Winter warmer in Warwick

On Wednesday I was in Warwick with an old school friend for a preview of the new Winter tasting menu at the recently refurbished Rose & Crown.

Rose & Crown review

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Home from home luxury in Warwick

The Rose & Crown Rooms on the Square double room 4

Warwick’s The Rose & Crown has been busy creating some luxurious new hotel rooms. Together with Suzie and Sarah from Peach Pubs, I followed the red vinyl footprints outside the pub to Market Place, went up a flight of stairs to find eight rooms offering a small haven of tranquillity.

The building used to house a nightclub and work began on the refurbishment in March. With a completion deadline of the Cliff Richard concert at Warwick Castle on 8 June, eight new en suite rooms with plenty of home comforts have been created.

The Rose & Crown Rooms on the Square detail

Each room has really good, handmade beds, fine Egyptian cotton sheets, piles of pillows and soft pure wool throws in a soft dove grey, with splashes of zingy lime and white.  Furniture is well spaced into curves and alcoves, mixing an old trunk as a bedside table with the latest flat screen TV. The double showers and great lighting make the bathrooms really attractive. 

The Rose & Crown Rooms on the Square family room bathroom

Guests check in at The Rose & Crown pub to be shown round to their rooms. The rates, which include a good English breakfast to set you up for the day, are £75 midweek and £85 at the weekend. www.roseandcrownwarwick.co.uk

Competition

The Rose & Crown Rooms on the Square are offering Midlands Gourmet Girl readers a lovely competition prize of an overnight stay and breakfast for two people!

Simply email your answer to this question to midlandsgourmetgirl@gmail.com by Friday 12 July.

Where are The Rose & Crown Rooms on the Square located?

A winner will be chosen at random from the entries received. The winner must book the stay directly with The Rose & Crown on 01926 411117. The prize is subject to availability, non transferable and has no cash value.

December food events

 

 

 

 

A trip to the ballet, a wine ‘walkabout’, Food & Film Club, Festive afternoon tea, Christmas Carol service and a fine food fayre are new food events for December. Now on the Events page.

Warwick Dining Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New! Guide to dining in Warwick now on the Destinations page. From award-winning gastro pub The Rose & Crown and traditional tea shop Thomas Oken Tea Rooms  to fine dining at Tailors and steaks at The Lazy Cow, this medieval market town has a lot to offer lovers of good food.

Restaurant News

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Rob Hatwell at the Rose & Crown in Warwick for winning the Craft Guild Pub Restaurant Chef of the Year. 28 year old Rob has been at the popular gastropub for eighteen months, which has also just celebrated its 10th birthday. www.roseandcrownwarwick.co.uk

In Stratford, chef Wayne Thomson from Number 9, reached the semi finals of the Craft Guild National Chef of the Year category with his menu of wild sea bass three ways, rump of lamb with elephant garlic, spiced aubergine and fresh peas and mint, Pimm’s and summer berry jelly with poached meringues and pink pralines. www.no9churchstreet.com

Chesford Grange Hotel in Kenilworth is celebrating Euro 2012 with a special menu of meals and matching drinks from the competing nations. From Danish smoked sausages to Portugese salt cod stew, the menu is just £12.95. www.qhotels.co.uk/chesford-grange