This is an attractive village Gastropub and we met here for a long, lazy catch up with friends and for this occasion, it was perfect. There was a very agreeable, slightly sleepy atmosphere, and The Royal Oak was peopled by lunching ladies and older families. However, the service was too slow, but great when it came. We had to go and fetch the (lovely) waitress three times; she was friendly and pleasant and gave advice on which dishes to have. The food sounded and looked great but wasn’t quite as tasty as it could have been. The skinny chips that accompanied the steak with herb butter (very nice), were, I suspect, frozen but I can’t be sure. Hand cooked fat chips were on the menu, so maybe the skinnies were fresh, but they didn’t taste it. My slow roast pork with Black Pudding potato cake was good but the pea and broad bean concoction had a slightly unpleasant taste – maybe just not suited to my palate. Other little niggles: the cookie served with the Crème Brulee desert would have been nicer served warm, and the pie was really stew in a pot with a pastry lid on it, but a lot of places do that these days. We enjoyed the location, lunch and the occasion and I would visit The Royal Oak again.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC