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Royal Oak Hotel

££ - £££, British,
Rye Road, Hawkhurst TN18 4EP, England
+44 1580 755782
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pate” (3 reviews)
“steak” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 15:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, International
££ - £££
Rye Road, Hawkhurst TN18 4EP, England
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1 - 10 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for Sunday lunch. Food was good and generous portions but the staff hardly smiled and looked miserable.

Thank Amanda A
Reviewed 31 August 2017

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.

Thank BarbaraRCambridge
Reviewed 26 August 2017

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

Thank Souwester147
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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

Thank ajks1
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Iain C
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

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

Reviewed 7 May 2017

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.

Thank Ruth M
Nikki_Podak, General Manager at Royal Oak Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thankyou for your kind review - we hope to see you again soon, Friday? :) x

Reviewed 30 April 2017

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

Thank EmilyR96
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank realreviews123
Nikki_Podak, Manager at Royal Oak Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

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

Reviewed 27 April 2017

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

1  Thank fredinnes11
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James T
8 November 2015|
Response from Minihaha1965 | Reviewed this property |
Yes The Royal Oak is taking bookings for Christmas day.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rye Road, Hawkhurst TN18 4EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Hawkhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 1580 755782
  • E-mail
Welcome to The Royal Oak Hotel, Pub & Restaurant. A traditional British pub with a traditional British menu, we have a history of warm welcomes from the management & staff. Situated on the Kent and East Sussex border, we are 7 miles from Sissinghurst Castle and 4 miles from Bedgebury Reservoir, surrounded by idyllic countryside. We have a 12 room hotel, which include family rooms, DoubLe rooms and single rooms.
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