Jeremy Clarkson might receive mixed reviews for his own columns but he had some very nice things to say about one Oxfordshire pub in particular.

In his latest Sunday Times column, Mr Clarkson, whose Diddly Squat Farm is in the next village of Chadlington, complimented the newly reopened The Bull in Charlbury.

Mr Clarkson, whose Hawkstone Brewery is rumoured to be buying the Coach & Horses in Bourton-on-the-Water, singled out the pub dating from the 1500s for praise.

He also suggested that like many around the Cotswolds - where Mr Clarkson has lived for years before buying Diddly Squat - was one of those frequented by a 'higher concentration of people from Notting Hill than in Notting Hill' itself.

It turns out new managers James Gummer and Phil Winser, who did grow up in the Charlbury area, are the team behind The Pelican in London's fashionable Notting Hill.

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They fully refurbished the 16th century coaching inn on the corner of Sheep Street before reopening on July 9.

It has 10 luxurious guest rooms decorated in a rustic-boho style and a restaurant centred around open-fire cooking.

In 2015 the pub was bought by Charlie and Willow Crossley, the florist whose designs featured at Prince Harry's wedding.

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Last year a row broke out after a neighbour complained a live music event caused "a heavy, loud and disturbing bass thump".

A national newspaper gossip column claimed Mr Crossley planned to amp up the music in retaliation, which he denied.

Mr Crossley told the Oxford Mail: “Absolutely not, totally untrue.”

In January Boris Johnson was seen loudly counting down to the New Year into a microphone surrounded by partygoers with hay on the floor in what is believed to be The Bull which is also popular with former prime minister David Cameron.

Mr Johnson, who now lives in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell near Wallingford, was with his wife Carrie and his sister Rachel. 

In a statement on its website, the new managers said: "Our rooms... have everything you need for a relaxing countryside escape."