Welcome to The Bugle Inn

Botley Hampshire

Hello friends

We welcome the news last night that there is now a path out of lockdown, to a healthy and normal freedom. 

We have been quiet here since closure out of respect to regulars and colleagues who have all been through tough times, either financially, emotionally or in terms of their health. What we all know is nothing will be the same again. 

We haven’t decided yet if we open in April or May, it will entirely depend on our risk assessment of how well we can keep customers safe. What is for sure is that we will be reopening though; we are going nowhere!

We have taken the last few months to reflect on our experiences since moving in and trading, what we love, what we can do better and what we want the Bugle to stand for. 

We have taken the opportunity to have some internal works completed, thanks to Stonegate breweries, employed new staff, completed training as well as revamping our whole menu offer.   
The hotel rooms have been renovated and redecorated and will also be having a relaunch, with new offers and price points. 

Reopening after lockdown will be like a second start and we are grateful for the support from key friends in the community that have reached out and made me and my family so welcome. Not least, the lovely Kelly Law who has got my wife involved with the brilliant market hall. 

The Bugle is a beautiful pub, with a great history. We stand for serving decent people, nice folks who enjoy good food and good service, enjoy entertainment, who have embraced us and our family into the village.

We look forward to a great future and hope you will join us when we open, to support us and the venue. 

With thanks and best wishes

Mat and Sarah. 

Eat and Drink


Drinks Menu



Food Menu

Claire Whittingham,  
Bar manager

Claire joins the Bugle Inn and hotel brining more than 20’years experience of public houses, hotels and hostelries up and down the UK.

Claire’s skills are specifically in management and management of public houses. Claire has her own personal
Licence and is a qualified member of the BIIAB.

Claire welcomes the opportunity to build relationships with our regulars, providing them with great customer service, a wide variety of speciality ales and spirits and establishing the venue as the premier hotel, pub and restaurant in the area.

Christopher Reeve,
Head Chef

We are excited to announce the appointment of Chris Reeve as Head chef of the Bugle Inn and Hotel, Botley.

Chris comes with a wealth of experience and accumulated talent, previously chef at The Bladebone, Bucklebury and The White Horse, Otterbourne.

Chris specialises in great British food, using local seasonal produce, done simply but effectively. Chris has complete. Autonomy over the ever-changing menu, ensuring consistency and high standard of signature and boutique dishes.