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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Reviewed 9 May 2024

We were only in Lincolnshire for 3 nights but had 2 meals in this pub - Curry night and steak night. Both meals were amazing, very tasty and great value for money. There was an excellent choice of real ale for my husband. The owners...and staff were all really friendly and welcoming, especially Debbie who worked really hard. Fabulous pub, wish it was nearer home.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 7 May 2024 via mobile

We had Sunday lunch here and as it was sunny we sat in the really lovely garden area which was lovely Service was fabulous with friendly staff The pub itself is very quaint and beautifully decorated We had 3 Sunday roasts and could move after...they are so big We had 1 turkey which had thick slabs of meat and 2x trio ( turkey 1 slice pork 2 very thin small slices and 1 beef slice which was fatty ) we enjoyed the food but didn’t think the trio was worth the extra money and both wished they had just had turkey The puddings looked lovely but we were too fullMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 24 March 2024 via mobile

Sunday lunch - a mixed bag for me. I'm a massive dog lover, but there were about 6 or 7 at various tables in the pub. As we left, even more were coming in with their dogs, some of which were large, boisterous & didn't...seem entirely under control. In addition, one of the waitresses kept stopping to stroke them as she was delivering the Sunday lunches. I hope she was washing her hands in between. The pub was super busy, fair play to them, and the waiting staff were all friendly & attentive. It's clearly a very popular place, but not really my cup of tea, I prefer something a little bit more refined & where people have made a bit of an effort to dress for going out, rather than joggers & a hoodie. The food - well-priced and it was an above-average Sunday lunch. Lots of choice. The plates I found too small for the amount of food on them, little room for manoeuvre, a lack of seasoning on anything, the carrots were done whole & some were still very hard. On the plate was mash, large parnsip, 2 whole carrots, tenderstem broccoli, stuffing ball (undercooked), roast potato, thick slices of turkey, pot of cranberry sauce, small amount of gravy (extra was provided when we asked) and a huge Yorkshire pudding. Couldn't finish it all, found the portion a bit too much (odd complaint I know) and the plate too small. Presentation is key for me & it just wasn't there. Dessert was entirely different - fantastic presentation, really tasty & much more refined. Everyone in there seemed really happy, tables were turned around & full again very quickly & it's clearly a pub doing well & I'm really pleased for them. Mostly enjoyed what I had, but not somewhere I would rush back to, but that is just my preference, there wasn't anything really wrong with it.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 21 March 2024 via mobile

Visited twice recently with my family. Food, staff, service, decor, cleanliness and atmosphere are absolutely spot on! A proper, traditional, cosy country pub.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 March 2024

We had Sirloin steak it was very dry we asked for cheesy chips with one of our steaks they bought skin on fries with the meal & then bought up our cheesy chips about 5 mins later the waitress was very nice though very helpful...won’t be rushing back….More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 8 February 2024

Visited today for lunch, had fish and chips and lemon cheesecake very very nice great atmosphere excellent staff and the food could not be better. All in all we'll be back thank you all

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

Came here Sunday just gone and was blown away with food quality and quantity! Great service from tall lad behind the bar and was very apologetic for long wait as the pub was understandably RAMMED! Today was a great contrast too when we came first....We came for pie night quite a few weeks ago and was far quieter than what was happening on Sunday. On arrival we are greeted by a different gent in a very clear “doesn’t want to be here” demeanour… when food arrived it was a wonderful size portion again, lovely chunks of meat and lots of chips - was left feeling very full, but also very parched. Never once did the server come back too us and twice we had to stand and wait by the bar for him too appear again, noticing the couple other tables within the rooms that seemed to be spying for him as well… even having a little joke with them. Would defiantly recommend and felt the need to review this time to show the big difference between visits, in case other new comers may not come back to an otherwise beautiful place because of one bad experience.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

We were staying local for the new year , really fancies having steak and some good comforting food This place did not disappoint at all, the steak was cooked to perfection it can either a fresh salad , chips and onion rings as well as...a Diane sauce. My partner and daughter had handmade steak pies , again both said they were great meals I’d laid over £50 for steak at a restaurant back home he steak at the Royal Oak exceeeded expectations and was way better ! Even better bonus was it was 50% off in a MondayMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

The food was great dog friendly and friendly staff we will be coming back to try some more food as we have a holiday home at tattershall

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

Very welcoming on arrival, Excellent service, excellent food. We had 4 different main courses and all four was enjoyed by all. Batemans XB went down a treat I can highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 October 2023

An absolutely fabulous meal with impeccable service by Harry. Harry ran the bar, took the order, served the order and cleared up. His manner was calm and courteous and he did it all by himself with a smile on his face, absolute super star⭐ we...were extremely impressed! Thank Harry for making our night fabulous!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

Excellent Homity pie vegetarian Sunday lunch and traditional Sunday lunch. Great service and surroundings.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023

Very disappointed with our meals. I chose Hommity Pie ….. which was too greasy to eat, stuffing ball wasn’t crispy just stodgy, along with a huge Yorkshire pudding . My partners beef was bland, altogether a let down and expensive. Wine and chocolate dessert were...good thankfully . Sorry will not be returning. The amount of food left on our plates and on other tables should be taken notice of and noted that you are getting something wrong. .More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023

We were a large party of 12 - the staff were friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. The menu was varied and had plenty of choice - everyone really enjoyed what they had. Nice lively atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023

The roast dinner was delicious and well worth the money. Staff very friendly and welcoming Would definitely recommend

Date of visit: July 2023
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