The Bull Inn

Totnes, Devon
Inn
+44 (0)1803 640040


A cool inn to match Totnes' independent spirit: a buzzy vibe, excellent food, great green credentials and nine stylish bedrooms upstairs

Bedroom

8 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Geetie opened the first organic pub in the world over 20 years ago in London, and she continues to fly the flag for super sustainable cooking and sourcing. Menus, chalked up on the blackboard, change daily. This is fresh, modern cooking at its best: everything is made from scratch, there’s an emphasis on veggie dishes, and the bar snacks are divine (don’t expect bags of crisps here).

This rambling mid-19th century inn has been thoughtfully revived. Inside the feel is welcoming with a good mix of colours, eclectic furniture and local art. Prop up the bar for a glass of something local and organic – we recommend the Negroni; call in for Staff Tea in the early evening – this is what the friendly team will be having for supper.

Tucked upstairs the nine bedrooms (two are dog-friendly, one has a balcony) are as carefully curated as the menus downstairs. Sink into your organic mattress then wander down for breakfast – just baked sourdough, granola, fruit, shakshuka, bacon and rosti.

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We think you'll love

  • Exploring vibrant Totnes
  • The superb food, and knowing its provenance
  • Having a massage in the treatment room
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You should know

  • Rooms 8 and 9 are smaller than the others
  • A couple of rooms have baths as well as showers so ask if that's important for you
  • There are no TVs in the rooms

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Closed
Christmas & Boxing Day
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Lunch from £5. Dinner from £12.50

Pricing

Nightly price
from £100
Damage deposit
No
4 Doubles
From £100
4 Twin/doubles
From £100

Accommodation

Reviews

This is such a bold and big hearted project that deserves to be a huge success. You have to admire the ambition and dedication to sustainability. But doing it in such a creative and welcoming way. The whole team really care about not just what they're doing, but how and why. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay, a delicious dinner and a breakfast to set up a day of doing... We left inspired!

Tom, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

Totnes is Devon's hippy haven with a smorgasbord of independent shops, a cinema and weekend foodie markets. There's also a tempting vineyard, a sturdy Norman castle and a mass of fine Tudor buildings, and, of course, heaps of outdoor activities.

Local points of interest from Geetie Singh-Watson

  • Totnes has a great high street, full of great independent shops. We have me&east, Drift Records, Zero Waste, Small Folk and Colony to name just a few of our faves.
  • We are not far from the beach or the moor. We are lucky to have some of the best beaches in Europe on our doorstep. Or if you prefer your water not so salty you can wild swimming on the moor, or go canoeing on the river dart
  • Totnes has a vibrant social scene; Totnes cinema is a fab minute walk, or if live music and dancing is more your thing there is the Barrel House just round the corner. Oh and we have LOTS of festivals and events to check out.
  • Walking and hiking are big around here. The SW Coastal path and Dartmoor offer amazing vistas and sunsets year round.
  • We have an amazing food and drink scene.

Introducing

Geetie Singh-Watson

Geetie grew up on a commune in Herefordshire where much thought was given to our impact on the planet. After going into the restaurant trade she was disillusioned by the lack of a sustainable ethos and soon paved the way for a string of organic pubs. She was awarded an MBE for Services to the Organic Pub Trade in 2009. She's very involved with The Bull and you're looked after by a great team.