- Very Good
- 12 guest reviews
"Stayed in the "Gold" room which was quirky and comfortable (and quiet as on opposite side of hotel from the main road).The decor is suitably..."
"Would just like to say that our stay at the Bull Inn was excellent and I could not fault the level of service and hospitality that was shown..."
"Room was comfortable and bathrom was clean Noise from A11 did disturb me during the night. I suggest guests try to get a room which is not o..."
"The hotel is described as quirky and it is. If you like chain hotels that are the same in every room in every location, this is not for you..."
"room was really good and decorated in a fun way.food was good and staff very friendly...."
About the hotel
The Bull Inn at Barton Mills is not a B&B, it's not a hotel, but it is an award winning boutique and quirky modern day coaching Inn. The Bull has been awarded 5 Gold Stars - Inn and has also been named the AA's funkiest B&B in Great Britain. Located near Mildenhall, Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket in the picturesque county of Suffolk.
The Inn and its dedicated owners simply radiate character, style and an eccentric passion, which is simply infectious to all those who visit. Think funky and fresh within an amazing 500 year old coaching inn. The owners have created 15 individually designed boutique bedrooms, AA Rosette dining rooms,cosy pub with great wines, real ales and an open log fire for those cold winter evenings. There is also a fantastic courtyard to while away many a summers day with family and friends. Improvement and refurbishment never ends at The Bull, with the passionate owners always seeking and trying new, exciting and sometimes crazy ideas! The Bull at Barton Mills has a whole wall of accolades to boast including "Best Small Hotel in Suffolk", "Best Freehouse in East Anglia" and "Best Sunday Lunch" to mention a few and the whole business simply oozes character and a unique charm created by the hands-on owners. The team work hard to host events throughout the year, from live music nights, murder mystery dinners, charity evenings, themed Christmas parties and lunches with Santa. This unique destination inn is located in the picturesque village of Barton Mills, just 2 miles from Mildenhall. Barton Mills is just on the edge of Thetford Forest with the towns of Bury St Edmunds, Ely, Cambridge and Newmarket all within a short drive.
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- Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
- Car parking available onsite
- Meeting Facilities , Private dining services
- Restaurant , Lounge Menu , Bar , Breakfast to go
- In room entertainment
- In room facilities
- Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room , Hairdryer in each room , Iron And Board In Each Room , Telephone In Each Room
- Hotel services
- Limited room service for hot food , Concierge , Laundry/Valet Service , Wake Up Call Available
- Ground floor bedrooms
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- Until 11:00 hours
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- Pets are not allowed
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83% would recommend it to a friend
Lovely Summer evening and night spent at The Bull Inn
Stayed in the "Gold" room which was quirky and comfortable (and quiet as on opposite side of hotel from the main road).The decor is suitably boutique and the king bed very comfortable.
The black carpet must drive the cleaner crazy as the slightest crumb or hair shows up a mile off (same with the corridors) so it looks like cleaning hadn't been efficient when in reality it has. The room rate was top whack for what we got but just about appropriate although for the £££'s it was slightly disappointing breakfast was extra. We spent a pleasant hour pre-dinner in the sun-trap of the courtyard which is the perfect spot for Summer evening drinkies. Dinner in the restaurant was the high-light with well prepared and cooked imaginative versions of classic dishes served. The waitress and kitchen brilliantly rescued their faux pax of serving me a medium to well steak when I had ordered a medium rare by acknowledging the mistake and resolving it by producing a perfect replacement in minutes. The section of redtaurant we were in was so dark I had to use my iPhone torch to read the menu. That was more funny than annoying. Service was great and friendly throughout the Inn with the notable exception of one member of the pub staff team. They were clearly having a bad day and never cracked s smile all evening. Our waitress however was a credit to the place. Terrific place to stay and eat, just need the few rough edges sorted (literally in some cases - some of the corridor skirtings and door frames are well beaten up (again high-lighted by black decor).
Excellent food but would not stay again.
My room was cold because all the heating had been turned off.
Staff brought me a portable heater for the bedroom but the towel rail in the bathroom did not work because it was linked to the main heating. My room and bathroom overlooked a courtyard and large bar window. I had to have a bath in the dark without the light on because there was no blind or curtains at the bathroom window. Staff said that the mottled glass should be enough but I know that mottled glass isn't sufficient when there is a light on. On the plus side the food was very good and the breakfast lovely. I would certainly eat there again.