The Bull

4.7
174 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.

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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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 174 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Andy1205
London
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a perfect anniversary lunch here today. The weather was kind seeing as we had to sit outside due to Covid restrictions, but to be honest, I would have chosen to sit outside today.

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive - a rare find.

I can’t think of anything to fault and I look forward to when we can sit inside as the interior looked lovely.

I will definitely be returning - possibly with several friends and hopefully with a designated driver as their wine list looked good too.

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LoicR
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub with great service and good food. They’ve nailed outdoor dining (for Covid) with roofed tables each with built-in heaters. Highly recommended.

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KEH1
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pizza night!! Homemade in their horse box- just fabulous! Their outside covered heated tables are wonderful - we were cosy all night. Thanks so much! xx

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SusanD
Oxford
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A brilliant Sunday roast for lunch !! Will be back again soon...

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CharlotteH
Oxford
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We requested a table undercover with heater, which we didn't get so that was a shame. Luckily it wasn't raining otherwise we would have walked a long way for nothing.

The soup was supposed to be wild garlic and potato, but had no flavour whatsoever. Alot of money for something that didn't taste of anything.

The risotto came out cold so had to send that back and by the time it came back out everyone else had finished.

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Wend
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday lunch - also been during the week and great menu. Friendly efficient service and with a very good informal atmosphere. Love going there - our favourite Pub.

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Felicity
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and efficient staff. Good menu, with great service. Will definitely be back!

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Rootsie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great outside space and lovely food. Have eaten here on several occasions and its always good.

LM
LaurenceM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great lunch - excellent garden, fantastic food. Would go again.

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Dominic
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambience outside. Almost felt like we were in the Mediterranean somewhere (bar the temperature!)
A great evening out, and everyone friendly.

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LisaK
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely pub with really good food. All the staff were friendly and helpful.
Highly recommend.

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Bryan
Oxford
17 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very efficient and friendly service. Food good although not very hot at times. But we were eating outside!

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LaurenK
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice pub, food was great and the staff were beyond helpful. They really made an effort to seat us when we arrived without a booking. Would definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
Shropshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday lunch. Reluctant to give too good a review as want to keep it to myself! Loved it. Will definitely be back.

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LucyJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely freckled waitress, who tried her best to get us everything we’d asked for. Food was mainly delicious, esp the roasts (more greens needed on this next time please) and desserts were outstanding. Meat was cooked beautifully and seemed to be good quality. Only found the chicken Thai bites quite random, some yum but some with lumps of gristle.

Liked that kids food was just a smaller version of adults food, and they were very adaptable, allowing us to mix and match from the menu. That was brilliant. Also appreciated the care they took with allergies children had, knowledgable about this. Might be worth adding kids dessert options to the menu? (They all wanted the tarte tartin but only comes as an adult portion.)

Felt very COVID safe and staff had the right balance of being careful but welcoming. Good music playing in beer garden too.

Over all a lovely experience with warm helpful staff and high quality food. Highly recommend.

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priyatx1
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a first rate pub lunch in the garden of The Bull Inn. The staff were excellent and the menu is varied and satisfying. The garden has a wonderful atmosphere with chilled music playing. Children were graciously accommodated. On our visit we were blessed with the sun, there are shelters over some of the table offering shade and protection from any drizzle. I do not think you will be disappointed by a meal at The Bull Inn!

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Rebekah
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really good food, well cooked. Nice outdoor seating with covers for when it rains. 👌

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Chen
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food at The Bull! The Korean chicken bites are an absolute favourite. So good to be back there!

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peterC
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The Bull has the perfect setup for outdoor dining.

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DianaS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxed helpful staff & the food was excellent

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JennaF
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, lovely outdoor dining area. Service was a bit hit and miss. Very friendly and helpful staff but two items were forgotten from our order and had to be chased. Staff were also keen to clear the table before we’d finished eating.

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priyas
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub garden perfect for lunch! Amazing burger and fish and chips

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MikeC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the Bull Burger, a very hearty tasty meal. My son had the fish & chips and was very satisfied. These guys know what they're doing. Excellent beer too (Bull Bitter)

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JeffK
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had an lovely time at the Bull. They were very busy in the garden but they managed to provide a good service. Food was very tasty and arrived without too much of a wait. Will definitely return.

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AtomicDoc
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our lunch with the family - good menu and the food was delicious. Only ice cream and sorbet available for GF pudding, which was a bit disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the best! Welcoming, comfortable, fun, great vibes, great food, and an amazing setup. Service is terrific and we have a terrific time every time we come here.

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SeemaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was really good, staff very friendly and helpful. We did have some fussy diners but the staff did their best to accommodate. The weather was great, so was lovely to enjoy the sunshine.
Food was really tasty, enjoyed the Korean bites.
The portion sizes were big. The chicken Milanese and the lemon sole were double the size they needed to be. The meat portion could have been halved and vegetables / potatoes provided in its place.

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60thbirthdayboy
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We couldn’t have chosen a better venue to celebrate a birthday with friends. The service was superb, so friendly and the place had a great buzz about it, whilst being relaxed. The food was very good; best burgers ever tasted was mentioned! Thanks Charlie and the team, our experience at The Bull helped to make a 60th birthday very memorable.

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TGO3
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great food and atmosphere.

Service did let us down a bit but wouldn’t think twice about recommending it.

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GeorgeC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, imaginative food served by welcoming and attentive staff. A lovely place to spend an afternoon.

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vipFInedine
London
31 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and ambience. The team have made the garden look really nice and accommodated us when we asked to move tables to sit in the sunshine. Would definitely recommend and return!

JK
JudyK
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely experience, food was fantastic, service fantastic, overall a lovely evening.

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PETERC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were in the garden on a chilly day, but warmed by welcomes, good food and delightful wine.

KG
KateG
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the staff were really friendly and welcoming. The garden is a real suntrap and we felt the covid measures were appropriate and well managed.

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MarkH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five of us dined outside at the Bull on Saturday evening. Food was great, outdoor tables with heaters were a massive help in enjoying the meal, beer was good, but most outstanding was the superb friendly service. We will go back - ideally when we can enjoy the cosy indoor areas as well... Thanks for a cracking evening out!

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SimonS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious though starters could have done with perhaps being a little bigger portioned. Cocktails were lovely and the outside seating facilities were great

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Chris
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, drinks, ambiance and service. The Bull team have created something special here.

JR
JessRichmond
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The nicest pub lunch we've ever had! We are so delighted that we discovered The Bull and can't wait to go back. Top service, brilliant food and a lovely setting.

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Festivalfriend
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and staff so friendly. Much improved.

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EllieR
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, attentive and very pleasant staff. Will definitely be coming back a lot

FAQs

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

The Bull is rated 4.7 stars by 174 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.