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Helen Browning's Royal Oak

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Cues Lane | Bishopstone, Swindon SN6 8PP, England
+44 1793 790481
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pork” (38 reviews)
“ribs” (23 reviews)
“hake” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Cues Lane | Bishopstone, Swindon SN6 8PP, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

We chose to eat here after seeing other reviews. It was a halfway point for our group of friends to meet. Our first booking we couldn’t make as it had snowed heavily and when we cancelled the booking they were very understanding. We rebooked for...More

Thank FAE1986
Reviewed yesterday

Stopped by the Royal Oak (part of the Helen Browning group) after eating at their other place in old town The Chop Shop, for our anniversary lunch with the wife. Booked in advance with a helpful member of staff who had a table waiting for...More

Thank 923Dan
Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived after Day 1 of the Ridgeway walk... and the pub staff were very sympathetic and welcoming to two weary and footsore travellers! The room was comfortable... the bathroom great, but it is the food that is so good. We had an evening meal...More

Thank CandWBull
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a super meal. No complaints everything was top marks. Just a word of warning we found the car park hard to find. More than likely it was our fault.

Thank pammysummers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Royal Oak ticks a lot of boxes. The location is adjacent to beautiful walking trails and you can stay in comfortable accommodation overnight - so you walk, eat, drink and then dont have to drive home! The menu is well balanced and imaginative, the...More

Thank GlinysW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every now and again, you find a local that just feels like you are amongst friends. Tim and the team just make you feel really welcome regardless if you are a local or a first time visitor. The food is both prostigous and tasty, the...More

Thank Jersey-Bean452
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the Royal Oak for a family celebration and overnight stay. It was an important event and planning was remarkably easy. We met with Valerio the manager on a number of occasions to discuss and fine tune menus. He was incredibly helpful and made...More

Thank headteacher607
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chance visit as staying in Swindon on business and a friend recommended the Royal Oak. Friendly, informal and terrific food. Whilst they have superb meat from their farm they had a number of vegetarian and fish dishes to cater for different tastes. We shared the...More

1  Thank Sahara-Fi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm afraid that I don't normally associate Swindon with good places to eat. But, boy, this place knocks spots off pretty much every other pub-with-good-food I have been to. And it has rooms, so there's no need to worry about drinking and driving. The pub...More

Thank Britbiztraveller
eastbrookfarm, Manager at Helen Browning's Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

This is the way we normally do things, and we appreciate the effort you have made to tell people about us. TF

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We’ve been here before and enjoyed it, but we went again last weekend and frankly our pork was extremely over cooked. I would have been extremely embarrassed to have served this at home to my friends. The waiter (who was perfectly nice and accommodating about...More

1  Thank Lizzylobdob
eastbrookfarm, Manager at Helen Browning's Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

My staff and I read your review this morning during a busy breakfast service, and we thought what a terribly generous way to start your literary career! What we don't understand, however, is why you decided to endure several obviously good visits to our place,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cues Lane | Bishopstone, Swindon SN6 8PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Swindon
  • Phone Number: +44 1793 790481
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Food from our own organic farm, seven days a week, lunch and supper. Sunday lunches till 6pm in winter, 7pm in summer
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