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The Bull, Charlbury, Oxfordshire

The Bull

4.5
4.5
501 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01608 810689

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Chipping Norton

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

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

What 501 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Kid Friendly

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Good for Groups

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Outdoor Dining

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    British

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  1. SJ

    SarahJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We came for our anniversary & asked for Prosecco to be placed on the table upon arrival it made the night so special for us such a nice touch. Staff & food was really nice & the place was just so chilled. The only thing was around 9:30 ish there were a few young lads that must of finished there shift in the kitchen. They sat in the lounge area & were drinking but swearing a lot which spoilt it a little. But overall we had a great night
  2. KW

    KenW

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A rather restricted menu since they ran out of beef, so it was a choice of Veggie or Belly of Pork. Not brilliant for a Sunday lunch! The food we had however was excellent and the service was very good.
  3. LM

    LisaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Several items didn’t arrive and then were too late to have at that point when remembered in the meal . Items that were ordered turned up at table as different items. Including a drink which had stuff added that wasn’t asked for and had to ge changed. Several other members of staff came to rectify / check problems. However old school if I made a mistake right at the beginning of service I would then take along a paper and pencil and write things down so an nit to continue making mistakes? My son commented quietly that there was no way the server was going to remember but he appeared confident so was given the benefit of the doubt. How you get a vodka and lemonade wrong however when the only drink ordered at that point I’m not too sure. Anyway can’t grumble about the food which was excellent even if done didn’t turn up and done was not what was ordered what we had and tried was lovely.
  4. j

    jemima

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice place, food was nice but not great, we were seated in a busy area so lots of traffic passing, food arrived a bit too quick starter plates hadn’t been removed when the mains arrived, food didn’t look that nice but tasted better than it looked. It has a nice young atmosphere just felt like it needed someone senior overseeing.
  5. S

    Spethie

    London

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Really enjoyed our dinner there last night and we were given the table I had asked for by the window. The food was good - a small menu but we could each find something we liked and the service was friendly and efficient. The noise level was quite high as the pub was full but it was a Friday night so people in weekend mode! This is a good pub if you don’t expect haute cuisine but a nice friendly atmosphere.
  6. J

    Jivingjohnson

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top marks to Sasha, the new chef and the entire team. Can’t wait to go back there. MJ
  7. RB

    RichyB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Telephone booking made for two, 48 hours in advance. We were seated by the open rear entrance doors and it was a cold evening. We were told there was nowhere else available. Ordered steaks, had to send one back as it was too tough to cut. Vegetables were requested as an alternative to fries, this was confirmed as ok by the serving staff. Upon checking the bill we had in fact been charged extra for the vegetables although this was later deducted when queried. Would we eat there again? No, probably not.
  8. HC

    HughC

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely room, with attentive service and whilst the menu is small we loved our meal
  9. JR

    JessRichmond

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favourite places in all the Cotswolds - absolutely love it. Only request would be that the chef considers bucking the trend of making burgers so thick you can't possibly get your mouth around it - nobody wants to eat a burger with a knife and fork!
  10. c

    christinen

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lovely food and some interesting options. Bit slow on drinks service but overall pretty good
  11. AM

    AndreM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A very nice dinner over the weekend. Good service and lively atmosphere. Friendly staff and good food. Small menu but very tasty
  12. MA

    MartynA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    No potatoes, food to fancy and wrong. Pork belly doesn’t go with coleslaw. No proper vegetables or potatoes available. The food was nice but wouldn’t eat there again
  13. MA

    MichelleA

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quick service from pleasant staff. Amazing food & flavours. Chef came over to ask if everything was ok!
  14. JT

    JulieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our meal at the bull, the pub is a lovely old place and the outside eating area looked enchanting all lit up for the evening. Would definitely eat here again
  15. CB

    CBYLocal

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lots of energy, great food and service, be sure to make a reservation
  16. S

    Spethie

    London

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    In fact we were seated inside as I had dropped into the Bull earlier in the day and asked to be inside as the weather was chilly and damp. Very friendly staff and we got the table I’d asked for near to the window. Everyone friendly and helpful and our drinks 2 Cosmopolitans came quickly and were very good. The menu was varied and we enjoyed what we’d ordered. We will definitely be back again!
  17. AG

    AndrewG

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A new head chef who made an effort to come out and talk to people at the tables. Service good as always
  18. FS

    FlorenceS

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The Bull is not good anymore ! The service was poor , we had to ask for the bill 3 times The table was nearly broken and not stable , the food was microwave cooked or warmed up ! I felt that I was in a school canteen !! 🙈
  19. SF

    ShannonF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely menu of great food, we went back twice in one day! Great dog friendly place
  20. LL

    LisaL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lunch was absolutely FANTASTIC...superb good with great attentive service. It might be an idea to watch the volume of the music...particularly round older people. It can be more difficult for us to hear each other. You dont need to turn it down...just place us well away from the speakers
  21. GS

    GillS

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The small plates are a great idea for sharing and the main dishes delicious. The quality and taste of all the food and the beer is very good. The service at the Bill is friendly and efficient. Lovely big tables outside.
  22. LE

    LisaE

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, beautiful set up, service outstanding, highly recommend
  23. KE

    KEH1

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What can I say more than outstanding!! A perfect evening in every way. The food was absolutely delicious- three of us had the mouthwatering pork with crackling and one had the beautiful monkfish cooked in butter. A new head chef is at the helm and it shows!! Anna attended our table with grace and humour - a real sweetie. Well done to The Bull, and thank you.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Sadly not as good as normal due to lack of staff. Main course was cold
  25. ML

    MercedesL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We're loclas and come here often - one of our favourite pubs, pub gardens, and food. The korean chicken bites are insane!
  26. N

    Naomi

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely relaxed atmosphere, fantastic food & service.
  27. a

    alfresco

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great atmosphere, food on point, nicely decorated, terrific mix of customers, dogs with well behaved owners welcome. I thoroughly recommend
  28. PE

    PEEWEE

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    ALWAYS WELCOMED TO FIRST CLASS HOSPITALITY AND FOOD
  29. S

    Sall

    Devon

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Two of the meals were inedible. We were given 50 percent off both but on reflection we think we should have been completely refunded for both. These were not complicated dishes. Of the other two meals, one was good and the other satisfactory.
  30. KS

    KathrynS

    Cumbria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely evening meal sat in the garden. Very tasty Burger and chip and very good service
  31. W

    Winwin

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service. We had a lovely meal. Thank you.
  32. SR

    SuzanneR

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Limited parking . Looking forward to the full menu in due course
  33. GJ

    GJSB

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Firstly on arriving, we were given a pre booked outside table, however, my chair was broken and uncomfortable. The guy in the white linen shirt gave me another chair at my request and a cushion, which gave us a very good impression of what was to come. Unfortunately, whist the food was nice, it’s was quite expensive for what you got and there was limited choice too. Also the menu you receive on the night is even more expensive than on the website, so clearly the website hasn’t been updated recently! I had the chicken flatbread which was £16 ish, without any sides and sadly had 3 bones in it, which I found whilst eating it. I moved them to the side of my plate and told them when my plate was cleared. The lady with purple in her hair said she’d tell the chef and that was the last I heard from her about this. When the bill arrived I agreed to pay the service charge as the staff had been very attentive, but I told her that I was disappointed that there had been no recognition of the fact that my food had contained bones that I had to fish out whilst eating it! She said if I was looking for a discount she would look into it then, but I shouldn’t have had to draw her attention to it, after the event, they should have addressed it before the bill arrived. We paid the full amount plus the service charge and left. Such a shame they let us down on what was started off on a very promising note.
  34. T

    Treepy

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Fun atmosphere, great cocktails, nice environment outside and in, food overpriced and disappointingly abrupt approach from wait-staff.
  35. j

    jackies

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, moved tables half way through because the music was a bit close to us and noise levels all fine after that. Will definitely return.
  36. K

    Karin

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience4
    The service is below zero specially at dinner. The food was extremely limited and not so good. Breakfast was only croissants and jam. Not Inpressed. Do not recommend it.
  37. GY

    GiorgiaY

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal celebrating Lawrence and Sarah’s wedding. Such a lovely evening, great food, drink and service.
  38. J

    Jude

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, professional and friendly staff, good atmosphere - would definitely recommend it.
  39. KS

    KathrynS

    Cumbria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely pit stop on an evening walk! Had a very tasty burger
  40. LM

    LizMcD

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with great food and helpful staff. We will certainly be back again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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 is rated 4.5 stars by 501 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for The Bull

The Bull Inn, Sheep Street, Charlbury, Oxfordshire OX7 3RR

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Chipping Norton

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • 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, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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