from ordinary pub meals and sandwiches. Plenty of seats outside and inside and situated very close to the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We booked a table here last Sunday lunchtime having checked out the reviews. The building itself is lovely and has plenty of atmosphere and when we looked at the menu it was appealing. However when the meals arrived despite the generous portions, the food was disappointing. I ordered the Wild Mushroom Strudel, when it arrived it looked good, served with...

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Cookham Dean
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We stayed here as a stopover on the river with local mooring available. Lovely pub and great rooms and we would definitely stay again (room 4 was lovely but very compact) . Breakfast was great and a nice atmosphere

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We enjoyed a good night out with fish and chips all round Good quality food A great atmosphere with good service Well worth a visit Easy to find and an interesting place to visit The party went well and we will go again soon

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Middlesbrough
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Overall great little inn most staff very friendly ,room small little space for clothing ,and plumbing needs looking at but 680 years old what do you expect. Had 4 good days would stay again but would go for bigger room .e

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Bull Inn

Address: High Street, Sonning-on-Thames RG4 6UP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Sonning-on-Thames
Price Range: €94 - €136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bull Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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