The pub /restaurant was previously known as the Twigworth Lodge Hotel. In November 2004, after a £300,000 refurbishment, it traded as The Twigworth, a Brewers Fayre restaurant. A Premier Lodge is adjacent.
The pub is now called the Oakwood, but at the time of writing in June 2022 it appears to be closed for renovation.
An application for a new restaurant at the Twigworth Lodge Hotel was submitted to Tewkesbury Borough Council in March 1983 together with plans to extend an existing building and to build a new access road with a new car parking area.
The Citizen: Tuesday, 6th October, 1981 – Guest House or Restaurant? Is Twigworth Lodge a guest house – or a restaurant? That is the question a Government inspector will ponder next month. The owner, Mr Gordon Vickery, has appealed to the Secretary of State for the Environment, against the refusal of Tewkesbury Borough Council to allow him to continue the use of the building’s ground floor as a restaurant. Mr Vickery has already won an appeal allowing him to use Twigworth Lodge as a guest house. Then as now the reason for the refusal of planning permission was a direction from the County Surveyor who sad that the use would generate stopping and turning movements on a poorly aligned part of the A38 trunk road where traffic speeds are high. A public enquiry will be held at the council offices in Tewkesbury on November 25. Anyone who would like to give evidence should contact the Department of the Environment’s Bristol offices.
Advertisement. ‘Citizen’ 17th October, 1983: When Gordon and Betty Vickery bought Twigworth Lodge as a private residence little did they know that, some years later, they would be running the Twigworth Lodge Hotel and Coach House Restaurant. After a short time there they decided to apply for permission to run Twigworth Lodge as a bed & breakfast hotel, having gained that permission the name was changed to the Twigworth Lodge Hotel. The next move was to open a restaurant. The highway authority objected on the grounds that there would be a traffic hazard on the busy A38 but the project went ahead, although the permission had to go to appeal. The Inspector found in favour of the applicants and the Twigworth Lodge & restaurant was born. The latest step in the chain of events is the opening of the Coach House restaurant, with an open licence, which many of the local residents had been requesting for some time. The Coach House Restaurant has been open since September 13th 1983. The atmosphere is convivial and conductive to enjoying a good meal out at very reasonable prices. There’s a children’s menu, and an extensive wine list, again at very reasonable prices.
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Owner in 1995: Greenalls
Owner in 2006: Brewers Fayre (Whitbread)
Manager: Steve Townsend