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The Bull, Charlbury, Oxfordshire

The Bull

4.6
4.6
438 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Pizzeria

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    01608 810689

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Chipping Norton

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 438 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Child Friendly

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Group Bookings

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Outdoor Eating

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    British

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  1. JW

    JaschaW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food… everything was delicious. Staff super friendly.

  2. PA

    PAULB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great reception when you arrive and a great eclectic decor in the pub. Staff all very friendly and knowledgeable. Service was good and again friendly. Food was hot very tasty and plenty of it. The only criticism would be the music was a bit too loud. Apart from that very positive experience and good food.

  3. LE

    LizE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My friends and I had the best day in the garden. The sun was out. The staff were great. The food was fab and the drinks - especially the watermelon margarita hit the spot! They played the best music too. I felt like I was on holiday haha which was so much fun. Thanks for a brilliant day!

  4. F

    Freddie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fantastic service by extremely tentative staff in the beautifully done pub. The food was delicious with a variety of options to cater for all needs. Great energy sitting outside in the beer garden and lovely to come in for supper. Highly recommend.

  5. JK

    JanetK

    Singapore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Welcoming dog friendly pub in this charming Cotswold town. Food good (we had skate and pasta) although a little oily. Very dog friendly

  6. L

    Lynne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent from start to finish. Food superb, different to normal pub menus. Lovely to find staff who know what customer service is, they were the best I've come across in a while. Certainly recommend.

  7. LM

    LindaM

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely lunch with friends outside the food was really good all of us had different things to eat and was really enjoyable.

  8. SC

    SueC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great friendly efficient and some good beer. The drinks are pricey compared to the pub over the road but food quality very good

  9. M

    Miri

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice place to be, excellent food and very nice personal.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Meeting friends we hadn’t seen for a while

  11. DD

    DeborahD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful pub with restaurant quality food and service.

  12. R

    Rockley

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Boked a table, but the was a long wait so decoded to abandon plans and just have a drink, Service was very slow and food to be honest is overpriced. Went back next day for drinks, found out after they added a 10& service charge just for a few drinks, this is very underhand, not impressed.

  13. F

    Foodyguy

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Bull is always a pleasure to visit. Great setting, excellent service and food. Highly recommend.

  14. E

    Elanne

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    Lovely pub in a a picturesque place. We sat in the garden as the day was warm and were pleased that each table had a sun shade. The interior of the pub was also charming. We were told it it was table service and the all the staff we dealt with were friendly and helpful. Food menu was a little limited if not a meat-eater (although there were veggie choices) but they were tasty. Worth another visit.

  15. KE

    KEH1

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    This is our local! So fortunate to have it so close by. We were looked after by Alex throughout our visit - such a polite and personable young chap, and Tom who waited our table with a smile and good humour. Our meal was cooked by Dom and Pete who are wizards in the kitchen. Starters - beautifully cooked calamari and sensational Korean chicken bites. Mains - Burgers which were delicious and juicy. Dessert - the most amazing chocolate lava cake which we devoured!!!! Reasonably priced wines too. A truly fab evening - thanks to all.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely 1st class service and food and would be back again when visiting family in the area.

  17. KP

    KevinP

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great place to go in an amazing town. Ambience is great and always very welcoming.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly waiter and very good food. A nice atmosphere.

  19. JG

    JessieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic place, been on a few occasions now whenever we visit the Cotswolds. Stayed in a room in the past and that was fab. Great choices on both food and drinks menu. Roast dinner was delicious. Dog friendly.... Atmosphere always uplifting, staff welcoming. See you very soon :)

  20. L

    Lily

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Ordered Beef Sunday Roast, meat not great, quite gristly but the rest of the meal was ok, although I’ve had better. Poor choice of deserts and what I had wasn’t that enjoyable although my husband enjoyed his. Poor choice of Rose wines, only one normal priced and one premium one at £10 a glass! Upon checking my receipt when I got home, I realised we’d been overcharged by £2 on each dinner and also been charged a gratuity fee, which I hadn’t realised and had given the staff a tip. Staff were lovely and pub has a great atmosphere, but I think they are very overpriced both for food and drinks so not sure whether I would return.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2

    The food was lovely but the service was poor.

  22. K

    Katherine

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing Easter lunch at The Bull - brilliant friendly service and delicious food - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  23. SA

    SashaAndrea

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was really great, I have no complaints and no points to improve.

  24. RA

    RossA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our visit to the Bull. It was very popular and busy inside and in the garden with couples and families. The staff were very friendly and efficient and the food came quickly and was very good. A very good menu and good value for money. Will definitely revisit.

  25. n

    new2this

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We finished the appetizers and I already couldn’t wait to come back. Run here. It’s worth it.

  26. CS

    CarolineS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Roast Sunday Lunch for 2, enjoyable lunch. Got a little lost finding the pub 😊 so don’t use sat Nav

  27. CR

    ClaireR

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere, very friendly and efficient service. Food was good, but a little expensive for what it was.

  28. JO

    JackO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very welcome and cracking, cracking food! Burger was amazing

  29. LB

    LawrenceB

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Staff could clear finished plates a bit quicker, also offer drinks quicker, and talk about any specials

  30. JC

    JaneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We visited the Bull this Sunday and had the best Sunday dinner we have had out in a long time. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff were friendly and attentive. We have booked to go back in a couple of weeks as it was so good. I would highly recommend this as somewhere to go and eat.

  31. AG

    AndrewG

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a pleasure eating here. Food excellent service top notch and great friendly atmosphere

  32. LP

    LionelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great Sunday Lunch .. perfectly cooked and nice atmosphere. Well done.. Thanks

  33. R

    Ruby

    Oxford

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always lovely at the Bull. Great food and atmosphere out in the garden. Lovely service too.

  34. C

    Chris

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, drink, service and ambiance. Lovely to be able to sit outside in the garden on a lovely spring day.

  35. JB

    JoshB

    Oxford

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love The Bull. Special place, special people, excellent food.

  36. JM

    JMgf

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Really lovely pub, helpful and friendly staff. My only suggestion would be to please have a couple more vegetarian options and a little less oil on the options given!

  37. LB

    LoraineB

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The whole experience was super. We were welcomed straight away, and the drinks order was taken promptly. Lovely ambience and delicious food. Will definitely be returning.

  38. d

    denisem

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Buzzy local pub with imaginative menu as well as traditional favourites.

  39. I

    Idris

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent all round. The Bull has got it together! Well done Alex.

  40. JC

    JulienC

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal and service in a lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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

FAQs

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

The Bull is rated 4.6 stars by 438 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Google Map for The Bull

The Bull Inn Sheep Street Charlbury, Oxfordshire OX7 3RR

Additional information

  • Area

    Chipping Norton

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wine

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