Visited on a sunny afternoon, pleasant to sit outside and not disturbed by the traffic which is unusual for any London pub. Inside was tastefully done, with hops drying out. Great own collection and a good decent selection of guests too. Food looked pretty good as well!
Visited to taste som beers from London Brewing Co. Had a few of them, served with a smile and in good condition. Bull is a modern brewpub, in 2 storages, very cosy and friendly atmosphere. They do food as well, pubfood with a twist, and not the cheapest :-).. Besides beers on tap, they have a nice bottle selection as well, mainly foreign beers. For sure worth a visit..
A nice pub which brews itís own beers including seasonals. While leaning more towards food they do welcome drinkers. I suspect the food is of higher quality than the beers, which are certainly not in the same league as Dark Star or Oakham !
I had a very nice visit here on a Wednesday afternoon/evening after a jaunt from Hampstead over the heath to Kenwood house and then to this place. Tried their beers and food and while the beers were rather alright, they lacked a bit of flair. They did go well with their food though. Salad was especially good and plentiful while the sandwich was a bit lean on the cold-smoked salmon. Also, a bit surprised that it was cold-smoked since the menu mentioned smoked salmon only. Service was excellent. The lady behind the bar was eager to tell me about their food and beers and show the place around. Took me to see the brewer and the kit without even asking. Selection wasnít that good. About four of their own on tap, the others were good beers, but mostly fairly regular stuff like Brooklyn lager or Paulaner Weisse.
Overall, The Bull is a great place to visit. Highgate is a lovely neighbourhood, and this pub fits in well. Itís upscale while still pubby, and the range of beers on tap and [even more so] in bottle is impressive. The only downside is that the house beers, from London Brewing Co., are quite average - at best; at worst, theyíre amateurish. I tried four on my visit and none were really great. A few were fine, a few seemed to be lacking condition. Nevertheless, this is a nice pub and Iím hopeful that the quality of the beers will improve. The food on offer looks pretty good, although I didnít eat on my visit. Iíll be sure to check back on this place.
Friendly, bustling brewpub with a decent selection of other beers on cask, keg and bottle. Staff were helpful and reasonably knowledgeable. Didnít try the food although the menu looked good. Iíd go back if I was in the area.
caesar (370) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | December 19, 2012
Nice restaurant/brewpub in a classy area of London. I tried some of their own beers, which were ok middle of the road brews. Food was very nice, tried a small fish platter. Decent service.
Enjoyed many an evening at The Bull. A lovely brewpub located in leafy (and hilly) Highgate. While technically a brewpub, the brewing kit is tiny and neatly tucked away in the restaurant kitchen! Speaking of which, the food is the drawcard here...lovely dishes, especially the spicy pulled pork. The house brews are rough around the edges, but drinkable nonetheless. Definitely recommend the trek to North London.