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Reviews - The Bull Hotel


Market Place, ,, Fairford, GL7 4AA

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Very Good

All reviews (36)

72% would recommend it to a friend


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  • E Boag

  • August 2016

An excellent stay

We came to Fairford to visit family and attend Fairfest; the hospitality afforded to us was outstanding, we were welcomed by staff and other patrons alike.

Will definitely stay again.

  • Caicy Sandford

  • August 2016

A friendly family run business with comfy beds, good food and great service.

Located perfectly in the centre of the charming village of Fairford, The Bull is perfectly situated for a country retreat.

Free parking is close by as well as shops and café's, if you have a car Cheltenham and Cirencester are only a short drive away for even more to do. The family running The Bull were great, very welcoming and happy to help, check-in process was straight forward and easy, and the room was very nicely presented. The decor and layout is expect of a classic Public House Inn, with small corridors, low lighting and classic decorations, but this classic style should be a reason to chose to here. Check out time was 11 which was later than anywhere else in the area (we had been to a wedding so this was important) and breakfast was served up until 9:30, which was a much needed full English and was beautiful. Special commendation goes to the young girl of the family who seemed to be pretty much running the show on her own and doing very well at it. All round a great place to stay. Note: if you come back late at night, pull and hold the handle down before typing the code in.

  • S Davies

  • June 2016

Relaxing weekend

Beautiful country hotel with lots of character set in a quite Cotswold village.

The food is amazing and management and staff very friendly and accommodating.

Have stayed here many times and will be returning soon.

  • L Hogan

  • May 2016

Loved this hotel,quirky and great features.

My Room(22) was large and airy,super to have a table and chairs in room.Some areas in need of a bit of Tlc but expected in a grand old building.Staff are polite and very efficient.

Superb location,lots to do close by.Will definitely stay again

  • Susie T

  • February 2016

Misleading Pictures

The room in the picture looked lovely, unfortunately this was not the room I was given.

Thought the 50% off bargain I'd secured was too good to be true. It was.

Very small room for a double (fine for me travelling on my own, would have tripped over each other had I been with someone else). Tired, dated, in need of decoration, cobwebs hanging from the high ceiling, unsightly damage in the bathroom that could easily be repaired. Rain falling on the flat roof outside all night kept me awake, could do with some guttering. Not what I thought I was turning up to, given the pictures. Lovely bar area with open fires, good food and friendly staff. I would definitely eat here again but not stay over.

  • simon jones

  • February 2016

Awful and dirty. Looks nothing like the pictures.

Firstly, I'd like to say that I never write reviews and rarely complain about accommodation but my stay at The Bull Hotel really annoyed me.

The original room that we checked into looked ok but it hadn't been cleaned. The bed wasn't made, the toilets hadn't been flushed and there were wet dirty towels on the floor. It's quite clear that it hadn't been cleaned since the last person checked out.

We were given another room which was disgusting. Me and my girlfriend didn't want to walk on the carpet because it looked so dirty so we wore our shoes at all times. There were bread crumbs next to my side of the bed and grey/white hairs next to my girlfriends. Gross. The toilet made an awful noise plus the floors weren't even which meant the bed sloped to one side. An awful, dirty, uncomfortable stay which looks nothing like the pictures. I feel bad for writing such a bad review but like I said, I never complain but this time I felt compelled to review this hotel as I feel as though I was deceived by the photos on website. The breakfast was OK and the kitchen staff were nice.

  • Lisa P

  • February 2016

Lovely place; brilliant friendly staff

Had a lovely night in this old, quirky hotel.

Staff were the friendliest I've met. Great breakfast. Only negative thing was the lantern right outside our window that kept the room lit all night, and it was an effort (but fun!) squeezing around the 4 poster bed to get to the bathroom!

  • Rory B

  • February 2016

I have not stayed anywhere so unclean since my student days backpacking around Asia!!

The room was filthy – I didn't want to walk on the carpets in my bare feet they were that dirty.

Perhaps there were no cleaning staff (?) as my room wasn’t serviced once in the four nights I stayed there. Despite being advertised as having central heating, neither of the radiators in my room were working. As a result, the room smelt damp and musty and the walls were crumbling onto the carpet. Of course at £35 per night - I wasn't expecting luxury. I can do basic and tired (or 'character' as the landlord likes to call it), but unclean and cold I cannot. The food served was very average and ridiculously overpriced. I cannot believe the other reviews here are genuine as this was an appalling experience and I certainly won’t be returning.

  • Rory P

  • February 2016

A lovely quaint and quirky Cotswold Hotel

The Bull Hotel is a lovely old inn.

Yes it is quirky but wears its quaint faded glory well. The walls are not straight and some of the floors are not level but you should expect nothing else given its age and history. If you want a modern identikit room don't stay here, if you want character and charm then you'll probably like it. Add in the friendly staff and great breakfast and it is great for a weekend break or longer if you should be so lucky.

  • michael b

  • January 2016

One night business trip

Lovely place with very helpful and friendly staff.

Comfortable, good beer, good food.

Will definitely go back.