The Bull

4.6
374 reviews
£26 to £40
British
At the the Bull we specialise in simple, beautifully cooked food. Eat fresh, local and seasonal food in our unique Cotswold Inn.

Please check menus for more descriptions and to see what is available.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 374 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6
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cleevej
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food, Brillaint Service, lovely pub, great fire, highly recomend.

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elizabethc
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff lovely - as a relatively regular client, would like to see a more dynamic menu.

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alang
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great stay, and fab food and service will deffo be back!

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vipJonnyV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal at this beautiful hotel / pub. The food is fantastic, as is the service. 5 stars!

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OlivSR
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time visiting, served by a very friendly host. Tried the steak tartare and the Korean chicken bites which are a firm favourite. The venison haunch was to die for, not too mention the sticky toffee pudding.
Always a great experience at the bull, cosy setting, great decoration and an all around fabulous vibe.

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SamW
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, atmosphere and very accomodating

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HelenC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beautiful decor, warm and inviting. Lovely atmosphere. Great attentive service. Food was delicious 😋

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Dinner87
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice service and great food. Boxing day was a bit hit and miss for them with plenty of cancellations however the stuff delivered great food and service. thank you

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vipRuby
Oxford
8 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely lunch after a long walk. Great pub, great atmosphere.

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AnneD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely Sunday lunch. My only small comment is the vegetable selection which was two varieties of cabbage and a small carrot. Also there were not many vegetarian options.

We did have a lovely meal and the fruit crumble was excellent.

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AamenaA
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance, amazing food. My favourite local place to visit.

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ColinH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and excellent service. really enjoyed lunch

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal!

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vipKEH1
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely fantastic meal, service and location. Thoroughly enjoyed our time there especially being attended to by the fabulous Alex - so polite, helpful and totally professional. We had friends visiting who are in the hospitality industry who were totally impressed. They’re looking to relocate and I think close proximity to The Bull may influence their decision! Thank you for a wonderful evening!! xx

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CBYLocal
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, food, and service! we highly recommend it.

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vipmoorefoodies
London
17 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I have given the pub a better review than our evening last night really deserved but I think at the moment everyone has to take into account that staffing is really difficult. So the service wasn’t up to standard but only because there were not enough staff. The ones that were there worked their socks off.

The pub itself is lovely. Nicely decorated and the tables are well spaced to keep a good atmosphere but to maintain adequate distance from other dinners.

The food was mixed. All the starters were good but my husband had fish and chips which was dreadfully over cooked and my son had steak which was cold. Flat iron chicken for my daughter and I was lovely.

We will defiantly visit again.

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LucyA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really lovely, friendly and helpful staff. Nice atmosphere, food was great. Good for families, couples, groups of friend. Good ambience. Would recommend!

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GeoffA
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food but surprising that main courses come with no veg and veg as side dishes are relatively expensive.

Two of us were sat between two big tables, parties of about 12 so quite noisy

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Foodielover
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The starter was very good. The chicken milanaise was very dry and very unexciting! Service was excellent lovely ambience.

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Lucylondon
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday lunch - great food and atmosphere. Will return!

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CarolynB
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were delighted with our quieter table in the far corner of the far room. The service was excellent despite how busy you were. We enjoyed our roast beef although mine in particular was rather full of sinews . The Yorkshire pus were fabulous and the veg cooked perfectly, just as we.like them. In all a very pleasant experience. Your staff were efficient, smiley and attentive. Thank you

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PETERC
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

WONDERFULLY AT HOME BUT SPECIAL FOR ANNE & I & OUR GUESTS

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AnnabelH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub. Fantastic Sunday lunch and good service

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LesleyK
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Where we sat it could have done with some more lighting as we couldn’t see presentation of food

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Gilly
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Problems with wine order didn’t have Chablis then did … had to be cooled so not served until end of starter

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JenC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had booked a table for 1.15 and arrived an hour early and asked if we could have drinks. Was immediately shown to our table and given menus and told to take as long as we needed.
Drinks ordered and arrived promptly, food ordered soon after and arrived hot, delicious and given condiments without having to be asked for.
The staff were attentive but not overpoweringly so.
Enjoyed the whole experience including the beautiful interior of the restaurant. We will be back

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HINNDM
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, nice atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

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Evo2
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Disappointingly average and very limited menu
Fantastic starters, very mediocre main
If I wanted a burger in an unbranded MacDonalds box and the same horrible straw chips I would have gone there and saved a lot of money

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KenR
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best (of many) …no actually the best Sunday roasts we have ever had in Cotswolds!

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Peppercorn
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our fourth visit and as ever it was brilliant, the atmosphere is cosy, food delicious, we were looked after really well

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OpenTable Diner
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent local gastropub with limited, but well thought out, menu. Beautifully cooked, well balanced, meals. Great ambiance, with helpful staff.

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Angels44
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely place with great food and excellent friendly staff
Will definitely eat there again when in the area

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CCYY
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Slightly limited menu, but food tasty, service and ambiance good

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LauraP
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very cosy pub and very nice staff. We stop here whenever we visit the Cotswold.

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Mariev
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic, outstanding service !
Ambiente good be more cosy

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Lily
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautifully cooked and served food, but I think prices are high enough to include at least a small portion of vegetables with the mains, which is why I didn't give a 5.

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Highcliff
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t be afraid of the venison - it’s excellent!

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ClaireW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food including gluten free options (menu is clearly labelled with main allergens). The staff were also absolutely lovely.

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Kirt
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went following a recommendation for a Sunday Roast. One party had beef the other the pork. Both were very good and the portion sizes were plenty. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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DavidD
Worcestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was quick and efficient, if a little 'noisy'. Menu was a little unusual and the choice of main course restricted.
Comfortable environment.

FAQs

The Bull offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01608 810689.

The Bull is rated 4.6 stars by 374 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.