Since taking over The Bull in the historic village of Wrotham in 2008, Martin has transformed the 600-year-old coaching inn to a destination country hotel with a highly regarded restaurant whose menu is matched with perfect wines.
Our lunch and evening restaurant menus are available Tuesday-Saturday. Our Smokehouse bar menu is available Monday-Sunday
In the restaurant, the menu has been completely revamped by a talented team of chefs (Adam, Rowan and Bradley) led by Head Chef James and Executive Chef Adam. The award-winning modern British menu makes delicious use of the highest quality seasonal produce from the wealth of fantastic local Kentish producers. The Kentish credentials stretch to the drinks menu too with the best wines, beers and ales selected from local vineyards and artisan breweries including Chapel Down, Dark Star and The Old Dairy Brewery.
Are you ready for a new dining experience? Our Executive Chef Adam Turley, trained by Michel and Alain Roux, has designed a brand new menu for The Bull restaurant. A true feast for all the senses using the finest ingredients, prepared and cooked to the highest standards and with immaculate presentation, the new lunch and evening menus are a must-try! Available Tuesday-Saturday, booking is essential!
Skin Contact Wine - Is Orange the new White?
Orange wines are essentially white wines made as if they were reds, with the grapes left in contact with the skins for prolonged periods, even up to six months. These wines have a deeper hue, a more intense aroma and more complex flavours, they are incredibly versatile wines which pair exceptionally well with food. For this reason, Orange wines are increasing in popularity and can now be found on the wine lists of some of London's top restaurants, and, of course, here at The Bull! Martin has been sampling these intriguing wines and has found two excellent options to get you started. Read more
Bringing you the very best ingredients - Martin's mission to bring the finest cheeses to the table
Buying cheese is a serious business.
We've always been proud to have a really decent cheese board here at The Bull but I've been having a few cheese supplier issues this year. It's a bit like supermarket online delivery substitutes, you order what you want and then they turn up and say sorry, no but we've sent this unwanted, random selection instead! No good when you're at home and it's no good for our restaurant!
So when I was in a restaurant in London recently tasting some amazing cheeses, I seized the opportunity and with a bit of probing managed to find out the name of the supplier. When I gave them a ring, the conversation took an unexpected turn. 'Can I buy some of your cheeses' I asked, to which they said 'Well that depends, we need to meet you and see if your establishment is appropriate for our cheese'! Wow, these people really do take their cheese seriously.
Off I went to London for an interview and cheese tasting. I'm delighted to say we passed the test with flying colours and the result is that we now have a spectacular selection for our new and improved cheese board, with some of the most amazing cheeses I have ever tried.
Highlights of the collection are a top-quality Munster, a rich and meaty Beaufort and a fruity, nutty Gruyere. Bring on the vintage tawny port...
London blogger Connie Consumes visited The Bull for a gourmet escape to the country, read all about it!