The Bull Hotel

Location Fairford

Postcode Gloucestershire, GL7 4AA

Telephone 01285 712535


Why we love it...

Relaxing, peaceful, comfortable

The Place

The latest addition to Sebastian and Lana Snow’s family of Cotswold pubs, The Bull, is a bigger, more bustling affair. Situated in Fairford’s pretty Market Square, the building dates back to the 15thC (a monks chanting house-turned coaching inn). Inside, the Snow’s have executed their signature shabby-chic style with extra flair, bringing in BAFTA nominated film and TV set designer Corina Burrough to decorate the ground floor.

There are the usual alpine touches of cow-skin rugs and mounted antlers. Its expansive interior also has a muraled sitting room, and an elegant mustard-yellow morning room. Guests can eat in the intimate restaurant, or the sultry burnt-orange Stables (horse rails intact). Or, if they’re feeling fancy, the magisterial Bull Room, with its own bar, chandeliers, and a long oak table seating up to 40 – ideal for raucous dinners. And like any good pub, it’s cosy, with several roaring hearths and rich fir-green walls, with flashes of original stone.

Upstairs, the 21 rooms, decorated by Lana Snow and Joe Titchener, are proper Costwold affairs, with exposed beams and slanted walls – and complete with Wold Garden toiletries and Costwold Woollen Weavers throws. Painted in soothing creams and greys with judicious splashes of colour, they’re bright and well-equipped havens to retreat to.

With stiff competition from trendy pubs in the area, their forte is, undoubtedly, the food. Sebastian, who’s worked as a professional chef for over 30 years, oversees a menu of exceptional pub fayre with Mediterranean influences, full of robust flavours. Twice baked Double Gloucester cheese soufflé is a speciality on their A La Carte menu, but there’s also a pizza/pasta menu – even a sushi night.

The Essentials

Price Band ££££
Rooms 21; 3 standard double rooms, 3 superior doubles (kingsize beds), 6 luxury doubles (super king size beds), 6 twin rooms and 2 family rooms (sleeping 4-5) 2 night min. stay on Fri & Sat.
Food Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner (Dining times will vary): Focusing on earthy mediterranean style food. Continental breakfast included in price of room.
Facilities 24- hour reception, Wifi, En Suite, Shower, Flat screen TV, Hairdryer, Ironing facilities, Free parking, on-site and off-site parking, Restaurant, Bar, Wakeup Call, Lounge, Baggage Store , Non-smoking throughout. Children: Children's menu, Highchairs.
Children Welome
Disabled No disabled access.
Pets No Pets

To Book

Contact Sebastian Snow
Call 01285 712535

Good To Know

Address The Market Place, Fairford Gloucestershire, GL7 4AA

The Location

Find this place: Fairford lies on the River Coln, Medieval 'wool' church of St Mary's, 6 miles east of Cirencester, 4 miles west of Lechlade and only 9 miles north of Swindon.

What's nearby: Traditional market every wednesday,Trout and railing finishing on The Bull's private 1.25 mile stretch of the river coln cycling, horse riding, sailing, indoor climbing, festivals, cotswold water park, wildlife park and many more.

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