The Royal Hop Pole


94 Church Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5RS (view map)


Situated in the heart of Tewkesbury, this landmark English Heritage hotel is an amalgamation of three historic buildings dating back to the 15th & 18th centuries. All bedrooms are individual and the hotel even boasts a medieval hall and medieval paintings.

The Royal Hop Pole, Tewkesbury


Steeped in history with plenty of character, all 28 bedrooms are en-suite, with digital flat screen TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities & bottled water. We also have on site complimentary car parking for residents. 

Outside we have a delightful garden backing onto the River Avon, with stunning views of the Severn Ham & Malvern Hills.

The hotel is mentioned in Charles Dickens‘ ‘The Pickwick Papers’ as a coaching inn stayed at en route to Birmingham. Formerly the Hop Pole, the hotel achieved its ‘Royal’ status following a visit from Princess Mary of Teck (1891), later Queen Mary, consort of George V.

Tewkesbury is a medieval market town, famous for its many alleyways, and is located on the confluence of the Rivers Avon & Severn. The entire town is a conservation area and has over 350 listed buildings in the town, including the beautiful 12th century Tewkesbury Abbey.

There are Heritage Trails around the town, as well as the Bloody Meadow Battle Trail leading to the location of the Battle of Tewkesbury (War of the Roses), river cruises and much more. The Battle of Tewkesbury is re-enacted annually as part of the famous Tewkesbury Medieval Festival.

The Royal Hop Pole is easily accessible from both M50 & M5 motorways, and A38, and is only a short drive from Cheltenham, Worcester & the Cotswolds.

The medieval hall in the Royal Hop Pole

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The Royal Hop Pole, Tewkesbury