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The Bull Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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1 High Street, West Malling ME19 6QH, England
+44 1732 842753
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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West Malling, England
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A genuine pub where people talk and chat representing what pubs used to be like in West Malling . Empasis on good quality real ale and good home cooked food. Pies are wholesome !!!!

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Thank rhbrichard
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just popped in for a drink with our dog. We got chatting to others with dogs and it was a very friendly atmosphere.

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Thank ELEANOR T
Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a really lovely Sunday lunch. Decided to have one of the many different pies described on the blackboard with veg and roast potatoes. Really enjoyed my pie and had a nice selection of vegetables. We sat in the bar side of the pub and just relaxed.

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Thank jack2aking
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Another great family visit to this traditional British pub. Haven't been here for a while which is a shame as the new menu offerings are top class and very reasonably priced for portion size. Service was also good with the staff very helpful and happy and good food coming out in good time. Overall a very good experience that far... More 

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Thank kevin l
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I recently came into the Bull with my family (2 children & my wife) and the barmaid was miserable. She served me my drinks and she didn't have any manors, she didn't smile, she snatched the money out of my hand. I am disgusted that my local has a young girl like her working there. She has been there for... More 

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1 Thank westmallinglocal_82
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The wait for food was outrageous, the real ale was like a foggy day in old London town and the food looked like it was cooked by an novice

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Thank Martin R
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Gave the Bull a good review, but on my last visit, Sunday last, I was dissappointed with the roast potatoes. Before they were proper pots and cooked to perfection, crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. The roast potatoes served on Sunday had a strange texture and taste so think they were frozen or they have a new... More 

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Thank Gaynor176
West Malling, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We have visited this pub on a few occasions including other pubs in West Malling. This establishment has the most rude and obnoxious young girl behind the bar we have ever experienced in a pub. She has no communication skills even unable to say please and thank you after begrudgingly serving you your drinks. It's as if you are imposing... More 

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1 Thank loupelou2016
West Malling, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

One of the best places for a Sunday Roast. They have the best roast potatoes by far and everything is home cooked. Better than most of the Sunday Carvery dinners .

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1 Thank elainebate19
Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

A few of us guys decided to venture into West Malling for a few beers. We wanted something quiet - gone are the days where we'd meander side to side, hitting every pub before chowing down on a rain grill before heading home. After having a pleasant experience in the Bull for a day watching the rugby, we decided that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 High Street, West Malling ME19 6QH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  West Malling
  • Phone Number: +44 1732 842753
Description
The Bull Inn is a traditional English country pub & kitchen nestled in the heart of the picturesque West Malling. We take pride in our carefully selected choice of mainly local real ales and homemade seasonal food. Whether you are sampling our large selection of real ales in the main bar or a relaxing with a Sunday roast in our recently refurbished restaurant area, we're sure you won't be disappointed. We have beer festivals through the year promoting local and beers from around the country. Also we have a new addition of live music on every first Saturday of the month.The Bull Inn strives to keep to the tradition of the English pub alive by offering a homely and relaxing atmosphere. Being a freehold pub we are not tied to any large companies who command how to run our pub from a head office. The pub is run by locals who listen to the needs of the local community. We are here to deliver the needs of our customers with the utmost quality and service.

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