The Bulls Head Meriden

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26 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Gastro Pub
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
With beautiful surroundings, and a stylish interior, The Bulls Head in Coventry is a classic meets modern pub, a perfect setting for any occasion. Our chefs take pride in preparing fresh, delicious tasting food using the finest ingredients. Signature dishes include spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit, slow cooked pork belly with seared scallops, salmon supreme served with thyme-roasted butternut squash, and our home-made British beef burger. For a lighter bite, our spiralised carrot salad and Mediterranean mezze are both delectable, or for some sweet indulgence our melting golden chocolate bomb with caramel ice cream is sure to please!
You’ll also find a range of daily-changing specials and a carefully selected drinks list, including beautiful wines, ales and lagers, cocktails, and bubbles. So, whether it’s for a drink at the bar with family and friends, a special dining experience or a relaxed afternoon with great food – you can sit back and unwind, and we’ll take c
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RT
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Great food but utterly awful service had to ask twice for anything and waited ages for drinks, gravy, tea and coffee very poor when it wasn’t that busy and there seemed to be plenty of staff

B
London
14 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice old pub restaurant with great food

JR
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Really nice atmosphere good service food nice however expensive.

MD
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

The lack of a smile and a cheery welcome should have made us think twice. Although the service proved to be efficient there were a number of things which left us disappointed: one of the waitresses dropped two knives on my fiancee' s leg; neither our waitress nor the lady in charge asked us whether we were enjoying our meal and then there was the food.
A main course salad was ordered which was the smallest we have ever seen , whilst my belly pork had not been cooked through adequately, so that a wedge of undercooked fat was inedible. Leaving this on my plate didn't even prompt the waitress to ask me whether there was a problem with the food.
We left feeling disappointed, angry that we had been treated not as customers who had been looked after,but as purely as sources of income. The evening was very poor, poorer than our recent evening at a chain restaurant. We will sadly not be returning!

MS
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent food and wine. Recently refurbished with a good ambiance. We visited mid week for a birthday meal around 6.30pm, got somewhat busy as the evening progressed.

g
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We drove from inner London on a recommendation for the Bulls Head and we were not disappointed!

A lovely, friendly atmosphere and our last minute request was accommodated without fuss.

The quality of the ingredients was really good and at a fair price

g
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect, what more can I say. The menu is varied and inspirational.

l
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Very busy
Waitress was lovely but we waited ages for our drinks then subsequently our food.
My fish cakes were watery and tasteless

SF
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice and relaxed,great food, great service and most importantly spotless.

PF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Sat in the older part of the building by the stairs to the rooms, it was drafty and cold
We had Sunday lunch food was fair and good value.

SF
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place, food was very good and the service was quick without feeling rushed. I read that open table bookings were unreliable & they are right. After reading I called & spoke to the restaurant, they didn’t have my booking & were full but the lady I spoke to was very helpful & found a place for us.

SM
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, love this place. Shame Opentable didn’t inform them of our reservation

OT
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I hadn’t visited for s cereal years, it used to be a regular place for me. Assumed in a Friday night it would be packed but it was almost empty - not a good sign. Pub is lovely but other than that service and food unremarkable, in fact all totally average except the price, which is over inflated.

DL
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

What a complete let down. Given a table that was in a corridor, by the old front door and adjacent to the check-in desk. Manager too busy checking-in guests to deal with our complaint. Waste of an evening.

LP
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I booked our reservation using Open Table. Very disappointed to hear from the Bulls Head that they could not honour the booking! They could not offer any other advice...as a visitor to the village I found the whole experience very poor indeed. I do not recommend using this combination.

JL
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

This was our second visit to the Bulls Head, both times we were in Birmingham to visit exhibitions at the Excel Centre and on this occasion specifially chose to stay in this area so we could visit the Bulls Head on Friday night. The food and wine were definitely as we remembered and didn't disappoint! There was a great choice on the main menu and also a good selection of daily specials as well. However, on this occasion we were disappointed with the level of service we experienced. Both the restaurant and bar were very busy but both areas appeared to be under staffed for a Friday night. We had to chase drinks that we ordered on a couple of occasions, we waited quite a long time for our order to be taken and our waiter appearted to be rushed and under pressure with the number of people he needed to serve.

Saying that, the standard and quality of the food made up for it and we would definitely visityagain!

RL
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Although we enjoyed our meal,the evening was ruined because having reserved a table online and having a confirming email. On arriving we were told no such booking existed, and it was our fault. We had also tried unsuccessfully to telephone several times.
Clearly your booking system is unfit for purpose.

GH
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

We had rib eyed steaks medium rare which had gristle in also fries were cold ... I’ve never chewed on steak for that long

CA
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service and great food in a friendly environment

OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was so-so. Fish finger sandwich was tasteless, the bread was dry and the salad, apart from small pieces of tomato and cucumber on top, seemed mostly cabbage. A poor effort.

OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2017
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Very disappointing.
Tables for 2 are tiny. I asked for a larger table and was told none available. 3 larger tables remained empty the whole time we were there.
As we were leaving they cleared a large table so that another party of 2 could sit at a table previously set for 5 or 6 people.
Previously the food has been very good but the main course (pie) was lukewarm in the centre.

OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Disappointed with our meal.
The starter of olives and bread, the olives weren't pitted so although it looked appetising it's a cheap cop out.
Waited a long time for our main course probably due to the restaurant being full and it looked like a shortage of staff, when our meals arrived it was obvious they had been sitting under hot lights for a while, sauces dried and pastry hard. The chips were disgusting, fried more than once. They were so bad the waitress apologised, but she did bring some acceptable ones very quickly.

OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

A place I've frequented many times, however last few visits have been disappointing. Venue is nice, hence I go there but the food is poor. ( I don't like burnt potatoes.) and the value for money and menu choice aspects leave something to be desired. I'd left it a while since my last visit thinking things would have improved....... it will be a while before I go back for a meal at least. Somethings changed there in the last year, not for the better, the menu and food need another rethink.

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely place with good food, though service was a little patchy.

OT
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The food was very nice once served hot. We had a starter and a main returned because they were barely warm. The service I think was good but was our food cold because it had been standing waiting to be brought to our table?
The staff were very apologetic and even asked if I wanted my main meal taking away when my wife's meal was recorded. This I accepted as we came out to eat together unfortunately it was then a bit dry on it's return.

OT
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our booking through open table hadn't been received by the restaurant but they were still able to accommodate us even with a pushchair on a busy Saturday night. This was our second visit and food was just as amazing as the first time, always worth the drive. Highly recommend.