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article imageSizzling steaks at The Bull: Review Special

By Tim Sandle     Jan 8, 2016 in Food
Saint Albans - The Bull in Wheathampstead is renowned for its hand-cut, 30-day aged British steaks. The pub is located in a picturesque English village.
On the look out for tasty meals in charming places, with an average price tag, Digital Journal visited The Bull in the village of Wheathampstead, which is located close to St. Albans in Hertfordshire, U.K. The pub is part of the Miller and Carter group and it specializes in various steak cuts.
The rear of The Bull pub in Wheathampstead. The building is some 500 years old.
The rear of The Bull pub in Wheathampstead. The building is some 500 years old.
The pub is an old building (Tudor, dating back 500 years), located close to a river and various shops selling craft goods, such as handmade bespoke jewelry. The pub is also close to the Lea Valley Trail.
The view outside The Bull pub in Wheathampstead: a charming English village.
The view outside The Bull pub in Wheathampstead: a charming English village.
On arriving at the pub, our party of four entered a charming bar area. Here a selection of real ales, among other drinks, were being served.
The charming bar in The Bull Pub  Wheathampstead.
The charming bar in The Bull Pub, Wheathampstead.
Although it was tempting to try such beer as Theakston Old Peculier, it being a lunchtime we headed for our table, crouching slightly to avoid the old oak beams that separated different sections of the restaurant area.
In old  Tudor pubs like The Bull parts of the structure are set low.
In old, Tudor pubs like The Bull parts of the structure are set low.
The menu on offer, as the the billing suggests, is largely steak orientated. Steaks are available off-the-bone, such as sirloin, ribeye, rump an fillet; or on-the bone, including t-bone. For those wishing to share (or who are extremely hungry) chateaubriand is also on offer. Premium steaks are aged on the bone for 28 days to achieve the best possible flavor.
All steaks are served with parsley butter, seasoned fries, a slice of our onion loaf and balsamic glazed beef tomato, along with your choice of lettuce wedge and steak sauce. For those less keen on steak, there are burgers, lamb, chicken and vegetarian dishes.
One of the party tucking into steak and chips at The Bull  Wheathampstead.
One of the party tucking into steak and chips at The Bull, Wheathampstead.
The food is delicious. Three of our party had a fillet steak with chips, which was reported to be amazing. The steak was, by all accounts, cooked to perfection and the crispy onion pieces that came with it were said to be extremely tasty.
Digital Journal's own reporter, being a vegetarian, opted for the sweet potato and red bean burger. This was light and succulent, and came served with hand-cut chips.
Digital Journal s choice: a veggie burger  served at The Bull in Wheathampstead.
Digital Journal's choice: a veggie burger, served at The Bull in Wheathampstead.
One sign that everyone enjoyed their meals was the set of four empty plates at the end of the meal.
Tucking into a tasty fillet steak at The Bull in Wheathampstead  U.K.
Tucking into a tasty fillet steak at The Bull in Wheathampstead, U.K.
The overall experience is good; the pub is charming, the service is good, and food very tasty. The typical price for steak is £25 ($35); for a vegetarian meal £10 ($16). Digital Journal rating: 4 out of 5.
A fire glows in The Bull Pub  Wheathampstead.
A fire glows in The Bull Pub, Wheathampstead.
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