Welcome To The Rose Tavern!

The Rose Tavern is a friendly, family-run pub with a passion for great food, drinks and service. You can find us on the corner of Rupert St and Trinity St (just up the hill from Tesco!)

We offer fabulous, home-cooked, fresh food based on what’s in season.  As a result, our menu changes daily, and there’s sure to be something to tempt everyone- perfect with a glass of wine or a pint of real ale in our cosy bar or sun-soaked beer garden. Our food is served 6-9pm Monday to Saturday, as well as 12-2pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday sees our legendary roasts served 12-4pm, perfect for a family get together or to soothe the Sunday hangover, an absolute must.

We love our sport here at The Rose. With Sky Sports, ESPN and two big screens for match days- plus a friendly, vibrant atmosphere- we’re the next best thing to seeing it live. Football and rugby are our favourites, but if there’s something you want to watch, and we’re not advertising it, ask us and we’ll do our best to show it. Check the sports category for what’s coming up!

Thursday nights see us play host to some of the best local bands, from 8.30pm onward, so join us and soak up the sounds in comfort- the perfect accompaniment to a few drinks. See our full listings on the music page for who’s on when. If music’s not your thing, then don’t worry- every Tuesday and Sunday evening sees our hugely popular pub quizzes. The questions start flying at 8.15pm, but we recommend turning up in plenty of time to ensure you get a table.

We’re child and dog friendly here at The Rose, so there’s really no reason not to come and see us. If there’s anything we can help you with, call us on 01603 612110 or just pop in. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Janet and team




The first licensee was Ambrose Crowe 1870 – 1885, when he was succeeded by his widow, Mary Ann Crowe. It passed to Bullard’s in 1891, becoming a Lacon’s house around 1894. There are many clues to its Lacon’s past in and around the pub including ceramic falcons on the outside walls.