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In The Press at The Bull Inn

The Bull Inn hotel has won many awards including Morning Advertisers Best Newcomers, NBA Best New Business, and was shortlisted for the BII’s licensee of the year. See details of press articles below.

May 2014

Following the amazing news that we were crowned “the funkiest B&B in the whole of Great Britain” at the AA Awards, we have received an overwhelming amount of support and coverage in both the local and national press. Please click on the publication name below to read the full articles:

Cambridge Evening News
Bury Free Press
Boutique Hotelier
Morning Advertiser
Discover Britain

Famous for themed rooms

When a pub receives five gold stars from the AA for its accommodation, you might ask yourself where they’ve learnt the tricks of the trade.

Are there secrets passed down through generations, really good knowledge of the industry or a solid foundation to build on? Well, for The Bull Inn in Barton Mills, Suffolk, it’s none of the above.

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February 2014

Velvet magazine review our amazing steak special and other mouth wateringly good dishes…

“When our friendly and polite waitress bought out our cote du boeuf, I simply couldn’t believe my eyes……the moistness and succulence of the meat.”

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The Bull takes the only 5 star gold in Suffolk!

The team from the historic 500 year old coaching inn at The Bull Inn, Barton Mills have already had an amazing start to 2014.  The AA inspector made an unannounced and undercover visit to the award winning Bull Inn at Barton Mills in Suffolk and awarded this little gem of a coaching inn with 5 gold stars.  The Bull Inn has achieved this by moving with the times and becoming a modern day Inn with a funky twist, whilst maintaining the building’s heritage along with its cosy and welcoming atmosphere.

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November 2013

Velvet Magazine - Editorial

"Santa's on his way. Celebrating the line-up of festive events at The Bull Inn, Barton Mills."

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October 2013

Suffolk Norfolk Life - Editorial

"Bull with a sense of humour. It's the inn that wants to be your friend..."

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May 2013

Velvet magazine review our amazing Fillet Steak tower dish

"Having fallen head over heels in love with The Bull Inn since I first came across it over three years ago, my latest trip has well and truly cemented my admiration for this old coaching inn.”

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"Perfect pint for best hotel"

Top marks for the real ale from Cask Marque – article from the Bury Free Press

The Bull at Barton Mills has been awarded top marks for all three of its cask ales in a recent visit from Cask Marque. Cask Marque is an independent body who assesses and monitors pubs across the country for the quality and very importantly the consistency of their real ales.

The unannounced visit by the representative assesses the following qualities temperature, aroma, appearance and of course the all-important taste of the pint. The ales that the inspector sampled were Green King IPA Gold, Adnams Broadside and Old Rodney from Brandon Brewery each scoring an impressive 20 out of 20.

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February 2013

Velvet magazine review the Lazy Cow room

“As Sonia pushed open the door, the Lazy Cow room stopped me in my tracks, revealing one of the most exquisite designs I have seen…”

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March 2012

The Daily Mail Hotel Inspector

Hotel review: A hidden gem as An Inspector Calls at The Bull Inn, Mildenhall, Suffolk

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Velvet Magazine Food Review

Enjoying the first signs of spring this month, Velvet visits The Bull Inn in Barton Mills.

"Offering some of the finest foods I have ever set my eyes on, the bar menu seemed simply out of this world; as well as a full list of main meals, sandwiches and that vital dessert for my ever-present sweet tooth, it offers lighter dishes as a counterpart to those served in the Inn’s restaurant."

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Velvet Magazine food review

Local magazine reviews the winter menu

Includes a recipe for whole roasted wood pigeon you can try at home!

October 2008

CB8 Food Review (4.5MB PDF)