The Bull Inn

“Imaginative cooking and Cotswold ales”



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Presiding over Charlbury’s main street, this handsome stone-fronted 16th-century free house, is a conveniently short hop from Woodstock, Blenheim Palace and other attractions of the Cotswolds. Inside the décor is beautiful and refreshingly homely. Outside, their vine-covered terrace is a lovely backdrop for a drink or meal in summer. The bar offers Bull Bitter and weekly guest ales. The changing menu adapts to the seasons and what's available at the markets that week. That said, you can always rely on the infamous Bull burger, a pie of the week, fish and chips and other pub classics to always be available. There are eight bedrooms if you're staying in the area.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

AA Pick of the Pubs
The Bull Inn
Sheep Street, CHARLBURY, OX7 3RR


  • Children welcome
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Garden
Prices and payment
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wide selection of Ales
  • Wide selection of wines by the glass

About the area

Discover Oxfordshire

Located at the heart of England, Oxfordshire enjoys a rich heritage and surprisingly varied scenery. Its landscape encompasses open chalk downland and glorious beechwoods, picturesque rivers and attractive villages set in peaceful farmland. The countryside in the northwest of Oxfordshire seems isolated by comparison, more redolent of the north of England, with its broad views, undulating landscape and dry-stone walls. The sleepy backwaters of Abingdon, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington and Witney reveal how Oxfordshire’s old towns evolved over the centuries, while Oxford’s imposing streets reflect the beauty and elegance of ‘that sweet city with her dreaming spires.’ Fans of the fictional sleuth Inspector Morse will recognise many Oxford landmarks described in the books and used in the television series.

The county demonstrates how the strong influence of humans has shaped this part of England over the centuries. The Romans built villas in the pretty river valleys that thread their way through Oxfordshire, the Saxons constructed royal palaces here, and the Normans left an impressive legacy of castles and churches. The philanthropic wool merchants made their mark too, and many of their fine buildings serve as a long-lasting testimony to what they did for the good of the local community.

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