A PUB in the area has received a top honour at a prestigious national awards competition.

The Royal Oak in Tetbury has nabbed the top spot of UK Destination Pub at the Muddy Stiletto Awards. 

It was voted the best beating pubs from 28 other counties. 

Pub owner Chris York said: “I am immensely proud to have been awarded the Muddy Stilettos UK Destination Pub 2022. 

“The Royal Oak Tetbury is proud to be part of our great community. 

“Our focus remains to be the best we can and serve our great patrons.

“Thank you to the judging panel at Muddy Stilettos and all the wonderful businesses nominated across the categories. 

“This is an award shared with our great enthusiastic and dedicated staff without which it would have been impossible to achieve.  

“We look forward to continuing this work as we celebrate ten years of TROT in 2023. 

The 18th century inn free house reopened in August 2013 after a restoration and serves regional and guest real ales as well as delicious food.

The awards are run by women’s lifestyle website Muddy Stilettos which recognises local businesses. 

This year, 75,000 businesses were nominated, with 27 winners recognised in the national category, including the Royal Oak.

Destination Pub 

  • Winner - The Royal Oak, Tetbury


  • The Packhorse, South Stoke
  • The Red Lion, Evenley 
  • The Greyhound, Finchampstead 
  • The Langley Tap, Chippenham 

Hero Brown, editor-in-chief of Muddy Stilettos said: “I set up the Muddy Stilettos Awards nine years ago to give local, lifestyle businesses a chance to shout about how brilliant they are. 

“Massive congratulations to all Muddy Stilettos Award winners for 2022. 

“You really are inspirational businesses, and your amazing creativity, passion and hard work has made you worthy winners of the inaugural National Muddy Stilettos Awards 2022.”

You can make a reservation at the Royal Oak by emailing stay@theroyaloaktetbury.co.uk or calling 01666 500021.