The Bull Inn

“An independent, quirky inn with something to suit everyone”



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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Open
Our COVID-19 measures:
We have a one way system. All guests come in one door and are welcomed by a host. All the new guidance and ways of working are explained before guests are seated. There is a one way system for exit. We have gloves and masks available if required by anyone. We have done an extensive outdoor refurbishment to encourage outdoor dining. We are also serving drinks from our side door so guests who don't need to come in the building don't.

Our View

Under the same family ownership since 2007, this rambling 16th-century building with its fine roofline, dormer windows and old coaching courtyard certainly looks like a traditional roadside inn. The interior that blends original oak beams, wooden floors and big fireplaces with funky fabrics, designer wallpapers and bold colours. Study the menus in the bar, perhaps with an East Anglian real ale from Adnams or a small local brewery. Menus evolve with the seasons, with every effort made to reduce ‘food miles’ by sourcing locally. The sticky toffee pudding with rock salt caramel and toffee ice cream is a legendary dessert, and bar meals include classics like fish and chips, curry and Newmarket sausages.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

AA Pick of the Pubs
The Bull Inn
The Street,Barton Mills,MILDENHALL,IP28 6AA


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Prices and payment
  • Main course from: £14
Opening times
  • Closed: false
Food and Drink
  • Micro Brewery Ale

About the area

Discover Suffolk

Suffolk is Constable country, where the county’s crumbling, time-ravaged coastline spreads itself under wide skies to convey a wonderful sense of remoteness and solitude. Highly evocative and atmospheric, this is where rivers wind lazily to the sea and notorious 18th-century smugglers hid from the excise men. John Constable immortalised these expansive flatlands in his paintings in the 18th century, and his artwork raises the region’s profile to this day.

Walking is one of Suffolk’s most popular recreational activities. It may be flat but the county has much to discover on foot – not least the isolated Heritage Coast, which can be accessed via the Suffolk Coast Path. Southwold, with its distinctive, white-walled lighthouse standing sentinel above the town and its colourful beach huts and attractive pier features on many a promotional brochure. Much of Suffolk’s coastal heathland is protected as a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and shelters several rare creatures including the adder, the heath butterfly and the nightjar. In addition to walking, there is a good choice of cycling routes but for something less demanding, visit some of Suffolk’s charming old towns, with streets of handsome, period buildings and picturesque, timber-framed houses.

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