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The Royal Oak

Village Green | Felday Glade, Holmbury St Mary RH5 6PF, England
+44 1306 898010
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“burger” (14 reviews)
“roasted cod” (2 reviews)
“pie” (7 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Village Green | Felday Glade, Holmbury St Mary RH5 6PF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Short notice, food was outstanding, service friendly and warm. Very nice country pub, most relaxing surrounding. Great price.

Thank Resort819453
Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy night due to Bonfire & fireworks night being held nearby. BUT they had run out of mullled wine by 7pm - this is a local feature of the bonfire night so I would have expected a good amout to have been prepared. " bar...More

Thank Jo M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a family lunch here recently. Lovely location and pleasant enough inside but two of us had lamb shanks which were rock hard and we couldn’t eat them. The rest of the food was mediocre. Such a disappointment.

Thank FH60353
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends. Welcome was good. Food I had steak and blue cheese which for the price was not up to standard was tough to cut and fatty I think I had about three mouthful’s of meat. Went to pay at the bar but had...More

Thank KevinM4324
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here today, lovely food and very friendly. A warm welcome for my dog and they are mountain bike friendly too!

Thank Ros4lunch
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Superb pub with loads of character, and in a lovely remote village setting, with a great menu of quality food. Having lived so close I'm not sure why its taken me 58 years to find this gem?

Thank Herbie-Green
Reviewed 9 September 2018

I wonder if the hammer ponds being nearby was anything to do with there being a giant inflatable hammer in the back garden adjacent to our party of 11 in the upstairs dining room away from most of the diners. It was a good idea...More

Thank swpratt
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Not sure this is a restaurant..it's a pub, serving food with its own brewery. And very good too, everything we want, welcoming staff, good food, good beer and great setting. We all enjoyed their fish and chips (one of us had curry) and after moving...More

Thank tyketyke
Reviewed 6 September 2018

My 3 daughters and I popped in for lunch on a Friday. On the plus side the service was very friendly and quick. Could not fault this at all. Great place for a drink and the selection of wines very good. The food on the...More

1  Thank KatieMcD5
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Nice beer and a great, full-on, pork pie ploughman’s dinner. Friendly efficient service from our hostesses. What’s not to love? Been before. Will keep on going. Recommended.

Thank Graham S
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22 September 2018|
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Response from mikebQ6024IZ | Reviewed this property |
The roast is excellent.
4 September 2016|
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Response from Jan11c | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of space - front and back for a spot of lunch and a drink. No problems and the local walking is fantastic. Try walking up by the cricket club and to the top of the hill - lovely views and so peaceful. Enjoy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Village Green | Felday Glade, Holmbury St Mary RH5 6PF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Holmbury St Mary
  • Phone Number: +44 1306 898010
  • E-mail
The village of Holmbury St Mary lays high in the Surrey Hills. The glorious countryside with far-reaching views is a popular location for walkers, ramblers, cyclists and mountain-bikers. The Royal Oak was originally a cottage, built in about the 1730s. The triangular green onto which it looks out, along with the church perched nearby on a slope with pine trees behind and houses dotted around, gives the impression that things haven't changed for centuries. Re-opened on the 1st August 2016, after a mindful refurbishment, bringing it's former customary warmth back to life, the traditional bar area, with oak beams, fireplace and stonework lead you through to another level with a fresh perspective to this delightful village pub. David and his team look forward to meeting villagers and visitors alike to share, identify and explore the areas of support they can contribute to, and be part of. We are pleased to offer good home cooked food from 12 noon until 9pm
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