The Bull Inn

Charlbury, Oxfordshire
+44 (0)1608 810689

A laid-back young feel for an old inn in Charlbury, all friendly log fires, beautiful food, a beer garden in the offing and 8 enticing rooms


8 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

Hop on the train at Paddington for the Bull. The old pub sits on Sheep Street and ticks all the right boxes for lovers of Cotswolds’ inns: great food, great service, gorgeous interiors. But it’s the homely feel that pulls it into a class of its own. Warm up by log fires with a Bloody Mary (house speciality) or a pint of Fullers. The wine list is short and includes some great finds… Charlie (young, friendly, charming) recently ran a vineyard in France. Find kilim rugs on seagrass floors, white limed beams and rustic walls, a sparkling little bar with zinc tops, and wood panelling painted a Georgian slate blue. Everyone’s welcome including kids and dogs, and the menu is short and delightful: baked gnocchi with mozzarella; battered whiting and chips; Pie of the Day with winter greens; chocolate sundae. The burgers (from local beef) are amazing. Upstairs are four bedrooms – with four more in the barn – modern in feel, laid-back yet luxurious: white bathrooms, wonderful wallpapers, seagrass floors, vintage chests of drawers.


  • 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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
Open all day.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Starters from £5. Mains from £12.


Nightly price
from £99
8 Doubles
From £99



We had a lovely stay at The Bull Inn, the rooms were so nicely decorated and comfortable. The food was delicious too and the staff were all so friendly! We particularly loved the beer garden, which was great for whiling away the evening.

Ella, Bristol

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Charles Crossley

  • Bicester Village – When you stay with us, we can offer you a VIP invitation giving you a further 10% discount.Bicester Village is located just half an hour from the Bull Inn. More than 160 boutiques of world-famous brands.
  • WILDERNESS FESTIVALSWilderness Festival – on our doorstep.
  • Burford – The beautiful old market town of Burford is only a short 6 miles from The Swan Inn. Full of wonderful side streets to explore, old pubs, tea rooms and antique shops, it is a very popular destination for visitors to the Cotswolds.
  • Walk informationTwo very different walks in the Cotswolds countryside that start from Charlbury's old town centre.One which takes in the only Public Right of Way through the ancient Wychwood Forest within Cornbury Park.