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“Fantastic stay, excellent building”
Review of The Royal Hop Pole

The Royal Hop Pole
Ranked #2 of 9 Quick Bites in Tewkesbury
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: This well-known landmark is an amalgamation of historic buildings dating from the 15th and 18th centuries, known as a number of names, including The Crown during King Henry VIII's reign. However, eventually it was named The Royal Hop Pole when Queen Mary stayed in 1937 and gave it the official 'Royal.' Charles Dickens even mentions The Royal Hop Pole in his first novel, The Pickwick Papers. Other interesting information and pictures are located all over the hotel, including information on how the Medieval Banqueting Hall was discovered when the hotel was recently refurbished. The Royal Hop Pole has its own beautiful garden which leads to the banks of The River; there you can see picturesque views of the surrounding countryside and the Malverns. Please note we do not have a lift here and, due to the historic nature of our building, all bedrooms are located up at least one flight of stairs.
Reviewed 31 May 2021

While I'm not a huge fan of Wetherspoon's business practices or historic treatment of staff, I do like their hotels and this is a favourite.
The rooms are all very quirky, different from each other and interesting - plus the huge beer garden means that there's always somewhere to sit even when very busy.
The only gripe is drinks service can get a little slow when the place is busy, with food often arriving before drinks and no communication between the bar and kitchen to avoid this.
Staff were all lovely and friendly - they really helped us enjoy our stay (from the hotel staff with a formal but friendly approach to the bar staff who were keen to please and always up for a laugh).
Parking is a little tight, but we arrived early to make sure this wasn't a problem.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Thank mattyprice4004
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Reviewed 22 May 2021 via mobile

Great service great prices and the breakfast with all you can drink coffee is a must. Stunning beer garden backing on to the canal. I would reccomend it's well Worth a visit

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank paulM639
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Reviewed 13 November 2020

came in here october towards lockdown .there was a bit of a wait .but the staff are friendly helpfull an maintain social disteanceing .the beer is goood an so isthe food

Date of visit: October 2020
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Thank chrisann10
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Reviewed 4 November 2020

We visited here several time for lunch and once for breakfast. Every time we had good service, the drinks were very good and the for was good vsalue for money. The outside space is excellent considering its in the middle of the Town and there's always somewhere to sit inside whether you want to enjoy the social atmosphere or sit somewhere quiet.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Thank Flippa498
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Reviewed 28 October 2020

Came here tonight for a meal. Had the chicken wings for starter which was one of the best wings I ever had. The mixed grill with chips, veg and garlic bread with bacon and pepperoni was excellent and cooked to perfection. My beers were lush too. Always had good meals here never had bad ones which is cool.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Thank D616OUmatthewr
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