Hotel in Detail:Just 7 rooms means you are guaranteed an intimate stay at The Bull & The Hide pub and hotel. For a real alternative to the traditional hotels mostly found in this part of London why not stay at a traditional London pub with its own boutique style hotel rooms. The Bull and Hide is a traditional restaurant as well as a pub but with a modern twist in line with the move to trendy gastro pubs. It is actually three entities in one. The Bull is the pub located on the ground floor while The Hide is the restaurant on the first floor with the hotel element being the 7 bedrooms above The Hide.
Each of the seven guest rooms offer air conditioning, flat–screen TV with SKY satellite channels, coffee machine, private bathroom (with toiletries, rain water shower and hairdryer), desk, free WiFi and extra long beds. Your bed will have a goose down duvet.
All bedrooms have their own name which refers to elements of The Bulls past history.
Botolphs room, (After Saint Botolph the patron saint of travellers), Bedlam, Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate Without (without anything lacking), Devonshire Suite (after Devonshire House), The Hush Heath Suite (after the vineyard and winery), Fishers Folly (the name of the house that was built on this site in 1550) and The Oxford (after the 17th Earl of Oxford).
There are two suites that come with a roll top bath and their own balconies.
Some rooms have a seating area.
The pub serves high quality British food alongside an international selection of wines, beers, ales and ciders. The Hide restaurant on the first floor is a fine dining establishment with a 35 seat capacity and the feel of a private members club.
Other features include 24 hour access, an honesty bar and a well stocked pantry open to guests (beer, water, crisps, candy etc.).
Please note there is no lift at the hotel. Hotel is non–smoking.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: London Liverpool Street 211 yards (192 metres), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 0.5 miles (0.8 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 7.4 miles (11.9 km). There are 3 mainline railway stations and 5 tube stops within half a mile (0.8 km).
A superb location in the heart of Londons financial district known as the square mile makes The Bull & The Hide Inn a great choice for something different in this bustling part of London. Located on a small side street off of Bishopsgate which is the main road that runs through the heart of the City of London. Even better is the fact that the major rail station at Liverpool Street is almost opposite the hotel at just 88 yards (80 metres) and a 2 minute walk. The station has a service that runs direct to Stansted Airport although London City Airport is much closer at just 5.7 miles (9.2 km). The area has a good seelction of trendy bars and restauarnts. Close to many places of local interest such as Petticoat Lane (400 year old street market) 316 yards, (288 metres) Old Spitalfields Market 528 yards (482 metres) with its boutiques, food shops, restaurants and bars and the major arts venue at the Barbican Arts Centre at just 0.5 miles (0.8 km). Other places of note include Exchange Square 281 yards, (256 metres) Bank of England 528 yards (482 metres), Monument 0.5 miles (0.8 km), Tower of London 0.6 miles (1.0 km) (1.0 km) and Royal Armouries and Fusiliers Museum 0.6 miles (1.0 km) . Close to many places of local interest such as Petticoat Lane (400 year old street market) 316 yards, (288 metres) Old Spitalfields Market 528 yards (482 metres) with its boutiques, food shops, restaurants and bars and the major arts venue at the Barbican Arts Centre at just 0.5 miles (0.8 km). Other places of note include Exchange Square 281 yards (256 metres), Bank of England 528 yards (482 metres), Monument 0.5 miles (0.8 km), Tower of London 0.6 miles (1.0 km) and Royal Armouries and Fusiliers Museum 0.6 miles (1.0 km).
Bedroom Numbers: 7
Check-in: 11.00 am
Check-out: 15.00 (3 pm)
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.45 out of 5 by 518 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.4 out of 5 from 298 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 68 of 743 for B&Bs / inns in London and rated 4.5 out of 5 from 220 reviews)
Parking:No parking available.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 89% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 4 star hotels is 80%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 254th from 865 London hotels, and 95th of 333 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (0.3 miles, 0.6 km) would be the 4 star Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill, with rates that start from about £113 and which has a 90% guest satisfaction rating. The Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill also offers: free WiFi.
Looking for something near by with a solid past guest score? In that case the 5 Star Batty Langley's seems like it might fit the bill. The Batty Langley's is only 0.3 miles (0.5 km) away. The Batty Langley's has an extremely high guest rating of 96%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 nearest hotels around this area (4-6 Devonshire Row, EC2 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 0.9 miles (1.4 km) radius. The breakdown by star rating is 16 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 19 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 13 three star hotels (average rating 82%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 75%). Top 4 star hotels are Apex London Wall Hotel and the citizenM Tower of London (both 91%). Of the 50 local hotels top rated is Cheval Three Quays Tower of London (5 star) at 99%.
Base Rates: We use base rates as a guide to the hotels starting rates. They do not include special offers and deals though so are just a rough guide. Taking all the hotels in the area together the average starting rate is £124 per night. Rates range from £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 70%) with top rates of £450 at Four Seasons Hotel Trinity Square (5 Star, 98%). Rates broken down by star rating: Five Star average: £185, Four Star average: £113, Three Star average: £75 and Two Star average: £49.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We rank The Bull and The Hide 23rd (joint) of 50 and 10th for the 19 four star hotels in the area. For lowest base rates in the area this hotel ranks 33rd of 50 (14th of 19 four star hotels.). Our ranking for this hotel based on both its rates and its user rating is 22nd of 35 for pure value for money (Z Hotel Shoreditch was top).