A 17th century pub sitting in the idyllic market town of Charlbury, The Bell has always been a place for locals to gather and a well-loved coaching inn in which to dine and stable your horse for the night. To continue its legacy as a meeting place for locals and a peaceful bolthole getaway, a sustainable restoration has created 12 beautiful bedrooms, several snug areas, and an additional dining room in The Barn. Two terraces seat up to 70 people and beyond The Barn, a walled orchard garden over an acre in size gently rolls down to the stream at its foot.
The 45-cover pub serves seasonal dishes made with local produce and is composed of several intimate nooks and small rooms. The Barn is a 40-cover open-plan dining room designed with gatherings in mind offering sharing platters and relaxed dining. Sunday roasts are perfectly primed over an Ox Grill, with specials ranging from spit-roast chicken to whole Cornish lobster.
The characterful bedrooms sit above the pub and The Barn, including a two-bedroom family suite, all of which take design inspiration from the neighbouring ancient woodland with names such as Beech, Oak and Meadowsweet. The bedroom interiors combine comfort with intricate details, ranging from hand blocked wallpaper made in Oxfordshire, to carefully restored crewelwork embroidery and four poster beds built from Daylesford Estate wood. Original materials have been sympathetically restored, and local and recycled materials were introduced during construction to minimise the impact on the environment, with the bar crafted using ash also from Daylesford Estate.
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- Cater for vegans
- Cater for vegetarians
- Locally sourced produce
Children & Infants
- Children's menu
- Al Fresco Dining
- Dog Friendly
|Opening times (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
|Monday - Sunday
* Lunch is served
Monday – Saturday 12pm – 2:30pm, and Sundays 12pm – 3pm
Dinner is served
Monday – Thursday 6pm – 9pm, Friday – Saturday 6pm – 9:30pm and Sundays 6pm – 9pm