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Ye Olde One Bull, Bury St Edmunds - pub details

Address: 25, Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1UZ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4230) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Bury St. Edmunds (0.5 miles), Thurston (4.3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.2/10 (rated by 26 users)
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user reviews of Ye Olde One Bull, Bury St Edmunds

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Sadly the last of only 4 pubs I had to check into during a visit last weekend - but a wise choice. Although perhaps the interior of the Bull jars somewhat with one's expectations of it from the outside, it was smart, and despite its clear orientation towards the modern and the wine-bar aesthetic, the beer is what it's all about.

Cask-wise there is an excellent spread of ale, including rare Brewshed offerings (the Pale here was simply excellent - refreshing on a hot afternoon without being anodyne). All drinnks were served efficiently and with a smile by the barmaid.

I should make mention of food too, as although I didn't take any lunch here (already stuffed myself with chicken and chips elsewhere), what I observed from both the menu and the dishes as they emerged from the kitchen looked positive. I wouldn't mind coming back some day to try it out for size.

I think there was a garden to the rear which was busy with sun-seekers, though we stayed at the front, making usage of the comfy leather seating. A great place to get 'intimate' with someone over a glass of wine or beer I'd say.

Have a care with the two floor-to-ceiling glass panels set in the wall separating the bar from the seating area though - one of our number mistook the crystal-clear glass for an open doorway and walked straight into it, happily not shattering the pane or incurring any injury (other than to his pride perhaps), but spilling lots of his beer down the glass! The barmaid swiftly attended to it as if to suggest that it might not have been the first time it had happened.

All in all, perhaps a little antiseptic for those who prefer their pubs more trad, but otherwise, a bit of a mecca for beer and grub lovers.
TWG - 15 Aug 2012 17:47
Had lunch here - very well presented and cheap and excellent pint of Milestone - recommended
GRS40 - 13 Mar 2012 13:41
First visit to this pub last weekend. 4 beers on, including 2 from Brewshed. The Pale Ale was excellent and just right at lunchtime. Good food, too, good service and comfortable seats. The only downside was the number of people drinking at the bar so it's difficult to get served, but to be fair, 2 chaps moved out of our way and someone passed my wife the wine list, so fair play. Why do people block the bar so much and why do staff not do something about it. A minor moan, but needs making. Overall, though, a very enjoyable pub and will be back.
metrology_man - 24 Oct 2011 08:54
As the Brewshed Brewery tap doesn't open until 1700 (the former Ipswich Arms) if you want to try the beers this is your best bet. A lovely old inn more foody but staff were friendly and happy for people just to drink. 3 Brewshed beers on offer all in good nick. About a 10 mins fast walk from Bury st Edmunds rundown and tatty station.
Hodge1 - 20 Sep 2011 09:36
A very nice airey and busy pub but it does have a hotel bar feel to it as mentioned by Stallywag .3 beers on draught, a nice wine selection and the food smelt good aswell. As said above a very busy pub with a mixed but sturdy looking cliental. Definetly worth a visit along with the Beerhouse.
lezford - 6 Mar 2011 19:32

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