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The Bull

The Bull Inn, Limpsfield, United Kingdom, RH8 0DR
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Monday – closed
Tuesday – Friday 11.30 – 23.00
Saturday 10.00 – 24.00
Sunday 12.00 – 22.00

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About The Bull

THE BULL INN
The Bull Inn is a Grade II listed building that has been at the heart of local life since the 16th Century, serving an eclectic bunch of customers from local gentry to labourers and, most likely, larcenists!

On the well trodden path from the south coast to London, the Bull was a welcome stopping point before the trudge over the North Downs and still marks a stop-off point for cyclists doing the London to Brighton or Eastbourne routes and local hikers, ramblers and dog-walkers.

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Formerly a hotel, The Bull has been operating as an inn for hundreds of years and must have seen its fair share of Limpsfield life, both good and bad! Today, it’s much loved by locals and visitors alike, but still plays a part in many local goings-on!

Until the late 1800s, The Bull was owned by Bushell & Co of Westerham, but has been a free house for many years, supplying many locally brewed beers, particularly those from Westerham Brewery and known for its great food, roaring fire in the winter and friendly atmosphere.

The Bull, c 1915, Limpsfield

The Bull will soon be the venue for Enterprising Limpsfield Ltd, an exciting new venture that aims to provide a community hub to promote local food, drink and other locally-owned small businesses. The new business aims to be open by the early Autumn 2018, following extensive refurbishment.

As part of the purchase by Enterprising Limpsfield Limited, The Grade II listed building has now gained protection as an Asset of Community Value (making it subject to additional protection from development under the Localism Act 2011) and ensuring The Bull Inn will continue to play an important role in Limpsfield for many years to come.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Excellent service and food was great.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 December 2018

I reserved a table for three and we were shown to a table, unfortunately it was quite noisy and we could not hear each other without shouting. The Bull was fully booked so we were offered a table that really was part of the bar rather than the restaurant and was low with comfy chairs rather than dining chairs, it was less noisy. But not so easy to eat. Some of the items on the menu needed some explanation and the staff were able to oblige, also able to suggest portion size. One of my friends felt that the menu was expensive so we all had the goulash. I had the smaller portion with the cabbage side it was very nice, but did come in small bowls with a small side plate. I feel that had this very well presented dish come on a large plate with side in a bowl the whole thing would have given the impression of being large and been easier to eat. The desserts were interesting we had one between two of us , again price being the reason. We had the blackberry and vanilla souffle that was lovely, again i would suggest that slightly smaller and slightly cheaper and you might sell more. I enjoyed the home cooked food the bread and butters were very nice and i would come again my friends would not, I do feel that you need to address the noise and in so doing might soften the general feel of the place. I wish you well in the future. Mary Skinner

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 December 2018

I had a very relaxing time at the Bull and enjoyed my evening.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

A really great evening, the atmosphere was friendly and the service attentive. The food was exceptional, really good quality ingredients, served in an attractive fashion. Would be a great place either for an informal quick meal or a place to celebrate with friends!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Amazing Sunday Lunch !

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

We went with friends for a meal. We thoroughly enjoyed the food service was good as was the atmosphere but it was a bit noisy.but it was very busy.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

Lovely food, lovely decor and really friendly service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

We had a delicious lunch at the Bull on Wednesday . The food was excellent and the service attentive . The only thing was after ages deciding what we wanted on our table we were told there was no venison, but that was just an oversight and the alternative choices were good .

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

Perfect, just perfect!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Great food, atmosphere and attentive staff. A lovely new edition to the area.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Love how the pub looks and feels. Food nice but expensive. Tables in bar area very squashed in and the one by the door near ladies loo is in a really bad position.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

Portions on the small side. No gravy brought for my roast beef. Otherwise, food delicious and decor attractive.

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Very nice visit. Thanks. Lovely service. Dylan was a star. Hungarian Goulash was a HUGE amount of meat - a bit overwhelming tbh. Think it could do with being served with some kind of carb - either mash or a hunk of bread. the garnish vegetables were not a sufficient foil. The meat itself was lovely so no complaints on quality. The affogato should in my view have less coffee and more ice-cream as it was basically a large coffee with a very small amount of ice cream. That said - delicious homemade ice cream though. Red wine was very good - we had Malbec and the Italian one (just glasses, not a bottle). Well done to all.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

Absolutely fabulous lunch. Food was delicious, staff incredibly friendly. Atmosphere buzzing and welcoming. Beautiful decor. Our group contained teenagers through to grandparents in their 80s. Fantastic place. Highly recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 16 November 2018

Lovely choice for Lunch time -I am looking forward to returning for Dinner!

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 November 2018

The first time we have visited since the take over. Very friendly attentive staff who worked extremely hard at making sure everything was right. The food was good, although we feel it was a little expensive, as is, the menu in general when compared with other similar pubs in the area. We would also suggest that the window blind opposite the door is shut at night as the headlights from the traffic driving through the village is very distracting, especially if you are seated in certain areas of the restaurant. The atmosphere is good but the acoustics are not, it was quite difficult to have a conversation and we did hear other customers saying the same. We will certainly be back, the pub has only just reopened and we feel sure it will be sucessful.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Early days but it looks promising. Staff need to have more knowledge about the food they are serving. Menu was not only varied but the dishes had a certain individualism which made them stand out from other restaurants. I’m sure that it will improve over the coming weeks

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Excellent start - well done!

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Visited On Sunday, 11 November 2018

I hope my comments will appear to be constructive. I was disappointed on my first visit - the allocated table was more suited to two people, not four as was expected. As there were 3 in my party there was just about a tiny bit of room left to put all the bits and pieces required to have lunch. I had the plaice, the vegetables weren't cooked properly. My colleagues had roast beef and venison and were happier with their choices. A glass of Malbec was £8.95, way too expensive and the bill was presented as a till receipt without a cover/plate -in other words the presentation generally was not up to the standard it should be at these prices. So to sum up you need larger tables and less of them if you really want people to enjoy the experience - it looked like the larger parties got the best tables around the edge of the room and our small party got the small table by the draughty door! You do need to do better.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 November 2018

Very short time since the opening but already the quality of the food is outstanding. Staff are getting familiar with equipment and providing good friendly service. Some table positions going forward may be tricky but I'm sure will evolve through trial and time!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 November 2018

Love the new decor and revamp So happy to be back socialising within its walls Been my favourite local for over 40 years now See you again soon

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Visited On Saturday, 10 November 2018

The decor is beautiful, very comfortable. Staff were friendly and the food was delicious. Thank you

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Visited On Thursday, 08 November 2018

Excellent first week congratulations!

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Visited On Thursday, 08 November 2018

Overall good. The sharing platter starter was not very good, especially the mushy salmon thing. The main course I had was the venison - the loin was amazing and the pie was ok but too dry inside and I ended up taking some of the jus my wife had with her pie to moisten it up which worked a treat and was then delicious. For pudding I had chocolate Fondont which was 1min overdone but still had a bit of goeyness (v nice with the ice cream and cherry). My son had ice cream, loved it. Wife had cheesecake, loved it. Landlady was lovely and we’ll defo come back. Interior design absolutely stunning. I can’t wait to visit with my mate and have a steak with the chateau NDP. Thank you, Jonathan bennett

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 November 2018

Food was excellent, really high standard. It took slightly longer to come than you would normally expect, 45 mins from placing order. But was worth the wait. We will be back.

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