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The old Bull Inn

Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, British, Pub
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56 High Street, Royston SG8 9AW, England
+44 1763 242003
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Showing 135: English reviews
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the food here, I had the crayfish and scallop risotto and it was perfect! The main restaurant is lovely too! My favourite place to eat in Royston by far!

Thank VanilliaLatteAddict
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely food and atmosphere, the head chef George is extremely talented! Reasonably priced. Would recommend!

Thank Nick W
Royston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We have had a few meals here recently with family and friends and really enjoyed it! The food is really excellent and they always do a little something extra with birthday cakes if you take them in, putting them on a nice board and decorating it etc. It also has a nice relaxed atmosphere, you don't feel rushed to leave... More 

Thank honestreviewer0717
Royston, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Very good service both from the wait staff and at the bar. Well kept beer and a good selection on offer. The meals we had were cooked fresh and very tasty with decent sized portions both for adults and particularly for the children. Would say that the only let down was that the boards they serve the burgers on aren't... More 

Thank goat78
Stockbridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Just had the duck special and have to say best duck I have had in a restaurant for ages. Always wary about selecting duck and a special, as wonder if the special is to use old product and many times have been served a plate of rubber duck that wouldn't even compete with the bathroom variety. However this was perfectly... More 

Thank Thebrewers2013
Royston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We came to the Bull for breakfast last sunday. It took a while to be served initially, but once we ordered the drinks and food came in a reasonable time. Portions were large, especially for the full english which came with drinks and toast. All of the food was lovely, and ingredients were fresh with hot plates. Those having the... More 

Thank Starkey91
Buntingford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We went there for Sunday lunch, I had a roast the dinner looked so nice plenty to choose from, but the roast was not very hot But my husband had some thing different and it was hot, customer service was great and staff are friendly.

1 Thank 19susan1957
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Recently 22 of us went for a family evening meal etc Pate starter was awful , the rocket on the wooden plate looked old and wilty Had the burger for the main , it was very dry and id say a mcdonalds burger would be tastier Staff lovely and the hotel itself all good But food was a let down

2 Thank Mde69
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Called in passing through and looking for somewhere to eat. It was very busy but they found us a table in the bar area. Olde world with exposed beams. Plenty of people just drinking and socialising. Also a separate restaurant which may have had a different menu. Plenty to choose from on the one we were given. Food was of... More 

Thank Derek W
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Met up with family, which included toddlers for lunch here today. Excellent service and friendly atmosphere. Great menu choices. The children's portions would probably have suited adults they were huge. Excellent quality food. Well presented and reasonably priced. Would recommend it for lunch

Thank Sue S

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?