RestaurantsWarwickshireWhatcoteCV36

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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’.

survey result

Summary

£115
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Richard & Solanche Craven’s “exceptional” venue in a converted village pub on the northern fringe of the Cotswolds is “well worth the detour” for its “well-judged menu” of “beautifully cooked” dishes (many with foraged ingredients) and “democratically inclined wine list” in a “very attractive space”. You don’t have to endure a massive number of courses either, with evening options starting with a four-course menu for £80 per person.

Summary

£94
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With its “absolutely top-rate food” and “very attentive service”, Solanche & Richard Craven’s “friendly” operation on the northern edge of the Cotswolds “never fails to delight”. “Richard’s cookery is always spot on” and “his love of game always shines through in the dishes he serves up” in the “light, modern-built dining area attached to the ancient pub”. Top Menu Tip – “ox tongue and doe steak just melt in the mouth”.

Summary

£92
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Superb, elegant, exquisite food” – mostly sourced locally, including wild game and produce from a regenerative farm nearby – has made a hit of Solanche & Richard Craven’s small but very elevated pub on the northern fringes of the Cotswolds. “After following Richard for many years, we have always loved his food (formerly served at the Chef’s Dozen in Chipping Campden). He always embraces the best local produce and the quality shows on the plate.”

Summary

£69
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Well worth a slightly twisty drive” – this “beautifully modernised little place” on the edge of the Cotswolds was re-launched a couple of years ago by the team formerly at The Chef’s Dozen in Chipping Campden, and has won a major reputation for its “really first class cooking”“unusual dishes, all sourced with local ingredients” and “particularly game” (shot to order). In October 2019, Michelin awarded it a star.

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The Royal Oak Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Royal Oak Restaurant in CV36, Whatcote by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Royal Oak restaurant.
Helena C
Richard & Solanche make an excellent team. ...
Reviewed 11 months, 15 days ago

"Richard & Solanche make an excellent team. They provide exciting and original food which is seasonal and locally sourced. They are always evolving and creating, never taking their customers for granted. It is always a treat to sample their cuisine whether a cosy dinner for two or a larger group of friends. A fabulous addition to the Cotswolds."

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Cameron S
Wonderful location for a great pub with gre...
Reviewed 11 months, 15 days ago

"Wonderful location for a great pub with great food, great drinks, and a great atmosphere!"

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Chantal C
Nous y sommes allés en famille durant nos ...
Reviewed 11 months, 15 days ago

"Nous y sommes allés en famille durant nos vacances. Belle surprise dès l'arrivée, le restaurant est dans une très jolie campagne toute mignonne et une fois entrés dans le restaurant on s'y sent vraiment bien. L'intérieur est ravissant, naturel, lumineux, bien décoré, ambiance chaleureuse. On a été très bien accueillis, service souriant, disponible si besoin pour conseiller. Les plats les uns après les autres, des petits fours, aux plats, aux desserts, sont tous raffinés, très visuels, colorés, ça donne très envie ! Tout a été très bon, bien cuisiné, parfois inventif, étonnant, délicieux. Un grand bravo à la cuisine, à la pâtisserie, à la salle, merci pour bon ce moment. D'autant plus qu'ils font tout pour que les produits viennent des producteurs d'a côté ou de cueillettes faites par eux ! Hâte de revenir !"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £65.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 95.00 Dinner only 5
Menu2 75.00 Dinner only 4
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £10.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
2 Upper Farm Barn, Whatcote, CV36 5EF
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
WednesdayCLOSED
Thursday6:30 pm‑8 pm
Friday12:30 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Sunday12:30 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑8 pm

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