The Bull Inn
Sheep Street, Charlbury, Chipping Norton, OX7 3RR
At The Bull Inn, the team is dedicated to making all who step over the threshold feel utterly spoilt. Leave your cares at the door and let the warm, animated staff look after you for an evening. Everyone is welcomed with open arms, meaning guests feel at home in no time. The 16th-century coaching inn, which was given a rural-chic makeover by Charlie and Willow Crossley in 2015, oozes laid-back elegance thanks to a cool combination of exposed brick walls, hanging art, printed wallpaper and funky furniture. It’s a place to indulge – and with good reason. The food is as fresh as the decor, with a monthly changing menu that features seasonal British dishes cooked with local and organic ingredients wherever possible. To accompany your food, choose from high-quality wine or inventive cocktails. The Bloody Marys are legendary, as are the Bull burgers, but you’ll always find modern and creative dishes on the menu if you’re looking for something a little different. Head outside to find the beautiful courtyard where you’re welcome to sit for a more casual dining experience. You may not want to leave, so it’s a good job that there are eight lovely bedrooms kitted out with plush duvets, enormous beds, and Bramley products. Like us, you’ll find it hard not to fall in love with The Bull Inn.