The Vernon Hanbury

Nestled in the heart of Hanbury village in the Worcestershire countryside, this restaurant with its boutique accommodation is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Our traditional building near Bromsgrove dates back to the 1740’s and has been stylishly renovated, combining original features with modern essentials. An idyllic place to find a comfy corner and relax whilst enjoying some of our local ales, speciality wines and our Chefs exquisite home-cooked menu.

Inside The Vernon at Hanbury you will find a large bar area with high stools and tables as well as comfy chairs to drink and catch up with friends. Our restaurant features a theatre kitchen and is famous for our unique private dining area, which must be seen to be believed!

So, whether it be a special celebration, a mid week treat or a spontaneous dinner we are happy to help you arrange the perfect occasion. Just give us a call on 01527 821 236 or pop in and speak a member of our team.


We are open 7 days a week


Monday – Thursday :  12pm – 3pm & 5 – 9pm

Friday & Saturday : 12pm – 9pm

Sunday (Roast dinner menu only) : 12pm – 5pm

Bank Holidays : Food served all day 12pm – 9pm

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The Vernon

The Vernon name derives from the Vernon family who built Hanbury Hall in Worcestershire during the 1660’s and whose coat of arms still remains above the front door today. Originally known as The Vernon Arms in Worcestershire it was an 18th Century pub. The original building which dates back to 1740 consisted of just two rooms. These rooms still retain their original features and the period fireplace can still be seen in the private dining area.

The building was once called ‘The Cecil Arms’ after Henry Cecil who lived at Hanbury Hall. Henry Cecil married Emma Vernon and was the 1st Marquis of Exeter. It is rumoured that The Vernon was the final meeting place between the two lovers – Emma Vernon and William Sneyd (the local curate) who met at a local Inn the night they fled Hanbury to elope together.

In the 1800s it was extended and became a coaching inn. The horses would have been tethered where the ‘purple’ room of the restaurant stands today. The original rings used to tether the horses still remain on the walls, a wonderful piece of Worcestershire history!

The Vernon family of Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire owned the building until the estate was sold in 1940.

The Archers

The Vernon is proud to be the birthplace of The Archers. Godfrey Baseley the original creator and editor for 22 years often drank in the bar and it is widely believed that many of his characters were based on local Hanbury villagers. Below is a picture taken in 1950 of the cast and Producer of the Archers in the green room of the restaurant at The Vernon, the man In the center with Dark glasses is Mr Gough the Landlord.


In 2009 The Vernon at Hanbury passed back into private hands and in 2012 a nine-month renovation was undertaken to bring the building back to life. The Vernon re-opened in August 2012 and has continued to grow into one of Worcestershire’s finest venues.

Below are two images of the bar at The Vernon, the left image is before the renovations, the right image is the bar today – quite a transformation!

Stay Over

At The Vernon we have five luxury rooms offering boutique accommodation that captures the relaxing ambience of the Worcestershire countryside. 

The five luxury bedrooms are individually decorated and provide accommodation ranging from a superior room to a single room. To view an individual room please select from the navigation bar on the left.

Luxury accommodation at The Vernon costs between £65 and £105 per night and includes a Continental or English breakfast. Breakfast is served from 7am until 9am weekdays and 8am until 10am on weekends, in our restaurant.

We hold one AA Rosette and an AA four star award for our bedrooms, plus a four star and silver award from Visit England.

Corporate Rate: Monday to Friday £85.00 per room / per night (exclusions apply)

Arrivals and Departures

Check In is from 3pm until 9pm, although we will do our best to accommodate an earlier or later check in if required, please contact us.

Check Out by 11am daily, however if you require a later time please advice us upon booking.


Reservations for accommodation with The Vernon must be cancelled by 3pm two days prior to your arrival date. In the event of a no show or a cancellation in breach of this policy, an amount equivalent to one nights average cost of accommodation will be charged.

Should you need to cancel or amend your booking please contact us.

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The Vernon

Droitwich Road, Hanbury B60 4DB

01527 821236


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