The Cardinal's Hat

31 Friar StreetWorcesterWR1 2NAUnited Kingdom
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About The Cardinal's Hat

Housed in Worcester’s oldest inn, the history of the The Cardinal's Hat can be traced back to the 14th-century. Following renovation in 2013, the property offers Georgian City-style rooms above an informal pub. Worcester Cathedral and County Cricket Club are nearby.

Four boutique rooms are available, each one offering individual design and decor as well as amenities such as flat-screen TVs, free-standing baths, hair dryers, and complimentary toiletries. A four-poster room is available.

Facilities at The Cardinal's Hat include an outdoor seating area and complimentary Wi-Fi and Netflix. This property is unable to accommodate children or pets. Paid public parking is available nearby.

Room rates are inclusive of a continental breakfast, delivered to the room in a hamper. Guests can also enjoy an all-day bar menu and a variety of bottled ales and lagers.

This pub lies ten miles from Witley Court and Gardens, 27 miles from Cadbury World, and a 50-minute drive from Birmingham.


31 Friar Street, Worcester, WR1 2NA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1905)724006 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Lovely rooms

Although some guests have found their allocated room here a little on the small side, the overall standard of the accommodation has proved impressive. Guests have liked the decor and design of the rooms, also noting that the beds are comfortable and offering appreciation for the free Wi-Fi and Netflix.

Unusual bar menu

Previous guests have enjoyed the bar menu here, commenting that there are some unusual choices available and that the food is both good quality and reasonably priced. The selection of lagers and ales has also proved to be a hit with guests - as well as the locals.

Friendly staff

The staff here attract consistent positive feedback. Whether staying the night or popping in for a pint, guests have felt very welcome here. The staff is found to be helpful and attentive and happy to chat and answer any questions.

Negative Reviews

Mixed feelings about breakfast

The breakfast here attracts mixed feedback from guests. Some have loved the concept of being served breakfast in a hamper to enjoy in the room but others have felt that the contents of the hamper were a little bland, also noting that there was no table to eat at in the room.

Lack of proper evening meals

Although the bar menu here attracts great reviews, this menu is largely a snack menu. While probably suitable for lunch, the dishes are unlikely to satisfy many people as an evening meal. Guests would prefer that a more substantial menu was available in the evenings.

Surroundings can be noisy

Since the rooms here are located above a pub, it will probably come as little surprise that guests have occasionally complained about unwanted noise. That said, the loudest noise doesn't come from the pub but rather from outside on the street.

Rating Overview

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8.7 /10
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8.7 out of 10 based on 160 reviews