The Bull Brentwood

4.3
1164 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

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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...
What 1164 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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KatieG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff was amazing! Really accommodating. We were really pleased with our first pub outing after lockdown & looking forward to returning the Bull soon.

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vipKarenB
Essex
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience1

There was no guidelines in place and a group of 20+ were drunk swearing & the staff had no control

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LucyD
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Overall great visit. Will be attending again very soon

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KennethP
Essex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most enjoyable evening
Food and service excellent

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Kelvin
Essex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food as usual and they are fully compliant to the COVID rules.

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Jogi80
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe.. great staff and food was amazing, can’t wait to return !

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DianaGG
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

There are not enough outdoor heaters. We were really cold and asked to move tables to be closer to a heater. Unfortunately, it didn't make a difference.
We were sat next yo a really noisy table. Maybe they were excited to be out for the 1st time but the noise level didn't add anything to our experience.

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Bones1974
Essex
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice time had a great meal and would recommend it

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PaulaT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely, nice little play area for our daughter to play in and staff attentive.
Well set out for the current covid rule :)

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juliem
Kent
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of choice on the menu. We had the meat platter and vegetable platter which were really nice. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The outside space has been set up really well. We felt safe. Would definitely return

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Faith
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Was a great outdoor area wasn’t that cold at all! Food was amazing, however it was difficult to get a drink when needed and also no drink menu.

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AntoniaP
Essex
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Sunday lunch for my birthday with my family (at a social distance). It was a wonderful atmosphere and Gemma who looked after us was fantastic! I couldn’t recommend the Food enough it was delicious and fantastic value for money.

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KateL
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were super friendly, really attentive and really very lovely. The food was gorgeous and I didnt feel at all concerned about covid. Everyone was wearing masks and keeping their distance.

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JoeS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food in an outdoor setting. Good drinks selection and lots of TVs to watch the football. Would visit again.

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PatriciaC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great to be able to socialise whilst adhering to covid rules

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ClaireB
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food & service was great as always & excellent value.
Unfortunately there was a football match on & showing on all televisions with noisy shouting in all areas.
Also the heaters automatically switch off & it got very cold from 9pm & our evening was cut short. We were dressed for the weather but still felt it was too cold to stay longer.

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Maureen
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Very disappointing . Very cold, two electric bars for heating that kept going off. Television screen on the wall with people watching football and shouting. The quality of the food was not anywhere up to usual standard. I would not recommend people eating in the garden. I would wait until we are back in the restaurant. The people that wanted to watch football should have been seated in one of the marques all together.

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AndreD
London
11 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service by Simone! Despite the Covid measures it was a fantastic afternoon and the food was exquisite!

Michelin star quality in Essex! Pork belly probably the best I’ve ever ate!

Keep up the great service!

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hayleyw
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Service brilliant, atmosphere brilliant. It was just the food that let them down. The vegan burger was dry and tasteless (the actual patty, no fault of the chefs). All the food was overpriced.

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GD2020
Essex
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great service, delicious food and friendly staff, couldn’t ask for more!

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PhilipP
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We went to The Bull for a couple of Sunday evening drinks and had an enjoyable couple of hours. It was quiet but they provided table service which was prompt. No hesitation in recommending

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JackieC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been here a few times and the food is always lovely. The portions are big so never have room for dessert unfortunately!

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Michelle
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal for my son’s birthday.

The good was great and our waitress, Gemma, was excellent and really engaging with both the kids.

My daughter wrote her a note before we left to say thank you!

We’ll definitely be going back when they reopen.

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cookieboy
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Waited quite a while for our drinks after ordering, starters were good but main courses were very poor, 2 out of 4 people ordered calves liver and bacon, the bacon had been deep fried and was so crispy and covered in oil leaving it inedible, I ordered rump of lamb which was cooked nicely but was so tough that I could not eat it. All 3 were removed from the bill which was good but it has left us feeling that we would not return.

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WendyD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable lunch at the Bull just before we all got locked down again. The food was good, we especially like the starter of breads and oils - the rosemary bread is delicious. My best wishes to all at the Bull.

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AlannaG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The least enjoyable lunch, freezing cold in the pub, staff stomping about so bad the floor bounds were moving every time one of the staff members stomped to and through for the whole time we were in there. I know COVID restrictions are in but made to feel
Like you were criminals. No atmosphere at all, this was meant to be a nice treat to have Lunch with out our kids I wish we hadn’t bothered

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Slacks
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly atmosphere with a very good and fast service.
We were greeted and had the COVID guidelines explained to us, very clearly.
The food is great especially the Gluten Free fish and chips (my wife’s favourite).
This is our favourite local, albeit we do have to drive, for 10 minutes, to get there.

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MatildaF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful food at The Bull on Thursday, mushrooms in Stilton, Belly of Pork, all cooked to perfection. Highly recommend.

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Chell
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely friendly staff. Good food. Useful comfortable outdoor space.

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ValeroG
Essex
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Satisfied and very impressed with everything

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was amazing! Will definitely be back again!

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JaneT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

In these strange times it nice to escape for a few hours and the Bull helped us do that! Very good safety measures, friendly staff and good service. Lovely food but disappointed there were no offers or discount cards accepted, seeing as it was a Monday lunch time, so was quite expensive.
Lovely garden and outside seating with heaters and canopy so people can mix households without breaking the law and safely.

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Nic455
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place . Food excellent . Staff fantastic. Just didn’t like the dog barking constantly at the next table . I had no idea dogs were allowed in a restaurant

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PatriciaE
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Will book again. Good service friendly and felt very safe

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Daniel
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loads of outside pace, lots of heaters, food was decent, staff were very friendly. Will visit again.

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Mackem
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

As a regular visitor to The Bull I’ve got to say this Sunday’s Roast was the best we’ve had there. Plenty of veg with a generous portions of beef and the great Yorkshire pud they always deliver. They’re a lot quieter due to the Covid19 restrictions so less atmosphere in bar area

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LouiseN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice meal as usual. Things slightly different due to covid restrictions but overall a lovely evening.

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KarenT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was lovely, very well presented. The service was very good, decor and ambience good. I would recommend it.

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John
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and social distance measures were excellent

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YvetteB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with two friends, we all enjoyed the food and the service was great.

FAQs

The Bull Brentwood offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01277 210445.

The Bull Brentwood is rated 4.3 stars by 1164 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.