The Bull at Charlbury

Charlbury, Oxfordshire

Beautiful and authentic country inn situated in Oxfordshire, with exquisite locally sourced food and eight individual, well-appointed bedrooms.

  • 2 per room
£79-169 per night
How to book

The Bull at Charlbury is managed by Dominic

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Dominic & Charlie.

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£79-169 per night
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The highlights
  • A truly elegant and aesthetically pleasing rural inn with the feeling of a quintessential country pub, specialising in great ales, local meat and fresh fish.
  • Re-charge your batteries in style and spend serious time immersing yourself in everything that the country lifestyle has to offer, from hikes and pints to fires and independent shops.
  • Lounge in the garden by day, curl up in front of the fire by night, and rest assured that you’ll be eating world class food in an authentic environment.
  • Use The Bull Inn as a dreamy base-camp for the multiple events and festivities which come through this part of the world every year, ringing all you can from the day and knowing that you’ll be sleeping in style that evening.

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You should know
  • Check in is between 3pm and 11pm. Check in after this time will require advance agreement and is likely to incur a surcharge of £20 per hour after 11pm.
  • Dogs are encouraged, and can stay in rooms 1,2,5 and 6. There is a maximum of two per room, and they will incur a charge of £15 per night. They are not permitted in the restaurant, but we’re happy for them to be in the bar and sitting room areas.
  • Children under the age of 16 can stay in their parents' room for a charge of £30 which doesn’t include breakfast. There is a £20 per night fee for renting a travel cot.
  • There are three combinations of adjacent rooms which work well for families.
  • The unique and popular sourdough bread comes from Mark’s Cotswold Bakery, while local greengrocers Four Seasons Fruiterers supply the produce.

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The detail

In historic, quant Charlbury, The Bull is a stunning and luxurious country inn, combining locally sourced, expertly prepared food with luxurious bedrooms to create the perfect mini-break getaway in the heart of the countryside. With an unpretentious charm which marries exposed timber, vintage furniture, roaring fires and beautiful gardens, The Bull Inn is the very embodiment of the rural pub.

Renovated in 2015 by owner Charlie Crossley, elegant design and uncompromising aesthetics characterise every aspect of The Bull Inn, from its cheery and convivial dining room to the gorgeous individually styled bedrooms. With accommodation split between the converted barn and the main building, which houses the restaurant, there is abundant living space throughout. As well as a living room, bar, and main restaurant there is a beautifully planted garden, the dream spot for whiling away summer evenings with close friends and good food.

Each bedroom has been painstakingly designed to emphasise the architectural features while bringing the luxury of the twenty first century to the historically charming building. Expect large, comfortable beds, vintage surroundings and furniture, and far-reaching views from each of the large windows. In addition, every bedroom has an adjoining private bathroom with either a roll-top bath tub or a glorious walk-in shower.

The restaurant at The Bull Inn is a real treat; whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just in town to catch up with friends and family, you’re bound to have a great meal and wonderful time. With a superb wine list and the same winning, timeless décor which characterises the inn, the restaurant is something special. Head chef Tom Tinson places seasonal local ingredients at the heart of his menu, which emphasises expertly cooked game, meat and seafood, along with other gastropub classics. All of the meat and game are sourced through Densham’s family butchers from Oxfordshire farms, with the exception of our high quality free range pork, which comes from Suffolk. Kingfishers are the purveyors of the fish and seafood, which arrives daily from the coast.

Celebrated for its tranquillity, the local area offers a number of activities and events throughout the year, from the Cheltenham Races to Wilderness Festival. There are a number of walking trails right past the front door, perfect for working up an appetite, and a handful of specialist independent shops which cater to all interests. The long-running specialist bookshop Borzoi Bookshop is a particular recommendation, along with Cotswold Woollen Weavers. Burford Garden Company is iconic for very good reasons- pop in if you can.

  • Dog Friendly
  • Baby Friendly
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Deluxe
  • No Smoking
  • Heating
Living Spaces
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels (bath)
  • Bath
  • Television
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
£79-169 per night

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How to book

The Bull at Charlbury is managed by Dominic

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Dominic & Charlie.

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