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The Old Bull's Head

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Bar, British, Pub
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134 Main Street | Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough LE12 8RZ, England (Formerly The Old Bulls Head)
+44 1509 890255
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12:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always been one of my favourite restaurants (been going for years) but over the past 12 months there has been a noticeable difference. The root of the problem (in my opinion) is staff members being overworked - this has sadly resulted in an environment where you feel everything is too much for them. No longer is there a warm welcome... More 

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1 Thank KatieReynolds1
TheOldBullsHead, Manager at The Old Bull's Head, responded to this review

Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time and trouble to leave your detailed feedback. I have read your comments with great concern as I can assure you that the experiences you describe move well away from what we strive for. We aim to treat every customer like a guest in our own home, clearly this has... More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited last night. This place always seemed to be full when we drove past which we thought was a good sign - and we were right ! The restaurant itself is spacious but cosy. The menu had so much to choose from even for a picky pescatarian like myself. The food itself was well presented and... More 

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Thank JandJNelson
TheOldBullsHead, Manager at The Old Bull's Head, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this detailed review. I am so pleased that you decided to pay us a visit, and that you enjoyed your experience. Myself and the team hope to welcome you back again very soon. Warm regards, Richard Loakes Guest Experience Manager More 

Nottingham
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find, excellent food, very well presented and great value. The venue has plenty of car parking and offers easy access for pushchairs, wheelchairs etc. A very well maintained building which has not lost any of its old charm and character.

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1 Thank Graham C
TheOldBullsHead, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Bull's Head, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - so glad you visited. Very pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience. Myself and the team hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, Richard Loakes Assistant Manager More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this for lunch, once again great atmosphere, food really good with a great selection on the menu. Consistently good.

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Thank Caz L
TheOldBullsHead, General Manager at The Old Bull's Head, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your review. Really pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Richard Loakes Guest Experience Manager More 

Loughborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have visited many times for lunch/Mother's Day/evenings out etc and food is consistently good, serving staff friendly and helpful. Little things like staff all politely saying goodbye with a smile when you leave makes such a difference - they seem grateful for your business when so few places do nowadays. Would heartily recommend this establishment.

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Thank Jason R
TheOldBullsHead, Manager at The Old Bull's Head, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review. I am delighted that you continue to enjoy great experiences with us and would recommend us so highly. Myself and the team look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Richard Loakes Guest Experience Manager More 

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72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Set in the heart of the best of the Leicestershire countryside is this excellent pub-restaurant. It's been a while since we came here so it was nice to make a return visit. The first advice I would give about coming here is BOOK IN ADVANCE! Please don't just turn up on a Sunday Lunchtime and hope to get a table,... More 

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Thank Iain H
TheOldBullsHead, Manager at The Old Bull's Head, responded to this review

What a fantastic review - thank you. I was so thrilled to read your review and am so pleased that you speak of us in such high regard; this is what we really strive for. The team and I look forward to seeing you again very soon. Warm regards, Richard Loakes Guest Experience Manager More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't been for a while as we felt the menu hadn't changed as often as it should But we popped in for a pre Christmas meal with another family and throughly enjoyed our meals The staff are very friendly and the service from them was great It's a lovely restaurant with an overall 'nice feel' to the place Keep... More 

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Thank The-Truth-Teller-UTB
TheOldBullsHead, Manager at The Old Bull's Head, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your review- we are so glad that you chose to return. It was great to read that you so thoroughly enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, Richard Loakes Guest Experience Manager More 

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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To begin with we were given some nibbles as we mentioned to the waitress that we were quite hungry, which we werent expecting as having visited previously we had not been given. The drinks and meal arrived promptly and the food was absolutely some of the best ive had in a pub in a long time. Was cooked to perfection.... More 

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Thank Sonal N
TheOldBullsHead, General Manager at The Old Bull's Head, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your feedback. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your meals so thoroughly. I was however disappointed that the service towards the end of your meal tainted your experience. I can assure you that this moves well away from the kind of service we aim to provide so please accept my apologies. I am glad... More 

Amman, Jordan
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would say my favorite in Loughborough and in good running for one of the top 10 Restaurants I've been to in UK at that price level. I for sure recommend as a destination when in Loughborough.. try the wagu burger, and the toffee pudding .. love it

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Thank Nasser M
TheOldBullsHead, General Manager at The Old Bull's Head, responded to this review

What a fantastic review, thank you. I am delighted that you hold us in such high regard. Myself and the team can't wait for your next visit. Warm regards, Richard Loakes Guest Experience Manager More 

Loughborough, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked at short notice for a Monday evening. It was still quite busy with about 50% of the tables occupied. We enjoyed our food, scallops with crabcakes, arancine with pesto to start, a burger and buttermilk chicken for mains. The burger was very tasty and the buttermilk chicken stuffed with spicy sausage was very nice. Not the cheapest place... More 

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Thank Paul M
TheOldBullsHead, General Manager at The Old Bull's Head, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your review. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience and that the food did not disappoint. Myself and the team hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, Richard Loakes Guest Experience Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 Main Street | Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough LE12 8RZ, England (Formerly The Old Bulls Head)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Loughborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1509 890255
Description
Nestled in Woodhouse Eaves, a pretty English village on the side of Beacon Hill, we are the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Our traditional pub building has been stylishly refurbished making it the ideal place to find a cosy corner and take time out whilst enjoying some of our Chefs seasonal dishes and our great selection of wines, ales and lagers.

Inside you will find roaring log fires, comfy armchairs to while away the afternoon and an open bar with a unique dining room.

So, whether it be a special celebration, a mid week treat, or an impromptu dinner we are happy to help you arrange the perfect occasion.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?