Went for Sunday lunch. Food was good and generous portions but the staff hardly smiled and looked miserable.
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Busy, obviously popular, always a good sign. Short staffed. A persoal view does not always reflect the overall operation of a hotel, in this case short staffed so we felt we'd waited a fair bit to get serveed.
My friends have lived in Hawkhurst for 40 years, and I've visited the Royal Oak with them a handful of times before. This was my second visit in recent years, but just for a light lunch. Surprisingly for a nice summer Friday it was empty...More
We had lunch on a Saturday. 4 Adults. The restaurant was quiet, only one other group. The food was well cooked. The menu was average, the price, again, average, reasonable value for money
We stayed in the Royal Oak Hotel in Hawkhurst for 2 nights to attend a wedding in nearby Benenden. This is a nice "pub" hotel with bar and restaurant. Rooms are simple, but comfortable. The staff were very nice and welcoming. Breakfast was included and...More
Not much to say. Wouldn't recommend and would never go back. Was also off putting to see other customers unhappy and being poorly treated. Not good for the overall ambiance that you would expect when spending your money on what should be an enjoyable experience....More
We often eat here and always enjoy our meal. There is a great choice of dishes, and you must not miss the Friday steak night special - great steaks and great value! Staff are always so pleasant and efficient.
Thankyou for your kind review - we hope to see you again soon, Friday? :) x
The Friday steak nights are always a sell out, but unfortunately the rest of the menu is a real let down. I ordered the grilled halloumi with roasted vegetables and was served a piece of halloumi with a couple of grilled tomatoes and nothing else....More
I went here for a friend's birthday and had the worst experience ever in my entire existence. The bar staff were very friendly and nice however the manager was absolutely awful. This was the most terrible customer experience I had ever received, she was not...More
We have zero tolerance of swearing in our restaurant and the prices are clearly on the menu. The rest of your party behaved and enjoyed their meals
Me and my girlfriend decided to book a couple of days away from the city and thought we would come to the country, we decided to stay in a very nice glamping site not far from this village hawkhurst and what a beautiful place it...More