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The Bull Brentwood

4.5
4.5
1629 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
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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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01277 210445

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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What 1,629 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Essex

    Child Friendly

  • Essex

    Lunch

  • Essex

    Most Booked

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  1. V

    Vron

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Staff really friendly and welcoming. Food delicious and great variety of choice. Lovely atmosphere especially with good singer, being a Saturday night. Only slight downside of evening, staff forgot one of the drinks and the side dish of vegetables which we had to ask for. They apologised though. Would definitely return again though.
  2. A

    Andy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice and relaxing, very friendly staff, food is good!
  3. B

    Baz354

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very helpful polite young person waited on us. What more can you ask for.
  4. JP

    JamesPA

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic little pub, seperat restaurant and bar area. Food was fantastic, staff were friendly and helpful.
  5. P

    Patsy29

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Salad very nice - Salmon Nicoise. However barman put lemonade in an Aperol Spritz 🤷🏻‍♀️
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and very friendly staff this is now our regular go to for a lovely lunch
  7. JY

    JoannaY

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A very pleasant early evening dinner on a sunny evening. Generous portions of well cooked food
  8. K

    Kerry

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time visiting The Bull Brentwood and again the food was exceptional. The whole table was so impressed by the quality and taste of our meal. It will now be our go to going forward. Think we'll work our way through the menu. Not a huge menu but everything on there sounds delicious and well thought out. Ambience was perfect for catching up with friends or an intimate date night. Staff were lovey and couldn't do enough for us. One of the best in Brentwood. Looking forward to going back.
  9. SH

    StephanieH

    Essex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Low stock of drinks. Poor staff were boiling hot. Used to be a lovely place to go but wouldn’t rush back. Funny old atmosphere and no one seemed very happy to be working there.
  10. EP

    EmPa

    Oxford

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The food was hit and miss - fish and chips was lovely but the beetroot and goat's cheese salad was awful - old lettuce, four bits of beetroot and almost no dressing. We were seated by a lovely waitress but the waiter who served us forgot our drinks, didn't give us plates for the sharing platter and had to be asked twice for condiments and then we couldn't find him for the bill so had to go in and pay. When we booked i asked to be seated near the play area (we weren't) and also said the lunch was for a birthday (I don't think they read the information). It was a real let down.
  11. E

    Enigma

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had to wait a while to be seated but, apart from that, service efficient and friendly. Lamb Sunday roast excellent.
  12. EJ

    ElizabethJ

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Brilliant food and pub garden. Unfortunately service was very poor on this visit (we’ve been many times before and not experienced this.) Drinks mis-delivered, chips dropped on the floor, no cutlery given or any condiments offered. Glasses were cleared before drinks finished, but then took a very long time to give us the bill.
  13. HP

    HazelP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Extremely noisy due to a large party and staff made me jump 4 times when tipping bottles into a bin.
  14. JL

    JulieL

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service. Play area could be improved a bit shabby
  15. LG

    LeeG

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Food lovely as usual,service terrible Had to ask at bar for another drink as table service was non assistance,had to ask for bill at bar and waited another 20 mins for bill to arrive and another 20 mins for card machine,Shame as the foods 5 stars but please get more staff to see if tables are ok
  16. DP

    DawnP

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Good sized portions in lovely calm relaxing atmosphere.
  17. E

    Elaine

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great local pub. Excellent food. Vast menu. Friendly staff. Relaxed atmosphere
  18. i

    iant

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Easy to find from M25. Pleasant building. Very slow service (took an hour between arriving and receiving our food) and staff who on the whole couldn't be bothered. Food when it arrived was actually very good
  19. e

    elliem

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yep he food was great, service was good, lovely pub.
  20. JO

    JohnO

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Food was excellent. It was a busy day and service wasn’t great. I would definitely give it another try. Worth a visit 👍🏻
  21. TG

    TracyG

    Essex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service once again. It’s a lovely pub with different areas. Background music.
  22. CH

    ChrisH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a spontaneous booking for Sunday lunch. From the moment we walked in the staff were attentive and professional . Service was excellent ,food was delicious and arrived quickly . Compliments to all staff ,particularly young man see in us ,he was brilliant Thank you Bull ,we will be back
  23. GD

    GeeDee

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always choose this venue when meeting my friends. Outside was quite lively but we had a table near the bar and it was just right. Food as usual was good and the service fast and friendly.
  24. TO

    TracyO

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Nice place to eat - the menu is not to bad - not a lot of choice. I would go back
  25. KH

    KarenH

    Essex

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our second visit with my friends and we would definitely recommend the pub Food and staff very pleasant.
  26. BE

    BrettE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice evening, fantastic food especially the pork belly
  27. AL

    AlisonL

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly welcoming staff, fantastic food and service. We sat out side with the baby, staff made a fuss of him too and helped ensure he was happy. Will definitely return, family friendly garden .
  28. SV

    ScottV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Decent food and good drinks on offer. Gemma the waitress was very good, only issue was car park was rammed but hardly no one in the pub or restaurant
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and very good service friendly staff
  30. TG

    TraceyG

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu and food was really tasty. Attentive service. A regular and will continue to be
  31. p

    pacher

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was great, atmosphere lovely. Just had to call on service a few times didn’t seem like many members were about that often
  32. M

    Maggiemay

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food menu changed. Not much choice starters if you like food plain. I had fish and chips batter to crunchey not lot fish on it.
  33. AS

    AlisonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good quality food. Something on the menu for everyone. Service was top notch. The dining area is small so if you want to go there at a weekend or bank holiday, I suggest you book a few days in advance. Great value for money. All in all, a great place to eat.
  34. J

    Jo261

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal the staff where amazing so helpful even on a hot sunny day when the pub is very busy.. the only thing I would fault this pub for was it’s value the price of the desserts £7.95 each 😳 I felt this was very steep.. especially as my main course was £7.95! Also my partner had the brownie it was the same size as the kids brownie that our daughter had.. Apart from that I could not fault them.. lovely afternoon had by all
  35. DJ

    DanielJ

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Service was poor. Waited 15 minutes before I got a menu. Asked for a drink 3 times before it came. Asked for a high chair 3 times for my child. Not fair on the young staff. But clearly they need to employ more staff on a busy Sunday.
  36. CJ

    CatherineJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Poor everything I am afraid.We were offered a free coffee because the vegetables were so hard.Very disappointing.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed our starter meat platter and were looking forward to our roast dinner. Really disappointed with the roast dinners we had. I had roast lamb and my partner and son had roast beef. Both meats looked like they were pre sliced sandwich meats from a supermarket that had been warmed up and had a strange taste. The roast potatoes were cooked but had no colour at all, the carrot and broccoli were raw. The Yorkshire pudding looked and tasted like an Aunt Bessie’s. The best part of the meal was the kale. Certainly not worth the price they charge.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The meal was a amazing and the service outstanding! Until a very loud party of 4/5 sat down next to us and I could no longer hear my husband nor son speak without raising there voice! So we left without having dessert or coffee which was a shame!
  39. K

    Kimc

    Essex

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely food as always and good size portions. Would def recommend
  40. L

    Lesley

    Essex

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We had visited the Bull on the previous night as well, when the meals were poor value. There were 2 salads and a salmon dish. The salads arrived with full plates but there was a huge portion of lettuce on each but the other components were a bit thin. The wine was full of dregs and was replaced. The replacement wine was a bit stale as if it had been opened too long previously and just capped again. We had the same waitress on Thursday, who was excellent and made sure that our meals were what we expected.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

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

The Bull Brentwood is rated 4.5 stars by 1629 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The Bull Brentwood

13 Brook St, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5LZ

Additional information

  • Area

    Brentwood

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Every Saturday night

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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