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The Royal Hop Pole
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Tewkesbury
Certificate of Excellence
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
298 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Perfect in every way”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Called in for some lunch and was very surprised by this pub - a wow!
Wonderful old building, brilliant staff and good value - what more can you ask for?

The pub is a maze of quaint small areas that entice you to explore the entire pub before you find a table to sit and enjoy your meal. We had the Sunday lunch and it was very good

  • Stayed March 2013
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Stuart C, Manager at The Royal Hop Pole, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Thank you for the excellent review. We all feel that we are very lucky to work in such a unique building. The excitement continues upstairs!- why not book and stay the night with us next time?
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Workington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Stayed here with a group of 8, made welcome from the moment we checked in.
Staff were very helpful and friendly. Good ales and food in bar. locals also friendly having the crack. Will definetly stay again hope to be back next year.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Stuart C, Manager at The Royal Hop Pole, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
We're glad you enjoyed your stay!- Come back soon!
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Have been to many Wetherspoons in Uk and this one has the best service I have found, from the bar staff to the waitresses.
The staff are always asking if your meal is ok and show genuine interest in rhe customers.
To top it all with this service the Royal Hop pole is extremely good value for money
I would recommend anyone visiting tewkesbury to pay it a visit

  • Stayed March 2013
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Stuart C, Hotel Receptionist at The Royal Hop Pole, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Thank you for you lovely feedback - be sure to come visit us again soon!
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Pocklington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

This by a long margin the very best wetherspoons i have ever been to, the food was very good and very cheap, good sized portions,more than enough. the staff surpass all expectations could not do enough for you, i have eaten here five times already and cannot praise them enough. Thank you.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Stuart C, Hotel Receptionist at The Royal Hop Pole, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Thank you for visiting us and leaving us some great feedback. Our menu is being updated from Monday so make sure you come back and test it out!
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Ampthill, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

We found this Wetherspoon run hotel/ bar/ restaurant ideally located in the centre of Tewksbury.
The staff were great, the prices loikewise, and the food better than other wetherspoons we've been to.
It is such a great building, beams, open fire, have an explore upstairs in the hotel part, its amazing
When we come back to tewksbury we are going to stay here, so will review the hotel side then

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stuart C, Hotel Receptionist at The Royal Hop Pole, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Thank you for your comments - we're glad you love out hotel as much as we do! we look forward to having you stay in the hotel next time; make sure you let us know what you think.
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wirral
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Stayed for new year , friendly staff , great room , a wet time outside but nice ,warm & dry inside !!
Location excellent for exploration. Hotel has great character .Free parking is directly behind the hotel and reception will give you a permit to put on your dashboard. The pub was surprisingly quiet for new year but maybe the weather had a say in the matter.

Room Tip: ask reception to advise, we originally were booked into a twin but got a double with more space ,tha...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Centrally located in town, ideal for exploring Tewkesbury & surrounding area. There is parking at the rear which is free as long as you get a ticket from reception. The reception staff were very friendly & efficient. We had a room on the first floor facing the main street which was spacious,clean & very peaceful.
The pub has been carefully & tastefully decorated mixing old & new well. It's typical Wetherspoons otherwise, good choice of beers, typical pub food all good value for money. There is plenty of choice in the town if you fancy different food.
We didn't go on a special deal, just normal price which I think was average for the standard provided. Having said that, I would return to the Hop Pole in the future.

Room Tip: A room facing the front means no noise from revellers in the smoking area.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: The Royal Hop Pole
Address: 94 Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Tewkesbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Tewkesbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Hop Pole 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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