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Bell Hotel
Church Street

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The Bell is a vibrant, stylish 18th century hotel in the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Situated in the centre of Charlbury, an idyllic little town on the edge of the ancient Wychwood forest, we pride ourselves on our warm welcome and excellent food. A world away from the pressures of modern life, we‚re only 12 minutes from Oxford and an 1 hour 10 minutes from London Paddington by train.

We're proud to be at the heart of this bustling rural community and welcome children, dogs and horses at all times of the year. We have a wide range of Cask Marque approved ales alongside lagers, wheat beer and an extensive and imaginative but well priced wine list.

We're passionate about providing the best in local, seasonal produce and only serve fresh food, made entirely on the premises by our dedicated enthusiastic team. Our menus change constantly but there is always a wide range of options from traditional classics through light meals and snacks up to Head Chef Leigh Wicks's most up-to-the-minute creation. His ability to combine flavours and ingredients to create instant classics is unrivalled in the area. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. You can choose to dine in the intimate, atmospheric restaurant, one of our evocative private dining rooms or join the hubbub in the bar.

Some of our rooms have recently undergone renovation and are noted for their charming yet sophisticated feel. Every room has all the facilities you would expect from an AA rated hotel yet also features free wireless broadband and oodles of individual charm and atmosphere. Our rooms are all non-smoking doubles with en-suite facilities and many of them can be booked as twins or family rooms (baby monitors are available), we‚re also recommended in the AA pet friendly guide.

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Ratings/Awards: ETC 3 Diamonds
3 AA Stars
Number of Rooms: 12
Number Ensuite: 12

Price per Room:

Double: From £85
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Chef: Leigh Wicks
Awards: AA 2 Rosettes

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Sample Menu:


Soup of the day £4.50

Wild mushroom, tarragon and dry sherry pate with kumquat and red onion chutney £6.25

Poached pear with gorgonzola, rocket and hazelnuts £5.50

Goat’s cheese and tapenade crostini with red pepper coulis £5.75 / £10.95

Oak smoked duck salad with mango and sweet chilli £6.75 / £11.95

Smoked bibury trout cocktail £6.25 / £11.95

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Sirloin steak with oxford blue sauce and chips £14.95

Cornbury venison cottage pie with purple sprouting broccoli £11.25

Cornbury venison loin with roasted shallots, lardons and red wine jus £16.95

Pork belly with mashed potato and braised red cabbage and apple £12.95

Boiled gammon with boiled potato, root vegetables and caper sauce £12.95

The Bell beef burger topped with swiss cheese and parma ham with chips and salad £9.95

Beer battered fish and chips with salad £9.95

Seared salmon with champ mashed potato and herb butter sauce £12.95

Winter tuna nicoise £14.95

Chick pea and leek burger with mint yogurt dressing and chips £9.95

Butternut squash and peanut thai curry with basmati rice £9.95

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