The Rose & Crown Pub with rooms in Warwick, Warwickshire

Prices from:
£85 per night

David Hancock says:

  • Smack in heart of Warwick
  • Bustles all day – great vibe
  • Good food from breakfast till late
  • Comfy rooms – best across the lane

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Overview

The Rose & Crown Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4SH

The personal touch

Chef Lee Cash spent five inspirational years working for Raymond Blanc before teaming up with Hamish Stoddart to create Peach Pubs in 2003 – they haven’t looked back and the innovative pub group is now 19 strong with six operating as thriving pubs with rooms. The flagship Rose and Crown is the original Peach pub and stands smack in Warwick’s central Market Square. It hums with life all day long, opening at 8am for bacon sandwiches, pastries and coffee for breakfast, with hot food and drinks available throughout the day. One of the draws is the contemporary look that complements the period features, with the wooden-floored bar sporting a bright, cheery décor, leather sofas, bold paintings, and low tables strewn with the day’s newspapers. Equally informal is the dedicated dining area, where chunky modern tables are kept free of cutlery to encourage a mix of drinkers and diners. On warmer days they spill out to tables fronting the square.

Sticky fingers

Four of the rooms across the lane can be booked as family rooms (extra beds & cots available) and children are welcome in the pub where smaller portions or simplified versions of anything on the menu are offered.

Muddy paws

Canine chums (on leads) are warmly welcomed throughout the pub and well behaved dogs can stay overnight in four room – extra £10 including a sausage and bacon breakfast.

Alfresco

The place to be on sunny days and balmy summer evenings is at one of the tables fronting the square and watching the world go by,

 

What’s the Damage?

13 doubles/twin from £85

What Else?

  • All credit cards taken
  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining
  • Disabled access to bar & dining area
  • No parking – use nearby Linen Street car park (locked/secure 8pm-8am)

 

Sleep

The Rose & Crown Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4SH

Do not disturb

Directly above the bustling café-bar and overlooking the square are five minimalist-style bedrooms with a further eight stylish bedrooms (opened 2013) tucked away in a converted 17th-century cottage across the lane from the pub – perfect for exploring the town and Warwick’s impressive castle. All are tastefully and individually decorated in muted colours, with matching curtains, bedcovers and scatter cushions, and they are comfortably equipped and appointed with great beds, fresh coffee, homemade cookies, i-pod docks, and Damana toiletries. Newer rooms have spacious tiled bathrooms; two have walk-in showers and freestanding tubs. If you retire to bed early, then book one of quieter annexe rooms, as the hubbub from the terrace in summer can linger late in the evening.

 

What’s the Damage?

13 doubles/twin from £85

What Else?

  • All credit cards taken
  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining
  • Disabled access to bar & dining area
  • No parking – use nearby Linen Street car park (locked/secure 8pm-8am)

 

Eat & Drink

The Rose & Crown Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4SH

Mastering the menu

(Starters: £6.75-£10.50; Main Courses: £12.75-£25; Desserts £5.75-£7.75; set 2-course lunch Monday-Friday £13.75)

Peach Pubs are passionate about sourcing quality local produce and have developed a close relationship with local farmers, market gardeners and fish merchants. This translates to seasonally changing menus that feature free-range chicken, eggs and pork, and 28-day dry-aged Angus beef from Aubrey Allen butchers. Expect to find their trademark Butcher, Fish, Veggie deli-plates featuring tapas-style portions of cheese, hams, salami, marinated anchovies, crab cakes and peppers and rustic breads. All day menus offer a wide selection of options, from starter or main-sized portions of honey & mustard pig cheeks, spring onion hash browns and slaw or king prawn, chilli and cherry tomato linguine, to scallops with cauliflower puree and crispy Serrano ham. Classic main courses take in beer battered cod with fat chips and tartare sauce, while more modern dishes may include braised duck leg, spring cabbage, bacon and cannellini bean cream and sea bream with saffron potatoes, samphire and chervil butter. Round off with a good cheese board or orange polenta cake and wash down with a pint of craft Purity beer or a glass of the house, single estate Pinot Grigio. There’s also a raft of gins and cocktails and Smarties accompany a mug of great Union coffee.

Time to eat

Breakfast: 7am – 11.30am
Food all day: 12 noon – 9.30pm

Time at the bar

11am – 11pm (10.30pm Sunday)

What’s the Damage?

13 doubles/twin from £85

What Else?

  • All credit cards taken
  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining
  • Disabled access to bar & dining area
  • No parking – use nearby Linen Street car park (locked/secure 8pm-8am)

 

Food Trail

Take it back home
Tour the brewery that brewed your favourite pint, visit the shop on the farm that reared your delicious Sunday roast beef, and seek out the roadside stalls selling the local crab and samphire on the inn’s menu, the Food Trail features the local artisan producers and suppliers where you can buy to enjoy at home.

Change of scenery
Looking for a pub for lunch following a country walk, a different venue for dinner, or a good café for coffee, light lunch or afternoon tea, then the best in the area are listed below. If you find a new and exciting eatery in the area that’s worthy of a mention on the Food Trail, then please to do let us know – gabrielle@innplaces.co.uk.

1 Inn Location - The Rose & Crown

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The Chef's Dozen, Chipping Campden GL55 6AL

Richard Craven's acclaimed restaurant offers bang up-to-date modern British seasonal food which relies on a small amount of local suppliers and gamekeepers who care about their produce. The restaurant may be small but it has gained rave reviews from national food critics.

5

Toke's, Chipping Campden GL55 6AG

Opened in February 2015 in what for years was the town's wine merchants, this high quality new shop still specialises in fine wines, but also artisan cheeses, cured meats, ham cooked on the premises and upmarket ready meals from award-winning local business The Cotswold Traiteur.

6

The Cotswold Food Store and Cafe, Longborough GL56 0QZ

This family-run, award-winning farm shop and delicatessen on the A424 stocks a huge range of locally sourced produce such as bread, fruit and vegetables, meat, cheese and eggs. They also have a large and airy cafe where you can sample homemade cakes, light lunches or their famous Cotswold cream teas.

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Cacao Bean, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0AT

High quality, hand made mainly chocolate-based pastries, cakes, truffles, tarts, fudge, chocolate bars, as well as seasonal chocolate figures. Celebration and wedding cakes are made to order, and there's also a good cafe selling organic or Fair Trade coffees and teas.

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Huxleys Cafe & Bar, Chipping Campden, GL55 6AL

The building may be 500 years old but step inside and you'll find a buzzy Italian-themed bar and cafe that's the ideal bolthole for a glass of wine, quick espresso or antipasti sharing plates. They also have an attractive and private terrace.

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The Old Butchers, Park Street, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1AQ

Chef Peter Robinson believes in nose to tail cooking and nothing goes to waste at his small, intimate restaurant in an old butcher’s shop. All dishes are lovingly made from scratch with flare and expertise – expect charcuterie, tapas and modern British cooking.

Out & About

1 Inn Location - The Rose & Crown

Activities

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Horse Racing, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9SE

Cheltenham's natural amphitheatre makes a perfect venue for horseracing and the course even has its own railway station. As well as Cheltenham, meetings are held regularly at Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Worcester.

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Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway, Toddington GL54 5DT

West of Stow, this is the perfect destination for anyone who still savours the unique thrill of steam travel. Though no longer part of the national rail network, these wonderful old trains have made a welcome return to the tracks and are a great way to discover the delights of the Cotswolds.

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Cotswold Archery, Batsford Arboretum GL56 9AD

Deep in the Cotswolds, at Batsford Arboretum, near Moreton-in-Marsh, you’ll find this dedicated archery range. There is a wide choice of bows to use and expert tutors are always on hand.

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Cotswold Falconry Centre, Batsford GL56 9AB

Falcons, eagles, vultures and several other birds of prey swoop above you at the Cotswold Falconry Centre. You can even pose for pictures with an owl on your arm. The flying displays are especially memorable.

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Daylesford Cookery School, near Kingham GL56 0YG

This is a must for anyone with a passion for real food. At Daylesford, south of Moreton-in-Marsh, you’ll find an excellent choice – from classic courses such as quick and simple suppers and seasonal dinner parties to something niche and specialized – for example, nose-to-tail butchery and artisan bread making.

Shopping

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The Borzoi Bookshop, Stow on the Wold GL54 1BB

Based in Stow-on-the-Wold, this well-established independent bookseller stocks a vast range of books, including many of the classics. Out-of-print books, attractively designed greeting cards and wrapping paper are also available.

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The Richard Harvey Collection, Shipston on Stour CV36 4AP

Based in a former Baptist church, the Richard Harvey Collection specialises in home furniture and accessories, with a range of Knole sofas and classic occasional chairs. There is also a choice of designer-led accessories - everything from stylish mirrors and lamps to striking wall art and gifts.

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Vintage & Paint, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1AQ

Nice interiors shop selling furniture, kitchenware, lighting, objet d'art and collectables They also sell Annie Sloan paint so you can have a go at creating this ‘look’ yourself.

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Dale House Antiques, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0AD

Dale House Antiques at Moreton-in-Marsh comprises seven refurbished showrooms arranged on several floors. Browse among a good selection of quality 18th- and 19th-century town and country furniture, paintings, prints, ceramics, glassware, wall lights, copper and brass, and a good deal more.

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Cox's Architectural Salvage Yard, Moreton-in-Marsh, GL56 9NQ

This specialist supplier of architectural salvage is one of Britain’s oldest established reclamation yards. Called upcycling these days, expect to find an amazing assortment of items here – everything from Belfast sinks to stained glass.

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Musicroom, 38 Rother St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LP

If you happen to be a music lover, then this is the place for you. Musicroom offers the world’s best music selection, with over 250,000 products, including sheet music, tuition books, examination material, books about music, instruments and accessories.

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Dale House Antiques, High St, Moreton-in-Marsh GL54 1BN

Dale House Antiques comprises seven refurbished showrooms arranged on several floors. Here, you’ll find a good selection of quality 18th and 19th century town and country furniture, paintings, prints, ceramics, glassware, wall lights, copper and brass and much more.

Places to visit

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Coughton Court, Alcester B49 5JA

Well worth a visit if you enjoy exploring magnificent country houses with plenty of fascinating history. Coughton Court, a Tudor country house near Alcester, has it in abundance. There are also refreshment facilities, a walled gardens and a riverside walk.

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Charlecote Mill, Hampton Lucy CV35 8BB

Powered by two undershot waterwheels, this 18th-century watermill grinds wheat and maize for commercial use. Located at Hampton Lucy, near Stratford, this piece of living, working history is open to the public at specific times throughout the year.

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Warwick Castle CV34 4QU

One of Britain's popular visitor attractions, Warwick Castle dates back to the 14th century, with the gardens designed by Capability Brown in the 18th century. With so much to see and discover, it's best to set aside a day to explore both inside and out.

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Batsford Arboretum, Moreton-in-Marsh L56 9AD

There are now more than a thousand varieties of trees on display at Batsford. The colours are especially striking in spring and autumn. Expect to find cherries, azaleas and rhododendrons among the species.

9

Chastleton House, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0SU

Near Moreton-in-Marsh, Chastleton House is a fine Jacobean mansion with a striking south front. The house was built by a local wool merchant in the early 17th century, who purchased the estate from Robert Catesby, one of the conspirators of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

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Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden GL55 6JE

This popular site at Chipping Campden tells the story of the Arts & Crafts Movement from the start of the 20th century to the present day. It was here in this delightful Cotswolds village that some of the era's greatest craftspeople gathered and worked together.

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Upton House and Gardens, Upton, Banbury OX15 6HT

Stroll beside sweeping lawns and colourful herbaceous borders and reenact Downton Abbey by imagining the world of weekend house parties and legions of servants at this imposing National Trust house near Banbury.

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Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PP

One of Britain's largest and most famous stately homes, Blenheim Palace offers a host of treasures to discover. There are guided tours of the staterooms and a chance to explore the estate's sumptuous parkland. A new Winston Churchill Memorial Garden and Footsteps Trail opened in 2015, taking visitors on a journey through the key achievements in the great statesman's extraordinary life and his early years in this area. Churchill's grave can be seen in the churchyard at nearby Bladon.

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Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury GL8 8QS

Just over three miles to the south of Tetbury lies Westonbirt, one of the largest collections of trees and shrubs in the world. It's one of the best-known visitor attractions in the Cotswolds.

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Sezincote, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9AW

The distinctive dome of Sezincote is reputed to have provided the Prince Regent with the inspiration for Brighton Pavilion. Begun in 1805, the house was built by Sir Charles Cockerell, who made his fortune through the East India Company.

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Old Mill Museum, Lower Slaughter GL54 2HX

One of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds, Lower Slaughter is famous for its Old Mill Museum, detailing the history of this former flour mill, a key industrial landmark in Gloucestershire.

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Present Days, Swan Street, Warwick CV34 4BJ

This unique gift shop in Swan St, Warwick, is housed in a striking Georgian-fronted, three-storey building full of quirky nooks and crannies and odd little corners. Here you'll find the perfect present for all occasions.

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Shakespeare Country

Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace of our most celebrated playwright, William Shakespeare. If you love his plays then you will enjoy visiting the various properties in and around Stratford, and take in a production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. The Shakespeare Trail take in his birthplace in town, a wonderful half-timbered property, New Place/Nash’s House in Chapel Street, Halls Croft in Old Town, Anne Hatthaway’s Cottage in Shottery, and Mary Arden’s House in nearby Wilmcote.

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Batsford Arboretum, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9AD

There are more than a thousand varieties of trees on display at Batsford. The colours are especially striking in spring and autumn. Expect to find cherries, azaleas and rhododendrons among the species.

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Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HH

Probably one of the most photographed landmarks in the country, this half-timbered cottage and former farmhouse was the childhood home of Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare’s wife. In addition to the cottage, there is a splendid Tudor garden with a secluded orchard beyond.

Walking

www.escapetothecotswolds.org.uk
www.stratfordtownwalk.co.uk

Warwick is surrounded by some of the region’s loveliest half-day walks and more adventurous long-distance trails. You can walk by the Avon, follow in Shakespeare’s footsteps or take to the glorious Cotswolds. For something a bit more unusual, try the Stratford Town Ghost Walk, visiting local buildings supposedly inhabited by ghosts and spirits.

Cycling

www.escapetothecotswolds.org.uk
www.stratfordbikehire.com

Among other cycling options in the region, why not let the train take the strain and enjoy a combination of bike and rail, experiencing a day’s cycling coupled with a train journey or two on the Cotswold Line. If you’re not equipped to go cycling in the area, Stratford Bike Hire will cater for all your needs and even deliver to the door.

Events

www.visitstratforduponavon.co.uk
As well as the productions of the Royal Shakespeare Company, there are many events and attractions throughout the year to entertain Stratford’s numerous visitors. In April, you’ll find the Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations tend to dominate the town, with the colourful procession through the streets among the highlights. Among other annual fixtures is Stratford’s Literary Festival, also held in the spring.

Getting there

Location, Location, Location

By Road: Exit M40 (J15) and follow signs to Warwick; pass the castle car park entrance; head uphill to West Gate and turn left in Bowling Green Street; then first right and soon bear right into Market Square

By Rail: Nearest railway station in Warwick, a short walk away from the Rose & Crown

Address:

30 Market Place, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4SH

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