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Royal Oak

) #94 of 689 Restaurants in York ££ - £££ , International, British
18 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LG, England
+44 1904 628869
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, International, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
18 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LG, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Came here just for drinks and the staff where polite and friendly,drinks usual York prices,food looked good and will try it on next visit!

Thank chrisworthington48
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to a lot of pubs and restaurants in England. We had dinner at the Royal Oak one night, and we found the staff very friendly and the food & beer quite good. The next night we ate somewhere else, but we decided...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a find! Walked in was greeted by a lovely barman who was slightly busy but we were happy to wait for 2-3 minutes. Absolutely fantastic beer! And great deal for half a pint & steak sandwich for around £7.50. Myself and partner shared one...More

Thank EmilyD1594
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't booked a table but popped our head around the door on the off chance. The staff couldn't have been more helpful & friendly. Got a table no problem & this was a good result. Food was all home cooked & tasty. Homemade chips &...More

Thank BirdStarBoy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for somewhere to have lunch in York and stumbled upon the Royal Oak, excellent pub food served quickly without fuss, decent beer, not a huge selection of real ales, but one good one is fine.

Thank Sggaunt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great old pub just inside the city walls, staff were very friendly and prompt with ordering food and drinks! The food was a very high standard and some great ales on tap. Busy in the evenings but there's a good reason for that! Tried other...More

Thank graeme n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived about 8.30 to try their burger and beer menu which looked great. A table nearby had just their order taken as we sat down, the waitress came over to take our order, we just needed a couple more minutes finalise our food choice so...More

Thank Heather D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great for large party using the 'upper room'. Tables were laid out nicely and the Sunday roast was appreciated by all.

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended the place on my quick visit to York. Tasty food (chicken vings + a very desent fish & chips) and local ale at a fair price, as well as a friendly waitor serving. Deffo worth the visit, served my needs perfectly this evening.

Thank Ronny B
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Historic multi-roomed pub, great atmosphere, great beer (best kept that I have found in York over many years) and good food.

Thank dandyherbie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 628869
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The Royal Oak is a seventeenth century inn situated two minutes walk from York minster. The original building dates back to Tudor times and boasts a fine, Tudor beamed, free function room on the first floor.The building has recently undergone a massive refurbishment, sympathetic to its history.The menu is locally sourced, traditional British cuisine freshly cooked to a very high standard.As a Cask Marque accredited inn, the Oak has six perfectly kept cask ales, Timmy Taylor's Landlord, Old Perculier, Abbot Ale, Leeds Pale, Copper Dragon Best and Yorkshire Terrier.
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