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 book, The Pickwick Papers. Other interesting information and pictures are located all over the hotel, including information on how the medieval 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 Malvern Hills.
Take a two minute walk to marvel at the impressive Abbey or a stroll to the river where you can enjoy a boat trip. Catch a movie or play at The Roses theatre with friends or take a swim at the local swimming pool. With it's central location, clean facilities and excellent value for money it is no wonder The Royal Hop Pole continues to be a popular hotel today.
Why don't you stay for breakfast? Breakfast times are 7am - 12pm on weekdays and 8am -12pm on weekends. Dinner is served until 10pm 7 days a week.
Tewkesbury itself is an ancient settlement, at the meeting point of the rivers Severn and Avon, providing one of the best medieval townscapes in England today. The town and surrounding area are steeped in history, with a wealth of historic buildings and attractions to discover, as well as some simply stunning river valley countryside, making the Cotswolds and Severn Vale one of the best-loved regions. Tewkesbury remains a popular destination for the traveller and visitor. Situated at the southernmost point of the Midlands inland waterways system and being the first non tidal water up the river Severn, the town is a natural stopping place for water craft. With good sporting facilities and plenty of heritage to display, Tewkesbury bids you a pause and enjoy this historic town.
Taxis etc, can also happily be arranged. The hotel is conveniently situated very close to the Tourist Information Centre, which also happens to have a museum attatched. The Royal Hop Pole can be an excellent base, to explore the delights of the cotswolds. Carry cots are available, if requested upon booking.
Ashchurch train station is only a 5 minute car journey, with good bus links to the town centre (every 15 minutes). Buses to Cheltenham and Gloucester are available from the town centre which is a two minute walk away.
Wining and Dining
Kitchen recently received 5 stars for the 'scores on the doors'.Our menu can cater for vegetarians and we also have gluten free items. We have a grill club on a Tuesday, Curry club on a Thursday and a Sunday club. For instance, the curry club is a curry and a drink for £5.99.
The Roses Theatre/cinema is in walking distance from the hotel.
Sports and Leisure
Near to windsurfing and sailing Facilities.Local Indoor swimming pool and gym is only a short walk away.
Stuff for Kids
Childrens parties can be catered for upon request, following a booking procedure. We are in close proximety to Cheltenham, which can be great for kids!There are bowling alleys, cinema, Ballyhoo (an indoor adventure centre) and of course the Lido! Cheltenham also has Pitville Park, where you can go on a rowing boat, go golfing, see the animals or simply unwind.
Wedding receptions can be catered for using our free function room upon requst, following a booking procedure. A variety of buffets are available.
Living the High Life
In close proximety to Cheltenham Race Course.
These are general hotel policies for
Royal Hop Pole Hotel.
As they may vary per room type; please also check the room description.
Cancellation Policy12pm on day of arrival. No shows will be charged.. (unless specified otherwise in the room description)
Payment PolicyYour card is only used to secure the reservation. Full payment will be debited upon arrival/departure.
BreakfastRates exclude breakfast (unless specified otherwise in the room description)
Children and Extra Bed PolicyChildren Welcome. Please note, due to licensing laws children (under 18's) are allowed in the pub only when eating a meal and for two drinks after. They must order by 8pm and vacate to their room or out of the pub by 9pm. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Accessibility PolicyHotel has Disabled Access Facilities
Accepted Credit CardsAmerican Express. Maestro. Mastercard. Solo Debit Card. Visa.