Expect table service, exciting beers and that smell of smokehouse synonymous with British summers – you will feel like you are on holidays. At the rear of The Bull, the Glasshouse makes a great weather-proof destination, thanks to its retractable arched roof, sliding doors, sleek glass and cool metallics. Lavish yourself and book a table in the cosy restaurant or a spot for an alfresco dine in the suntrap courtyard.


The Bull has serious pedigree when it comes to smokehouse cooking: it was them who kick-started the trend in Kent 8 years ago when a half-tonne wood-burning Texan smoker landed in the kitchen in Wrotham. On the non-smoked side of the menu, meat eaters will love the Scottish ex-dairy steaks dry-aged for 6 weeks packed with flavour and marbling while the signature Bull Burger has no equal, made from 100% aged rib eye meat and a pinch of salt & pepper.



6 to 9pm


12noon to 2.30pm and 6 to 9pm

Saturday  12noon to 9pm

Sunday  12noon to 8pm

Drinks served until 10pm. Fridays and Saturdays until 11pm



Resident guitarist Paul Malsom plays every other Sunday from 1pm and every other Friday from 7pm. Contact us on 01732 789 800 to confirm gigs’ dates. Friday 2nd June and 16th June. Sunday 28th May and 11th June and so on…


Depending on which mood strikes, there are comfortable garden sofas you can enjoy your drinks and dinner or pub garden tables on the terrace. The full restaurant is always set-up for an indoors alternative when the weather is not generous. On Sundays, the traditional roast with five options of high-quality British meats is generously served with three seasonal vegetables, golden roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and the homemade gravy.


The latest menu includes what The Bull does best, dishes that have now become classics thanks to an eclectic range of flavours – from prime English cuts of meat smoked over English oak and carefully-sourced hot smoked salmon to the Korean chicken wings. The half chicken ‘melt like butter’ after 2 hours of the smoking treatment. While our in-house barbecue sauce and tomato ketchup get the smoked treatment.


The Buttery and Glasshouse at The Bull Hotel welcome you to a Midsummer Night’s Wedding Open Evening on 21st and 22nd June during the Summer solstice, a time of celebration of love, life and new beginnings.

For centuries, civilizations have celebrated this time of the year as the ‘marriage between day and night’. A belief that it is lucky to wed in the month of ‘June’ stems from the ritual of honouring the summer solstice. Even the term ‘honeymoon’ is thought to originate from a pagan reference to the midsummer moon and the fermented honey, or mead that a newly-wedded couple would drink as part of their nuptials.

Read more on the weddings website.


Forget the pressure to set up the venue 2 hours before your wedding starts. Forget driving home at midnight on your wedding day. Forget looking for accommodation for your closest ones.

It is included in our wedding packages the use of the venue from 12noon the day before the wedding until 12noon the day after plus one bedroom for the couple and 10 for their guests.

We invite you to our Open Evenings to meet the wedding coordinators and some of our favourite suppliers. Read more on the weddings website.


Hidden behind the 14th-century The Bull Hotel, forming a unique Kentish courtyard, The Buttery & Glasshouse is totally unexpected, causing that spontaneous first reaction: “Wow!”. Merging contemporary and traditional, highlighting and enhancing the difference in style, era and the materials used in each building, the venue is a source of surprise and admiration.


The Buttery & Glasshouse impressed the judges: “A stylish, contemporary wedding space that really has the wow factor. The juxtaposition of styles, lighting and brilliant use of space is a unique option that couples would love. The creativity of the venue supported by great food options and a dedicated team are very impressive.”


Stay overnight in one of the 11 boutique ensuite bedrooms and enjoy a farm-house style full English breakfast in the morning. In fact, since The Bull is so cosy and welcoming, why not stay for the whole weekend? There is a variety of individually designed bedrooms, from single rooms to family rooms.


The Bull Hotel is an excellent base from which to discover the open countryside and many attractions that Kent has to offer. It is also conveniently located for those making the crossing to/from France, breaking a long journey or wanting to get out of (or into) the city, as London Victoria is just forty minutes by train.

NEW FOR 2023

You can have the whole place for you and your party

An indulgent escape to the Kentish countryside. Book The Bull Hotel entirely for gathering with friends for a reunion, business getaway, holidaying with family, or meeting up to celebrate a special anniversary. With chefs cooking for you plus bar and waiting staff – the whole inn exclusively for your group. From £3,750, all inclusive.

Sleeps 22, double bedrooms 11, restaurant, bar, terrace, glasshouse, food, table wine, full English breakfast, late bar, adults only.

Prime dates available for 2023

For more information please email