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MICHELIN Guide 2020

The Royal Oak

  • The Orchard, Whatcote, CV36 5EF, United Kingdom
  • 29 - 55 GBP • Modern British
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MICHELIN Guide 2020

The Royal Oak

  • The Orchard, Whatcote, CV36 5EF, United Kingdom
  • 29 - 55 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 Star • High quality cooking, worth a stop
  • A Pub serving good food. Our most delightful places

Facilities & Services

  • f Car park
  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • V American Express credit card
  • } Mastercard credit card
  • X Visa credit card

Information

+44 1295 688100
Opening hours
Closed: 23-26 December, Sunday dinner, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday-Thursday lunch

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