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The Royal Hop Pole

94 Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RS England
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#3 of 6 hotels in Tewkesbury
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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 visited 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 and, due to the nature of our historic building, all of our rooms are located up at least one flight of stairs.
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Non-smoking hotel
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Andy C wrote a review Dec. 2020
Calstock, United Kingdom41 contributions23 helpful votes
Stayed here for 4 nights. Our first room we were allocated was above the kitchen & smelt of cooking food. A quick trip to reception & we were moved. ALL staff have been friendly, efficient & professional. Would highly recommend this hotel, it’s location is great for exploring and parking is free! But please remember parts of this hotel are Tudor, so sloping floors & stairs, low ceilings & narrow corridors are to be expected! Enjoy!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Hannah M wrote a review Dec. 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I am so annoyed with the staff in this establishment! We were having a lovely time and then the manager Stewart! Decided to not serve us because ‘we seemed pissed’ after 2 drinks! But continued to serve the boys with 5 jäger bombs each and some beers each round! I think that was very sexist and not happy with this at all! 0 star for me and not returning.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
elaineeddies wrote a review Oct. 2020
18 contributions3 helpful votes
We popped here for drinks and on entering thought it was a lovely place with lots of character. The staff were friendly and following Covid rules. Disappointingly that quickly changed, due to the overpowering smell of food! We moved tables, thinking we may be too close to the kitchen but the smell was in every part of the bar and lounge area. It was so bad that we decided to leave our practically full drinks and find another pub to have a drink. Our clothes stunk of greasy cooking! The extraction of food smells in the kitchen shouldn't come into the bar, lounge or restaurant areas! Not a place we'll come back to, purely due to leaving smelling like a greasy spoon.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Adam S wrote a review Oct. 2020
22 contributions15 helpful votes
When ever we go to Tewkesbury we love drinking here so we decided to book a room literally last minute on a Friday as a couple. The initial room we were given wasn’t ideal as the tv was on the left hand side of the bed and couldn’t be adjusted to lie in bed and watch comfortably. We popped down stairs and asked if we could change rooms.The guy on the desk couldn’t do enough to sort another room for us and put us in the attic room no 301. Room was full of beams and very qwerky....we loved it...be prepared that the bathroom/ shower is very cramped as the sloping room line cuts into the standing area of the bath.We found it funny as what can you expect when your in an old Tudor building. Drinks were great on the night using the app to deliver to table...plus they sell Shipyard Ale and a Whitney Neils Gin! We got blinding drunk and did a pub crawl up the high street to the old traditional pubs and loved it! Breakfast was fantastic in the morning! We will defo go back.Not bad for £50 a night last minute on a Friday either.Im a fussy bugger so they must be doing something right...loved the old panelling in the bar/restaurant and old fireplace.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MANDMLONDON1974 wrote a review Sep. 2020
London, United Kingdom85 contributions83 helpful votes
Stopped here Saturday night for a meal and was impressed. Very large old building with lots of nooks and crannies large garden overlooking the river which was lovely. Meal was very nice and very reasonable but very busy as a Saturday night. Went back Sunday night just for a drink in the garden and it was much quieter and lovely
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Royal Hop Pole
Which popular attractions are close to The Royal Hop Pole?
Nearby attractions include Tewkesbury Abbey (0.2 km), The Severn Ham (0.3 km), and John Moore Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Royal Hop Pole?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Royal Hop Pole?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Royal Hop Pole?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Royal Hop Pole?
Conveniently located restaurants include Caffè e Vino & Garden, Zitto E Mangia, and Touching Souls Tea Room.
Is The Royal Hop Pole located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Tewkesbury.
Are there any historical sites close to The Royal Hop Pole?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tewkesbury Abbey (0.2 km), Tewkesbury Battlefield Commemorative Sculptures (2.1 km), and Odda's Chapel (3.6 km).
Is The Royal Hop Pole accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.