The White Hart Royal Hotel and Eatery – High St, Moreton in Marsh, GL560BA  01608 650731

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Book your Christmas Party Now!

Book your Christmas Party Now!

Our Christmas Party Nights are selling out fast. Make sure your book in before you miss out. We've only got a few space left on these dates:

*15th December

Join us at The White Hart Royal Hotel, this festive season for the perfect Christmas celebration. Our three course sumptuous Festive Menu is filled with all time favourites and is the ideal meal to share with family and friends at this special time of year. Looking for a party venue with friends or colleagues?Celebrate in style at one of our Christmas Party Nights hosted in our Oxford Suite. Our party packages include a drinks reception, three-course meal and music from our resident DJ.


New Years Eve at The White Hart Royal

New Years Eve at The White Hart Royal

Welcome in 2018 with friends and family at our New Years Eve Ball

Enjoy a glass of fizz and canapes on arrival followed by a specially selected AA rosette standard menu and live entertainment and dancing into the early hours.

Tickets are £85 per person. Or why not spend the night and book one of our New Years packages from £140 per person. 

Take a look at our 2017 Christmas Brochure here and call 01608 650731 to book now!

Bedroom & Garden Renovation Completed

Bedroom & Garden Renovation Completed

Have you seen our brand new bedrooms & gardens?

Throughout the summer we've had a rolling refurbishment programme which has produced a host of brand new, stunning bedrooms and a delightful garden to make our guest experience even better. Our gallery is full of pictures of our new rooms, but to get the best idea of our improvements, you simply have to come and see them for yourself! Book your stay with us this Autumn and get up to 25% off our standard rates.


Check out our video below, which showcases some of our new bedrooms & gardens:

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Hotel & Travel Information

Hotel & Travel Information

The White Hart Royal Hotel

High Street,
Moreton in Marsh,
GL56 0BA
Telephone : 01608 650731

The White Hart Royal Hotel and Eatery is an AA rated 3 star hotel, with individually designed bedrooms including several feature rooms. It is an historic former 17th-century coaching inn located in the centre of Moreton-in-Marsh. Some rooms offer 4-poster beds, private gardens, very spacious wet rooms and roll-top baths.

The Moreton in Marsh hotel boasts two delightful period lounges, a Courtyard Restaurant, and a traditional Snug Bar with flagstone floors and an original inglenook fireplace. Guests can enjoy the superb cuisine and an extensive wine list.

Moreton in Marsh is located in the centre of the North Cotswolds. It is the only town with a main railway station and our hotel is 10 to 15 minutes walk from the station.  A frequent train service (approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes) is available from Paddington Station in London. For Bookings Click on

The hotel has no car parking, however, free public car parking is available at the front of the hotel. To be directed to the parking area please use the postcode GL56 0BA

Bedrooms - 28
Dog allowed
Disabled room and toilets available
Free Wifi
Families Welcome
Food Served All Day in our restaurant



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A quick summary to whet your appetite

The White Hart Royal Hotel, in the centre of Moreton-in-Marsh, is at a historic junction of the Fosse Way, the Roman cross-country road connecting Lincoln to Exeter, with the principal route from London and Oxford to Worcester. Well-preserved timber-framing, thought to date from the 1400s, can still be admired in parts of the building, which is known to have been an important inn since at least the 1600s.

Originally called The White Hart, its most famous guest was Charles I, who stayed overnight on two occasions while on military manoeuvres during the English Civil War in 1644 and 1645. Memories of the first visit survived in local oral history, and have been the inn’s chief claim to fame ever since. Knowledge of the second visit has been rediscovered only recently in a rare seventeenth-century account of the war.
From the opening of the first turnpike road passing through Moreton-in-Marsh in 1731, The White Hart became an important coaching inn. It was owned by the Winslow family, who soon afterwards invested in expanding the stabling for up to 70 horses, and who in 1782 commissioned a major rebuild, which created the Georgian façade that graces the High Street today.

The arrival of the railway in 1853 heralded a new era for the town and for the White Hart, which came under the control of the entrepreneurial Robert King. He built the assembly room at the back of the hotel, enthusiastically promoted the connection with Charles I, acquired the royal coat of arms now displayed above the main entrance, and renamed the hotel The White Hart Royal.

Many of the oldest architectural features of the hotel were revealed and preserved during a restoration in the 1920s by Trust Houses Ltd, the country’s first national chain of hotels, and owners of the hotel until the 1990s. The White Hart Royal was acquired by The Coaching Inn Group in 2008, and has since undergone a major refurbishment to meet the needs of today’s market while respecting and retaining the many features of its fascinating heritage.

Awards & Reviews

Awards & Reviews


2017 - Winner of Best Employer at the Publican Awards
2017 - Winner of Best Accommodation offering at the Publican Awards

2016 - Highly commended' at The Publican Awards for Pub Company of the Year
2016 - Ranked #9 in Grant Thornton Top 200 Fastest Growing Companies in the East Midlands

- Eat Out Awards 2015 - Pub Company of the Year - The Coaching Inn Group
- The Coaching Inn Group Awards – Housekeeper of the Year – Marion Peach
2015 - Winner of the Certificate of Excellence Award – Tripadvisor
2015 - Awarded the London Stock Exchange top 1000 Companies to inspire Britain.
2015 - Awarded an AA Rosette Restaurant award

2014 - The Coaching Inn Group Awards - Hotel of the Year
2014 - Winner of the Certificate of Excellence Award – Tripadvisor
2014 - Awarded an AA Rosette Restaurant award
2014 - Awarded Prestigious Signpost Certification with special accreditation for Fabulous Food & Pets Welcome – Signpost

2013 - Winner of the Certificate of Excellence Award – Tripadvisor
2013 - Awarded an AA Rosette Restaurant award

2012 - Winner of the Certificate of Excellence Award – Tripadvisor
2012 - Awarded an AA Rosette Restaurant award

2011 - Awarded an AA Rosette Restaurant award


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