The Bull Inn - Reading


SquareMeal Review of The Bull Inn - Reading

Hailed as ‘the most fairylike little nook’ by Jerome K Jerome in his travelogue Three Men in a Boat, Sonning has apparently changed little in the last century. Tucked behind the church whose pilgrims it once hosted, the 16th-century Bull is equally well preserved. Arranged around a bench-filled courtyard, the timber-framed, whitewashed building peeks from beneath climbing foliage, while the interior is all crooked ceilings and floors, winding corridors and alcoves crammed with solid wooden dining tables. A good selection of Fuller’s ales arrives from Chiswick, and there’s a compact wine list to back them up. Food focuses on variety rather than high gastronomy, so expect ample pub classics alongside more creative options such as jerk-spiced ham with mustard crème fraîche or pork fillet with Roquefort and apple mash. The Bull’s bedrooms are regularly taken by corporate types working in nearby business parks.

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Cosy, Fun, Traditional
Special Features
Dog friendly, Wheelchair access
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Location for The Bull Inn - Reading

High Street, Sonning-on-Thames,, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 6UP

0118 9693901


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