Tuesday 23 July 2019

Sunday Lunch at The Royal Oak Tetbury #SoGlosTeamReview

Winding through the picture-perfect Cotswold countryside on our way to The Royal Oak Tetbury, the SoGlos team couldn't turn down the chance to tuck into a scrumptious Sunday Lunch, one that we'll definitely be heading back for.

In a nutshell

Quintessential country pub, The Royal Oak Tetbury, came up trumps with its feverously good Sunday lunch, all served up with bags of Cotswold charm and roasties aplenty.


The review

Picture-perfect pub


Nestled in the charming town of Tetbury, The Royal Oak oozes Cotswold curb appeal with glorious original features, a hugely warm welcome and the heavenly smell of roast potatoes.

Heading through the front door with kids in tow, stomachs rumbling and appetites intrigued, the pub promises all the allure of a traditional village watering hole, but with an added edge of stylish interiors, chic accessories and glorious oak beams throughout.

Offering something for everyone, The Royal Oak is quickly making a name for itself championing vegan food as well as serving up its signature roast; something that was very clear from the fully packed pub and seriously scrumptious plates heading out of the kitchen.


The Yorkshire puddings of all Yorkshire puddings

A post shared by SoGlos (@soglos) on


Opting for pretty much every choice on the menu, we tucked into seriously succulent roast lamb, melt-in-the-mouth organic beef, seasonal veggies and a generous helping of fluffy roasties.

Much to our delight, every roast at The Royal Oak is served up with of a beautiful beasty Yorkshire Pud which was superbly crisp and fluffy – and there’s even a vegan Yorkshire available too!

Not wanting to pass up the opportunity to go all out, we also opted for the cauliflower cheese and lashings of hearty gravy, which went down a treat, with pretty much every plate empty before long.


The grand finale


With the little diners (and big ones) full of Yorkshire puds, we were still hankering for something sweet, and the warm chocolate brownie with a tangy raspberry coulis was the perfect finale to our foodie feast.

The crumble also went down a storm, served up with lemon meringue ice cream and the all-important crunch on top. The rest of us sipped on a perfectly frothy lattes and cocoa dusted cappuccinos wishing we could spend every Sunday here.

With faultless service from our waitress Gemma, nothing was too much trouble for the friendly team. With empty plates and seriously satisfied stomachs all round, we’re sure to be heading back to this country retreat as soon as possible.


SoGlos loves

With six stunning ensuite guest rooms and the impressive Oak Lodge offering the perfect place for a cosy Cotswold getaway, The Royal Oak is ideal for exploring Tetbury and the surrounding Cotswold countryside.


Top tip

If you’re looking to host a celebration or family get-together, book your table in the upstairs dining area, where families can spread out. Likewise, in the summer months, don’t miss The Royal Oak’s stunning beer garden, perfect for a pint and some pub classics.


What next?

For more information, see The Royal Oak Tetbury, call (01666) 500021, or visit theroyaloaktetbury.co.uk directly.

By Sophie Bird

© SoGlos
Monday 19 February 2018

More reviews you might like...

The Outdoor Inn was the perfect remedy to a busy Friday at SoGlos HQ.

The Outdoor Inn review: Festival vibes in the bustle of town

Local beer on tap, street-food pop ups, live music and a festival atmosphere we wish we could bottle. Just add sunshine, and...

Dunkertons Organic Cider, near Cheltenham, is an unmissable foodie gem.

Dunkertons Cidery Experience review: Gloucestershire’s foodie gem you have to visit

A behind the scenes tour, visit to the awe-inspiring shop and a cider and cheese tasting experience we still can’t stop raving...

American Idiot is at Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre until Saturday 6 July 2019.

American Idiot at Everyman Theatre review: Audible angst live in Cheltenham

Green Day’s renowned concept album has been transformed into a gritty rock-opera that feels like it was written with Broadway...

Aaron Sidwell is ‘totally fearless, committed and frighteningly precise’ in Henry V at The Barn Theatre.

Henry V at The Barn Theatre review: Powerful, modern and packed with patriotic verve

The Bard for a Netflix generation, Henry V at The Barn Theatre delivers a powerful, fresh and poignantly patriotic production...

Stereophonics at Westonbirt Arboretum: Kelly Jones and co. gave an ultra-professional performnace at one of Gloucestershire’s most unique venues.

Stereophonics at Westonbirt review: Welsh rock the wet could not wipe out

A sell-out sea of raincoat- and welly-wearers rocked out to Stereophonics at Westonbirt Arboretum, in a sensational Forest...

Unmissable highlights