The White Hart Royal hotel just oozes history, it’s the real deal. The fireplace in the Snug bar dates from 1627. King Charles 1st must once have stood on that very spot when he stopped off at the White Hart after losing the Battle of Marston Moor against the Parliamentarians.
Sitting in the Snug enjoying a fine Hook Norton ale from the bar it is easy to ponder about how many other folk over the years have sat in exactly the same spot, chatting over a foaming beer.
My wife and I were enjoying a 2 night ‘voucher’ stay at the hotel. Our room was on the front of the hotel and was clean and comfortable. Secondary glazing allowed a view of the interesting but busy high street without any significant noise problems.
The hotel staff (Reception, bar, restaurant, cleaners) were a friendly bunch of folk. Breakfast was lovely. I opted for smoked salmon and scrambled egg on both mornings. The deal even came with a free glass of champagne each - living the dream!
Resident’s lounges were sumptuous, comfortable and relaxing, in fact bordering on decadent.
Apparently King Charles left without paying his bill (the bill can still be seen at the hotel). Further comment would be superfluous.More
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