The Rose and Crown

Free House

The ancient village of Ratley lies close to Upton House on the Warwickshire/Oxfordshire border. The Rose and Crown public house offers a warm welcome and great food and drink. Parts of this Grade II listed building are said to date back to 1098 and it has functioned as a pub since around 1775.

We welcome walkers (and dogs) throughout the year as well as people seeking refreshments before or after a visit to the National Trust property at Upton House (off the A422) or the National Herb Centre (A4100). Also nearby are Compton Verney, the Heritage Motor Museum and the site of the Battle of Edgehill (1642).

Ratley lies on the northern extremity of the Cotswolds escarpment to the west of the M40 between junctions 11 (Banbury) and 12 (Gaydon). The village sits between Stratford-Upon-Avon to Banbury road (A422) and the Warwick to Banbury road (A4100). At the bottom of the hill the Rose and Crown can be found near the medieval parish church of St Peter ad Vincula.

'Ancient golden-stone beamed village pub, cosy and charming … sun-trap of a beer garden, fantastic friendly ambiance … a gem of a pub' 


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