The Bulls Head at Barston

4.4
114 reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Re-established in 2020, The Bulls Head at Barston is a cozy take on a traditional Pub. Located in the heart of Barston, we make sure that if you’re looking for a relaxed, high quality, dining experience or just a quiet drink. We’re the only place you’re going to want to be!

Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or looking to quench your thirst after a walk, you’re always welcome to spend the evening with us. Our unique and modern take on classic British staples and cozy decor, all housed in a late 16th Century coaching inn, is the perfect place to unwind and re-connect with friends and family.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 114 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MelanieP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It was lovely to come back as it had been a while for a casual lunch it was perfect I don’t think I would come here for a celebration dinner my only negative comment was the choice of music was wrong and too loud

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual highly recommend

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BevL
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing Sunday lunch - had three courses and fully stuffed afterwards
Staff are lovely

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Anonymous
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It was my first time to The Bulls Head at Barston and my first impressions were good. We could see the chef preparing all the Sunday Roasts and they were excellently presented. However we were very disappointed the overall quality of the food did not reflect the price. We have had better roasts in the area for less money. Consequently, our waitress was very attentive and friendly. I would return for drinks but would think twice about food.

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BarbaraG
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Waited an hour for Sunday lunch. No gluten free menu for my friend. When the roast eventually arrived the meat was fine and some vegetables ok. Carrots and parsnips so hard were unbeatable.

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SamanthaC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really lovely meal and service. An enjoyable evening would recommend.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and great value. Beer good and well spaced out.

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AdamC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening. Staff were brilliant and really friendly. The atmosphere was great. Already looking at returning. Cheers guys

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FredL
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The Ambiance is what it is. An old pub

Not all the customers are short in stature and the furnishings are all the same. For short people.

When trading improves suggest start by using higher seating

Will come again

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JustineC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, super for the whole family, something for everyone. Pizza amazing, mackerel salad fresh and delicious. Burgers almost had us beaten!! Would highly recommend.

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AndreaT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely surprise it was, lovely setting and the food was above expectations - new chef is a hit!

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very impressive return to Bulls Head, booked last minute but was super impressed, great service and food. Will be back for sure.

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Gilly
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing lunch here yesterday. We sat outside under the wooden structure and felt very safe and comfortable. The food is outstanding and loved the choice available for each course and the way it is priced. Two courses £22 or three courses. We went for two courses so unable to say the cost of three. We were served quickly and efficiently by friendly and attentive staff. We will definitely be going again....soon.

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GerryT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food and service excellent but a barking dog spoiled it for me.

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JosephM
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A quiant old England style pub set in a beautiful little village. On arrival the reception from the staff was warm, friendly and very welcoming. You was given time to look over the drinks menu and food menu before being asked for your order. The food was of a high quality standard and very well presented.

Overall a very pleasurable experience that was enjoyed by everyone within my party and would recommend this pub to all of my friends and family.

The Bulls Head at Barston
Responded on 2 June 2021

Thanks for a lovely review.

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Fieldo
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time in a few weeks. Lovely grub, good service and decent value for money. Our new go to food stop and looking forward to Sunday roast😎

The Bulls Head at Barston
Responded on 2 June 2021

Great to see you again, Sunday lunch are getting closer.

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KevinR
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff were very attentive, food was very good but a little expensive, overall agood evening.

The Bulls Head at Barston
Responded on 2 June 2021

Were glad you enjoyed your evening. We feel our food is priced competitively against other local pubs.

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SarahL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening food was great well presented and value for money. Service was excellent and staff were attentive

The Bulls Head at Barston
Responded on 2 June 2021

Thanks for the lovely review. We will let all our staff know.

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Jackyy
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shown directly to our table, served promptly , the food was hot and appetizing.

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Davidn
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Well done harrison really enjoyed the evening

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SeanG
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food and lovely staff. only spoilt by being overcharged by nearly double the price, which was resolved before we left.

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vipDougW
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was top notch. Wonderful service from a friendly crew. Our table in the undercover outdoors dining was warm & dry on a windy miserable afternoon

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JimV
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food in lovely surroundings - fully recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Bit cold with doors open. Elderly relative had to keep her coat on making it uncomfortable for us all. We sped the meal up so we could get her into a warm car.
The food was good and the service was fairly quick. 2nd visit.

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susanH
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very good all except for the sirloin steaks which were not cooked very well and tasted very smoky. The marrow bone also tasted smoky and wasn’t very enjoyable. However we had a good time and really appreciated the work that had been done to make dining outside a pleasurable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the visit to the Bull at Barston last evening. The meals were delicious, lovely atmosphere and great service. New owners are doing a great job. Thank you..

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NatashaJ
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another fantastic meal yesterday. Would definitely recommend.

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RomyFoodie
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding and the decor is tasteful and staff really look after you
Highly recommend

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PhilipH
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Just re-opened post-lockdown and also changed hands. The team seem to be working hard to change the image of the pub - a little way to go yet. Service was attentive and they were keen to get our feedback. Food was very good. My wife's main course had to go back as it was not warm - so still some creases to iron out - but you can see they're working at it. We will go back again and I expect everything will have gone up a notch.

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Lynne
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious but I felt the size of the vegetarian main was quite small (barbecued aubergine).
Having recently eaten in another restaurant I felt the COVID arrangements were not as thorough as elsewhere. Those cooking and waiting staff were not wearing face coverings, there was not the same awareness of proximity to diners when reaching over and there was no track and trace system.
The atmosphere was pleasant with great overhead heaters and fleeces on the chairs to stay cosy outdoors.
Overall it was a pleasant dining experiences with tasty food but a little overpriced and would prefer a few more Covid precautions.

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KellyB
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good quality food! - no simply pub grub it was very tasty and the staff were so friendly. The chefs on bbq were working flat out and each meal was delicious and presented lovely. All in all well worth visit! I had the specials scallops followed by lamb rum ( with all the sides) and bread and butter pudding! Nom
Thanks to all x

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AmyM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous new mgt team and menu
Highly recommend
Great addition to the neighbourhood

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TracyB
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service and friendly helpful staff.

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MehranF
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant! Honestly, such a great place!

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JessicaP
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

I was really, really disappointed with the food. My friends had chicken and burger and chips and that seemed fine, the chips were very nice.
I had the rump of lamb which was almost non existent and the fat left unrendered. A slice of raw butternut squash, skin on, no seasoning and a mostly raw half shallot. Did I say I was disappointed? I ordered the cheese board to make up for it and asked for a little chilli for flavour and got a tiny pot of chilli oil that just tasted like oil. I felt like I was being awkward and as I was with friends I didn't want to complain, but it is certainly not somewhere I would go back.
I also has scallops for starter which came with grapes and walnuts, the combo did not go at all in my opinion bit I did eat the coriander garnish and that was lovely.

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HElenP
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A great outdoor area, though some chairs are close to the edge of the deck where it’s a little breezy ( you can’t help the weather:-) take a throw or scarf.
Close contact as you move in and out of the covered area.
Food delicious and plentiful.
Lovely staff, very helpful, all adhering to safety guidelines

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DavidS
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food excellent, disappointed, being put in-the middle of the room for our Rubby wedding and people rushing pass and social distance ,?when there was a table at the side empty and to old people put there later,?staff poliet

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AliceW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Quite expensive. Poor service. Over charged at the end.

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AlysonT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our first meal outside in a pub. Lovely lunch and very pleasant. Weather wasn’t brilliant so a little chilly but didn’t spoil the experience.

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Philippa
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible quality food, impeccable service and fantastic ambiance. Great menu choices, the warmest we’ve felt eating outside since restrictions came in! We’ll certainly be back!

FAQs

The Bulls Head at Barston is rated 4.4 stars by 114 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.