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The Black Bull

52 West End | Launton, Bicester OX26 5DG, England
+44 1869 253656
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, British, Bar, Mediterranean, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
52 West End | Launton, Bicester OX26 5DG, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived here for lunch the other day with friends but we were told the previous people have left. They informed us that there would not be any food served until December. Obviously there will not be any opinions to give until the new people...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cliff T
Reviewed October 26, 2018

We were recommended to visit the Black Bull by a FB group RAT's who said of the place and not your normal pub "It has great beer but the food is excellent not the run of the mill pub grub" and they are not wrong....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RabbiBuckley
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Now this restaurant does seem to be a hidden gem, its tucked away down West End in Launton near Bicester and some people get it confused with the pub at the top of the road. I have eaten here so many times and generally I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Porksword9
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Visited here whilst staying with my daughter and her boyfriend who have recently moved to Launton. We were greeted with a smile and a hello from the chef and got ourselves seated. Really nice old pub, no blaring music or loud background noise. Between us...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 415lindsayf
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Black Bull after a tank driving experience in Bicester. Such a lovely pub, cosy and friendly. The food was lovely can highly recommend the lasagne and the chips are fantastic!! Good service and plenty of parking. You really should go!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank wendyfielder
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Very nice little pub, comfortable and friendly. Relaxed atmosphere and no hurry to stop chatting and leave after finishing our meals. Perfect. The food was exceptional, particularly the mango sorbet which was so sharp and sweet at the same time! Delicious! Don't get this pin...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank josiejod252
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Staying a couple of nights in Bicester and was looking fir somewhere for dinner and after a look on TripAdvisor decided we would try it. We were looking to experience a local pub and this was exactly it. As soon as we walked in we...More

Date of visit: July 2018
3  Thank Michelle J
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff, nice surroundings and great Sunday roast. Stopped on the way as we were passing through and glad we did. A real gem.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jenny L
Reviewed June 27, 2018

We went in early, took a look at the specials on the blackboard and the menu and decided we'd give it a go. It's a sensible menu covering Italian dishes and pub classics. My advice, go for anything Italian. (The chef is of Italian origin)...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Upton72
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Visited this pub after a visit to the outlet village, out for the day for our son's birthday. Having read the reviews on here we thought it would be good to stop by for dinner. Once we entered the building and looked around a lady...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Hazel S
November 1, 2018|
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Response from TCS50 | Property representative |
Just to let people know that we are no longer at The Black Bull and at present the new owner doesn't offer food. Thank you all for your custom.
October 5, 2017|
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Response from Howlo | Reviewed this property |
Hi I am not the owner, and on my recent visit, i didnt use my phone - so Im not sure. Give them a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 West End | Launton, Bicester OX26 5DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Bicester
  • Phone Number: +44 1869 253656
  • E-mail
The Hidden Gem down West End Launton. Not to be confused with the Bull Inn at the crossroads!We are a traditional village pub with a 22 seater restaurant area. We provide freshly cooked food to order with an Italian & English offering. We also have aunt sally pitches. We have cask marque for our real ales of which one is a guest ale and traditional Ale and Tribute are our standard ales.We also have good parking, a large patio area and outside bar for functions. Food serving times MON, WED, THURS & FRI 12 - 2.30 P.M 6 P.M - 9 P.M SAT 12 - 9 P.M SUN 12 - 5.45 P.M
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