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Enjoy a minimoon on us!

Enjoy a minimoon on us!


Book your wedding for selected dates in November 2018 and enjoy a two night mini-moon at one of our UK Coaching Inns, including bed and breakfast and a three course dinner on your first night. It's an incredible deal, that starts from just £1999. Full details below:

Dine like Royalty

Dine like Royalty


There’s nothing more traditional than Afternoon Tea. We offer classic cream teas from £6pp, as well as traditional afternoon tea from £12.00pp. For those special occasions you can add a glass of champagne from £5pp.

Our limited edition afternoon tea’s are available, to commemorate the Royal Wedding in May.

Our afternoon tea includes a selection of cakes, scones and sandwiches and is perfectly accompanied by our range of teas. We serve our standard Afternoon Tea from 2:30-5pm everyday.


History of Afternoon Tea

Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford is widely understood to have been been the driving force behind afternoon tea in the 1840’s. She is said to have complained of “having that sinking feeling” during the late afternoon. It was common at that time for people to take only two main meals a day, breakfast in the morning, and dinner at around 8 o’clock in the evening. The Duchess’ solution was a pot a tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon. This quickly became a treat with her friends and developed into a social event.


Our delicious Limited Edition Afternoon Tea’s are available 7 days a week, between 12pm and 6pm.

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Delicious New Menu Launch

Delicious New Menu Launch



The Royal Oak Hotel, in the picturesque market town of Welshpool, has launched a new menu featuring some of the finest and tastiest produce available from around Welsh county of Montgomeryshire.
A popular choice for visitors to the market town, The Royal Oak has, recently seen increasing number of local residents taking advantage of its delicious restaurant and bar.
Available from today, Monday 16th April from lunchtimes, our tasteful and succulent new menu available to dine from both in the newly refurbished main restaurant and main bar area.
Long-standing favourites are still on the menu, including the infamous Royal Oak Burger, but new additions have been sourced, including Welsh Plouhgmans Platter and a full new sharing section.
Royal Oak Head Chef, Scott Baxter commented:  “We feel lucky to have the ability to source high quality produce right on our doorstep, and it is an honour to work with so many local suppliers and producers, providing our patrons with such a diverse and organic selection of tastes.  Our new menu shows pride to our fine local produce, and we hope it will be well received by local residents, regulars, and new visitors who are always very welcome at The Royal Oak."
Take a look at our new menu now, on our Food & Drink page.

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Hotel & Travel Information

Hotel & Travel Information


The Royal Oak Hotel

The Cross,
Welshpool,
Powys, North Wales
SY21 7DG
Telephone : 01938 552217
Email: royaloak@innmail.co.uk

The Royal Oak Hotel, Eatery and Coffee House is a Grade II listed building which began its life in the 18th century. A Coaching Inn on the main route our function room, The Powis Suite, was one the stables where travelers would hitch their horses during their stay. The Hotel was formerly the manor house of the Earl of Powis until 1927.

Welshpool has a slightly complicated one-way system, however if you follow the car park postcode, SY21 7DD, you will be directed to our on-site parking, just off Mill Lane (next to Mark's Autos). The car park uses a barrier system which requires a code on exit. Please ask at reception for this.

Bedrooms - 25
Dog allowed
Free WiFi
Families Welcome
Food Served All Day in our restaurant
Coffee Shop in house

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History

History


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A quick summary to whet your appetite
The Royal Oak Hotel in Welshpool, Powys, was one of the nation’s most celebrated coaching inns during the early 1800s, being at the meeting point of important roads from Chester, Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Aberystwyth. No-one knows when it was first an inn, but it retains elements of a timber-framed Tudor construction, and must have been an important early building.

It was almost certainly named The Royal Oak Inn sometime after the restoration of Charles II in 1660, which marked the beginning of the popularity of the inn-name. Royal Oak was a metaphor for the strength of the monarchy, and it was Charles II who promoted it most vigorously when he instigated the annual Oak Apple Day, later known as Restoration Day or Royal Oak Day. It seems probable that the owners of Powis Castle at Welshpool, the Herbert family, introduced the name Royal Oak to this important building within their estate as a mark of gratitude for being raised through the ranks of the aristocracy, first by Charles I and later by his two sons, Charles II and James II.

The earliest surviving record of Welshpool’s Royal Oak Inn is a diary entry, dated 1724, by a well-known local Quaker minister, John Kelsall. The inn was completely rebuilt in 1742 to create the building we see today. Despite many alterations since then, the main structure remains intact and retains some important detailed elements of Georgian styling, including a fine central staircase and a superbly crafted wrought-iron inn sign.
Famous visitors to The Royal Oak have included David Lloyd George when he was Prime Minister in 1918 and the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh in 2010. The hotel was acquired in April 2015 by the Coaching Inn Group, which immediately carried out a major refurbishment in order to meet modern customer needs while preserving and keeping faith with the heritage and unique characteristics of the historic building.

Awards & Reviews

Awards & Reviews


Awards

2017 - Winner of Best Employer at the Publican Awards
2017 - Winner of Best Accommodation offering at the Publican Awards

2016 - Highly commended' at The Publican Awards for Pub Company of the Year
2016 - Ranked #9 in Grant Thornton Top 200 Fastest Growing Companies in the East Midlands
2016 - Eat Out Awards - Pub Company of the Year
2016 - Coaching Inn Group Awards - Hotel of the Year
2016
- Winner of the Laterooms.com 2016 Top Rate Hotels

2015 - TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence
2015 - London Stock Exchange - Top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain

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