The Bull Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This 17th-century property is around 10 minutes' drive from the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- It's in the Buckinghamshire town of Gerrards Cross, a popular celebrity residence
- The hotel has an AA-Rosette-awarded restaurant; Sunday lunch is accompanied by live jazz
Built in 1688, The Bull Hotel is a former coaching inn set in Gerrards Cross in Buckinghamshire, 25 minutes by train from London Marylebone. The hotel is across the road from the village common and is within 15 minutes' walk of the high street. The town is "in the heart of south Bucks celebrity belt" (The Guardian), and has been home to Paul Daniels, Noel Gallagher, Cilla Black and Ozzy Osbourne.
Chenies Manor House, a Grade I-listed Tudor mansion, with "delightful gardens" (The AA) and striking architectural features like its 22 chiselled red chimneys, is a 20-minute drive. Hughenden Manor -- once the country pile of Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli -- is in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and takes 25 minutes by car.
The Bull Hotel has a conservatory lounge overlooking "attractive" (The AA) grounds. It also has a garden terrace, and its AA-Rosette-awarded Beeches Restaurant uses freshly picked herbs and produce sourced from local farms. Sunday carvery lunches are accompanied by live jazz. The Jack Shrimpton Bar, named after the 17th-century highwayman who frequented the tavern, stocks real ales from local microbreweries.
Bedrooms have contemporary décor and vary in size. Spacious Executive Rooms are more and have air conditioning, a mini bar and a seating area. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel.