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Basildon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 25 January 2016

We have just returned from a great evening at the bull hotel long melford. We went to the second off there post Xmas party. We stayed the night at the hotel also. When we arrived we was greeted by a lovely receptionist who told us where our room was & where breakfast was in the morning. Our room was quirky... More 

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Thank sapphire149
cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review

I was delighted to hear that you had a fantastic time at our Post Christmas party this year. Thanks for your kind comments and we do hope to welcome you back again soon. Don't forget to like us on Facebook for details of all our other music events. Kind regards Gary & the team at the Bull More 

1 review
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Booked a superior double as they are advertised as having superior beds. The hotel/pub/restaurant is in a great location the middle of Long Melford. Check in was friendly , the room was large and comfy, nice bathroom and we both slept like logs, didn't notice any noise. Breakfast next morning was delicious, and service was great. Real value for money,... More 

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Thank Leon S
cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting your review of the Bull. I will make sure I pass on your kind comments on to the team and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Best wishes Gary More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

This was our second stay here. We booked as my work Christmas party was held here. The hotel is full of character, beams, a large open fire, the furnishings and presentation of the bar, restaurant etc are lovely. We found the staff all pleasant. The hotel is in a good location to be able to walk in the quaint village.... More 

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review

We do appreciate your comments and are sorry to hear your visit this time was not as good as the last one. 8 bedrooms and their bathrooms were completed towards the end of 2015 and we do plan to refurbish another 8 in March. I will also pass your other comments on to the Kitchen team, who do strive to... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Historic hotel but unfortunately the weekend was very cold and the heating was not working so had a cold bedroom and even colder bathroom. The staff were under pressure coping with 2 separate events and a busy bar, worked hard but there were long delays for food orders and drinks, hotel appeared to be understaffed. Apparently the boiler was changed... More 

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Thank Brenda F
cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that your recent stay with us was spoilt by the problems we experienced with our Boilers. The systems for both the Heating and Hot Water are brand new and there have unfortunately been some teething issues. I am happy to report that these issues have now been resolved & do hope you visit us again. Regards Gary More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

The Bull is a cosy old english 15th century inn with oak beams and the bar area has a large fire place burning logs in winter which my wife and I really enjoyed as it was a biting cold day we had our lunch there. The food came quiet quickly and was tasty and hot. All the staff were very... More 

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your lovely comments. I am really glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back to the Bull again soon. Kind regards, Gary & the team at the Bull More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

We stayed here for a family wedding. Nice bar meal on first night and lovely open fire. The room was very quaint, with sloping floor and lots of character. Bathroom was functional but a little tired. We didn't see any ghosts! Staff were friendly and helpful. The lounge area was not massive but we found seats ok and it was... More 

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Thank les s
cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed the character of The Bull, sorry about the lack of ghosts though! Our bathrooms are in the process of being refurbished so the tired look will be rectified very soon. We do hope you will visit again when you are in the area. Gary and the team at The Bull More 

Billericay, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed for the New Year package, what a fantastic time we had. All the staff are so so helpful and friendly, had a great time met up with some friends from last year. The food was excellent and entertainment on News Years Eve was great also. Roll on next year. Thanks Gary and everyone at the bull for a fantastic... More 

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Bev! We are thrilled you had a wonderful New Year with us and am looking forward to next year already! See you then! Gary and the team More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Although a nice hotel, if you want a more intimate, romantic, cosy stay I would suggest booking the Black Lion in Long Melford instead. The Bull is deceptively large and you are treated more as a number, there is not so much of a personal touch. On booking, my partner was informed that there would be a function on that... More 

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay with us and that your requirement were not acknowledged at the time of booking. I will be sharing your review with the whole team to ensure the issues you mentioned do not arise again. Regards Gary More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Long Melford was calling and so was a bit of shopping in the sales. Having spoken to The Bull on social media, we decided to pop in for a spot of lunch. Lot's of choice from burgers to salads to curries. I just had to have a curry, after all the roasted meat over Christmas. I tried the Aubergine and... More 

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We love our Aubergine and Beetroot Curry and am so pleased you loved it too! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Gary and the team at The Bull More 

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36 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Recently stayed at The Bull for one night. Lovely spacious room with a sitting area. Good size bathroom with a shower in the bath. Comfy bed which was two singles put together! Spotlessly clean everywhere. Delicious breakfast cooked to order with a good selection available. Plus various cereals and fruit. All staff were very pleasant and efficient. Overall a pleasant... More 

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Bull, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Bull and found it pleasant and would visit us again, we look forward to it! Gary and the team More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
Bull Hotel Restaurant
Bull Hotel Restaurant
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about The Bull

Address: Hall Street, Long Melford, Babergh District CO10 9JG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Babergh District > Long Melford
Price Range: $106 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bull 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“apparently room 4 is haunted”
 of 5 bubbles 831margaretd, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were at the front of the inn which looked out on the village high street so there was some traffic noise but not so it disturbed us”
 of 5 bubbles susanfrancess, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had room 11 overlooking the courtyard. As previously stated A/C noise all night. I am a light sleeper but did not bother other half.”
 of 5 bubbles carol190726, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The High Street is the road through Long Melford so ask for a room that does not look out onto it if you want a quiet early morning.”
 of 5 bubbles OfficeStonyStratford, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you don't book 5 if there's any chance there are likely to be late night revellers”
 of 5 bubbles eves664, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
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