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Winter Offer

Winter Offer

 Up to 25% off this Autumn

Not managed to make the most of the English Summer?

This Autumn we're delighted to offer you up to 25% off at all of our Coaching Inns.

One-night break includes:

Overnight accommodation in one of our Classic/Club Rooms

A full English/Welsh breakfast the morning of your departure

Up to 25% off bed and breakfast

A Choice of 13 Coaching Inns within the UK

Complimentary WI-FI

Wonderful service from our dedicated team

Terms & Conditions:
Terms & Conditions apply and offer is subject to availability
Supplements apply for room upgrades
This package is non-transferrable and non-refundable
Full prepayment will be taken at time of booking
We reserve the right to amend or cancel any offers as appropriate without prior notice.

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Hotel & Travel Information

Hotel & Travel Information

The Royal Oak Hotel

The Cross,
Powys, North Wales
SY21 7DG
Telephone : 01938 552217

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




CLICK HERE - To Download our History Brochure

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


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
- Winner of the 2016 Top Rate Hotels

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


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