The Bull

4.6
271 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 271 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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C123
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The food was okay, we had a roast and it did seem as if it has been sat around for a while, portions also left something to be desired. The service was also fairly slow we struggled to order more drinks and pay the bill.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with a fantastic ambiance. The house cider was perfect. Thanks Dom and team

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Anonymous
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another lovely meal at the Bull. Sat inside, tables really well spaced.

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OpenTable Diner
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night

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CAT10
Bath
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our visit was great and the food was superb. Will definitely be returning if and when we travel that way again.

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SharonN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service, Wonderful Food and Chilli Margaritas WOW. Will definitely return

PD
PaulD
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly staff. Especially the young lady that took our order!

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Mazziegirl
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time sitting under the grapevines on a balmy night. It felt like we were in a taverna!
Fabulous food and excellent service ! Recommended.

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NicholasE
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very pleasant greeting, good social distancing pleasant outdoor setting. Starters excellent, main course not quite as good, nice wine. The only down side came when we settled the bill: we asked to divide it by two. This proved beyond the waitress who proceeded to guess at a number and over charged us. When this was pointed out she blamed the machine, saying it was playing up. Actually, she was taking a short cut. Although the sum of money was trivial, I was treated with disrespect, and I was annoyed. Other than the one waitress everyone else was really pleasant. I recommend some interpersonal skill training and the use of a calculator, or mental arithmetic practice as we older people used to do.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Generally good but the service wasn’t great -they kept trying to take away unfinished food and drinks and then presented us with completely the wrong bill which had 4 mains on it when we were only 2 and then said “are you sure it’s wrong?”

But apart from that it was very nice

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LisaP
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu - really recommend the pulled pork tacos and Korean chicken. Lovely outside dining area and great service. thank you

KW
KitW
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent all round! Lovely food, outdoor or indoor is just as nice!!

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PETERC
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A lovely cheery occasion, and we were made very welcome.

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ewanm
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

good atmosphere and good service - food not fancy but good for what it was

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GaryG
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was very efficient and the staff were extremely pleasant and friendly. Food, surroundings and atmosphere were excellent.
I can highly recommend this venue,

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Frankster
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Nice outdoor space and overall was a good experience. Limited main courses but tasty.
Unfortunately the guy that was on the reception desk passed a sarcastic comment to his colleagues over the fact we asked to move tables.

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MaiW
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It was a lovely dining experience. Only issue we had was the very limited menu items and with people who are vegetarian options were even more limited. The sides and starters we ended up choosing were incredible and would highly recommend.

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Peppercorn
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met family for lunch in the garden, that’s really lovely, we sat under a pergola with vines growing over it

The food, was delicious,

The service was great, nothing was too much trouble.

It was good value for money, will definitely go back and stay next time

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ChristopherR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful outside area with us sitting under grape vine. Good beer and great food. What’s more to like for a Cotswold venue.

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JoeD
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Nice pub, but I was violently sick about 1hr after eating a pink burger for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Went for dinner with my husband for his birthday. The starter was good but small. Main was overcooked and dry but the chips were good. We were sat next to the path to inside which meant that there was a lot of traffic back and forth. Service was slow but good once it arrived. Would probably not go again.

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vipEARL
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great visit. Lovely food and atmosphere. Will be back!

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PeteW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Stopped for lunch in the beer garden. Super friendly and welcoming staff and a lovely ambience to the beer garden with areas in the sun and shade. Parking is on short supply, but town carpark not that far away. We had multiple tapas dishes that were all delicious although quite pricey for their size. Good choice of beers. Kids menu limited although kids sizes portions of all dishes available at reduced price which was nice. Would recommend and go again when in the area!

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MelanieD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful welcome by Dom and the team. Social distancing measures and table hygiene is excellent. Only marked down my overall rating as Ladies Toilet door lock was broken. However, I would definitely recommend and will certainly return.

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EleanorB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant atmosphere, laid back service, absolutely incredible food. We’ll definitely be returning.

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Palace1
London
15 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delightful venue staff and ambience and food were wonderful only down sid is parking very busy place small car park and charlbury very little space to park however would not stop me vising again

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Ssss
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fab and friendly pub with delicious food! It’s a must!

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MonicaT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely local spot with good service and great food

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RJ21
Oxford
6 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Another lovely night at the Bull. Great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived we were looked after perfectly , the food was very tasty , the Bull Burger a proper Big Mac , delicious ! Would highly recommend!

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Tristan
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We are regulars at the Bull - it's our local - and love the combination of ambient outside dinning with elegant glass and table ware, friendly, prompt service and light, tasty, locally- sourced food. All in all, we feel blessed to have the Bull on our doorstep.

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Clio
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great place for eating outside, has a French ambience and staff very friendly, choice of food limited but good value over a.

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Jemima
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely lovely pub, with a brilliant ambience and scrumptious food!

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Duncan
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had lunch outside in the courtyard, a largish area with well-shaded as well as sunny areas. The food was excellent (skate and mussels), simply but perfectly cooked. The menu has more fish options than most. Service was cheerful and efficient. Highly recommended.

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HarrietC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We loved the decor and the ambience and the cocktails but were disappointed with the chicken Milanese which was so oily and garlicky we struggled to eat it. We definitely would have preferred something green with it to make it a bit less heavy and greasy.

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PandL
Jersey
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked on open table and whole party delighted especially quality of service and food

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RebF
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited as a group the food, service, everything was perfect! We all tried different parts of the menu, the steak in particular was cooked to perfection. The burger was one of the best we'd tried and the starters were fantastic. We were served by a young girl who was very attentive and very friendly, she was brilliant. We would all recommend and definitely visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are the best, the food delicious, great garden, lovely indoors

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KateA
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal at The Bull! Staff very attentive, food was delicious and the spicy margarita is awesome. Lovely pub & great atmosphere!

FAQs

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

The Bull is rated 4.6 stars by 271 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.