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.
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 Tuesday, 12 November 2019

We had a nice evening but we did experience long waits for our food. I am a Coeliac and discussed my needs before the booking and when I placed my order. The g/f bread (it was lovely though!) arrived when I had almost finished my starter and I was initially served non gluten free fish and chips, despite saying that mine would be g/f and the waiter saying it was. If I hadn't been vigilant and queried what was put in front of me it could have been a huge problem as I am not gluten free by choice. However, the food was lovely and with a bit more experience and more staff the evening would have been perfect. Lots of positive feedback from the others in my party. Thank you to everyone and good luck

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

The team at the Bull made my birthday party in the function room upstairs a delightful and memorable experience from every perspective I would like to say thankyou to everyone in the team and I would not hesitate to recommend the Bull

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

Fabulous traditional classy Sunday lunch with friends ... food amazing, staff friendly and attentive , once again another great meal and comfy surroundings .. thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

Have enjoyed The Bull many times before, but Sunday lunch last weekend was particularly enjoyable. Lovely pint of local ale too.

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Dear Alex, Thank you for your kind review and continued patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! warm regards, James

Responded On Monday, 11 November 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Delicious lunch. We opted for a selection of tapas which was tasty and nicely presented. Excellent service and baby and dog friendly too. Lovely pub - we’ll be back!

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Dear Nichola, Thank you for your kind review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. warm regards, James

Responded On Monday, 11 November 2019
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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

An amazing experience. Wonderful food. Excellent service and great atmosphere. Thank you to the Chef and staff.

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Dear Margaret, Thank you for your kind review! Your comments have been forwarded on to our chefs and front of house team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. warm regards, James

Responded On Monday, 11 November 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Exceptionally friendly service from the waitress.

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Dear Julia, Thank you for your kind review, I have forwarded your comments on to the waiting staff that were working this shift. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! warm regards, James

Responded On Thursday, 07 November 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Really welcoming staff, lovely food and amazing desserts. Well worth a visit!

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Dear Zoe, Thank you for your kind review of our staff and of our food. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! warm regards, James

Responded On Thursday, 07 November 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Great meal and service ! Adrienne

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Dear Adrienne, Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! warm regards, James

Responded On Thursday, 07 November 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

I feel that the Chef is confused. The food tastes fine[could do with seasoning] but he seems to be obsessed with flowers. The textures of apples with the ham hock terrine was just apple puree[way to much] and sliced and diced apple,not really textures. The Duck main course was nice but the cherry sauce had raspberries in it for some reason and there was way too much purple potato puree. My wife had the Beef carpaccio which just looked confused as it looked like the chef had dropped the shaved fennel on it and there was hardly any beef.The Hake which looked lovely but there was way too much of the beans and it was very dry[needed less beans and more sauce] I think that you need a rethink of your food as it was NOT up to the standard of Surrey pub of the year. Think you need to try much harder.

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Good food, good service, nice place.

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Dear Helen, Thank you for your kind review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. warm regards, James

Responded On Tuesday, 05 November 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Delicious fish and chips! And other meals ... relaxed and calm lunch with friends.

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Dear Rosalind, Thank you for your kind review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. warm regards, James

Responded On Tuesday, 05 November 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Service is a bit slow drinks took 10 to 15 minutes to arrive after ordering and menu is a bit limited

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Dear Mark, I am sorry to hear about your long wait for drinks, I will add pacing of service to our next staff training agenda. We do have a range of tapas, sharing platters, Bull classics, along with our a la carte starters, and mains, I am sorry to hear that you found it to be limited. Our Head Chef Denes is currently creating a new menu, please join us again after its release and hopefully you will find something more to your liking. Warm regards, James

Responded On Tuesday, 29 October 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

Your team were lovely but awfully under staffed which affected the service and food of the meal/drinks received. We would return but not on Sunday as it was horrendously over cramped. Lots of other people were getting very frustrated at your staff (which they dealt with very professionally and politely). I think a rethink of the quality of management in busy times e.g. allocating clearer roles amongst the team or having less people to sit down and eat would be much better. The bar side and outdoor area was nice and the food was lovely. (which was ok, not the best I've had!)

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Dear Rachel, Thank you for your feedback, as without it we cannot improve. Along with that, thank you for your kind words about our staff and their character under pressure. We will be extending our table turn times on a Sunday to alleviate pressure on the team, and in turn this will allow us to have more manageable numbers seated at once. We will also be reviewing our table spacing for Sundays. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! warm regards, James

Responded On Tuesday, 29 October 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

We were very late and when I called to explain that I didn’t know when we could get there, you were most helpful and offered to hold a table. Impressed. Thank You. All staff very pleasant and,I felt, local.

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Dear Janet, It was a pleasure serving you on Sunday. I am happy you made it to us even with all the car trouble! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. warm regards, James

Responded On Tuesday, 29 October 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Fabulous job done by the team again all around! Thanks for a lovely day

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Dear Stuart, Thank you so much for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards, James

Responded On Tuesday, 29 October 2019
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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

Perfect private room for an informal family birthday dinner for 10 - good food and wines, attentive but unobtrusive service

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Dear Emma, Thank you so much for your kind review of both our food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards, James

Responded On Tuesday, 29 October 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Best fish and chips EVER Plus garlic prawns and beautiful liver and bacon. Superbly served.

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Dear Daryl, Thank you for your kind review! I have given your feedback to our kitchen team and they are thrilled to have their hard work recognized. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, James

Responded On Thursday, 24 October 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Not off to a great start when there was no record of my reservation. Food was tasty, but portion sizes questionable, the puddings in particular were tiny. There also seemed to be a strange point scoring competition going on between the staff. Each one of the three people who brought out food to us seemed to take joy in pointing out the shortcomings of the others, and it didn't come across as good spirited banter. All in all a curious affair, not for the first time it felt like the pub is on a mission to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

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Dear Matt, I am sorry to hear you were disappointed with your last experience with us, although I am happy to hear you found our food tasty. I am interested in hearing more about your time here, as we aim to foster and support all members of staff, please give me a call on 01883 713469. warm regards, James

Responded On Thursday, 24 October 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Disabled access not good. One meal ordered was not good quality the meat was very dry. Waitress got one order wrong.

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Dear David, I am so sorry to hear of your poor experience at the Bull on Wednesday evening. We do endeavour to provide the highest standards of service and apologise that you did not have an enjoyable experience. Admittedly, disabled access is not good, we are constrained by a Grade II listed building but will always open the 'front door' which allows easier access. Your feedback is invaluable and I will speak with the kitchen team and 'front of house' staff as we are always looking to improve our service through continuous training. I do hope that our team can welcome you to The Bull again and that you will have a much better experience. warm regards, James

Responded On Saturday, 19 October 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 09 October 2019

A superb time doing the Alpha Course in the upper room at the Bull- Brilliant service and food - the staff couldn't have been more helpful! Thank you James and Tash and Lauren. We will be returning!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

Fantastic x

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Dear Kim, Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. warm regards, James

Responded On Tuesday, 15 October 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

Such incredible and delicious food! 5*! Lovely pub, however atmosphere wise, we just found it a little loud / echoey. Will definitely revisit!

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Dear Claudia, Thank you for your kind review about our food, and the feedback on our atmosphere. warm regards, James

Responded On Tuesday, 15 October 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

Fantastic Service for my Mum's 70th Thank you all the team.

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Dear Chris, Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, James

Responded On Tuesday, 15 October 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Fantastic place to go to.

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Dear Bernice, Thank you for your kind review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed Jazz night! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, James

Responded On Monday, 14 October 2019
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