The Bull is one of my favourite hotels in the UK. It has a bit of a shabby chic vibe, a bit of boho, a friendly welcome, a pretty courtyard and fabulous food!
Let’s start with the rooms. They are all individually styled and a lot of thought has clearly gone into comfort. This time we had room 104 which has a free standing bath and a four poster. Perfect for chilling out. The Bramley toiletries supplied are proper botanicals with a real essential oil hit.
The bed is huge, with a really snuggly appeal, a comfortable mattress and the softest velvety throw at the bottom which I was tempted to take home!
The bathroom has plenty of space with a proper walk in power shower, thick fluffy towels and bathrobes for lounging.
The hotel’s courtyard is just perfect for pre dinner drinks, morning coffee and lunch al fresco. The planting is really colourful and well thought out – not just a few petunias in a tub, but an explosion of colour and a good variety of plants.
Breakfast is a real treat. During our three day stay, I had smoked salmon and scrambled egg, the full English, and on the final day, kippers. There is ample fresh fruit, Dorset honey, Dorset cereals and pastries. The apple juice is locally pressed too.
Dinner in the restaurant is a relaxed affair. Both Steve and I chose fish as a main, but there are plenty of other options including some interesting veggie dishes.
If you’re looking for a Dorset break, you won’t go far wrong here!