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The Royal Oak

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitised menus
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Updated 27/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 27/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
US$8 - US$30
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Barbecue, Grill, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Decided to pay a visit after its refurbishment. Wow! What a transformation. Loved the decor inside, the beer good was really lovely too, real attention to detail. We went on the Sunday and enjoyed started and roast dinner from the Sunday menu. It was yummy!!!...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous food and very friendly and attentive staff. We ate outside but whilst walking through the pub were very impressed with the imaginative and cosy decor. Well done Royal Oak team!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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The Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Jay, thank you so much for your delightful review & rating! We're so happy with the refurb - the staff worked tirelessly to ensure we created a beautiful atmosphere so we're glad you like it! We'd love to have you come back soon! RO...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called to the Oak as we live local & met friends. We found the drinks are very over priced for the area... more like Alderley Edge prices. How ever the staff are so welcoming & very friendly, we are all for supporting our local...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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The Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jackie, thank you for your review. We believe it's important to take on board any constructive feedback, in order to move forward in a positive way. Just out of interest, what was it that you had to drink with us? Since opening, we have...More

Reviewed 6 June 2021

We enjoyed delicious Sunday roasts in this stylishly decorated pub which has beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The staff were very friendly and attentive and there's a good selection of beers and drinks. It was very relaxing and has a welcoming feel to it....More

Date of visit: June 2021
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The Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review! Delighted that you had a wonderful dining experience with us! We feel very lucky to have such a wonderful team here & looking forward to having you come visit us again soon! RO Team

Reviewed 6 June 2021

Great place to sit down to a hearty meal after a walk in the beautiful countryside. Lovely staff serving great food and beer in stylish surroundings.

Date of visit: June 2021
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The Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Cheers so much for your rating & review! The views from the pub are breathtaking & we feel lucky to have some stunning walks right on our doorstep! We'd love to have you come dine with us again soon! RO Team

Reviewed 6 June 2021

My partner and I visited on a Sunday after a walk nearby. We hadn't booked but were quickly accommodated. We had some olives to start (bar snack), the leg of lamb Sunday roast and the homemade bakewell tart to finish. All were delicious with nothing...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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The Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your delightful review & rating! We're so glad you popped by & enjoyed it! We'd be more than happy to have you back anytime! RO Team

Reviewed 31 May 2021

Called in here today at lunchtime for a meal. As well as the weather being fabulous we sat outside, and the food was superb. Although they had an extensive menu with some different dishes they also had a Sunday roast menu and were even doing...More

Date of visit: May 2021
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The Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are working hard to ensure that every aspect to the pub is to a high standard & so it means a lot for you to leave such a delightful review - thank you so much! We're really looking forward to welcoming you back here!...More

Reviewed 31 May 2021

Lovely fresh food & the staff were very friendly. The outdoor barbecue was a nice surprise on a hot day

Date of visit: May 2021
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The Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Shelby, thank you for your wonderful review. We're super proud of the team here & our BBQ is a wonderful addition to our beer garden! Be lovely to welcome you back again soon. RO Team

Reviewed 28 May 2021

We stopped here for a light lunch and ended up having a two course meal. The pub is quirky & very clean. Staff are really friendly and there's a great atmosphere. We had butter bean puree & the black pudding for starters, beef burger and...More

Date of visit: May 2021
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The Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Janey, we're thrilled that you had a fabulous time here with us. The new decor is something we're really proud of here & had the most dedicated, hardworking team on hand to get it just right! We'll pass the message onto the chef too...More

Reviewed 23 May 2021

So good to see gorgeous vegan options on both the Sunday menu and the regular menu. The pub is looking great after the refurb, and with friendly staff, nice chilled atmosphere and decent alcohol free options, it’s got something to offer for everyone (the standard...More

Date of visit: May 2021
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The Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your delightful review & rating! We pride ourselves on being accessible & inclusive to everyone here so we're very pleased you enjoyed our vegan/alcohol free options! Can't wait to welcome you back! RO Team

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22 December 2017|
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Response from martandvic | Reviewed this property |
Heaton house farm, about half a mile away. There are no others close by
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John E
26 January 2015|
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Response from nomad50 | Property representative |
Hi John We are open from 12 noon until 11 pm on all days, food is from 12 to 8.30 pm.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Royal Oak

Yes, The Royal Oak is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Royal Oak is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4