An impressive Arts and Crafts-style free house and dining room
At a glance
For owners Chris York and Kate Lewis, restoration of this Cotswolds inn was a labour of love, a feeling shared by the team of craftsmen and other experts. Stroud Brewery's Tom Long, Bath Ales Gem, the rotating Moor Beer's Nor'Hop and So'Hop, and Severn cider occupy the bar pumps. Organic bar food includes Workers’ Pot, a hearty stew and, if you dine 'up in the rafters', shellfish linguine with tomato chowder sauce; pan-fried duck breast with Thai potato rösti; real ale battered fish of the day; and porcini mushroom and herb burger. The monthly changing menus feature vegan choices too.
Closed: 1st week January Monday to Thursday
Open all week
Open all day
Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–5
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.30–9
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
From town centre at mini-roundabout by Market House (yellow building) into Chipping Street. Pass car park on right. Royal Oak on right at bottom of hill.