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Royal Oak

18 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LG, England
+44 1904 628869
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“sunday roast” (28 reviews)
“pork” (24 reviews)
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Bar, International, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
18 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LG, England
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11 - 20 of 614 reviews

Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited this pub after a lovely visit earlier in the year. Unfortunately the food this time was nowhere near the level previously. Roast beef was ok, veg was lacking and the sticky toffee pudding was hard as a rock and dry...More

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 10 December 2017

A group of us went for a "Christmas Meal", if you get chance to go don't bother! The staff (all young) were pleasant and attentive but that's about all the plusses sadly. The upstairs room had a strange smell to it quite fusty. Our meals...More

1  Thank NTGYork
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Nice little pub to pop in for a drink. Only went in for one drink but the staff were lovely. Good atmosphere.

Thank Shona M
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

The beef was overcooked, the veg were not roasted, the potatoes were undercooked the yorkshire pudding didn't taste good. The sticky toffee pudding was terrible. But the service was great and the setting was lovely.

Thank Daviskathy
Reviewed 23 November 2017

On a short visit to York, we were recommended this pub for Sunday lunch. We booked, and it was quite busy. The young man waiting on us was pleasant and helpful, a young girl serving not quite so pleasant, quite surly in fact, practically throwing...More

1  Thank 40mari
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Although the staff at the Royal Oak were very nice and the building is lovely, the food is awful. The starters did not appear to be either fresh or home made despite the claims on the menu. The spicy prawns that were advertised as having...More

2  Thank katharineksw
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Booked a table for 4. We were quickly shown to a table, provided with menus and the specials list. The waitress was very attentive to take both the meals and drinks order. Drinks and food arrived quickly and was piping hot. Although we only ordered...More

Thank ianb19
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Called in for lunch on our annual visit to York and once again sat in the snug. A special offer of food and a small drink was on and it was still as good as ever, well cooked and tasty. Very tender sliced steak in...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The decor inside the Royal Oak is very dated and makes you want to run out but as it was nice and quiet and had the fire on to warm the eating area we sat down and looked at menus. We decided to order from...More

Thank Clare F
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Booked to dine early as had plans for later and arrived half an hour early as we'd been shopping and asked if we could just sit for a drink and were happy to wait until allotted time. We were greeted by a nice guy who...More

Thank Lawton186361
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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