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The Bull Freehouse, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

The Bull Freehouse

4.7
4.7
340 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

Best friends Sam & Ben acquired The Bull in October 2020 after hunting high and low for the last 12 months for the perfect venue. In The Bull they have found it! Having worked together in the hospitality industry for the last seven years it was time to do things their own way. Focusing on being a ’proper pub’ with excellent food and service coupled with a creative wine list and not forgetting the on-site microbrewery. The Bull has been bought back to life after a comprehensive refurbishment, and will be the centre of the local community as well as attracting (they hope) diners from further afield to sample a carefully curated daily changing menu.

A beautiful large garden with numerous quiet dining spaces awaits diners lucky enough to visit when the sun shines.

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Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 18:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    01359 269820

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 340 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Best Service

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Fit for Foodies

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Group Bookings

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Healthy

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Notable Wine List

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Gastro Pub

  • St Edmundsbury

    Best Overall

  • St Edmundsbury

    Best Food

  • St Edmundsbury

    Best Service

  • St Edmundsbury

    Best Ambience

  • St Edmundsbury

    Best Value

  • St Edmundsbury

    Fit for Foodies

  • St Edmundsbury

    Lunch

  • St Edmundsbury

    Romance

  • St Edmundsbury

    Special Occasions

  • St Edmundsbury

    Most Booked

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  1. P

    Patsi

    Norfolk

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Interesting menu, not too big to be daunting, with a good variety of dishes. All very tasty. Service was a tad slow given the pub was not 100% full. Waiters so obliging and they know their products well.

  2. MT

    MartinT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really enjoyable evening meal - thank you. Friendly service and good food.

  3. VJ

    VictoriaJ

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    3 out 4 meals were exceptionally good. Medium steak was well done. Nice atmosphere, great service. Wine list overpriced- bottle of Gavi £32; silly.

  4. KP

    KatyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal as always. Best duck dish I’ve ever had, and I’ve had a few!! Desserts were exquisite.

  5. IW

    IanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and quality food. Perfect portion size. This pub was chosen for a special occasion. We won't wait for any excuse to go back even though it is not our local. Will travel for great quality.

  6. PG

    PhilG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food excellent, good portions and value for money Wine reasonably priced, staff friendly and helpful Will be back and would highly recommend Only issue Their own brew had ran out Gutted! Thanks for a lovely evening

  7. FS

    FayS

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent menu, great quality food, lovely atmosphere. What’s not to like?

  8. DO

    DenisO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I followed a friend's recommendation to visit The Bull. And booked a table for eight. Everybody enjoyed the ambience,the food and the service. Highly recommended!!

  9. L

    Lesley

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great treat for my husband’s birthday. Fantastic food, great flavours and great service - as always. Not a cheap pub lunch but you get what you pay for and this was a great dining experience and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Thanks again team!

  10. JH

    JeskaH

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Another fab evenings with some girlfriends at the Bull! Food was delicious and drinks were flowing, always a lovely atmosphere and excellent service.

  11. SK

    SueK

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Fab food, great atmosphere, warm & friendly staff. Would have been all 5 stars except that the drink I ordered with dessert didn’t arrive, the coffees came before the dessert and we initially were presented with the wrong bill. Otherwise I can’t fault it.

  12. T

    Thurstonians

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great time at The Bull, no complaints all good

  13. ET

    EileenT

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hidden jewel in Suffolk! This pub is simply amazing. Elevated farm to table food, using local ingredients whenever possible. Beautiful decor and beautiful garden. The young owners are energetic and engaging. Nailed it , start to finish. We will be back, whether for an elegant dinner or drink and a snack in a beautiful setting.

  14. M

    Millie

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An excellent hostelry offering good food and drink. Always reliable so safe to take friends. A good night out in relaxed surroundings!

  15. AL

    AlanL

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Interesting menu, beautifully cooked and presented. That's what keeps drawing me back!

  16. CD

    ClareD

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food was delicious, very impressed. Will definitely be back!

  17. AB

    AndrewB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a wonderful place for good food and good drink with welcoming owners and staff. Was a great from moment we entered, with the warm welcome and knowledge of range of beers. Food was absolutely lovely, well presented and so tasty. Will be visiting again very shortly.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just superb!….everything!!….

  19. LN

    LenN

    Essex

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, drinks and service accompanied by good weather, what else could you want

  20. EW

    EmilyW

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly and efficient service and great food and drink, lovely setting in the garden

  21. JH

    JeskaH

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great evening as always, such a relaxed and friendly place, food and drink is always unrivalled, service is excellent one of my favourite places to go.

  22. IP

    ImogeneP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We took my sister for a 60th birthday celebration. The staff were very welcoming and friendly.We would go back again.

  23. T

    Tessie

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    We had a very good roast. I could have done with a little more gravy which was delicious. The service was good. The only slight criticism would be that our table was quite close to a large table which made us feel a little hemmed in.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious lamb! Great service, friendly knowledgeable staff

  25. SW

    SoniaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service , excellent food the bloody floradora cocktail was amazing ! Highly recommend The Bull we will definitely be back

  26. RW

    RuthW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and fantastic service. Such a delight to find somewhere so lovely hidden away in countryside.

  27. KS

    KymS

    Essex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food. Fantastic service. Can’t wait to go again.

  28. MD

    MarkD

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent in every way - food, ambience, service and of course the beer! Can't wait to get back! :-)

  29. CW

    CorinneW

    London

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was exceptionally good! We had starters followed by a Sunday roast - Local Suffolk beef and pork. Service was delightful and friendly. We look forward to visiting another time soon. Dogs are allowed in the front bar area only if there is space. Thank you

  30. LJ

    LynneJ

    Norfolk

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Sunday lunch was well presented but rather cool as if it had been standing a while. Service fast paced. Top notch decor snd lovely ambience.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just superb food and service, it has a great ambiance, very cozy makes your evening superb!

  32. GP

    GrahamP

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our first meal at the Bull will certainly not be our last! A lovely experience from start to finish. My wife had the Flat Iron Steak, which she said was excellent and I had the Atlantic Cod, which was equally good! Thank you!

  33. J

    Jacqs44

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yet another fantastic meal at The Bull Freehouse with friends. The food was up to its usual good standard and the service was second to none. Thank you for making it an enjoyable time.

  34. SD

    StephD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The pub itself is beamed and cosy with a log burner. The table near the entrance was very cold and draughty so book a table nearer to the log burner. Alternatively they have a lovely light, modern restaurant

  35. SB

    SamB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ate in bar area with dog for mother's day, really friendly staff, lovely décor, delicious (and generous) food and plenty of decent beer on tap. Also had a drink in the back garden before we left & it's a much bigger than we expected, lovely for a sunny day.

  36. CH

    ChrisH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service before we arrived and during our the meal itself. Food was excellent!

  37. r

    rosalindr

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A beautiful spring Mother’s Day Lunch. Great food and service, never rushed, always delivered with a smile.

  38. GC

    GeorgeC

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The roast beef was as good as you might get anywhere. Guest beer also excellent.

  39. VB

    VickyB

    Norfolk

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A superb meal and service as always. The food is always great.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great place and great service. First time but will return

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Bull Freehouse is rated 4.7 stars by 340 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Bull Freehouse

The Street, Troston Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP31 1EW

Additional information

  • Area

    Bury St. Edmunds

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 18:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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