The Bull at Burford

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This inn on Burford's quaint High Street dates from the 15th century and is Grade II-listed
  • The property is on the edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is 25 minutes' drive from Blenheim Palace
  • The restaurant an AA Breakfast Award
  • Guestrooms are traditionally decorated and some have 4-poster beds

"A very nice stay excellent staff. Only let down was the cooked breakfast. The rest of breakfast was first class"
Sep 14, 2019 - Weymouth, United Kingdom
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The rolling Cotswold countryside is easily accessible from The Bull at Burford, which is set among a cluster of traditional stone buildings on the bustling High Street of one of the area's most charming towns. This boutique bolthole is housed in a former coaching inn, complete with courtyard and stables, that dates from the 15th century, and is up the street from the Tudor-era Tolsey Museum, which charts the town's history. 

Picturesque Bourton-on-the-Water, known for its elegant bridges, is a 20-minute drive away, while Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is around 25 minutes' drive from the inn. Oxford city centre, with its medieval university buildings, is approximately 40 minutes away by car.

There's a rustic-chic feel to The Bull's AA-Rosette restaurant, which features wooden beams, exposed brick walls and smart leather seating, and serves an "imaginative menu" (The AA Hotel Guide 2019) of brasserie-inspired dishes. Guests can also relax in the cosy lounge.

The AA Hotel Guide 2019 praises the "stylish, attractively presented bedrooms that reflect plenty of charm and character". There are 18 rooms, which range from traditionally furnished double rooms with exposed beams, to grander options kitted out with 4-poster beds and living areas. Every room has free Wi-Fi, a TV, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Dogs can stay for free (please enquire on booking).



  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Complimentary parking
  • Public car park


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges apply as follows: £25 per person, per night for children aged 2-11 inclusive; £35 per person, per night for children aged 12 and over and adults. This includes breakfast. Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 1 and under. This does not include breakfast. Extra beds/cots are on request and in limited rooms only. Please use the Special Requests field to request an extra bed/cot and confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy levels.

Pets: Dogs only.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Car parking on site is free of charge but limited (subject to availability).

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(218 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Bull at Burford Ltd (t/a The Bull at Burford) over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
A very nice stay excellent staff. Only let down was the cooked breakfast. The rest of breakfast was first class
Kenneth Sep 14, 2019 Weymouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We were given a small suite very comfortable even tissues beside the bed ,the breakfast amazing the best buffet table followed by a very good cooked menu . Very happy attentive staff ,just wish I was staying longer .
Other Comments
Looking forward to my next visit
Janet Sep 14, 2019 Suffolk, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely old hotel - lots of history! Room was very nice including the four poster bed, it was very quirky but nice and clean.
Other Comments
Burford was great - lots of independent shops, however it felt like we were sleeping next to a motorway with huge lorries constantly thundering past from early morning to well into the night !!!!
Ian Sep 13, 2019 Horsham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great to stay in a building with so much history.Room great,breakfast excellent,and lots of local choice for lunch/dinner.Only problem was parking but there were alternatives nearby.
Rob Sep 12, 2019 Rochester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
the restaurant was closed while we were there which we were unaware of.
john Sep 11, 2019 Cramlington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good quality smoked haddock breakfast.
Other Comments
Failure to service the room until 2 requests and not completed until 6:00pm on the second day. No food available at lunchtime or dinner not previously advised any any confirmation documents.
Kenneth Sep 06, 2019 Bristol, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Noisy pipework and secondary double glazing did not work very well - did not get a good nights sleep. Took ages to take our breakfast order and very expensive drinks.
Barbara Sep 06, 2019 Chester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location is good & it did have some free parking.
Other Comments
The Food was pricey and not as good as expected, the pub itself although it is obviously old it is in need of updating/decorating and the service could have been better!
Alexander Sep 04, 2019 Doncaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We were not notified that there was no evening meal during our stay, only Thursday to Sunday. The Bull car is so small it is only really good for dropping your luggage off or if you have a very small car. There is a public car park, but it is a 5 minute walk way. Not good for people with disabilities. Best Regards.
Other Comments
Breakfast is good.
Roy Aug 31, 2019 Maldon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good breakfast
Other Comments
Noisy traffic (on main road) Hot room. Difficult to open windows. Tired decor and poor level of decoration
bridget Aug 30, 2019 Bristol, United Kingdom

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