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The old Bull Inn

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56 High Street, Royston SG8 9AW, England
+44 1763 242003
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Old Bull has been well refurbished over the last few years to deliver just the right balance of old world Royston with a thoroughly comfortable space to relax, meet friends and enjoy a good meal with a great line in topping out desserts. The staff are always extrairdinarily helpful and friendly. Definitely a place to enjoy a good meal... More 

Thank Carrie P
Rueil-Malmaison, France
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277 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have stayed in the hotel (which is great) and ate before, it seemed better last time, but this time is was really average. I had the veggie tart which had Ratatouille in it, but the vegetables were hard and ratatouille vegetables shouldn't be hard, they should be soft... I ordered chips with it, that tasted of nothing and were white...... More 

Thank Karen M
Royston, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked for our Golden Wedding anniversary with family and friends. There were 18 in our party all praised the food and sensitive way the staff dealt with our group. Special diets were no problem. We highly recommend The Bull for quality food and friendly, helpful staff.

Thank CambridgeJax
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The old bull Inn is one of my favourite places for preprandial drinks. Internally oozing charm/history & character. Spring/summer al fresco/carriage mood lighting reminiscent of many a continental establisment. A place to rest ones horse & charabanc ! Regards to all Lord w

Thank Lordmw
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100 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for a Sunday lunch recently and was our first visit. Phoned 5/6 days before hand but restaurant booked so allocated a table in the main bar. The kids sausages and mash cooked fresh and was served quickly. The carvery was 'ok'. It was nothing to write home about. Maybe being one of the first customers of the day... More 

Thank turtol
Royston Hertfordshire
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This restaurant has had a chequered history, but has improved immensely over the last couple of years.I have eaten here a couple of times over the last month each time as part of a group and the food has been excellent and served by friendly and willing staff. Good traditional food presented in a very pleasing manner. Quantifies were not... More 

Thank nvg45
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Been to the Bull many times, food has always been excellent, evening and lunchtime, very family friendly, pleasent staff, friendly atmosphere , plenty of space.

Thank dparry2017
Cabo San Lucas
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Fancied a traditional pub lunch and was invited to the Bull. Really friendly staff and nice oldstyle atmosphere. Good variety of beers on tap. Menu is very different and varied, with wild boar sausages, cheese plates, paninis and a variety of other hot dishes. I had the classic fish and chips and it was delicious - amazing chips! Great place... More 

Thank Cabos
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

It had been some time since I was in the Old Bull Inn, Royston. My wife and I were in Town and thought it would be an ideal place ofr lunch. First impression was that it was very quiet with less than a dozen people in the whole bar / bar food area. The menu hadn't changed much but the... More 

Thank justincasemate
Royston, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

We visited in a group of friends and were impressed with the level of service, the food was excellent and the value for money was good. I would recommend this for a visit for an evening meal any day of the week.

Thank Robert B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 High Street, Royston SG8 9AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Royston
  • Phone Number: +44 1763 242003

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?