Dating back to the 16th century The Royal Oak is one of the most charming and cosy ‘pubs with rooms’ you’ll come across in the county. Set in the heart of the pretty village Evesham you’ve got the River Avon running past, a wealth of history to explore in this ancient market town and you’re a hop and a skip from the rolling hills of the Cotswolds.
With its wonderfully wonky Tudor timbers and open fireplace this pub has bags of character but has also been recently refurbed so expect a stylishly contemporary twist.
There are four rooms to choose from to suit all budgets, and dogs are made to feel super-welcome here. They can join you in the bar to eat and there’s even a separate doggy menu for them (they even get a toy to play with if you book a room!)
There’s a private dining room (The Blue Room) which has just been newly refurbished, and is available to hire at no extra cost for large groups dining (ideal for special celebrations).
With a new chef and team heading up the kitchen the food is brilliant here, with a focus on using only ethical and local ingredients wherever possible, including free range eggs from Churchill Farm in Evesham, cheeses from Bourton-on-the-Water and ice cream from Bennetts Farm in Worcester.