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The Royal Oak Swayfield

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Bar, British, Pub
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27 High Street | Swayfield, Grantham NG33 4LL, England
+44 1476 550415
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed one night on business to break a journey north on the A1, it's 10-15 minutes from the Colsterworth junction. Rooms are "motel-style" in a purpose built block adjacent to the pub, clean and comfortable, plenty of space. Nice pub, friendly staff, good food, good beer. WiFi only works in the bars, not the rooms. Good cooked breakfast in the... More 

Thank Stephen H
Leicester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband had never seen a glass this size before! The welcome here was warm and the wood burner a real treat.

Thank Jayne K
Northampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The rooms are clean and tidy if a little asture, the English breakfast is well cooked and a good helping

Thank Nick W
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Five of us were staying for 2 nights to attend a wedding in Irnham Hall. The three rooms provided were large and provided us with a very good standard of furnishing, cleanliness and linen. Service received was excellent e.g. gluten free breakfast provided for one of our party without any fuss or comment. Our evening meal was excellent and the... More 

Thank 474rose
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Good food and nice venue. Booked in for a family meal on Saturday night. Got there at 7.30pm and it was nice a quiet. We sat in the bar area and enjoyed some lovely grub. Starters main and desserts. There was myself, my wife and my 9 year old. The bill came to £75 which I was happy to pay... More 

Thank Woodall76
Andrew L, Owner at The Royal Oak Swayfield, responded to this review

Woodall76, Thank you very much for your review of the Royal Oak. I must say it was a pleasure having you with us, so I'm glad that you enjoyed your food. We very rarely cater for children, which is why we have never produced a children's menu. All the children's meals is priced up at £7.95, as although they are... More 

Barnsley, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The place is very friendly and the staff are great, accommodation is good and being improved as well which bodes well for its future. Where it failed for us was in the timing of breakfast on the Saturday, we were assured that it would be available from 07:30 - on many visits prior to our stay - on the day... More 

Thank Rob D
Andrew L, Owner at The Royal Oak Swayfield, responded to this review

Rob D, Thank you for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us, however I'm disappointed we were not able to make your stay with us as enjoyable as it could have been. Our weekend breakfast time has always been 8.30, as any earlier can make it into a possible 17 hour working day, so i'm unsure who... More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Many pubs / inns offering accommodation seem to have restricted / late check-in times, as is the case with The Royal Oak, where the general opening time to the public of 5.00pm is also the earliest that the weary traveller can check into his / her room. That said, the accommodation offered is in one of several purpose-built, self-contained units... More 

Thank Richard B
Andrew L, Owner at The Royal Oak Swayfield, responded to this review

Richard B, Many thanks for your excellent and comprehensive review of the Royal Oak. So many good point which I'm pleased you enjoyed and a few thing that I will look into. The only point I would like to address directly is regarding our check in time. Being a small country inn, sometime making sure the rooms are turned around... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The accommodation was very good. Large pleasant rooms, the family one had separate sleeping area for the boys. The beds were comfortable with good quality linen. The bathrooms were very pleasant the electric shower above the bath provided plenty of hot water. I would recommend this hotel for an away break. It is close to the road and passing traffic... More 

Thank esr365
Andrew L, Owner at The Royal Oak Swayfield, responded to this review

esr365, Thank you for posting a review of The Royal Oak. I'm pleased you had a good stay with us and hope if you're in the area again you would choose us for your accommodation. I would like to add for the benefit of other TripAdvisor users, that we've never had any problems with traffic noise here as the walls... More 

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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

For a pub in a beautiful little village. The food was amazing. Both fish steak and gammon was all perfectly cooked beautifully presented. Our two youngest shared and adult portion and they loved it too. Best meal we've had in a while. At then in the garden so the kids could play.

Thank Summersun05
Andrew L, Owner at The Royal Oak Swayfield, responded to this review

Summersun05, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at The Royal Oak. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again in the future. Andrew. More 

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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the pub while visiting family in the area. We had a big table and they did brilliantly at getting all the food out tasting good and hot. The dessert were extremely good but the size differed greatly. It almost seemed like they were trying squeeze more desserts out of the stock they had. I would have preferred them... More 

Thank Peter H
Andrew L, Owner at The Royal Oak Swayfield, responded to this review

Peter H, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Royal Oak. I'm really pleased that your overall visit was a positive one. I'm a little disappointed that the dessert you received was not up to a similar standard or size to the others that were served on your table, I can only offer my utmost... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$18
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 High Street | Swayfield, Grantham NG33 4LL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Grantham
  • Phone Number: +44 1476 550415

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?