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Royal Oak Inn

££ - £££, British,
43 The Burgage, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL52 3DL, England
+44 1242 522344
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (17 reviews)
“pudding” (18 reviews)
“sunday roast” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
43 The Burgage, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL52 3DL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Booked here one Friday evening for mine and my girlfriends anniversary. A great warm welcome from the staff and our waiter who was attentive and friendly. We both couldn’t fault the food nor the very efficient service even though the restaurant was packed with diners....More

Thank Jos C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food, it was a bit pricier than other places in the area but I felt it was worth the extra. Friendly helpful staff too.

1  Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here quite few times and until recently the Royal Oak had become a provider of consistently good and interesting food and a decent range of beer. A few months ago its owner sold out to a brewery (Butcombe) owned by a financial investment company....More

Thank Andrew E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and about 30-40 guests booked the skittles alley on Saturday evening, and we all paid £10 per person for a buffet dinner. Unfortunately there was a poor choice of vegetarian food and all the food (vegetarian and non-vegetarian) ran out which left some people...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The four of us went out for dinner. 3 of us had the pigeon starter which was really nice but also pricey. For main I had the lamb chump it was good but perhaps the mustard crust was a bit overpowering. It came with black...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We popped in for a pint on the way to Cleve Hill. Nice pint of Buttcombe bitter. I had a steak sandwich which was ok - a well done steak is always a disappointment, the horseradish was nice. Please offer a choice of doneness or...More

Thank mmmthatsnice
Reviewed 2 November 2017

The wife and I went to the Royal Oak on the 28th October for dinner to see if it had changed from the previous landlords Simon and Kate. Well no worry the food was excellent and the staff were excellent that is on a very...More

2  Thank david w
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Visited whilst staying at Ellenborough Park. Pre-booked, but interesting that the Hotel Concierge massively recommend the Royal Oak. We had a lovely Dinner, in a lively restaurant with great atmosphere. Menu was varied and priced keenly. Service was excellent. Nothing to fault here at all...More

Thank Keith T
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Had a really enjoyable Sunday lunch here with a group of friends. Most of us had the traditional roasts - all of which were delicious, with very generous portions of meat & vegetables. Only one small disappointment was that the Yorkshire Puds could have been...More

Thank CardiffCharlie
Reviewed 19 October 2017

In Cheltenham for a couple of nights, we went to the Royal Oak as a group of 4 and had a superb meal. One of the group reckoned it was the best dinner she had had for a long time. The steak was cooked to...More

Thank BaaKomi
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Questions & Answers
Joanne C
21 November 2017|
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Response from michael o | Reviewed this property |
call the pub!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 October 2017|
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Response from david w | Reviewed this property |
The Royal Oak has now been taken over by a new landlord so i don,t know what their policy about dogs in the restaurant are David W
6 September 2017|
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Response from CotswoldTina | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure that if you get in touch with the manager of the Royal Oak they will be able to answer your question. In my experience the staff have always been very helpful. I do hope that all goes well. Best wishes, Tina
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 The Burgage, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL52 3DL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham  >  Prestbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1242 522344
  • E-mail
Country Inn located in the suburbs of historic Cheltenham, a stone's throw from the famous Cheltenham Racecourse. Recommended by the best independent Pub Guides - The Good Pub Guide and CAMRA 2001 to 2014. Family owned for the past 15 years. All food cooked in house and sourced locally. 4 Cask ales, 4 real ciders, 2 log fires.
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