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The Royal Oak

  • The Orchard, Whatcote, CV36 5EF, United Kingdom
  • 45 - 70 GBP • Modern British
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MICHELIN Guide United Kingdom

The Royal Oak

  • The Orchard, Whatcote, CV36 5EF, United Kingdom
  • 45 - 70 GBP • Modern British
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

The Royal Oak started out as a drinks shelter catering for the workmen building the local church and is reputedly one of the oldest pubs in the country – Oliver Cromwell supposedly stayed here before the Battle of Edgehill in 1642. It’s a charming place, with a lovely atmosphere and plenty of character, from the cosy, traditional bar to the bright, airy dining room.

Richard Craven has a passion for British produce and the cooking follows a strong ‘farm to fork’ ethos, with produce coming from small producers in and around the nearby hills and estates. He favours organic and wild ingredients and game is often shot to order. Dishes are created with obvious care and skill and have an unfussy, tried-and-tested style, relying on the quality of the ingredients to do the talking. Richard’s charming wife Solanche looks after the service.

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  • m One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
  • ò Simple restaurant; one of our most delightful places
  • A Pub; one of our most delightful places
Speciality
  • Partridge raviolo with sweetcorn and greengage
  • Wood pigeon, Tewkesbury mustard, black pudding, blackberries and barley
  • Quince crumble soufflé with cinnamon ice cream

Facilities & Services

  • a Wheelchair access
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • f Car park
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • } Mastercard credit card
  • X Visa credit card
  • V American Express credit card
  • M Diners Club credit card

Information

+44 1295 688100
Opening hours
Closed: 25 January-10 February, 31 May-9 June, 1-10 November, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, lunch : Thursday

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