stars and stripes
"When I first arrived in England, I struggled to find a modern British pub.
For about a week I stumbled onto places named after kings’ and queens’ body parts and thought I was forever doomed to a menu of fish and chips along with commercial beer.
Then I found The One Bull, a pub in the historic heart of Bury St Edmunds, which offers fresh, seasonal food, award-winning wine and ale brewed at a nearby craft brewery.
I found everything I could possibly want in a gastropub..."
bury free press
"Sitting with a plate of culinary delights resembling fine dining, you have to pinch yourself you're sitting in what was a spit-and-sawdust ale tavern frequented by monks of Bury St Edmunds' Abbey. But unlike other converted historic pubs now focusing on their food, The One Bull has stuck to the product which it became renowned for; its ale..."
east anglian daily times
"One of Britain's oldest drinking establishments is celebrating after taking home the title of Britain's Best Wine Pub... At The Great British Pub Awards ceremony, in London't Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, the pub received high praise, beating strong competition from across the country..."
the publican's morning advertiser
A mention for us in this guide to Syrah/Shiraz by freelance wine writer and consultant Matt Walls.
bury free press
"Historically The One Bull may be Bury St Edmunds’ oldest pub, selling the monk’s ale to the townsfolk, brewed in the Abbey next door. Now it is more famed for its strong wine list, good food and relaxed clean environment."
"The One Bull pub and restaurant has the best bar snack you’ll ever taste — pork crackling and apple sauce — and fabulous main courses (£10.50 to £17)."
the daily mirror
"We also had a splendid lunch the following day at the One Bull, a revamped historic pub which is fast becoming one of the most popular haunts in Bury thanks to its restaurant quality, and locally sourced and very reasonably priced menu."
bury free press
"I’m not sure about you, but when I make the effort to go out for a meal, I want excellent service, great food and a sense that other people are enjoying themselves at the place I’ve chosen, writes Barry Peters.
The gem that is The One Bull on Angel Hill, in Bury St Edmunds, offers all of those and more."
harpers wine & spirit
"For a healthy selection of wines by the glass, look no further than The One Bull in Bury St Edmunds, where everything on the list is available as a single serve."
"After visiting The One Bull (and I would also give it an award for its sandwich menu, which is short and almost perfect), I can’t help but think we’d all know a lot more about wine if others took this approach, too.
The beauty of this list isn’t so much the wines on it as the way it’s written, offering the opportunity for play and experimentation. Wines are arranged by style, so a white might be, 'dry, crisp, fresh', or 'aromatic & herbaceous' or 'full flavoured, fruity, big' (which sounds a bit like something from a Carry On film but I presume is intended to cover new world chardonnays and the like)."
The Independent on Sunday did a local feature in October 2008 and named us as one of three places to eat in Bury St Edmunds.