A TETBURY inn was presented with a top industry award for being one of the country’s best pubs with rooms.

The Royal Oak has been handpicked out of thousands of other British pubs for the highly-sought after Sawday’s award.

Now in its 11th year, Sawday’s much loved Special Places, Pubs and Inns of England and Wales now comprises of more than 1,000 of Britain’s best loved pubs.

The guide describes the three winners of the Pubs with Rooms Award as offering exceptional bedrooms and first-rate food and drink.

Editor of Sawday’s David Hancock said that the Royal Oak was a “cracking new Cotswolds’ inn”.

“It has stylish, uncluttered rooms across the cobbled yard. Three are dog-friendly, all have a restful elegance, dreamy beds and bathrooms to linger in, and one room is a ‘grand design’ in its own right,” he said.

“Resplendent after a full refurbishment, this 17th-century coaching inn buzzes with enthusiasm.”

The guide describes The Royal Oak in Tetbury as a 17th century coaching inn with a real fire, cheerful staff and a wide array of pub food.

The Grade II listed pub closed at the beginning of 2012 and reopened in 2013 following an extensive refurbishment of both the outside and the interior of the building.

The 11th edition of Sawday’s Special Places Pubs & Inns of England and Wales guide book is on sale on June 15 priced £15.99.