The Royalist Hotel
Stow-on-the-Wold United Kingdom
Rated 89 / 100 based on 281 customer reviews.
The quality of service and hospitality at
The Royalist Hotel has been identified as outstanding based on consistently
high customer review ratings.
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89 / 100 based on
281 customer reviews and has therefore qualified to receive
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Part of the building in medieval times was also known as The Eagle and Child Inn. The unusual name derives from Sir John Stanley in the 14th century. Legend recalls the adoption of a child in an eagle's nest. The last battle of the first English Civil War in 1646 took place at Stow-on-the-Wold, and reputedly Digbeth Street is so named as the place literally ran with blood from The Royalist casualties. The ducks were bathing from the blood, hence the 'Duck Bath'. There have been many historic discoveries at The Royalist, including a 10th century Saxon shoe, two crucifixes, a Royalist commander's letter, and a tunnel that leads from the bar to the church across the street - there is also evidence of a bear pit. Still visible in the rooms are the witches' marks, an ancient frieze and the thousand-year-old timbers. Evidence suggests that The Royalist began as part of a Saxon community as long ago as 514AD. In 949AD, Saxon Duke Aethelmar founded The Royalist as a hospice that was to shelter lepers - one can still find a leper hole in the oldest part of the cellar!! During the 16th century the building was known as Porch House, and this was the home of the Shellard family.