The Bull Brentwood

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Gastro Pub
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  • Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Sunday Lunch
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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p
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

had a very good lunch at the bull my husband really erjoyed the liver and my steak pie was deliose

C
Essex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food good service friendly very noisy as close to 2 noisy tables and side door open so lots of road noise

TF
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined here a number of times, and despite the season, the food is always spot on and the service is impeccable. We attended on a Sunday evening and booked for 19:00. The restaurant was full as always, but not noisy. A perfect dining experience. Thank you The Bull.

A
Gloucestershire
9 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ate in the bar and from the bar menu. Food was tasty and there is a friendly atmosphere in the bar area. They have a more formal eating area, which we'd booked by mistake via open table. We switched to the bar as that was the menu we'd seen online. The formal dining area had a good selection and had we wanted a main meal we would have been interested in trying it. The pub has a childrens play area with plenty of sating outside. Also plenty of parking. We would recommend.

M
Essex
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was piping hot and delicious, would recommend! Fantastic meal

JG
Essex
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

There was a very disruptive child in there & it seemed to us that the family were not told about their screaming child, we had to leave early. The child was playing with one of the window lamps & again no staff member said anything.

ZH
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely relaxing setting. Good food (very generous portions). No complaints

OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, friendly staff and great atmosphere. Nice not to be rushed whilst eating. Worth a visit.

DB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always had lovely food and great service. Staff are very welcoming and we have never been rushed. Definitely recommend.

f
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with amazing service. Staff was very friendly and always had a smile on their face. Food was very nice and very well presented. Good value for money!

TF
Essex
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food & great value, I am disabled & only 1 disabled parking spaces could see, very uneven surface. Not really ideal for people with disabilities.

DH
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

whilst the waiting staff were a bit eager to take our order at first, they were happy to return later. They were all very friendly. The food was really nice, and they catered for our request of the change in the vegetable options. My friend's coffee request was very much appreciated as well.

Overall a very nice mean out, that allowed us to have a catch up with nice food and drinks. we shall return at some point.

AC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

A really nice meal but bench seats a little uncomfortable. We kept sliding forwards. Other than that, it was very good.

SC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a good lunch here. We visit with 2 crawling babies and the staff are very helpful. We sit in the garden after eating and the only problem is cigarette ash and butts customers leave on the ground despite ashtrays. A swing and slide frame for toddlers would be perfect....there's appears to be room.

D
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Disappointed with our night out here on Sunday. I've been trying to get a table here for a while as I had heard really good reviews about the Sunday lunch/dinner. We've eaten here before several times but only once in the restaurant for Saturday lunch.
All of our starters were fantastic, the Roast was good and in general I can't fault the service. However a couple of the waitresses were really miserable!! Moody waitresses can ruin then entire ambience of the evening and one of them didn't crack a smile once . If you don't like working with the public then find another job!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I visit the Bull regularly and service was great but we all had a roast and the portion was surprisingly small, lovely but small.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed - lovely meal - huge portions

ST
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Loved the atmosphere of bar. Four in our party 3 had roast dinner. Not very nice and not a lot of it 2 had beef 1 chicken roast. 1 had fish and chips looked and tasted very nice. Shame as was looking forward to a lovely roast dinner. Wouldn't have the roast again as 1 batter 1 slice beef 3 roast potatoes (undercooked and hard carrots. Lots of green stuff and gravey far to thick.

C
London
36 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Popped in for early dinner on a Saturday. Managed to get a table before the evening rush. Had a starter and a main each. Quite large portions, so no room for dessert.

GR
Essex
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This pub was ok, good points are gluten free menu, good parking, reasonable prices, mediocre food.
Bad points, very noisy, lack of staffs attention. When parking there during the week you need to tell bar staff your car reg.

g
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, excellent service and pleasant environment.

JB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food in pleasant surroundings. Service was friendly and we weren’t rushed. As I have been following a diet I would have liked a few lighter options especially for dessert as most were laden with calories - but delicious.

RP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had lunch the pies were sumptuous vegetables crunchy served piping hot

T
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I was really disappointed with this place.
I didn't feel the service was that good.
The food was ok and not as nice as it read on paper.
I did feel that the price for the meal was very reasonable.

RB
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent food let down by slow service. We sat waiting as the table next to us who arrived after us were served their meals a good 5-10 mins before us

LH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mums birthday

JW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening and delicious food and excellent service

N
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a very niece meal with good service. Spoiled slightly by the waitresses who kept approaching us after we had paid the bill with various excuses but obviously trying to encourage us to leave. The restaurant was relatively quiet so they did not need the table. I have never experienced this here before.

RW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very pleasant Sunday lunchtime here and were made to feel very welcome. Food and service was very good, as was the ambiance. Generous size portions so don't over-order! Good choice of food on the menu for those that don't fancy the full Sunday roast. The sea bass was delicious.

SB
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good Choice if food, beautifully cooked and in lovely surroundings. Highly recommended.

HM
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal and our vegan friend even had an entire menu!

It was great!!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing food and service! Will be back

j
Hertfordshire
56 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was tasty. Good variety service slightly slow at the end.

F
Essex
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit and we will definitely return. We had a lovely time celebrating husband’s birthday. Good selection of food on the menu for adults and kids. Lovely, friendly staff, delicious food, good atmosphere and excellent service - so lovely to spend an afternoon at your beautiful place! Highly recommend this beautiful country pub! X

OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good service and food

c
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service a bit mixed; food was good. Not a cheap option considering the overall experience. May be better at a different time of day/week.

F
Essex
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, decent sized portions, homemade dishes,

C
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the staff were very attentive.
The restaurant was so hot! I think maybe a few more open windows or air conditioning would be amazing, especially in this weather.
Car park is uneven.
Lovely decor in the restaurant. Think I want to visit in the winter.

T
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The service was poor, the staff spent a lot of time talking to each other rather than doing their job. The steak pie was ok but didn’t have much flavour and the carrots were hard and I’ve got good teeth, my father couldn’t eat any of the veg. The pastry was chewy.

TC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not up to the normal standard, have visited many times and always been excellent food. This time however myself and hubby did not really enjoy, probably cooked ok but not tasty and enjoyable.

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