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£6 - £24
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Bar, British, Grill, Pub, American
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A wonderful, welcoming pub with a friendly atmosphere. Food incredible, especially the burgers! We also managed a pudding as there was a fabulous choice. Highly recommend the sticky toffee pudding. Maisy was very polite and friendly. We had an amazing time.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited there yesterday and was very impressed with the service and the food did not dissapoint. The Chicago burger was incredible really nice and the chips was really nice and warm and the salted caramel ice cream for dessert was really good had a great...Saturday night thanks for a good time and feeling welcome and well looked after.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic evening, food was great and fabulous range of beers and drinks. Had the Chicago Burger, very tasty and cooked just as requested. Service was excellent, the young lady who served us was very efficient and friendly. Lovely evening.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunday lunch was top quality in delightful traditional surroundings. Management were friendly and helpful (got me a cushion to assist my poorly back). A must-do place to visit.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 March 2024

I came in on Mother’s Day for an absolutely splended meal. I have seen the review below and completely disagree with the statement they have. Me and my family thought that the food was absolutely delicious and very reasonably priced for Mother’s Day; for what...we got we thought it was very reasonable for how it cooked and presented, they didn’t the price up for Mother’s Day and it was same as normal Sunday lunch prices. Overall we had a really enjoyable with friendly staff and wonderful owners and would definitely come back for a second meal 🙂More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024 via mobile

On a weekend away with friends, we booked a Mother's Day lunch. Perhaps we should have paid more attention to the fact that it was the only place with available space. There were empty tables inside. The decor was pleasant, but it was very cold,...and the wood burner was not lit. When we complained, the very pleasant waiter attempted to light it. This resulted in smoke, followed by the need to open all doors and windows, and then it went out again. The waiter apologized and said the wood burner was broken. There was no sign of alternative heating. As it was only 1pm, we were surprised that there was no roast pork. We ordered 4 beef, one turkey, one lamb. We ordered a bottle of Prosecco. At this point we were unaware of the price of the meals (no mention on the menu). When the meals arrived, we were amused to see that the Yorkshire Puddings were actually more like Yorkshire Pancakes. The "Rosemary Roast Potatoes" didn't taste of Rosemary, and were more like baked potatoes, there was a cauliflower floret, some green beans, peas, parsnips and sprouts and carrots, and some swede, served in slices, some of which were undercooked, as were some of the potatoes. There were also some "bashed" potatoes, and gravy. Although not piping hot, it was generally OK, but we asked to talk to the Manager. He seemed surprised that we had any reservations, said that the "roast" potatoes looked like baked because they were cooked with skin on (we were all housewives of a certain age!). He explained that they pride themselves on not peeling their vegetables, and serving them al dente. His explanation for the Yorkshire Pancakes was that they had just collapsed everywhere. He complained that he was short staffed (he'd been cleaning the urinals) but surprisingly, the web site says there are no vacancies. We then asked the price, and were told that the Main Course was £17.95 - the lamb +£2 - at which my jaw dropped. We were offered a free bottle of Prosecco, which we declined, so the cost of the bottle we had finished was removed from the bill. He tried to convince us that he was cheaper than "all the other pubs around". We decided not to proceed with deserts, paid up and left. I should reiterate that we regularly eat out, have been cooking for decades, and are not in the habit of complaining.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024 via mobile

A group of four of us enjoyed another lovely meal at The Oak. A great atmosphere and a roaring log fire. Two of us devoured the char grilled Cumberland sausages and bash which was very flavoursome and it was no trouble when we asked to...have baked beans instead of peas…..yummy! One person had gammon which was cooked to perfection and another had hunters chicken which was also delicious. Service was great and a special mention to our waiter George who was very polite and friendly. We were table checked three times. All good.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 20 February 2024 via mobile

A wonderful meal out with my family! We are staying nearby for a week’s holiday and found this pub to book for a dinner. Delicious food and wonderful service! Special mention to our waiter Alfie, who was just lovely- so attentive, polite, friendly and brilliant!...Really lovely evening! And incredibly reasonable for the 6 of us. Thoroughly recommend!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 20 February 2024

We stayed in the Cotswolds with our family and were pleased to find a pub that started serving meals early as we have two young grandchildren. Also the web site was very encouraging The group was seven adults and two children. The welcome and service...was friendly the pub was clean and well kept. Alas some of the fare left a lot to be desired, several of us ordered the mushrooms expecting whole or at least halved pan fried with garlic, instead we were served sliced, old mushrooms which had turned into a tasteless black sludge! Two had steaks which were enjoyed, the majority had various burgers which were OK, chips weren’t great. Sadly my wife chose the sausages which were tasteless, served with off colour peas floating in a thin watery “gravy” So sadly our visit was memorable for all the wrong reasons, if the new owners really want to “make a go” of the place they need to review some aspects of their offerings.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 February 2024

Website food pictures look amazing so my husband was really disappointed with sausages, cooked cut in half, burnt underneath with triple portion peas. Really odd. This was our 20 anniversary meal of meeting.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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ray michelson, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2024

You have to be joking lol. I will post a pic of how the dish looks. Succulent char grilled sausages...not a morsel was left on your plate nothing. You insulted the staff. And even other customers noted your behavior ! And when you paid you...More

Reviewed 4 February 2024 via mobile

We booked an evening meal at The Royal Oak to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The staff made us feel very welcome and there were two red roses on our table 🌹🌹, a lovely gesture thank you! We both had the Crayfish starter which was plentiful...and tasted delicious, washed down with a glass of two of quality New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. For mains we went for the rump steak which was cooked to perfection accompanied with chunky chips, side salad, plus homemade peppercorn sauce. A cosy and friendly atmosphere with a mesmerising wood burner made it a night to remember. We’ll be back! 😘😘More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

When what can I sat this has to be the best Christmas lunch iv ever had food amazing staff made you feel at home and nothing was to much our server had us laughing at the get go I do believe she was the owners...wife best dinner best service would definitely recommend. Keep up the good work will definitely be backMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely meal with great atmosphere and a cosy log fire. Our waiter. Alfie was very attentive and friendly. Had the crayfish starter which was very tasty and a bespoke pasta dish which was beautiful along with the gammon which was cooked to...perfection. The new owners are extremely friendly and welcoming.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2023 via mobile

It turned out that the pub has new management and Sunday was their first day doing food. Well if that’s the first day they have no worries. The roast dinner was amazing and clean plates all round. Staff are attentive and lovely. I was asked...at the bar before we ate what the food was like. Well come a visit and enjoy this great pub you won’t regret it.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 August 2023

We chose the Royal Oak as it had some good looking vegetarian options. I had the mushroom soup as my starter and it was absolutely wonderful - an oily clear soup with mushrooms in it, and the best I've ever had. Sadly, the second course,...beetroot wellington did not live upto the first. A lump of almost inedible pastry with about a spoonful of beetroot inside it. Speaking to the waitress afterwards, she told me that the mushroom soup was made in house, but that they buy in some other items, including the wellington. So, my advice if coming here, is to pick things they cook themselves. And order the mushroom soup!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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The Royal Oak is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5