The Bull is in the beautiful town of Charlbury (find out more about Charlbury), nestling in the Evenlode Valley, down winding B roads and with its own railway station, Charlbury is a vibrant yet picturesque Oxfordshire town. A centre for festivals, full of welcoming pubs, and ideal for walking and cycling, there’s always something going on in Charlbury. The Bull Inn is only an hour and 15 minutes train ride from London. We’re situated just ten minutes from Woodstock, Soho Farmhouse and Cotswold hubs Chipping Norton and Burford. Whether you’re looking for a place to retreat to for the weekend, or a midweek pub to stop for a drink and light bite, we’re here for you. Find out more about what you can do in the area here.
Charlbury is at the junction of several B-roads.
Use the postcode OX7 3PN for your satnav, but when you reach Charlbury, please follow the signs to the Town Centre rather than trusting its directions!
From the M40 south, leave at junction 8, follow the A40 around the north of Oxford, then take the A44 (signposted Evesham, Stratford, Woodstock). After Woodstock, turn left on the B4437.
From the M40 north, leave at junction 15 (Warwick), follow the A429 south to Halford, then turn south on the A3400. Continue through Shipston and Long Compton; after it becomes the A44, turn right on the B4022 at Enstone.
From the west, take the A40 from Gloucester and Cheltenham; turn north at Burford on the A361; then after Fulbrook, turn right on the B4437.
Charlbury has an outstanding railway service for this size of town. Its Brunel-designed station, in the Evenlode Valley below the town, is situated on the newly upgraded Cotswold Line.
Trains run on a generally hourly basis to Oxford, Reading and London Paddington, and in the other direction to Worcester and Great Malvern. Most services are operated by comfortable Inter-City trains. Travel time is around 1hr 30 from London and 20 mins from Oxford.
The Cotswold Line Railcard and Network Railcard give a 33% discount on off-peak travel to Charlbury. Connections from the Midlands and North are available at Oxford and Worcester. All Charlbury’s trains are provided by Great Western Railway.
Alternatively, from National Cycle Network Route 5 between Oxford and Banbury, leave at this crossroads and head through Kiddington. Cross the main A44 and follow a minor road, veering left before the entrance to Ditchley Park. When you emerge on the B road at the edge of a wood, turn right towards Charlbury.
The Bull Inn, Sheep St, Charlbury, OX7 3RR
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