The Royal Oak Tetbury

Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Inn


Tinkle the ivories of the piano, tuck into pub classics with a twist, sleep tight in a dreamy bedroom. All this and a garden with views

Bedroom

6 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Resplendent after a full refurbishment this 17th-century coaching inn is abuzz with enthusiasm. Inside, reclaimed floorboards have been artfully fitted together, a salvaged carved oak bar has its own little ‘Groucho snug’ at one end. Exposed stone and a real fire co-exist with a pretty Art Deco piano whose ivories are often tinkled. Cheery staff will pull you a pint of Uley or Stroud ale – or perhaps an Orchard Pig cider – and on certain days you can even mix your own Bloody Mary. Treats in store on the menu from head chef Richard Simms feature pub classics with a twist: sharing or small plates, hearty salads, ‘oak pots’ with a veggie or meat option served with crusty bread or brown rice and plenty of choice for vegans. Up in the roof beneath massive beams is a more formal restaurant with a spacious, calm atmosphere. Across the cobbled yard are six bedrooms – three are dog-friendly – with a restful elegance, dreamy beds and bathrooms to linger in. And if a special occasion is the reason for your visit then the Oak Lodge room will not fail to get things off to a very good start. Enjoy the view from the garden, glass of wine in hand.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends. 2 nights in high season.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dogs

Biscuits, advice and walks from the door as well as dog-friendly dining.

Dogs £10. Max. 2.

Secure garden, and great walks on the doorstep. 3 rooms on ground floor are dog-friendly, with immediate access to garden and courtyard.

Meals
Lunch & dinner £5-£13.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £85
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available £30 per person per night.
6 Doubles
From £85

Reviews

We stayed at the Royal Oak for 3 nights. Gorgeous rooms, awesome shower/bathroom with the kind of touches usually found in luxury hotels like high quality toiletries. We ate in the adjoining pub restaurant in the evenings because the food, service and welcome were outstanding. A 'proper' local pub downstairs with some great local beers. A delicious choice of breakfast dishes served here in the morning after which you are hard pressed to move and start your day! Brilliant we will be looking for a reason to stay again! Thank you.

Sian

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Kate Lewis

  • The historic market town of Tetbury is bustling with independent and quirky stores. From chic boutiques to interiors and antiques shops, browsing around is a great way to spend the afternoon. Relax in one of the many cafes when you need a break!
  • For stunning walks with dog-friendly woods too, the National Arboretum at Westonbirt is just a few miles down the road. Annual highlights include the Forest Live summer rock and pop concerts, the autumn maple colour bursts and the Christmas illuminations.
  • The Highgrove Shop in town is full of exquisite gifts with proceeds going to support the Prince's Trust, but nearby the Highgrove Gardens and Orchard rooms offer an exclusive day out. A tour and a champagne tea is a right royal treat. Booking is essential!
  • The views from the National Trust common lands at Minchinhampton, Rodborough and Selsey are sensational. You feel on top of the world as you survey the Stroud valleys and see as far as the Bristol sound. There's a common golf course too which is good fun.
  • We are fortunate to live in nature's larder with so many great suppliers and producers on our doorstep, so if it's a tour of food and drink heaven there's farmers' markets, brewery tours, cookery courses to whet your appetite for starters.
  • There's always a lot going on in Tetbury and no more so than on the May Bank Holidays. The Wacky Races and the Woolsack Races both land up at our pub. So here's the place to be to eye up the action. Why not enter a crazy car or test your strength?