The Bull at Burford

Amy Lindsay
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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
  • Guestrooms are traditionally decorated and some have 4-poster beds

"My main gripe was the breakfast wasn't very warm, neither were the plates , but the tongues to pick food up nearly burnt my hands , can't believe I couldn't get a fried egg😮, that apart it was lovely and quirky ,"
Feb 18, 2020 - Sawbridgeworth, 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, with wooden beams, exposed brick walls and a cosy lounge for hunkering down with an ale or a good book. Breakfast is served daily, but the restaurant is currently closed for lunch and dinner. 

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
  • Pet-friendly

Room amenities

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


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • 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 will apply as follows:
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request, free of charge, for children 1 and under.
Extra bed available upon request, for children 2 to 11: £25 per night.
£35 per night for older children and adults.
Breakfast is included.
Please use the Special Request field to 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 and prices.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: free of charge.

Fees: Complimentary car park.
Limited space available, first come-first served basis.

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: The restaurant is closed for lunch and dinner until further notice.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

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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(223 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
4.1 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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My main gripe was the breakfast wasn't very warm, neither were the plates , but the tongues to pick food up nearly burnt my hands , can't believe I couldn't get a fried egg😮, that apart it was lovely and quirky ,
Alan Feb 18, 2020 Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The history of the building
Other Comments
The room which had a nasty smell and being woken at 630am when the fan/s in the kitchen were turned on
Jane Feb 16, 2020 Solihull, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
An interesting 15th c. Coaching Inn which has recently been refurbished to a high standard. We stayed in the Market Room which was large and with an excellent bath and shower. Bottled water, tea/coffee and biscuits were provided and a range of toiletries were available. Breakfast was included in the.price and there was an excellent range available on the buffet from smoked salmon to bacon, sausages etc and a good variety of pastries. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They are not currently doing dinners but there are plenty of good eating houses locally.
Derek Feb 15, 2020 Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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Hotel on Burford high street with excellent eating places just next door. Hotel did not have a restaurant open except for breakfast when we stayed. Staff were great and very helpful. Rooms a bit strange as floor not level (this is a very old hotel) but bed very comfortable and bathroom facilities very good. As our room was up a couple of flights of stairs probably not suitable for the infirmed. Guest lounge was a lovely addition.
alan Feb 14, 2020 caterham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were very friendly and helpful
Other Comments
Buffet breakfast. It was put out under heatlamps so everything dried out unless you were there early.
leila Feb 12, 2020 Egham, United Kingdom
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Easy to find, welcoming staff, lovely breakfast. We were able to park easily onsite because the hotel wasn't full, but on street parking is plentiful. Only wish the restaurant had been open.
Val Feb 11, 2020 Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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Quiet cosy inn at this time of year. Pleasant staff
Rod Jan 31, 2020 Skipton, United Kingdom
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Stayed for 2 lovely nights, staff very helpful and friendly and couldn't do enough to help. Looking forward to going back next year
Diana Jan 25, 2020 Warwick, United Kingdom
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My friend and I had a lovely stay here ... our room was bright, clean and comfortable with a good size bathroom, staff were friendly and helpful and the public areas all had a cosy comfortable feel. And my little dog was made very welcome too!!
Jane Jan 23, 2020 Warminster, United Kingdom
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very pleasant stay in an historic town. Loads of things to do and see in the surrounding areas
Other Comments
although no food (other than the excellent breakfast) was available - plenty of dining options within walking distance
Melvin Jan 23, 2020 Sheffield, United Kingdom

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