COSY & WHOLESOME
At the end of the day, what we all really like is the cosiness and wholesomeness of a pub when the weather cools down. The inviting atmosphere of the fires, the chit-chat, the murmur of the guests in the air, the feels-so-good food and a pint… a space where you feel comfortable and at ease.
Are you looking for something that extra bit special this Christmas? Families and friends can make magical memories with the special events at The Bull: opera, magician, live music and the wholesome Festive Set Menu. Plus private dining room, private parties in the festive barn, tasting menu experience and much more…
MASTERCLASS IN SMOKEHOUSE COOKING
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 Bull 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. Pair your favourite meat, chicken or fish with one of the many rotating beers – local craft beers, Kentish cider and ales plus specials from Iron Pier, Westerham, Siren and Pressure Drop brewery.
FESTIVE FOOD & DINING
At the end of the day, what we all really like is a cosy and festively decorated pub·for festive family meals. The cosiness, the chit-chat, the murmur of the guests in the air, the feels-so-good food and a pint… This is what The Bull is all about when the temperature goes down; with wood-burning fires, sink-in velvety sofas and our all-cooked-in-house festive menu. Read more.
OPERA & MAGIC
For those of you who are in the ‘let’s do something different this year’ mood, you are in the right place. There are four very different dine and entertainment evenings at The Bull that will tick the boxes. A magical opera night with virtuoso high mezzo soprano Kathleen Linton-Ford; the specialist in close-up slight magic, Adam Smith; and Java Jive, the contagious duo with their cool 1930’s songs with a vintage vibe. Resident guitarist Paul Malsom will also be playing background rock, blues and jazz, with some Christmas numbers thrown in for good measure. Read more.
NEW FOR 2023
You can have the whole place for you and your party
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 11 couples, double ensuite bedrooms 11, restaurant, bar, terrace, glasshouse, food, table wine, full English breakfast, late bar, adults only. View details here.
“I had so much fun preparing this tasting event for one of our dearest clients: 11 courses, 11 wines, 10 guests. Throwing myself into my passions for fine food and fine wines… But it was the exclusive and intimate gathering itself that made this event truly special. Ten guests, brought together by a shared appreciation for food, good company, and delicious wines”. Read the details.
Monday and Tuesday
6.00 – 9.00 pm
Wednesday to Friday
12.00 – 2.30 pm / 6.00 – 9.00 pm
12.00 – 9.00 pm
12.00 – 6.00 pm
All week until 11pm. Sundays until 9.30pm
Thursday 24th August
Bank Holiday Monday 28th August
FRIDAYS AND SUNDAYS
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 30/6, 14/7, 28/7… Sunday 9/7, 23/7, 6/8 and so on…
25th August Friday Bank Holiday weekend – Blues Extravaganza – Paul Malsom and Davide Sittinieri with special guest Matt Bullard. From 7pm. Admission free.
Embrace the ultimate comfort roast at The Bull
On Sundays, the traditional roast with 5 options of roast (beef, pork, lamb, chicken and vegetarian) all sourced from local farms. High-quality meat generously served with homemade gravy, roasted vegetables, freshly baked Yorkshire pudding. Plus fish and vegetarian dishes, steaks, burgers, smokehouse menu, classic pub favourites, wholesome desserts and exciting beers.
FLAVOUR AND QUALITY
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 WINTER WEDDING
A winter wedding can be a magical and romantic affair, filled with cozy decorations in a 14th century historic inn, a rustic barn-style ceremony room. November/December 2023 and February/March 2024. £120 to £140 per person. Contact our wedding coordinators, they will love to show you the venue and discuss our wedding packages. Please call us on 01732 789 800.
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.
THE BUTTERY & GLASSHOUSE
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.
WEDDING WOW FACTOR WINNER 2023
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.
ENJOY THE SURROUNDINGS
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.