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The Bull, Bishopsgate, EC2

4-5 Devonshire Row
EC2
EC2M 4RH
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Bull

Operated by Hush Heath Hospitality ,I missed the dining and hotel part of the operation and went for a beer in the small ground floor room.It's very near Liverpool Street station and will always have a transient customer base,the interior is unremarkable apart from an exposed brick wall to the left side,a copper faced bar and a central chandelier.The flatscreen was showing Strictly while muzak was blaring out.Bar blockers abounded and the choice from the 4 handpumps was Doom Bar,London Pride,St Austell Tribute and Pin-Up Brewery Gold Rush (Mosaic Golden Ale),dull NBSS 2.Wine is supplied by Balfour Wines which is in someways connected to the pub owners but it looked very expensive and punters were swilling lager or the dull real ale.
No reason to revisit,there are far better option close by.

On 21st November 2019 - rating: 4
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Tris C left this review about The Bull

Much as described below with a fairly modern décor-free 'steam punk' interior using limestone and bare brick with a bar fronted with shiny copper sheeting held on by multiple hex bolts; lager founts are matching shiny copper - the interior says more 'restaurant' rather than pub, though the restaurant 'The Hide' is upstairs. The crowd - such is it was - in here was younger than in the neighbouring Magpie and was certainly better mannered.
A friendly barman was serving up Tyne Banks' Bull Pale Ale, Shepherd Neame's Master Brew, Yorkshire Brewery's Mr. Chubb's Lunchtime Bitter and Good Old Boy at £2.20 a half and OK.
I'd come here again if I had to and certainly out of preference to the Magpie, but realistically I would in general go out of my way not to drink in this immediate area as I think it's one of London's worst drinking destinations.

On 19th August 2016 - rating: 4
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Bull

Down one of the narrow lanes opposite Liverpool Street station, this is a smart, modernised single room pub doing a brisk post-work trade on my mid-week visit. A door with an etched glass pane bearing the pub's name above it, leads you into a rectangular bare boarded room with the servery along the rear wall. The bar has a dark wood counter with metal frontage and there is a smart, part mirrored, contemporary bar back. Banquette seating runs around most of the walls, supplemented by standard chairs and some low padded stools. Walls are a mix of bare brick, low wood panelling and marble effect with minimal effort put into the décor, although the overall effect is not as bland as you might expect given the distinct lack of visual stimulation. In fact, the only items of note in the entire room were the large decorative chandelier hanging from the centre of the ceiling and a large neon sign to the rear indicating the direction of 'The Hide Dining Rooms'. Music played quietly throughout my visit and there was a separate stretch of bar counter to the left which had a very tempting display of sausage rolls, scotch eggs and other such classic bar snacks for those not wanting to make use of the formal dining room.
There were four ales on the bar when I arrived - Twickenham Naked Ladies and Sundancer, Vale Red Kite and Tynebank The Bull, which I presumed was a house beer. I tried a pint of the latter, which came in at a pretty hefty £4.40, but it was in decent enough condition and served by a very smartly dressed, polite barman.
This is a compact little bar and I can imagine there are times when it becomes unbearably overcrowded, but I found it quite easy to settle down here and enjoy a good pint of beer. There isn't really all that much here to grab your attention and I do feel that there are a number of better pubs nearby, but this is a good place to know about and I'm sure I'll pop in again to see what they've got on the bar.

On 23rd May 2016 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
London Liverpool Street, 0.15 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Moorgate, 0.44 miles, 8 min walk (show)
London Fenchurch Street, 0.51 miles, 9 min walk (show)
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21st Nov 2019, 16:55
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
 
21st Nov 2019, 11:24
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  • Accommodation : Yes - 7 rooms. - last updated 19 August 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 02 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 02 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 02 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 19 August 2016 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 27 December 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 May 2015 by . Wittenden
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : No last updated 02 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 02 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 23 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 19 August 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 18 May 2015 by . Wittenden
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 18 May 2015 by . Wittenden
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 23 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
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