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The Bull
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Long Melford
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A good choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2011

It was a sad occasion that bought us to The Bull - a gathering of family and friends following a funeral. However, the friendly and helpful service; a cosy private room complete with beams and a roaring fire; a welcoming drink of mulled cider and a well presented buffet meal all combined to make this as pleasant an occasion as it could be. We stayed over with some family, enjoyed smart bedrooms housed within this historic building and had a good breakfast with exceptionally friendly and attentive staff looking after us. Whilst this was not the cheapest of the choices we had looked at, neither was it overly expensive - given the high standard of service and welcoming accommodation it was certainly good value for money and we were very glad we chose it. Well done The Bull for being able to provide great service without overdoing the formality. In particular, thanks for all your care which helped provide some comfort and cheer at a difficult time.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sarah K
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at The Bull, responded to this review, 22 December 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at our hotel.
We do value all comments good and bad and take great pride in offering the best possible experience for all our guests. We look forward to welcoming to back to one of our Inns very soon.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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S'illot, Spain
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2011

My son and daughter-in-law held their wedding here. What a beautiful place. We stayed for two nights and had a fantastic weekend. The rooms were first class - very comfortable and the food excellent. The Bull has a wonderful atmosphere - mainly due to the friendly staff who can't do enough for you. If you are looking for somewhere to hold your wedding reception, look no further!

Room Tip: All the rooms are different - but all beautiful!
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank elainesillot
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at The Bull, responded to this review, 8 December 2011
Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us, we always appreciate all your feedback at Old English Inns and constantly work hard to deliver service and value. We look forward to welcoming to back to one of our Inns soon.
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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2011

Lovely accommodation,cosy public rooms with log fires,comfortable beds and very friendly staff.The only downside was the slow service in the restaurant on Saturday night waiting over 30 minutes for each course.Sunday breakfast had a system which could be vastly improved.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ray B
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at The Bull, responded to this review, 29 November 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at our hotel.
We do value all comments good and bad and take great pride in offering the best possible experience for all our guests. We look forward to welcoming to back to one of our Inns very soon.
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Brixham, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2011

My colleagues and I have stayed here at least once a year during the last decade normally with a shoot party being hosted at one of the local estates.

The Bull is my top local hotel because the staff are first class and although at times very busy they always seem to have time to be pleasant and smile.

This fantastic Old Coaching Inn is a delight if your preference is this style of accommodation.

The Menu is comprehensive and the food is of a good standard complimented by a modest wine list that will appeal to most tastes

Reception and Bar / Serving staff are well rehearsed and a credit to the Group and the Night Porter / Chef was an added bonus and catered very well for the late arrivals of our party.

This year we had 'Webster' [ working cocker spaniel ] with us who was made very welcome and a even a 'packed snack' was prepared for him as a treat for after his days work.

Well done 'The Bull '.................see you all next year ................. if not before

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RON-THOMAS
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at The Bull, responded to this review, 23 November 2011
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at our hotel. At Old English Inns we really value every one of our customer’s comments. Thank you for taking the time to post your comment and we look forward to welcoming you back to Old English Inns in the future.
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Kaltenkirchen, Germany
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77 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011

If you are looking for an old fashioned and typical english Hotel, you are right in the Bull at Melford. the Rooms are quite diffeent in size. The Hotel is located in the middle og Meldford, lots of Restaurants and other Hotels close to the Bull.
Hotel Bar is open at lease until 11pm, sometimes (depends on the Barman) even longer.
Restaurant is ok, good quality of food, the same is for breakfast.
This Hotel has no WIFI and even Mobilephones are not useable.
Nevertheless to recommended fo all types of travellers

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PWNeiss
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at The Bull, responded to this review, 8 November 2011
Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay at our hotel.
We do value all comments good and bad and take great pride in offering the best possible experience for all our guests.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Bull or one of other Old English Inns very soon.
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Additional Information about The Bull

Property: The Bull
Address: Hall Street, Long Melford, Babergh District CO10 9JG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Babergh District > Long Melford
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Long Melford
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,963 - ₹ 9,475
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bull 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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