The Bull Brentwood
The Bull Brentwood

The Bull Brentwood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thebullbrentwood.com/
  • Phone: 01277210445
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 10pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 7pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Ed King & Danny Valls
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Every Saturday night

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Car Park
A word from The Bull Brentwood
Welcome to The Bull Brentwood, a warm, comfortable & friendly, family run gastro style pub. Our passion is to serve delicious homemade food using the finest ingredients, including rare breed meats and locally sourced produce. On the menu you can expect seasonally changing hearty food along with weekly specials plus the added bonus of a great wine list and friendly staff. We have an a la carte menu in our restaurant area and a bar menu if you fancy something lighter. On a Sunday we have a set menu which includes our delicious roast dinner. As well as our beautifully decorated restaurant we have a comfortable lounge bar area and an extensive garden with a children's play area. Both of these area's can also be used to relax, mingle & enjoy a meal or just a drink if you prefer...
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The Bull Brentwood reviews from OpenTable diners
170 reviews since 31 October 2013
Average Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambience4
    Value3.9
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
sunday lunch (78)special occasions (66)fit for foodies (62)group bookings (54)outstanding value (34)child friendly (29)romance (28)business meals (22)brunch (21)good vegetarian options (10)disabled access (9)afternoon tea (7)outdoor eating (5)pre/post theatre (3)Show More
  • GGGG
    Dined on 26/10/2014
    Good food and service in a nice relaxed setting. Will go again.
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    brunch, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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  • Very good indeed
    Dcmo
    Dined on 26/10/2014
    Having visited before, it's still a very good place to have a meal. Food is nice, service is great and the place is really nice and comfy. Will definitely return
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    afternoon tea, fit for foodies, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre!!
    AnonVIP
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    Country Pub & Kitchen!! - it's on a main road and they had the windows open so you could hear the traffic rushing past. The waitress was not well informed on the menu, asked a simple question about one of the dishes and she had to go away and find out the answer. My starter was lovely but my partner had prawns, he said there was so much chilli on them it could have been anything, couldn't taste the prawn. His main was lovely, my belly of pork was more fat than meat. The service was good and the waitress polite but al in all not inspired to rush back.
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    42jpp10
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    Wish the menu was more extensive as I visit regularly and find I am eating the same food.
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  • Excellent
    Lockie
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    It is the first time of visiting but has been recommended by many people as good value. I went there as part of a party of six and wasn't disappointed. The choice of menu was really good and the service was excellent. The only downside was that you are only allocated a two hour slot which wasn't too much of a problem although coffee was a little rushed. Apart from that, it was an excellent experience and would certainly go again.
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    brunch, business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor roast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Was looking forward to the roast beef after reading the menu description. Our booking was 12.30 so expected fresh. The roast potatoes didn't taste home made the Yorkshire puddings were burnt and soggy and tasted as if they had been warmed through the brocoli was undercooked, I like my vegetables firm but I couldn't actually cut into one floret. Carrots and cauliflower cheese were very good. The beef was disappointing I couldn't actually cut it. Desert was a shock, apple crumble served in a small rankin with tiny jug of custard and the apple was hard. The service was good.
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  • Lovely restaurant, could be better
    Missy
    Dined on 29/9/2014
    I love this restaurant for the ambience and the service, out waitress (so sorry I didn't get her name but blonde lady with bright red lipstick) was lovely and so attentive and helpful without being intrusive. Food was good but not great for the price, expected a bit more if I'm honest. Although the chef was accommodating, the sea bass was soggy not crispy skinned, the custard was very lumpy for both me and my partners desserts and the Cajun prawn starter was almost inedible last time I visited as far too much salt on it, all these things such a shame as the food looks delicious and is so promising and it's a great menu. Would be great if food could be improved to a slightly higher standard and I would be a regular!
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cazza
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Enjoyed a lovely evening with friends for dinner. Great food and excellent service (except for the waitress who spilled the wine when pouring and didn't come back to wipe it up). The only criticism I would have is that the pub area can be very loud, especially as there was football on when we were eating (1800 booking) and other customers were shouting and cheering at the scores. Tricky to get it right for both types of customer.
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    brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    Great Service, Great Food, never disappoints. Been here as a couple, with friends and have booked a family Lunch for 14 for my Dad's Birthday knowing there will be something on the menu that everyone will like.
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    child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Pub, tv, ok food
    Foodfan1979
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    First and foremost this is a pub that serves pub food, it is not a restaurant if you want a romantic or quiet meal then go elsewhere . The televisions were all on showing sport, I think it was football but tried desperately to avoid looking. The food, for a pub, was ok, although with so many bones in the fish ( fish & chips) it was something else to look at rather than the screens, a fresh meal was offered but who what's to eat alone when in a group of friends? It would have been appreciated if the fish had been taken of the bill. We may return when in the area, but not for the fish and only if I want to watch the football .
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  • meal for two
    pieluvva
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    booked this for my wife and me because we wanted to go some where different well i can tell you now we don,t want different it was like eating in old friends house but with all make up off a pub food was fab atmosphere was good and the waitress was very friendly(even helped my wife set her new phone up) will be going back very soon.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Great place to eat in Brentwood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    We had an evening meal and it was very nice. Food well presented and interesting with good flavours. We enjoyed it, would recommend.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    torpey
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    Regular user and always consistently good. Prawns and scallops for starter a favourite. Liver main excellent and any of the fish dishes. Service just right for the ambience and would no hesitate to recommend.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodyfreak
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Very good food with a very polite and helpful waitress.Good choice to cater for everyones tastes. Food was served piping hot. Only criticism would be our table of 6 had a table of 2 uncomfortably close next to us , would be better to remove 1 or 2 tables from restaurant to make a more comfortable atmosphere.
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    group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Good service and great food
    stevew
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Visited the Bull for the second time and I have to say the food and service were top class.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday lunch for mum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We had the calves liver and lamb rump! Delicious, would recommend.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant
    elsmudgo
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Very good food, and very friendly and helpful staff who provide an excellent service. The ambience is really nice. The starters and desserts are quite expensive, but we have been there several times and thoroughly recommend it.
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    business meals, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Would not rush back
    Jules
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    When booking for my mums birthday I requested a table for 4 with room for a child's car seat. On arriving we were given a cramped table in the corner near the door and told by the waitress that we should have booked a table for 5 and that I needed to communicate better!!! The a la carte menu was not available, however the food was pleads an with nice sized portions. My Eton mess was just strawberries and cream the meringue was MIA.
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  • Nice pub - food a bit disappointing
    remnuth84
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    First impressions were positive - the décor and atmosphere are very welcoming and warm. The service was prompt with little fault. The food was okay but we thought a overpriced for the quality and flavours. Overall an okay experience but not one to rave about.
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  • Great food
    trekki7
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    This was our first visit to The Bull following a friends recommendation. The food and service was excellent. However, we appreciate that it was a very busy Saturday evening but we found the pub environment a little too noisy for our liking.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely local
    Kbone
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    We have recently moved close by & love this pub/restaurant. Service is excellent, food although quite a limited menu is really nice & the chips are the best I've ever tasted! Would definately recommend.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • linldyloo500
    lindlyloo500
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    it was our first visit very impressed booked to go back for sunday lunch.
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    brunch, child friendly, disabled access, group bookings, outdoor eating
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  • The Bull Brentwood
    Moneypenny
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    We always go yo The Bull Brentwood when we meet up for lunch. The service is always very good and the food well cooked and presented. Only criticism would be that the menu in general never changes.
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    brunch, business meals, child friendly, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poky Table & Restaurant Empty
    TripMaster1
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Original booking time not available so made it an earlier time. On arrival we sat & had a drink at the bar till past our original requested booking time, the restaurant was empty. The 3 of us were then taken to our table behind a curtain, which was really a table for 2, but thought all other tables must be booked. On departing restaurant, the restaurant was still virtually empty. Wasn't too impressed.
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  • Pleasant evening
    CraftyChick
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We've eaten here 3 times now since the refurb. Food is better than 95% of other Brentwood pubs but a but it's not cheap. Lovely decor, nice staff, but would be the icing on top nice if staff didn't raffle off meals when they bring them to the table. Makes such a difference if they can put the meal in front of the correct person without asking. The food is nicely presented, tastes great and service is always timely and friendly. We'll be back I'm sure.
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    business meals, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Sunday lunch
    KandL
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Met up with some friends we hadn't seen for a while .It was an ideal location just off M25 .I had been contacted in the morning to check that we were still coming ,which was fine. We were quickly seated and the service was efficient throughout ,even though it was fairly busy. For a Sunday Roast it was one of the better ones I have had recently -it was hot and there was plenty of it ,although it was commented on by a couple of the party that a £1 for an extra Yorkshire pudding was a bit steep .We would certainly go again- an enjoyable evening.
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    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok but not a 'country pub'
    Gambled
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I was looking for a quintessential country pub. This isn't that. The pub is on a busy main road just off the m25. I should have done a bit more googling before booking, but the pub looked good on the site. On arrival, the bar was full of Essex geezers. I'm from Essex and this wouldn't be a problem if I was out for a different occasion with friends, but I was with my wife and 2 year old daughter looking for an old, quiet, country pub. There's a curtain dividing the bar and restaurant, we were right next to it, so pretty much in the bar. I could have asked to move but didn't bother. The staff were nice and attentive and made an effort. We only grabbed a quick lunch as it wasn't what we were looking for. The food was ok. Average pub grub.
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  • Grimeycleaves
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We didn't realise Sunday was a set menu and basically a roast, so that was our mistake - however it was nice enough, the vegetables were fresh and the potatoes in duck fat lovely. However we didn't get much meat and it wasn't the most tender. We will go back to try their ala carte menu, but for now the roast was average.
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  • amazing local food!
    CFfoodie
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    This is now my second visit to the Bull and I think it is fantastic. Reasonably priced but without comprimising quality. All locally sourced and really delicious. The staff are also very friednly and there is a great atmosphere. I loved it and am already looking forward to my next visit!
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • At last, GREAT "Pub Food" in Essex!
    MrMartin
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    Years ago, this place was a run down dive, ignored on the main road into Brentwood so I was skeptical when Floozy recommended. Food was fantastic - really tasty, large portions. Service attentive and sparkling. Skip the bread (@£2.95) or like us, "you won't have room for Pud" Larissa and Niki, the 2 lovely chirpy and helpful girls who served us were fab & from management perspective kept drinks coming. ;-) I had the pork balls - brilliant and totally new to me. My Accountant had the papa dom chicken strips - which looked great. Belly of pork for main - again REALLY tasted. Fish n Chips for him -"too much"! Live bands in The Mooseum on a Sat. night so can't wait to take Flooze there. Great food , great pub AND entertainment! WOW. Mr. Martin
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bull pub brentwood
    Sunday24
    Dined on 27/7/2014
    Very nice place to have Sunday lunch . Staff very friendly food lovely
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    child friendly, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mariposa
    Dined on 27/7/2014
    Lovely Sunday lunch. Good service, friendly staff and really enjoyable food.
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    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    Third time at this restaurant within the last month. Consistently good food and service.
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  • Nice restaurant
    Salz
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    The food and service was very good, enjoyable meal.
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    child friendly, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Friendstogether1
    Dined on 21/7/2014
    Good food well presented friendly service nice interior good value but on main road and exterior tiered and dated
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely country pub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 20/7/2014
    Lovely country pub, great for sunday lunch and has a great garden for children
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    child friendly, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always!!
    Karen
    Dined on 20/7/2014
    Always such a great time at this place! Food is superb and service 5* would recommend to friends and family every time
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location, staff and food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    This was a very good location with excellent staff who were attentive enough to realise that they didn't need to come over to our table regularly to see how we are doing. There is nothing worse than being questioned every 15 mins to find out if we are ok. Food was really very good and the venue had a really lovely ambience.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mum's birthday lunch
    clare100
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    We booked for 12.30 lunch and as it was a Saturday I thought it best to book as we needed a table for 5 people. The ambiance and overall decor is very nice. The waitresses are friendly and very attentive. We had a fabulous meal with lots of different tastes covered. The presentation was excellent and the dishes presented on really nice crockery just how I like it. Overall a beautiful meal enjoyed immensely by all 5 of us with many different dishes ordered. Not an easy task but compliments to the staff and chef who made it a very enjoyable lunchtime treat.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    Mustgetoutmore
    Dined on 16/7/2014
    We booked the previous day for Wednesday night 7:45. We wanted a relaxed dinner for 3 with some good food. We had not thought of the Bull until we saw that it had received some good reviews. First impressions: a nice buzzy place and pretty full up on a Wednesday evening. The staff were friendly. Starters were Scallops *1 and Goats cheese tart *2. The mains were: Sea Bream, Burger and Steak. All of us were very happy with our choices and the quality / quantity of food. Service was not that quick but we were out for the evening and would not have wanted to be pushed through our meal so was fine. Choice of wines was Ok. A very nice dinner and value for money. We would recommend it and go again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.