The White Hart Royal hotel was once a “coaching inn”. Its reputation was enhanced when King Charles I sheltered in the inn following the battle of Marston Moor on 2nd July 1644. A copy of the Kingâ€™s unpaid bill is commemorated on a plaque within the entrance lobby. The principal part of the hotel was built of sandstone under a pegged oak roof in the early 17th century. It was substantially extended in 1773 and 1782 and now these original buildings have been lovingly restored following a major refurbishment programme supervised by conservation officers from Cotswold District Council â€“ there are no modern extensions to this grade II listed property. The hotelâ€™s collection of period artefacts and paintings reflect the four centuries of its evolution while guests now have use of facilities equipped to 21st century standards.
Set in a 17th-century former coaching inn, the White Hart is located in Moreton-in-Marshâ€™s historic town centre. A four-poster bed, private garden, spacious wet room and a roll-top bath feature in some of the individually designed bedrooms. Flagstone floors and an original inglenook fireplace are in the traditional Snug Bar. Fresh, local ingredients are served on the traditional British menu in the Courtyard Restaurant. Guests can also make use of the White Hart Royalâ€™s two period lounges. The White Hart Royal boasts Royal connections as King Charles I took shelter here during the English Civil War. Moreton-in-Marsh Rail Station is just a 5-minute walk away. Located at the head of the beautiful Evenlode valley, the villages of Broadway, Bourton on the Water and Stow on the Wold are within a 15-minute drive of the hotel.
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