HOTV News

HOTV January Update

The period from early December through to the Stoke Stampede has been an outstanding trading success. From the Christmas Fayre through to the last customer in the Pub after the stampede the business has performed at or beyond expectations. Out thanks should go to...

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HOTV October Update

At the start of the month,  we have achieved two significant milestones. Firstly, competitive skittles returned to the Royal Oak. We are very happy to host two female teams and hope to welcome one or more men's teams when the schedule is clarified. Thanks are again...

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The Royal Oak on the BBC

Ali Vowles, of BBC Points West, came to the village on Tuesday 17th August to record a couple of segments about HOTV, the shop and the pub, which went out that afternoon and evening.

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New signage for the Royal Oak

Our old pub sign, newly restored by Misha, is great, but approaching from Woodhill the front of the Oak is a bit blank and the existing shop sign, first made for the shop-in-a-box, is out of date. Below is a drawing of the Oak frontage with some very provisional...

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The Royal Oak is Open

It is with relief, pride and anticipation that I can report that the Royal Oak opened for business this weekend. On a chilly but bright Friday evening we were able to welcome almost eighty guests to socially distanced tables where they received service from our...

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Royal Oak sign

Through its longish history the Royal Oak seems to have sported many different signs. This is a short history of the ones we know about.

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This page will be used to inform HOTV Members and others of the progress of the share offer, and then progress towards the purchase of the Oak and other aspects of the project as we are able to move from fundraising to action. if you have anything you’d like to add to this page, please inform Nick or any member of the current committee.