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The Bull, Sittingbourne

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32 High Street
Newington
Postal town: Sittingbourne
ME9 7JP
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Michael Cox left this review about The Bull Inn

I visited this today. My parents ran it in the 60's and 70's, and put a lot of work into its renovations. It was the top pub in the village, and drew customers from far and wide. Today, I could barely recognise it. However, the new landlord has identified the tasks ahead of him, and is determined to gradually make changes and lift the place.
I hope he succeeds!

On 5th June 2014 - rating: 3
[User has posted 4 recommendations about 4 pubs]


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Dave Thomas left this review about The Bull Inn

15-18 years ago this was a welcoming, friendly family pub serving nice meals and showing all the attributes of a great local village pub. Since those owners left the pub has gone downhill at an alarming rate under a succession of incompetent 'managers'. This month, March 2013, the pub was laughingly advertising 'Under New Management' which was indistinguishable from the old management. Its got to be the worst pub I've ever been in, with the exception of a bar in Tirana, Albania which at least was clean though poor. The Bull was so cold the barman was wearing an anorak behind the bar (while also also eating his spaghetti dinner at the bar as he was serving). The log fires were out, beer pumps were out of action, the whole place had a Death Wish. With the harsh lighting of bare bulbs hanging from the ceiling it looked like an STD clinic with a busy quota of customers sitting at the bar discussing their ailments. The adjacent rooms were stacked up with old furniture, the Ladies was boarded up, the Gents cistern was leaking over the floor and bits of old timber were laying on the patio waiting to be fed into the (non-existent) wood fire.
Its such a shame because as the only pub in the village, under proper ownership, management and investment it could be a lovely family pub as it has a large car park, snug bars, beer garden and lots of potential!

On 21st March 2013 - rating: 1
[User has posted 7 recommendations about 7 pubs]


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Brian Moore left this review about The Bull Inn

This pub is probably the worst I have ever visited. As a local, I have little choice as all the others have closed over the years; why this one survived I shall never know. The decor is old and tatty, the cleaner has obviously been off sick for a while and the staff couldnt care less. They are either outside smoking or are upstairs watching tv. Most of the regulars havent got a job to go to and they spend all day getting stuck into wkd's or cider. By 6pm the place is full of wasters and their kids and the language is unbeleivable. The staff say nothing about it and set a bad example, when they can be bothered to make an appearance. The few old locals have been driven out and prefer to stay at home. This is a managed pub and they have obviously decided that the lowest common demoninator is their target market. Who wants to listen to foul language with a blaring juke while drinking cheap beer? Plenty of locals, obviously. The beer is often whatever's cheap, Whitstable Brewey offerings dont have the best rep, and I wouldnt vouch for the quality of anything in this place. And it has the most disgusting toilets you will ever find.

On 25th June 2012 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 8 recommendations about 8 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by E TA
Newington, 0.33 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Rainham (Kent), 3.07 miles, 59 min walk (show)
Kemsley, 3.77 miles, 1 hr 12 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
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  • Beer Garden : No last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Darts : Yes last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Function Room : No last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Real Ale : No last updated 05 August 2018 by E TA
  • Real Cider : No last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
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