The Royal Oak

A Sleeping Beauty in a wooded valley, this thatch-roofed inn had lain dormant for years when, in 2015, it was given the kiss of life by a village consortium. More

Contact details

The Royal Oak
Swallowcliffe
Wiltshire
SP3 5PA
England
01747 870211

Hotel information

Bedrooms

6. 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, bar, dining room, Oak Room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), garden with outdoor seating.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

‘friendly, well-behaved’ dogs allowed in 1 room, public rooms (treats, towels provided).

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £100–£150. À la carte £29.

Good Hotel Guide Review

A Sleeping Beauty in a wooded valley, this thatch-roofed inn had lain dormant for years when, in 2015, it was given the kiss of life by a village consortium. Today ‘charming, warm’ and ‘completely, magnificently refurbished’, it is ‘easily the most elegant and comfortable pub we’ve visited in many years of travel’, one visitor wrote. Guests consistently single out Wiltshire designer Matthew Burt for the ‘attractive, highly original custom furnishings’ – ‘they add the wow factor’. Find a spot to sit in the ‘succession of superbly lit drinking and dining areas’ – ‘everything has been decorated with flair’, down to the ‘arrangements of twigs, flowers and plants’. Danny Durose is the new chef, whose ‘interesting menu’ of superior pub dishes (chorizo, orecchiette and raw courgette salad; venison casserole) relies on produce from local farmers and suppliers. The pub’s cool, contemporary look continues in the bedrooms, where plenty of tea, proper coffee and fluffy towels are supplied. ‘Everything was immaculate in our large room; the state-of-the-art shower was highly effective.’ Breakfast is ‘copious’. (Josie Mayers, and others)

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The Royal Oak
Swallowcliffe
Wiltshire
SP3 5PA

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