The White Hart Royal is constructed in Cotswold stone, under a slate roof which is supported by a pegged oak frame. The building is Grade Two listed. From the early 17th century the hotel traded as a coaching inn. It was extended in the 18th century on at least two occasions and these extensions are marked by commemorative plaques on the front and rear elevations .
Unusually, the building forms a distinct horseshoe-shape, broken only by two arched entrances on the High Street and Oxford Street sides. A courtyard separates the horse-shoe construction. This is bordered on the southern side by the two storey Oxford Room (which is of classical Georgian proportions) and, on the northern, or Oxford Street side, by the original 17th century building.
Historically, The White Hart Royal was used to accommodate the eight, daily London to Worcester stage coaches. During the English Civil War (1642-49) Moreton- in- Marsh was a base for Royalist cavalry guarding the north western flank of King Charles 1’s Oxford headquarters. On the evening of the battle of Marston Moor (2nd July 1644) the King stayed overnight at the hotel on his way to Evesham and Worcester. He reputedly fled the hotel without paying his bill! This is commemorated in a small framed manuscript on a wall inside the front entrance of the Hotel.
The White Hart Royal has 28 bedrooms comprising of: singles, doubles, twins, executive and feature rooms. We have secure storage of bicycles, dogs are welcome in all public areas and ground floor bedrooms though not in our restaurant; free public parking is available subject to availability.
You can enjoy a meal in our Snug, Evesham and Oxford Lounges or Courtyard restaurant from the following times.
Monday to Thursday:- 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm
Friday to Sunday:- 12pm to 21.30
Monday to Saturday:- 18.00 to 21.15
Sunday:- 12.30 to 14.30 and 18.00 to 21.00
Sunday Lunches are available from 12.30pm to 2.30pm
Children are welcome in all of our public areas. Hotel check-in time is 3pm and check-out is 11am.