The team behind The Pelican in Notting Hill opened a pub in the Cotswolds earlier this year, and it’s already become a buzzy spot with locals and those in the know. The Bull at Charlbury, a small town in west Oxfordshire, has the same charm of The Pelican, with country interiors and crowd-pleasing dishes. Set in a former inn dating back to the 16th century, the pub has a simple dining room and garden with further seating. The team only uses trusted local suppliers, so the menu is hyper seasonal. Dishes are cooked on the BBQ, and on Sundays, the team cooks whole animals on an open fire – think slow-cooked lamb with all the trimmings. Bedrooms upstairs have just opened, too.
Sheep Street, Charlbury, Chipping Norton, OX7 3RR