We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Yet again a lovely holiday at The Bull” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Bull Inn

The Bull Inn
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Charlbury
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
The Bull Inn
Save
You added The Bull Inn to your Saves list
Sheep Street, Charlbury OX7 3RR, England   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #2 of 3 Charlbury B&B and Inns
shropshire
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Yet again a lovely holiday at The Bull”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

Our 4th stay at The Bull. We have used The Bull as a staging post for Blenhiem, Bourton on the Water, and Oxford and still lots of towns to see in the Cotswolds on future visits(including taking the train to London from Charlbury)

We always eat at The Bull in the evenings of our stay, and it has never disappointed(we look forward the the meal all day, plus wine of course!)

The pub, restaurant and accommodation is charming and very comfortable.

The hosts and staff are professional, helpful, welcoming and they add value to our holiday.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

52 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    17
    22
    6
    4
    3
See reviews for
11
28
1
3
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
lincolnshire
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

We turned up at the Bull inn, (7 of us), looking for good food, good atmosphere, and a relax after a busy day doing the touristy thing, Perhaps we weren't dressed well enough, Or our accent wasn't right, Or even our hair wasn't groomed to the taste of the lady behind the bar,.
Our simple question was, "Do you have a childrens menu" ?, The answer was fired straight down her nose as she scowled down at us for daring to ask such a thing, So snobby was her attitude I told her to stop pouring my drinks order, We'd go elsewhere to eat..........
And so we did, Don't waste your money here, Just over the road you'll find The Bell Hotel, You won't regret spending your money there.................

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 6
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

Work takes me to this part of the world two or three times a year, and I have now stayed with Alix and Stuart and their team on five occasions for two or three nights each time.
The food is excellent (some of the best bacon at breakfast, and best steak for dinner, that I have ever eaten anywhere), good beer, and a welcoming clientele (some bars can 'go silent' when you walk in as a stranger, I have found, but it didn't happen at the Bull since there is a good mix of locals and passing trade).
The rooms are clean and comfortable, although I have to agree with some other reviewers that there can be disturbing noises (room 2 - though it has a wonderful view down the High Street – is subject to noise from staff accommodation above (or at least has been on occasions in the past); room 4, though admirable in most ways, has some noise from the always-on cellar air conditioning). But in every respect other than noise, the Bull is hard to beat, and very good value, particularly for pre-arranged bookings of more than one night. When I first needed to stay in the area I checked out several possibilities (there is, after all, a lot near Woodstock), but the fact that I have never bothered to do so after my first stay at the Bull is the best recommendation I can give.
By the way, I don't understand the comments that the proprietors or staff are off-hand - OK, I now know them by name, but even on first contact they were courteous and efficient. Four stars overall only because of the air-con noise.

Room Tip: Room 4 is vast, peaceful, with a super-king bed
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2011

Found this place on the back from a cheltenham, serving great food, wine and great service

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bucks Cross, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2011

We arrived for a birthday treat and got handed the keys to our rooms by the landord (no introduction) we got asked before we had even got to our rooms what time we wanted breakfast!
The rooms were ok just for the night-(beware of noise from bar downstairs-it is an old building so no sound proofing). Decided to eat in and regretted it--there was a party of local people in and the staff seemed more interested in them that us--maybe because we were just there for the night--the wait between courses were too long, just warm and one of us had to wait for theirs while the others ate...never got asked if the meal was ok when we paid, no customer service we felt, just felt dealt with...breakfast was served by the landlady-asked for an omlette-felt like i was asking for the earth!! otherwise breakfast was ok, would we stay again if we were in the area.....sadly not.......

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Canberra
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

We had a great stay at the Bull Inn and would recommend it to others. The room was clean and comfortable and the shower is absolutely amazing - possibly the best shower in the world! The owners were friendly and went out of their way to make sure we had a good stay. The food was well prepared, tasty and fresh and we enjoyed eating dinner in the front bar with the locals.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
chelmsford
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2010

We had a great stay. The attention to detail and quality was exemplary. The food outstanding.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to The Bull Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Bull Inn

Address: Sheep Street, Charlbury OX7 3RR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Charlbury
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Charlbury
Number of rooms: 3

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Bull Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.