The Bull

The Bull Inn, Limpsfield, United Kingdom, RH8 0DR
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Monday – Thursday - Closed
Friday 17:00 – 22:00
Saturday 12.00 – 22.00
Sunday 12.00 – 20.00

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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.
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 Inn is owned by over 250 local and like-minded shareholders and following extensive refurbishment opened in November 2019. During our first year of opening, we were proud to have been awarded Surrey Life ‘Pub of the Year’ and our ‘pub-hub’ is a lively and fun place to spend time with family, friends, neighbours and colleagues.

The community hub promotes local food, drink and businesses and offers activities and events covering a diverse range of areas including well-being, education and our kitchen team are well-known for providing interesting and delicious seasonal menus. Our Sunday Roasts are fast becoming renowned in the area.

Our enterprising locals have ensured that the Bull Inn will continue to play an important role in Limpsfield for many years to come. If you are interested in becoming part of the team or would like to invest, please email [email protected]

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Tuesday, 11 August 2020

I had booked our first meal out as we had friends staying with us . Communication beforehand was attentive . When we arrived , we found our way to the new entrance and greeted by a friendly lady . Who gave us a choice of where to sit - we chose a position under the gazebo. We chose to order our food / drinks online , choice again as you could do this at the bar inside the pub. Well service and food was 5* pizza night - homemade and all delicious. We are certainly coming back Thank you

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Well cooked delicious food with friendly and polite staff who took great care to observe all the pandemic requirements including social distancing.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 August 2020

Staff were thoughtful and attentive, food was delicious and fresh (none of that vacuum packed rubbish), feels more like of a french restaurant standard and a kitchen who have freesom to create. We were really surprised at how reasonable the pricing was. Dined outside (in carpark!), lovely atmosphere and old village feel. We had a beautiful red sky whilst there. Only suggestion is to consider the current starters are quite limited for pregnant women (i.e. shellfish is a no no). Thank you!

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Hi Heloise, We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us, we certainly had the French weather for it over the weekend. Our menu created by our talented chef's are forever changing so do keep an out for some new items. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Responded On Monday, 10 August 2020
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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

It took 45minutes for our order to be taken and only after we promoted the staff. It then took another 25 minutes for the starter to appear. Each drink order took ages to come. We had no proactive service and at no point did anyone apologise for the late running of the service. It appeared that they were extremely under staffed. When the food arrived it was fine.

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Dear Emily, thank you for your comments. I am sorry to read that you experienced a number of issues on Friday evening. It was a very busy evening with a lot of 'walk-ins' that we hadn't anticipated, a first since reopening. Hence, it was a rush for the team and service did slip. This is no excuse and we will make sure that we have extra team members to anticipate busy Friday evenings going forward. I am pleased that you enjoyed the food. We are reworking the menu and would love to see you again soon.

Responded On Sunday, 09 August 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 25 July 2020

Still the best roast beef I’ve ever had

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

Great location and great staff. Dissapointed that there was no chicken Cesar salad dispute there being such a small menu, this was surprising My partner had the beef and it was very chewy so he couldn't eat it - we did tell the waiter but he just said oh sorry about that . Chicken was well cooked and delicious

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

Maybe because of covid but restaurant seemed a bit soul less. Our Waitrose was pleasant but really didn’t seem very happy. The guy that showed us to our table was quite upbeat and friendly.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 July 2020

Very pleasant welcome back after Lockdown!

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Visited On Sunday, 19 July 2020

Food, service and atmosphere all as good as ever. We all enjoyed our return very much

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Visited On Saturday, 18 July 2020

First family meal out together following Lockdown and very impressed. Attention to detail, organised and food was delicious. Shall be returning!

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Visited On Friday, 17 July 2020

Thank you Bull for a great Friday night with the girls and a lovely couple with my husband last night with delicious paella. Service, food and drink is always perfect and love the extra seating area outside! Covid rules perfectly set in place. Look forward to coming back after our hols x

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Visited On Sunday, 12 July 2020

Our first restaurant experience since covid-19 lockdown. The Bull did not disappoint! Amazing food, great customer service, exemplary social distancing and cleanliness . Cannot wait to go back

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Visited On Sunday, 12 July 2020

We had a great time coming back to The Bull. So nice to see familiar faces again and enjoy the delicious food and drink. The pub is all set up well for social distancing and the staff doing a fab job. Look forward to coming back again soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 July 2020

Lovely meal and great staff

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Visited On Friday, 10 July 2020

Congratulations to everyone at The Bull on your first night post Covid. Everything was really well organised and although the menu is limited we had a delicious meal. All very impressive and keep up the good work.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 March 2020

Excellent late Sunday lunch for 6 of us including one vegan and one vegetarian. Busy and a happy atmosphere despite circumstances, very good food and excellent pint of beer (Shere Drop). Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 March 2020

Very good value, the food was excellent and staff very friendly and helpful.

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Visited On Friday, 13 March 2020

Fun evening wine tasting

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Went to try out the Wednesday mussel night and were very pleased we did. Food was good and the accompanying house wine not bad either.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

Friendly staff, great food and atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

We are always impressed at the service we receive at The Bull. The staff are friendly and courteous at all times. The food is beautifully presented and the wine list and choice of beers are spot on.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

A lovely place for a relaxing Sunday lunch.

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

Great food, great drink, great evening.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 March 2020

...what a lovely evening, I had to chose a venue at a mid way point to meet and came across The Bull Inn online, the booking was easy but I was concerned that tables are for 1.5 hours and knew we'd stay longer, there was never a suggestion that we needed to hurry to leave. I really appreciated the witty wine list commentary and hope to return to try more, we had the St Emilion Grand Cru - very good (not quite outstanding) next time I will have a bottle of the Joseph Perrier, one of my all time favourites and not easy to find. Thank you for an enjoyable evening, the young man who greeted and seated me was a true asset. Whilst not on my usual patch I will make the effort to return, hopefully soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Enjoyed our Saturday evening meal. Pub was packed and had lots of atmosphere. One of us had the lamb which she really enjoyed and the fish and chips looked great. Only slight criticism is the fish pie was more like a fish soup.

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