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The Bull at Great Totham
The Bull at Great Totham

The Bull at Great Totham Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thebullatgreattotham.co.uk
  • Email: mailing@thebullatgreattotham.co.uk
  • Phone: 0162 189 3385
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Saturday: 8am - 11am; Sunday: 9am - 10:30am,
    Lunch: Monday - Friday:12noon - 2:30pm; Saturday: 12noon - 4.45pm; Sunday: 12noon - 4.45pm,
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 8.45pm; Friday 5.30 - 9.45pm; Saturday 5pm - 9.46pm; Sunday 5pm - 6.45pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, British, European
  • Executive Chef: Mark Blake
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Car Park
  • Parking Details: We have up to 70 car parking spaces available.
A word from The Bull at Great Totham
The Bull at Great Totham is a 16th century coaching inn now beautifully restored to suit the needs of the 21st century. The emphasis here is on comforting food in comfortable surroundings. Our passion is for the very best ingredients that are fresh, seasonal and sourced as locally as possible from top Essex producers. With this fabulous country larder we have created hearty and robust food dishes. Come to The Bull gastropub for big flavours, both on your plate and in your glass. Our attentive staff will welcome you into our relaxed ambience as if you were our old friend. In the kitchen, the team is led by our head chef, Mark Blake. We offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning coffee and traditional sunday lunch, as well as a 3 course set lunch for £14.95, please see our website for further details www.thebullatgreattotham.co.uk.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I would recommend The Bull as a brilliant place to have a function,meal or just a relaxing drink.i can highly recommend it!"
    dined on 10/04/2014
  • "Delicious two course meal. Fresh ingredients. Delightful menu. Service was fast, efficient & friendly. Fab meal out. We will be back again. Thank you!"
    dined on 04/01/2014
  • "Unfortunately the food was disappointing. ALL staff were really nice and it truely is a lovely pub and location."
    dined on 24/11/2013
  • "For the prices on the menu i would haves expected the food to be of a higher quality. Very bland and not at all special. The menu looked very appealing, but was left feeling disappointed with what was served up. Service was excellent though."
    dined on 16/11/2013
  • "The food was very good but the service was excellent."
    dined on 19/10/2013
  • "Sunday evening meant eating early and in the bar! The food was good but the bar was full of late Sunday Lunch parties, lots of children and lots of noise! The service was impeccable however."
    dined on 20/10/2013
  • "My wife and I booked The Bull on a Saturday night for our wedding anniversary. it is local to us, but we had not tried it for over a year. The food was fresh, of very good quality and well cooked and presented. And the service was very good. Our 2 course meal for 2 - with a couple of drinks - came to £55 so reasonable. However, the issue for us is that the ambience (lighting, tables, feel of the room) just was not right. It was a pub/ bistro more than a restaurant. And when we arrived at 7:15pm still families eating in there which did not feel right to us. They do have a "Willow" room which i though we'd booked for "fine dining", but with a cabaret night on we had the pub bistro area instead. May go back some time for a lunch."
    dined on 28/09/2013
  • "Very nice relaxed friendly place with good food and quiet village surroundings."
    dined on 22/09/2013
  • "Food was really good, well presented and great quality. The desserts were fab and there was a great cheese option too. We went foe lunch and took advantage of the set price menu but would definitely go back for dinner or a family lunch. The pub is decorated with a simple elegance and there is a fine dining room attached to the building called the Willow room which based on the pub food quality should be worth a visit too !"
    dined on 24/06/2013
  • "We booked a table for Fathers Day last weekend for the two of us and our little 11 month old. We had a lovely meal. The food was delicious and all freshly prepared. The atmosphere was relaxed and the staff were lovelyamd very accommodating for our little girl. We will definitely be going there again."
    dined on 16/06/2013
  • "Good overall but not consistent throughout the courses. Prawn Cocktail was warm, so was the liver pate, which was quite off putting. Both should be in the fridge not standing prior to orders. Main courses were excellent. Afters were excellent too. Wine average, had better Pinot from Tesco's! Service and venue spot on. Shame we had 3 different people serving us during the evening, all good though. Didn't spoil evening but could have got off to a better start!"
    dined on 31/05/2013
  • "Friendly, good service good choice of menu with local produce used"
    dined on 24/05/2013
  • "This was our first vist to the Bull for an 80th Birthday celebration and could not have picked a better resturant, the food, staff and atmosphere were excellent and shall be returning again very soon. Perhaps next time we will come in the evening and could go into the rear resturnant which looks very nice on the Internet but as we were only 3 people and came at lunch time we had to sit in the bar area but that was not a problem."
    dined on 20/04/2013
  • "A family group of 4 and with a menu predominant with fish choices, still gave sufficient choice for two 12 year olds. The waitress was very friendly and steered us away from the large,chunky chips. The food sizes could have been larger for the price.With a choice of traditonal, pub area plus a larger restaurant with excellent decor. The crab starters were very tasty as was the pork belly. Will now try one of their special events."
    dined on 29/03/2013
  • "Had a relative visiting from Canada and we took him to the Bull, an authentic British pub with fantastic food and character. Delicious burger & sticky toffee pudding to die for! It was our 2nd visit to the Bull & we will definitely be back."
    dined on 11/03/2013
  • "I took my brother here for a Birthday meal and the staff were brilliant. Very attentive, very polite and made us feel really welcome. The food was to die for. A great selection of main meals to choose from and all very creative. I was so impressed that I am planning my birthday meal here with all the family next month. Cannot fault it. Best for miles around and caters for all kinds of occasions."
    dined on 02/03/2013
  • "We waited over 20 minutes for our drinks, having to ask several times. This was an omen of what was to come. The food was very poor quality and lacking in flavour. Worse than that though, was the diabolical service and attitude of the waiting staff: It took them 1.5 hours to come and tell me I could not have my main course! I swapped to a £20 steak for speed (miniscule, gristly & fatty) & they had the cheek to charge me full price for this. We eventually saw the Manager at nearly 10pm, and she just took 2 glasses of wine from the bill (on a table for 4)! She complained of having 2 chefs down in the kitchen and that it had been chaos all night! We were given this info 2 hours after we arrived whilst STILL WAITING FOR MAINS. Never again."
    dined on 16/02/2013
  • "Would highly recomend, we were quite fussy and nothing was too much trouble"
    dined on 01/02/2013
  • "does what it says on the tin - good sunday roast in a pleasant atmosphere, good service and a decent pint"
    dined on 25/11/2012