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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Royal Hop Pole is ideally placed own centre, a short walk from the Abbey (well worth a visit!). The hotel is run by Wetherspoons and has a lively pub/restaurant area frequented by locals. The restaurant is open all day and serves a very wide selection of food, typical of Wetherspoons. Rooms are reasonably proved and are good value. They...

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Royal_Hop_Pole, Manager at The Royal Hop Pole, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback, as this is what enables us to improve going forward. I am sorry to hear about the issue with our front of house staff at the end of the evening - this is not what we look to achieve. I would be grateful if you could contact us directly...

Kidderminster
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely old building which Wetherspoons have restored whilst retaining much of it's character and charm. Our bedroom was quite stunning as was the huge hallway which led to it. The whole hotel is an historical gem with beams, a magnificent fireplace, references to Dickens and Mr. Pickwick, and of course good ale.

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Royal_Hop_Pole, Manager at The Royal Hop Pole, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and your walk through the medieval hall to your room too! We really are steeped in history, and of course featured in Dickens' Pickwick papers. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards The Royal Hop Pole Team

Telford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building and hotel with lots of history and only a stones throw away from the Abbey. Room was immaculate, staff very pleasant and as you would expect the food was good and very reasonable. Really nice for a short break, will be trying some more of the Wetherspoons hotels after the experience of this one.

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Royal_Hop_Pole, Manager at The Royal Hop Pole, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to know that you had a fab break with us at The Royal Hop Pole, and that you found your room to be immaculate. It is also lovely to hear that you found the staff to be very pleasant, and the food good and very reasonable. It is great that...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently visited family in Tewksbury and chose this hotel because of its location and price. What a great idea. The hotel itself is steeped in history. There is a medieval hall and artwork, plus the quirkiness and character that comes from the age of the building. All the staff were friendly, helpful and knowledge. The hotel is above a...

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Royal_Hop_Pole, Manager at The Royal Hop Pole, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are really pleased to hear that you were not disappointed after choosing us based on our location and price. It is so nice to hear your comments regarding the staff, we will pass these on to the team. We are pleased that you will return in the summer and we look forward...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a very nice, good value meal which we ate in the garden at the back of the restaurant as it was a nice sunny day. It is in a great location, near the center of the town, and I would definitely recommend to anyone.

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Royal_Hop_Pole, Manager at The Royal Hop Pole, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you for your review. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your meal in our nice garden on a sunny day - it is a popular place to be in the summer! Thank you for recommending us and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards The Royal Hop Pole Team

Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really relaxing break. Hotel receptionist really welcoming and professional. Room 301 upon third floor bit tricky if you find it hard to walk and a bit unsteady on your feet but big room. Beams are a bit low if over 6ft 2 inch but plenty if space two double wardrobes two separate windows out over main street. Room clean warm...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us in room 301 and that you found it to have everything that you required. It is so nice to know that you found our receptionist really welcoming and professional too. Some rooms do have quite low beams in some parts of...

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked 3 rooms for a family get together as the Wetherspoons is located in the centre of the town. The parking was free for guests but a ticket must be collected from reception. The staff were helpful and efficient. The hotel has lots of history & a medieval hall. The booking was room only and reasonably priced. Breakfast and all/any...

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Royal_Hop_Pole, Manager at The Royal Hop Pole, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. It is great to know that you found our staff to be helpful,friendly and efficient and that you found us to be a great place to stay. We serve food & drink from 7am - 11pm every day of the week. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards The Royal...

Cirencester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned to this Wetherspoons hotel after a few months- it did not disappoint. We had the peri-peri chicken special as it was Wednesday- great value with an inclusive drink. Quick service and very friendly staff.

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Dear Customer, Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you visited us again and that you weren't disappointed with our peri-peri chicken special! It is great to hear that you found our staff to be friendly and enjoyed quick service too. We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards The Royal Hop Pole Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at the Royal Hop Pole and would definitely stay again in the future. Really a neat place with it's history and accommodations were nice. Not a 5 star hotel, but clean and very convenient to all the history! We were told that Charles Dickens stay here!

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Royal_Hop_Pole, Manager at The Royal Hop Pole, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and will definitely return in the future. We are unsure as to whether Dickens himself stayed here, but we are featured in Dickens' Pickwick Papers, and so we believe he must have at least visited for us to appear in his...

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a family we visited this pub last week! I must say that the bar staff were very efficient and friendly! Ordered the drinks and food and was very impressed with the food quality and the meal's came out very quickly! The cost of the 3 meal's including the drinks was under £20 !

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Dear Customer, thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you fond our staff very efficient and friendly and enjoyed good quality food too. We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards The Royal Hop Pole Team

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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The Royal Hop Pole
The Royal Hop Pole
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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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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Address: 94 Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Tewkesbury
Price Range: ₹ 3,651 - ₹ 5,892 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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The Royal Hop Pole Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
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“There are stairs which may be hard for some people, try ground floor if that may be a problem.”
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