Having a restaurant in Chipping Campden was a long held dream for both Richard and Solanche and it’s extraordinary that we’ve been able to achieve this at such an early stage of our careers. We are exceedingly proud of the critical success that ‘the chef’s dozen’ has achieved in such a short amount of time.
We look forward to welcoming you all to our new Michelin starred home The Royal Oak in Whatcote which is twenty minutes from Chipping Campden and can be found nestled cosily in the Gloucestershire, Warwicksire, Oxfordshire borders.
Solanche and Richard
The Royal Oak Whatcote
Another great attribute for picturesque Chipping Campden, Richard Craven’s handsome and very well-priced restaurant opened to much applause in 2014. Craven, who was brought up in the area, produces a wonderfully creative menu and revels in the ingredients on his doorstep, working with a team of small-scale producers
2017 winner 'restaurant of the year' Cotswold life food and drink awards
2016 winner 'the best restaurant in the cotswolds' cotswolds awards
2016 finalist 'Chef of the Year' Cotswold Life Food and Drink Awards
Huffington post lifestyle 'seven amazing chefs in the cotswolds'
4/5 Harden's guide 2016
2015 Winner of 'Chef of the Year' Cotswold Life Food and Drink Awards
2015 finalist of 'Newcomer of the year' Cotswold Life Food and Drink Awards
Chipping Campden's 'high street business of the year 2014'
This intimate restaurant and shady terrace sit close to the square and are run by a local chef with a passion for fine organic and wild ingredients. Dishes are modern, creative and attractive; this is inspired field-to-fork cooking.
Michelin Guide 2017
We have moved the team to the Royal Oak in Whatcote just outside Shipston on Stour.
Richard Craven @a_rural_cook
chef-proprietor Michelin starred The Royal Oak Whatcote