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

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Dine like Royalty

Dine like Royalty

There’s nothing more traditional than Afternoon Tea. We offer classic cream teas from £6pp, as well as traditional afternoon tea from £12.00pp. For those special occasions you can add a glass of champagne from £5pp.

Our limited edition afternoon tea’s are available, to commemorate the Royal Wedding in May.

Our afternoon tea includes a selection of cakes, scones and sandwiches and is perfectly accompanied by our range of teas. We serve our standard Afternoon Tea from 2:30-5pm everyday.

History of Afternoon Tea

Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford is widely understood to have been been the driving force behind afternoon tea in the 1840’s. She is said to have complained of “having that sinking feeling” during the late afternoon. It was common at that time for people to take only two main meals a day, breakfast in the morning, and dinner at around 8 o’clock in the evening. The Duchess’ solution was a pot a tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon. This quickly became a treat with her friends and developed into a social event.

Our delicious Limited Edition Afternoon Tea’s are available 7 days a week, between 12pm and 6pm.

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Launch of our new Spring menu's

Launch of our new Spring menu's

The White Hart Royal Hotel, in the heart of bustling market town of Morton in Marsh, has launched a new menu featuring some of the finest and tastiest produce available from around the Cotswolds.
A popular choice for visitors to town, The White Hart Royal Hotel has, in recent times, seen increasing numbers of local residents taking advantage of its delicious restaurant and bar.
Our new Menu is available from today, Friday 20th April from available between 10am and 9.30pm throughout the hotel and not only in the main courtyard restaurant, but in the Snug Bar, or any of our lounges, alfresco in the courtyard, or, for larger groups, we also have our Evesham Lounge with its own discrete area, perfect for group dining in the Cotswolds. Whenever possible our kitchen team look to source our ingredients from local suppliers.
Long-standing favourites are still on the menu, including The Royal Burger and Chicken Supreme, as well as new local delicacies including Spiced Lamb Sausage, and a delicious Ploughman's Salad.
Head Chef of The White Hart Royal, Matt Craven commented:  “The Cotswolds offers a delicious, and somewhat unique experience with the flavours its local producers supply. We work closely with the many suppliers to ensure that we can offer the freshest and tastiest experience for our diners, with our new menu replicating the same. The new menu shows pride to our fine local produce, and we hope it will be well received by local residents, regular patrons, and new visitors who are always very welcome at The White Hart Royal."
Take a look at our new menu now, on our Food & Drink page.



Winners at The Coaching Inn Group Awards 2018

Check out the gallery of images from the Coaching Inn Group Awards 2018, where awards such as General Manager of the Year, Hotel of the Year and Head Chef of the Year were awarded, as well as accolades for Trainee of the Year, Housekeeper of the Year and many more.

The glitzy award ceremony was held at The Three Swans Hotel in Market Harborough and attended by over 120 team members from the group. 

You can view the full gallery of winners here.

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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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