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  1. Distance: 11.59mi
  2. Distance: 12.64mi
  3. Distance: 16.14mi
  4. Distance: 19.26mi
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  2. Distance: 12.64mi
  3. Distance: 16.14mi
  4. Distance: 19.26mi

About Bull on Bell Street

Dishes are carefully planned to make sure all the ingredients complement each other perfectly. All our food is freshly prepared on the premises, using locally sourced ingredients where possible.

Book in advance online or via the phone to reserve your favorite table.

The Bull on Bell Street
57-59 Bell Street
Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 2BA
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
British

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm
Saturday: 12pm - 10pm
Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01491 576554

Website:
http://www.bullonbell.co.uk/home

Entertainment:
Enjoy live music every Friday night from 9pm.

Catering:
Whatever the size of your party, we can cater from 20 to 200 people. You can hire any part of The Bull On Bell Street, or all of it, depending on the size of your guest list. Choose from our light and airy conservatory, the dining room (including the boothed seating area if needed), the garden or the front bar with our grand fireplace.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wine

Bull on Bell Street Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall rating

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food

4.0

service

3.8

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Business Meals (2)
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Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 15 April 2017

I nice little pub that we got a reservation in to quite late on due to not knowing the local area. Good food and a large selection of drinks to choose from too. Great service from the member of the team we dealt with that night too which always helps.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Great Beer, Live Music
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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 27 March 2017

We celebrated a 50th Birthday lunch here and it was perfect. Beautiful decor, the food was lovely and the staff were great.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 22 February 2017

Lovely interior. The food was lovely and staff were great. Had a brilliant meal with friends and was perfect for celebrating the birthday we had got together for. Thoroughly recommend and make sure you don't miss the sticky toffee pudding!

Tags: Outstanding Value
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food5
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service4
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 17 February 2017

A late valentines dinner, great food and drink, would definelty visit again!

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 17 December 2016

loved the quirky decor . It was a pre 30th wedding anniversary celebration chose it blind as we have never been to henley on thames . so glad we picked the bull out of many.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 11 December 2016

This is now the fourth time that we have met with friends and family and had a meal and drinks at the Bull on Bell Street.
We have always had good service and great food, the restaurant is always clean and staff very attentive
Well done to all and would recommend to friends to book

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Warwickshire)·Dined on 7 December 2016

Staff are very friendly and attentive. Varied drinks menu including cocktails. Lots of choice on the menu and the food was delicious. Whole place has a good vibe to it.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Warwickshire)·Dined on 21 November 2016

Good selection of cocktails and gins for a pre meal drink. Menu had a lot of tasty dishes making it difficult to choose one. Food was delicious and will have to go back and work my way through the menu. Enjoyed the ambience which felt cosy and friendly. Staff were helpful and friendly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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food5
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service3
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 13 October 2016

Really love the new relaxed menu and the sharing nibbles... Lovely new lay out... Defo worth a visit

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food5
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 11 September 2016

The Sunday lunch is lovely. The Bull is a great pub with lovely decor. It's a warm and cosy environment with live music.

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Quick Bite, Great Beer
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 24 July 2016

Took my parents here for a Sunday lunch and they absolutely loved it.

My girlfriend and I have started going regularly now as we have just moved into Henley. The food and staff really are top notch. One of my (if not my) favorite pubs in Henley!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 7 May 2016

This was a first time trying the food at The Bull but I have previously visited the pub for drinks. The staff were quick to seat us and provided us with complementary Brakespear bread while we ordered which was lovely. I order the cheese soufflé as a main and my mother order the duck which was presented beautifully. It was my first time trying cheese soufflé and I would definitely have it again after visiting The Bull! We also ordered the hot chocolate pudding which was rich and chocolatly! Definitely would recommend this pub to anyone!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service2
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 (London)·Dined on 18 March 2016

Some tables were "forgotten" despite waving at waitresses. It seemed that the small area off the main conservatory is overlooked.

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food5
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service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 14 February 2016

Delicious food with ample portions , would definitely visit again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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food4
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service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 7 November 2015

The staff were excellent, really helpful but not intrusive. Really understood the menu and could make genuine recommendations on it

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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food4
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service4
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 30 October 2015

Great food and atmosphere for dinner with friends or as a couple. Loved the crab gratin & braised beef, there were clean plates all round. It was a bonus that there was live music in the bar area that did not disturb the dining area.
Would definately recommend! Great service too!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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food4
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 2 October 2015

Great meal

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 (Oxford)·Dined on 30 September 2015

The Bull on Bell Street is a really nice gastro pub. Staff was very friendly. We went for lunch and I liked the choice on the lunch menu. I had the monkfish goujons which were fantastic, my friend was less impressed with the burger she had ordered though.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Oxford)·Dined on 23 January 2015

Great food, decorated was lovely inside. have been several times and will certainly be going again, lovely helpful staff even when it was packed on a Friday evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food4
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service4
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 (London)·Dined on 12 August 2017

Saturday evening family meal in one of the restaurant booths. 3 had burgers which were very good. Nice ambience but only downside was service got slower as restaurant got busier but didn't spoil the meal.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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food4
ambience3
service3
value4

 
·Dined on 5 August 2017

We are going there repeatedly, one of the places worth having on list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Live Music, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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food5
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service5
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 21 July 2017

The staff were very friendly, food was lovely, would highly recommend this place to anyone.

Tags: Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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food4
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 23 April 2017

We came here for Sunday lunch and were not disappointed. My husband and son shared the roast platter, which was huge with plenty of meat and vegetables, in fact it would probably have been enough for three normal sized appetites! I had the roast beef, which was very good. Everything was cooked really well, with crispy roast potatoes and vegetables with a slight bite to them. The service started off really well, but tailed off after we finished our main courses and we had to wait quite a while to get someone for our bill.
We will definitely be back, either for another Sunday roast or to try the weekday menu.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Live Music
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food4
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service4
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 5 February 2017

I have lunch at the Bull quite often during the week and I am very happy with the service and food. staff are always very pleasant and efficient. I had Sunday lunch last week with my daughter and we were impressed with the size of portion and speed of service. I like the décor and the tables are very comfortable. I shall continue to use the Bull on a regular basis.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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food4
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service4
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 25 December 2016

A dining venue with character, a pleasant ambience and friendly staff. All in all a reliable place with high standards.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Oxford)·Dined on 2 December 2016

The Bull has a very good menu and wine list. The service is always great, the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly - a great night out.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 21 October 2016

An enjoyable meal in a nice fitted pub...we enjoyed it even if it got a bit noisy at times

Tags: Casual
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service3
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 8 September 2016

Great ambiance and delicious food, but slow service, which I have heard from several other people who have eaten there. In the event, it didn't matter as we weren't on a schedule, but I wouldn't recommend it if you need to eat somewhere in a hurry!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 26 August 2016

On arriving at 9pm the Bull was quite quiet, but this didn't matter as we were sitting down to eat...within an hour or so the atmosphere had completely changed thanks to a couple of guys filling the live music spot - thanks to them we danced off some of the food calories.
The food was good and all 3 of us changed something on our order which was accommodated without issue, I swapped chips for courgette fries and did think the portion was a bit frugal to be honest - not a major issue though, the burger made up for it in spades!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food4
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service4
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 22 July 2016

Great place to eat ,food is above average and very good value.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 30 June 2016

Buzzy atmosphere in the Bull restaurant, partly due to background pub noisyon a Friday night. Excellent service from charming French restaurant manager. My starter of asparagus a bit on the small side with only 3 spears but with aoili, toast and Parma ham was surprisingly filling. Agai. The main of sea bass also quite small and slightly overwhelmed by the generous portion of new potatoes that it is served with. All the food was well cooked and carefully presented.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 20 June 2016

I always enjoy dining or drinks at the bull. Staf are great and love the atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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service4
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 18 March 2016

All ways a lovely evening, great food and atmosphere

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 4 February 2016

I took my husband to The Bull for his birthday last night and we had a lovely time. The menu is rich in diverse choices, something my husband likes very much. The Parsnip food is the best we've had, and that includes my own, simple, rich and not over herbed like too many places, it was thich and smooth and disappeared very quickly. We both chose the Sea Bass, which was another lovely treat. Perfectly done fillets with an unusual but well executed bed of very lightly curried mussels and aubergine, zuchini, and other vegetables, but the curry ws like a chiffon veil and did not overwhelm the luscious mussels. This was accompanied by onion Bajat, which were very dark fried onions I think, but they did not taste burnrt, just added a bit of crunch and a delicious flavor - my first experience eating this. He also ordered a side of Parmesan Chips, which were the only thing not perfect, not enough Parmesan, and the chips were too thick for this kind of speciality potato side. We had a lovely bottle of wine which was quite reasonable. Over all, a lovely time, we will return again soon.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 16 July 2015

We had a great, relaxed meal pre-cinema on Thursday evening. A lovely sunny summer's evening so drinks outside first of all. The specials were all explained well and in detail. The staff had clearly been well briefed by the chef and they sounded like they'd actually tried the meals themselves which is always good. We ordered the Asparagus with Parmesan custard and the Chicken Liver parfait which were both excellent. For mains we had the Chicken Supreme and the Mixed Grill from the specials board again both perfectly cooked and oozing flavours. All in all thoroughly recommended. Keep up the good work.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 27 June 2015

A lovely pub but we were very disappointed with the food. The staff were all lovely and couldn't have been more helpful. Lovely atmosphere too. We were there at a weekend for lunch and the food really wasn't very good. Would probably go again if we were local just to see if we were unlucky the first time as it was otherwise such a nice place.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 21 June 2015

I would recommend 'The Bull' to anyone for food, service, ambiance and an all round 'great' place to go and eat, drink and watch the live entertainment on selected evenings ! A 'fantastic' place for families to go also as they are made to feel very welcome, sadly a rare thing with other establishments these days !

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 30 May 2015

Sad that two things on the menu were no longer available especially on a Saturday night. The lemon sole ( replacing the halibut steak) was presented with the ' frilly bones' (sorry don't know the correct name) and I think they should have been removed but was delicious. The Eton mess was mainly cream and not much fruit or meringue. Lastly, the listed NZ Sauvignon Blanc was no longer available - why was it on the wine list?
However, great service and despite these niggles, all the dishes were delicious and the service was attentive, prompt and apologetic where necessary. I will return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 30 May 2015

We nearly very much enjoyed are meal,
The spoiler was the chips, the recipe was fine ( but for 3 large black I think slug holes ! )
in general the atmosphere & service good,
I can only think maybe they were really busy at the time,

yours sincerely John Britten

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 (Oxford)·Dined on 15 March 2015

3 mums with 3 babies and 3 men, all mums got a complementary glass of bubbles. Food was excellent as was the service. We had a great afternoon!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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