We visit a refurbished pub that's so busy we felt we were missing out

The Bulls HeadThe Bulls Head
The Bulls Head
I had to pay a visit and see what the hype was all about...

The Bulls Head in East Leake has had a full refurbishment after new owners took over the former pub that had to close.  They opened on August 14, and since then have remained busy and the talking point of this little village. 

I had to pay a visit and see what the hype was all about as after walking past and seeing The Bulls Head in East Leake so busy, even on a Monday evening, I felt like I was missing out. 

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Walking into the venue it was a lot bigger than I thought it looked from the outside, the interior was cosy with a nature theme. 

With its low-lighting and large blossom trees as the main décor, wooden beams, an open log fire and settees offered a more relaxed seating style in one area of the pub while also providing some outside seating.  

The concept of the venue makes it feel like you’re not in East Leake. 

The food and drink were reasonably priced however I found the service was slightly slow and there was some confusion with payments being mixed up, but this was clearly down to staff being new and only being open a few weeks.  

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I had the sliders trio of burgers (£16.00) with a side of their house slaw and chips which came in a plant pot, seemingly a nod to the décor of the restaurant.  

The trio included mini sliders of their pit burger, Cajun chicken burger and pulled pork which was delicious and a good way to try a few things in one dish.  

Their menu has something for everybody from classic dishes like fish and chips (£16.00) to katsu chicken (£15.00) and wood fire pizzas (starting from £9).  

The big yakitori sticks which came with a selection of two sides was the one thing I wish I got as they proved to be a popular dish with people and isn’t something I see offered too often in other restaurants.  

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I was spoilt for choice! The drinks appeared to be of a high standard too with some cocktails coming with candy floss or in a bathtub. 

I stuck with my classic Gin and Lemonade but with plans to return to try all the cocktails and more items on their food menu.  

The Bull's Head East Leake is open 7 days a week from 12pm until 12am every day.  

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