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Husband and wife team Richard and Solanche Craven have taken over the running of this 800-year-old country pub in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Whatcote. The recently refurbished pub will serve produce sourced from within 10 miles of the restaurant and game on the menu is ‘shot to order’.

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Summary

“The Cravens, previously at The Chef’s Dozen in Chipping Campden, have moved to this small village near Shipston on Stour” and occupy this “comfortable” and “airy” conversion of one of England’s oldest pubs (est. 1168). “Richard is still the best chef in the area” according to a number of reports, with a heavy focus on seasonal game bartered with locals or shipped in from Scotland. His South African-born wife Solanche is responsible for an SA-heavy wine list (there’s also pigeon biltong).

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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The Royal Oak Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Royal Oak Restaurant in CV36, Shipston-on-Stour by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Royal Oak restaurant.
Nick C
Outstanding food, very friendly and generou...
Reviewed 1 months, 9 days ago

"Outstanding food, very friendly and generous service. A joy. "

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Rob I
Richards cookery is always spot on, his lov...
Reviewed 5 months, 17 days ago

"Richards cookery is always spot on, his love of game always shines through in the dishes he serves up. The front of house team are very friendly and they have a great selection on the bar and wine list. One of our favourite places near us just a shame we have to drive there."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £24.00 £29.00
Dinner £24.00 £29.00
SundayLunch   £29.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£9.50 £24.00 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Bread £4.00
Service 10.00%
2 Upper Farm Barn, Whatcote, Shipston-on-Stour, CV36 5EF
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6 pm-9 pm
Thursday12 pm-1:30 pm, 6 pm-9 pm
Friday12 pm-1:30 pm, 6 pm-9 pm
Saturday12 pm-1:30 pm, 6 pm-9 pm
Sunday12 pm-2:30 pm

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