Choose your preferred language. We speak English and 41 other languages.
Most often used by people in the United Kingdom
High Street, Sonning On Thames, Reading, RG4 6UP, United Kingdom – Show map
No booking fees • Save money! Best price guarantee — enter dates to see these prices!
50 properties in Reading
Including hotels, apartments, villas and more.
They speak your language
Bull Inn's staff speak: English
Booking is safe
When you book with us your details are protected by a secure connection.
Food & Drink
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Non-smoking rooms, Non-smoking throughout
15:00 - 22:30 hours
Until 11:00 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 5 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
Hover over the cards for more info.
Based on 154 reviews
Value for money
Show reviews from:
On the banks of the River Thames, The Swan at Streatley is set in a picturesque Berkshire village and dates back to the 1700s.
Score from 252 reviews Good
Nestled in the Chiltern Hills, just north of the River Thames as it winds through Buckinghamshire, The Stag and Huntsman is situated in the picturesque village of Hambleden.
Score from 150 reviews Fabulous
Just 15 minutes' walk from Reading's centre, this stylish hotel offers modern rooms with private bathrooms. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi and full English breakfasts.
Score from 30 reviews Very good
Idyllically situated on the riverbank in the picturesque conservation village of Sonning-on-Thames near Reading, this charming hotel prides itself on friendly and professional service at all times.
Score from 218 reviews Very good
The location is stunning, set along the Thames in a beautiful village.Our stay was in October and we thought it was gorgeous and peaceful. We will return in the Summer to see the Wisteria in full bloom, which will add again to the beauty of this lovely pub and it's location. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming. Dinner was fantastic, the room was spacious and very comfortable, and the bed was to die for ! The full English was perfect for setting us on our way after a lovely stay. We will definitely return. :-)
Quiet situation on lovely location in sleepy village. Attention to detail was good as was food and drinks.
Location, food, ambience
everything was great!
Service and willingness of staff very good. Room a bit cramped but clean.Evening meal lovely.
Breakfast poached eggs had shell in it and tasted of vinegar and a bit mangled. Everything else was very nice
Proximity to Thames Path. Delightful village. Good food.
Bar is busy until closing time so can be a bit noisy.
Gorgeous character pub, terrific meal in restaurant. Nice large bath towels, very friendly staff
Had a slight problem with hit water, however not a huge problem
The parking is not convienient but is easy to overcome, just find a sopt in the village and wander the short distance to the pub if the carpark is full. Its a great place to stay. Food and service was fantastic.
Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. It is a quaint property in a fabulous, tranquil location. Peaceful and very quiet at night. The river is rift there with a beautiful tow path.
The (beautifully decorated) room needed a good clean, but the bathroom was just downright filthy. Pubic hairs in the shower even after I complained begrudgingly and they cleaned it. The towels smelt like stale food. What a shame - it could be stunning.
Pub with character Breakfast Staff friendly
Mildew in bathrooms. No mixer taps in sink Rooms dirty. Carpeting in rooms. Noise from pub Tiny rooms. No space to open suitcase. Major need of spring cleaning and upgrading rooms and bathrooms
Quaint English location and historic building. Staff friendly. Food ok.
Could have been fresher. Communal areas looking very tired.
The stories from Dennis re Jimmy Paige, the Delicious breakfast & the charming room :)
Lovely upgraded room. Very comfortable superking bed. Quiet setting. Great breakfast. Friendly owners. Great location for going to the dinner theatre at Sonning and helpful staff showed us the shortcut through the churchyard.
Had to ask for milk for tea in room . Quickly rectified but meant fresh milk was out in room overnight . If you are going to put sauce in little dishes with teaspoons [which I hate anyway] don't hand over a part used dish from another table when asked for sauce. Minor gripes though in otherwise perfect stay.
This is the second time I have stayed at the Bull, and as before the staff were great, service excellent, and the room well presented. Dinner was absolutely lovely, and the atmosphere is always good. Breakfast was good, quick and efficient service, and again friendly chap doing breakfast. Would highly recommend it to anyone, just wish I was there for pleasure rather than work!
Nothing - apart from the group on the next table to me for dinner!! Know-all chap holding forth on everything - lol !!
Highlights were a very comfy bed and a small but quiet and clean room with tea making ironing board TV and shower. Staff were very friendly, truly excellent food and lovely walks in surrounding rural area. Hop on a mini Reading to Henley cruise just a few minutes walk up the river. Other restaurants nearby and a small theatre round the corner!
Not much to complain about other than we though the room was a little pricey for its modest size. The shower head needed some attention as well,
loved the look of the hotel, bar and food were excellent. nice outside as well.
The bed was unbelievably noisy and unconfortable. Kept us up.
excellent food and close proximity to the thames walk
parking can be a problem
excellent, good value food breakfast in particular was terrific comfortable room with good bathroom very competent, pleasant staff lovely atmosphere
nothing I didn't like
The friendly and accomodating staff. It was just like a second home.
The wi fi need to be rebooted a lot but otherwise no problems.
Room was gorgeous, like a boutique hotel. Breakfast was gorgeous, although poached eggs were hard two days in a row! Staff were friendly and efficient, especially the cleaner who was so sweet!
My fiance asked for his steak medium, and it came blue. He sent it back and it was returned well done! Not sure whether this was a reflection of the chef's abilities or him just getting annoyed at food being sent back!
Predominately adult only, although the few children we did see where made welcome it wasn't obvious that it was a child friendly place. Don't get me wrong we have our own children (10 & 4) but the whole point of our wedding anniversary was to spend it as a couple. Very comfortable as both a hotel and a pub/restaurant .
All the staff were extremely friendly and very welcoming and made our stay so enjoyable. The rooms / beds were very clean and comfortable. The quality and variety of the breakfast was excellent. All of this in a place that is packed full of character. Have already recommended to friends.
Staff helpful, food (dinner and breakfast) good ambiance in bar / restaurant good.. what more could you want .. value for money definitely
This is an excellent place to stay in every regard. Special mention must be made of the breakfast. A wide choice, cooked to order, superb quality only surpassed by the enormous quantity. You will not need lunch.
Location Building Staff Food and drinks
Ensuite was miniscule
What a great find. Just looking for a place to stay at the end of 4 weeks in the UK, a place that gave us good access to Heathrow for our departure. It is beautifully situated on the Thames, Its history is fascinating, the Building is as charming as it looks and the staff as hospitable as we have found anywhere in the UK. The Bed rooms are is style with the building and the beds very comfortable. The plumbing was very functional so a good hot shower we enjoyed. The Bar and Restaurant are right out of "Dick Turpin's" time and the food is excellent and there is a good supply of good ales wines and spirits. Breakfast was first rate and served by some very charming wait staff who made the experience most enjoyable. Next time we would stay a few days as we found ourselves just settling in when it was time to go.
The fact that we only had one night at The Bull Inn
You can get these deals for free by subscribing to our newsletters. You can even choose your favourite destinations to receive personalised deals.
Get started now by entering your email address. We'll instantly send you a link to our Deal Finder!