The Bull Brentwood

4.3
796 reviews
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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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k
Essex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very pleasant staff nice meal would def come again

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SH
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really had a lovely meal, very good value and lots of it. Will be going again soon.

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SL
Essex
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant ! Would recommend highly, great food, good service and lovely surroundings

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SS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I was really disappointed with our lunch on Sunday. We have dined at The Bull a few times and the food was always great. There were too many people in the restaurant, it was boiling hot, incredibly noisy and the food was average

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R
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good food
Good value
Good service
Can be a little noisy at peak times but worth a visit

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

I think they must have had an off day. One serve took our order (which included a starter), another came to tell us that the fish that we ordered was finished for the day (it was 7.30pm). We ordered something else from the second server. We received our main course after about 30 minutes but no starter. The food was good but the service not up to the usual standard.

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M
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service and ambience were good. Friendly staff. The lamb special was very disappointing though. Mostly fat, very little actual meat.

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D
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable meal. Service was excellent too Also there was plenty of car parking outside and around the back of the pub

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TA
Essex
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Run out of requested starters, both mine and partners. So both had 2nd/3rd choices.I had steak which was poor value, very fatty/gristley. Staff were pleasant and service was ok so no complaints there, just need to sort the food out...

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E
Essex
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Maybe we went on a bad day but really didn’t see why everyone says to go there for food and why you can never get a table! Average food, over priced for what actually comes out, average service too. Nothing wrong but nothing which makes me need to return!

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

very nice little restaurant/pub
would go back again

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good Sunday lunch and good value, staff polite and professional was a bit slow between main course and desert but they were very busy

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KB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would like to say it was just perfect Amy is a credit to you. As well as John the chef come out and spoke to us. A very good team you have.

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GC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We all enjoyed the evening, and would definitely return.

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NE
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous food. Amanda and Caitlin looked after us well. Great parking. Lovely restaurant. What's not to love?! Will return without a doubt.

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GW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful sunday lunch with good service. Adequate food sizes and good flavours. Would return again soon.

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JD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday celebration party of 5. Table was square and wide so was difficult to interact easily across the table. Also waitress was helpful when asked but did not smile at all so felt little unwelcoming. Food was great as always and ambiance good.

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m
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn't fault the evening. The food was delicious although portion sizes were rather large. The staff were very attentive, polite and caring. We had Annie looking after us and she was exceptional.

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JI
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our visit to The Bull. Food great as was service. Very friendly staff

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CA
Essex
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Chicken supreme yummy. Friend had fish and chips it was huge. She couldn't eat it all. We weren't rushed and service was excellent.

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WT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Went to celebrate a 70th Birthday. We’ve been many times before but this was awful, also rude waiting staff. We heard one speaking to someone on the phone & telling them the managers were away so there was our answer. Will not be going back.

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TC
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good value for money. The food is varied, well prepared and presented with good sized portions.

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DD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the evening, service and food were excellent , nice long pause between starter and main, we were not rushed off our table.
We stayed in the pub for a few drinks afterwards, the atmosphere was great and the singer was fabulous.

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OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing food!!

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JK
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here bescause they have a good gluten free menu and it didn’t disappoint I had fish and chips for the first time in over a year. Starter curried chicken strips amazing and main really food only criticism was the dishes were so large I didn’t have room for dessert !!! Fantastic gluten free menu will be returning very soon

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JM
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

For a venue that serves a la carté I was slightly dissapointed, the service was great but unfortunately as good as the presentation was (and it was amazing) i didn't feel the flavour wasn't enough, this was with both mine and my partners meals.

The starters and desserts was excellent I have no complaints here.

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S
Essex
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Made for a very enjoyable evening with friends. Looking forward to going back

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JF
Essex
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service great food good value
Excellent in every department

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AF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Offer the bar menu along with the main do not wait for the customer to ask for it.

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K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Had such a good evening with friends here. Service was excellent as was the food. The gluten free menu is very impressive. Will definitely return!

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m
Essex
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Very very busy service great a few too many screaming kids that ruined it

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WH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very attentive and welcoming staff ....had a get together for my mum and 10 others and the staff couldn't do enough for us ....Will highly recommend it to others ....all the meals looked n tasted fantastic ...we had no complaints wotsover...

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S
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable girls lunch at The Bull. We have visited several times with small and large groups of friends. The food is delicious and the portions very generous. The staff were helpful and friendly and we will be back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Been here lots of times before as we love it, food great, usually the staff are wonderful, chatty and friendly. I have food allergies and have always had the veggie burger, 4 times now I think and was excited for my 5th, travelling down from Colchester to meet friends.
The waitresses were pleasant enough, but my veggie burger was so chargrilled it tasted really burnt and not nice. My friend's meals were wonderful as always I must add.
They swapped the veggie burger for another one which was even more burnt at which point the manager came over.
Not sure if he is new, as not seen him before, but he certainly needs some training on how not to make the customer feel like they are totally in the wrong, the biggest burden ever and that they are stupid. I appreciate how they make a fresh veggie burger and have to cook it in order for it to be binded together. However the other 4 times we had visited, the veggie burger was delicious, not burnt in the slightest. He did get me something else, and lots of it which I appreciated but couldn't finish and didn't charge for it which again I was grateful for. But the whole experience how he initially handled it really put us off going back.

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LB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I’m always confident at The Bull that I won’t be accidentally poisoned by gluten. Their gluten-free menu is comprehensive. Food is lovely, I can recommend the salmon and the battered cod. And the honeycomb sundae is yummy! Our food took a long while to arrive but otherwise the service was excellent.

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C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic Food & service. . Nothing is too much trouble. Looking forward to returning soon.

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g
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great pub food of a higher level than most pubs, good atmosphere in pub as well.

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LH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was our first visit to The Bull and we weren't disappointed. The food was absolutely delicious, served quickly and efficiently. Staff were very attentive. We'd definitely return!
One slightly negative comment - it was a bitterly cold evening and the restaurant felt a bit chilly. The girls on the table next to ours all had their coats on throughout! One of our party had to resort to the same to stay warm enough.
One suggestion for the future: could you stock some slightly different non-alcohol drinks e.g. Belvoir, BottleGreen, Fentiman's to name a few. It's really nice to be able to have a slightly more interesting soft drink than just fruit juice or lemonade. We'd spend more then, as well!

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J
London
14 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third visit with friends for Sunday lunch. Food and service have been consistently good and the staff are friendly and efficient. Warm ambience.

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LP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable evening, lovely food friendly staff and pleasant surroundings. Will definitely be returning again

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