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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews pork fish and chips pudding steak and ale pie potatoes sunday roast the pub timothy taylor very pleasant evening tasty food great lunch crockwell farm booked a table cannon ashby landlady mains
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Reviewed 3 August 2023

Hadn’t visited this pub for a very long time. Was lovely to return, beautiful inside & a fab courtyard outside. The owners were extremely friendly & chatty. They couldn’t do enough for us. Lunch was amazing, food so good couldn’t fault it. So, very sad...to hear the owners are moving on & the pub will be closing from this weekend. Such a loss to the village. We would definitely have returned if able to. We wish the family all the best for their next venture.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023 via mobile

Visiting National Trust Canons Ashby House . The Royal Oak is just down the road in Eydon village. We had a great lunch there. A lovely old village pub with a great welcome an interesting menu and great food. Will go again.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 7 June 2023

My husband and I were looking for a country pub after an afternoon out at Canons Ashby. We came across the Royal Oak in the pretty village of Eydon. It's a lovely pub with lots of little rooms decorated in a contemporary style, plus several...outside seating areas. The owners were very welcoming and service excellent. We had a Sunday roast and the food was excellent - delicious and well cooked. My husband said it was the best meal he had had in a long time! There were quite a few locals in there which is a good measure of it's popularity. Even though its a fair way from where we live, we would return again. Would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 13 March 2023

The Royal Oak at Eydon is a very characterful village pub. Unfortunately it was totally unprepared for a group of 8 people who had booked well in advance. The waitress did not seem to know the items on the menu either. There was a very...limited mains menu, most of the party only had two choices. Although the staff did try to compensate for the lack of availability, their kindness did not outweigh the negatives. A few of us had to go with starter plus a side dish. The starter of mushrooms on toast with a side of chunky chips was delicious but the beetroot and goats cheese was very simple and the side salad disappointing. The burger options had no salad garnish and were nothing special. They didn't have 2 of our initial drinks choices, then only had 1 rhubarb gin left, Of the 4 choices on the main menu, our waitress dismissed the Slow-roasted Tomato and Basil Bake as "not my cup of tea" (that menu option would benefit from a more detailed description). There were only 2 portions of the chicken main available. When it came to sweet there were only 3 options and nothing tempted us, plus no Desarano for a coffee liqueur and no decaf coffee - just disappointing all round. The room was draughty too and one of our party was keen to have hot food but a salad was served with her main rather than the hot vegetables she requested. There were also mistakes with our drinks choices. On the positive side, our waitress clearly wanted us to be satisfied and tried to accommodate our requests. It's just a shame they weren't able to do that. However, we have since found out that the kitchen is about to be closed for refurbishment so that might explain why our experience on the night wasn't great. Fingers crossed things will be better in the future as it is potentially a great little village pub to visit.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 4 March 2023 via mobile

Stopped for lunch with friends whilst in the area. Menu was pretty limited and several items not available. Club sandwich was very disappointing - was more like a BLT. Chicken burger was ok but chicken was very chewy. Interior was tired and in need of...some TLC. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Based on the limited offering and the quality of the food, we wouldn’t go back.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 5 February 2023

Looked on line at the menu, which displayed a good amount of choices. Booked a table and attended at 8.00pm on a Saturday. Apart from two ladies in one of the side rooms the pub was completely empty. The menu had been reduced to FOUR...starters, FOUR mains and THREE desserts. Being late in the evening, although disappointed with the lack of choices, we decided to make the most of the situation and ordered the Chicken meal. we waited longer than normal and eventually the meal turned up. The first piece of chicken was a bit tough but edible, after two pieces I tried a second piece but my knife wouldn't cut through it. The third piece was a darker colour, it was watery but didn't cut like chicken. We refused both meals, which I believe if I had consumed I would have been ill. We paid for the drinks and left. NB. On the menu the Sirloin Steak typed price of £20 had been overwritten with pen to £30. I had to put a rating of one star, although I would give it zero.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 4 February 2023 via mobile

Thai pub is simply spectacular. The landlady is lovely and welcoming, the surroundings are traditional and well kept and the food is incredible. However, the yuppy villagers are disrespectful, pretentious and rude. They need to support this wonderful pub otherwise they will lose it. I...will continue to supper it as much as I can.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

Very rude staff. What a shame this used to be a friendly welcoming pub for just drinks or food. Whoever is managing this now is rude and has no manners. What a.shame.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2022

We visited NT Canons Ashby with friends and booked here for Sunday lunch having checked reviews. We were welcomed and a lovely young lady from Rumania and seated promptly at a table in a cosy snug area. Orders placed for Sunday lunch - beef at...£18, pork and chicken ordered - £17.50 along with 3 pints of Timothy Taylor, one of Amstel and half of Land Lord. Food was hot and tasty. Total bill for 4 of us £92.65. Will definitely return.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 28 November 2022 via mobile

Whilst visiting Eydon, a village where I was born some 76 years ago, I thought that it would be nice to visit the Royal Oak and have Sunday lunch. We were made very welcome and sat in Annie's Bar. I had the roast beef and...Marion had roast pork, both were well cooked and good sized portions. It is nice to see that the pub has stood the test of time and still retains the atmosphere and charm of a real country pub.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 29 October 2022

We last visited The Royal Oak some years ago. We enjoyed our visit then so were looking forward to our visit on the evening of 26/10/22. To our surprise we were greeted by a new landlady named Maddy. She was polite and charming introducing herself...as we were shown to our pre-booked table. Hand pulled beers on offer were Timothy Taylors Landlord and Sharps Doom Bar. My wife and I selected Landlord and were not disappointed. Our Grandchildren were happy with their cokes' The menu that evening was fairly short, but we were happy with it. After starters I settled for Fish and chips and the rest of the family burgers. The food, beer and service were good the pub itself was really nice. We will go back. Thank you Maddy for a very pleasant Evening. Best wishes Michael.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2022 via mobile

I can’t thank the Royal Oak enough, we came here for dinner the evening before our wedding and Maddy really took care of our large group of around 40 people. Everyone loved the food and the service was above and beyond what we expected. Thank...you so much for taking care of us.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2022 via mobile

Highly recommended, very friendly staff and locals, We immediately felt welcome. Food was very nice and excellent kept beer. Most of all the beautiful smile from the landlady would be enough to make any visitor want to become a regular.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 16 September 2022

Been to the royal oak a number of times recently, never disappoints, great food, service and bubbly welcome, we will be back very soon

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 10 September 2022

Drop-in lunch time meal. What excellent food it was. Home made and wonderful friendly service which couldn't be bettered. I had the steak and ale pie which was delicious with chips. My wife had fish and chips was an excellent portion and very good quality....Followed by superb chocolate brownies. Two drinks. Cost approx. £40 - good value for such tasty food. Our waitress Shaini was so helpful and attentive and to be recommended.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Their website currently shows Wed- Saturday lunch and evenings; Sunday lunchtime only.
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You need to telephone because the managers / owners moved to a new venture this week. I'm not sure if things will stay the same.
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