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Bulls Head Hotel

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  • Socially distanced dining tables
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Gastropub, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Reviews (581)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrible, awful food if you don't want burger, pie, or fish and chips you are knackered!! Drinks overpriced, order system is a joke, some staff are rude, and the pud needs a refurb.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bad vibes, miserable landlord, didn’t engage in any eye contact or interaction.. watched him being rude to customers approaching the bar. If you cant engage in asking your customers if they are enjoying themselves what is the point in being in this line of work?...Though i appreciate you are working in difficult circumstances you should be putting on a friendly face for your customers. Watching him stomp around makes you feel very uncomfortable. Food average. Well done to the waitresses, you are doing a great job under the circumstances and working with a miserable boss.. watching how he interacted with you all too, wow! will not be returning!! Two guests staying for the weekend we got talking to also experiencing a very poor service from the time they arrived. People are trying to enjoy happier times and you come away for the weekend to be greeted with this kind of hospitality..More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have been for a meal and the service through from arriving to the meal itself is worthy of a mention. The meal itself was first class and well worth the money. A thoroughly enjoyable experience given the current restrictions. A special mention to the...staff who were ALL friendly and attentive.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 20 June 2021

good service, Waitress was very friendly and helpful, great food big portions . a brilliant place we will definitely go again.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 13 June 2021 via mobile

Despite COVID restrictions the experience was great. The ordering system is a little tricky to figure out. You must use their wifi and website to order. However the service was quick, tables clean and food good. Would say the fish and chips are extremely good...for price. The steak burger is tasty but would benefit from a closer match in size between burger and bun. The burger is thick so leaves the edge of the bun bare. Other than this nitpick it can’t be faulted. I will be going back.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 5 June 2021

We booked a last minute 2 night stay at the Bulls Head. Perfect location for loads of walks. Food was very good. Room was spacious and lovely and clean and the shower was fantastic. Breakfast was cooked to order and portions were very generous. Will...definitely stay here again. One small thing to note but wouldn’t put us off is that the road outside gets quite busy of a morning and can be quite noisy with the windows open. However, earplugs are provided if this is an issue for you. We never needed them as it was quiet overnight and we are early risers anyway. Lovely place.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 5 June 2021 via mobile

Food was OK, although food arrived quite quickly my husband's ham and cheese sandwich was served on brown instead of white bread and only two fish fingers in my sandwich. Drinks took 30 minutes to arrive after ordering. Staff were not very helpful at all...and looked annoyed if you asked them any questions.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 5 June 2021 via mobile

My husband and myself had a delicious fish finger sandwich at the Bull’s Head after a six mile walk around Castletown. Service was quick and friendly. We sat outside enjoying the sunshine with beautiful views and our border terrier. Also inside at certain areas it...is dog friendly, but the weather was too good to sit inside. I will definitely visit again.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 4 June 2021

We only stopped for a drink. Service is all via QR reader on your phone to order and pay. This may not be helpful for some, indeed we saw a couple that could not utilise this service. Staff were friendly and helpful and usual value,...£11.75 for a pint of Morretti and a 250ML Sauvignon Blanc.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 4 June 2021 via mobile

Great stay lovely traditional pub very clean rooms exceptionally helpful and friendly stAff couldn’t do enough to help will return without hesitation

Date of visit: May 2021
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CrownGreenGP
11 January 2020|
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Response from IanBetty | Reviewed this property |
I don't live in Castleton but when we've been to the Bull the staff have always been friendly and efficient. Have you thought about telephoning Castleton's Tourist Information Centre on 01629 816572 to see if they can shed... More
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Frances-H_92
3 December 2019|
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Response from AlfistiRH | Reviewed this property |
This time of year should be quieter than June when we went!
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CP1966942
21 October 2019|
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Response from CP1966942 | Reviewed this property |
After a great Friday service and a 5* review that's yet to be published at the time of writing this one, an appalling Sunday treatment at this place. Arrived at 1930 to be told no food despite their own sign showing service... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bulls Head Hotel

Yes, Bulls Head Hotel is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Bulls Head Hotel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4