The One Bull
25 Angel Hill
Bury St Edmunds
Telephone: 01284 848220
Nearby car parks
There isn’t any parking at the pub but there are several public car parks nearby. Parking is free after 3pm on Tuesdays.
Angel Hill Car park (0.1 miles – 1 min walk)
Lower Baxter Street (0.2 miles – 3 min walk)
Ram Meadow Car Park (0.3 miles – 5 min walk)
Opening hours are…
Monday to Thursday 12:00 to 23:00
Friday & Saturday 12:00 to 00:00
Sunday 12:00 to 18:00
Food is served…
Monday to Friday 12:00 to 14:30 / 18:00 to 22:00
Saturday 12:00 to 22:00
Sunday lunch 12:00 to 16:30
Children are welcome before 6pm in the bar and 8pm in the restaurant but evenings are strictly for over 18’s.
Type of Restaurant: Traditional high end pub food
Type of Food: Good selection of high quality seasonal pub food
“Serving good food and drink at sensible prices in a relaxed, friendly and clean environment”.
The One Bull on Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds was the latest place that Gladys & Charlie visited on their quest to find the best restaurants in and around the local area.
A belated visit, for although living in Suffolk for more than 33 years we had visited the historic pub restaurant for drinks we had never eaten there although our friends, family and work colleagues had recommended it as a great eatery.
Back in 2017 there had been a horrific fire in the shop next door and the One Bull suffered water damaged and was closed for 125 days. Refurbished and repaired it re-opened in February 2018.
Our colleagues Derek & Layla met us on Friday night and the four of us had a pre- meal drink in the comfortable lounge area. I tried some of their own real ale from the Brewshed Brewery which is part the independently owned family business which includes five other Suffolk pubs. Gladys had half of Aspalls. There was a lovely early evening buzz, busy in the bar area and busy in the restaurant.
I have rarely encountered such an enthusiastic waitress as Elspeth, who had a real grasp of what was on the menu, which is so refreshing.
We were very eclectic in our choices. Gladys ordered the Ham Hock Scotch Egg with Piccalilli (£6.50) as a starter followed by Calves Liver, Bacon, Bubble & Squeak, Roast Carrots with Onion Gravy. (£18.00) Leila ordered the Cod Cheek Scampi, Crushed Peas and Tartare Sauce (£7.00) to start followed by the veggie Mushroom Wellington, Red Cabbage, Roast Parsnips and Gravy (£15.00).
Derek and I both ordered Grilled Sardines, Salsa Verde with Toast (£6.50) he then chose the Chicken & Chorizo Pie, Mash and Buttered Greens (£15.50) as a main course. According to Elspeth we all chose well but my own meal was a real star in my eyes. I ordered the Hake Fillet, Chorizo & Mussel Chowder (£17.50).
Within a short period we were moved to our table and ordered a bottle of wine from the award winning wine list. We were impressed not only in the choice of wines but also the way that the choices were displayed from 125ml, 175ml, 500ml carafe 750ml bottle and a Tasting Flight (a choice of 50ml of each of the wines displayed on the wine list). We ordered a bottle of the Spanish white , the Rioja Blanco, El Coto, Viura, Rioja, Spain, 2018 (£19.50) which was excellent.
The food was presented very nicely with good helping of everything on each plate. The Ham Hock Scotch Egg that Gladys had was the real star of the starters but in fairness we were all very happy with our choices. The main courses were equally well presented and very good portions. The portions were so good that none of us could eat a sweet and there is an equally sumptuous choice of sweet to be found on their menu.
The final bill came to £118.10 and we left Elspeth and her colleagues a reasonable tip. They deserved it the service was excellent and the food very good value..
I think we all concurred that the quality, presentation and service were above the normal standards that we would have expected from a pub/restaurant. There is a flexibility of space at the One Bull that allows for a drinkers Pub with snacks and a good quality restaurant set well away from the bar.
We really enjoyed our Friday night out and will certainly return to The One Bull.
Gusto Pronto Limited has five pubs and a craft brewery in and around Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. The pubs are all individual but linked by their passion for great food, drink and service. They are proud to be a totally independent, family owned business. The pubs are owned by Gusto Pronto Ltd and the brewery is owned by Brewshed Ltd.
Fully refurbished February 2018
The horrific fire next door at Cycle King in 2017