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The Royal Oak

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44 The Street, Poringland NR14 7JT, England
+44 1508 493734
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb welcome from the moment we walked through the door. Delia was super friendly and gave fab info about all the food. Excellent service, food sensational. Would definitely wast here again if I was in the area.....sadly it's a bit far to travel to from Wales!

Thank Judith J
Delia P, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Thank you for your smashing review. I'm pleased you enjoyed our hospitality and I hope your stay in Norfolk was enjoyable enough to return to us one day. Lovely to meet you. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself & 9 friends visited The Royal Oak on the recommendation of local residents and found a truly diverse, interesting and excellent choice of well cooked food, a good choice of wines and first class service. Each one of us was very happy with our evening out. I would commend both front of house staff and kitchen staff for making... More 

Thank sylviahaslett
Delia P, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review. We pride ourselves on our service and food and hope very much others will visit us based on our customers reviews. They offer us important feedback so we can continue to improve our service, our menus and our presentation. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just enjoyed a lovely birthday lunch here. The menu was excellent with plenty of choice. All home cooked by the resident chef. I had smoked haddock in large pasta shells in delicious creamy cheese sauce served on a bed of mixed leaf salad with garlic bread. The presentation was as good as Masterchef! My dessert was fresh raspberry tart with... More 

Thank I9283QJangelac
Delia P, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

How lovely to meet you all and what a quick response. I'm so pleased you enjoyed our hospitality, please do tell your friends. I hope very much to see you all again soon. More 

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow what a find, we were staying at a nearby hotel for 3 nights had a meal there the first night and were not entirely impressed so that night looked on trip advisor for any local restaurants and found The Royal Oak listed with good reviews so emailed a reservation for next night. On our arrival we were shown to... More 

Thank Neillavfc100
Malabar44, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Oh WOW, thank you for your fabulous review. It was a pleasure to serve you and I'm pleased you enjoyed our food. It's always important to us that our guests are satisfied enough to return and I hope that in the fullness of time if you pass this way again you are able pop in to see us. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 ex colleagues of mine meet up twice a year for a drink and Dinner out. Over many years we have tried a variety of cuisine and surroundings in and around Norwich. As it was my turn to select a venue I decided to visit the Royal Oak in Poringland where my wife and I had dined a few weeks... More 

Thank Mike C
Delia P, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Hi Mike. I'm sorry it took me so long to respond, it's been busy and I just lost track of time. It's was an absolute pleasure to serve you and your friends that evening and I very much hope you will return to us again soon. Hopefully you can bring your wives/ girlfriends to see us too. More 

Level Contributor
41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Live the other side of the city but went to The Royal Oak with a friend who lives in Poringlans and I must say what a fantastic choice. We had different things from the menu which were cooked to perfection and Delia our host was very attentive and could not do enough for you. In all a fantastic venue with... More 

Thank tone08
Delia P, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed our hospitality and very much hope if you visit Poringland again you can find time to pop in for lunch or dinner. More 

Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub is a favourite of ours even though we are no longer locals. It has friendly staff and a fabulous menu. Who'd have thought there could be so many tasty versions of bangers and mash!

1 Thank Nikki L
Delia P, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Thank you Nikki for your review. I'm sorry you're no longer local to us. We have to say we too believe we have some of the best bar staff ever and it shows in the atmosphere. Happy staff equals happy customers, it's all we all want. I hope very much you will come and see us again soon. More 

Norwich, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent honest food; great service. Large selection of usual drinks but also diverse range of ales. Delia is a great host too. Thumbs up all round!

Thank Kevin B
Delia P, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Kevin thank you for your review - I'm so pleased you had a good evening. We are always trying new things and having a lot of fun thinking through new ideas for our specials board. I hope very much we see you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A huge thank you to Delia and her staff. Our ancestors ran and may even have started The Royal Oak back in the 1800s and 22 of us from around the World visited for lunch. Nothing was too much trouble, the food was great and Delia took time to explain the history of the pub to us. We hope to... More 

Thank tussell2012
Delia P, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

What a lovely review and what a smashing day that was. It's so easy to enjoy our work when we have such lovely people to serve. We were really happy to cook for you and hope very much we see you and your "friends and family" again. More 

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102 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Visited for a family evening dinner which was extremely enjoyable. The staff are extremely polite and helpful, the menu very nice. A fantastic selection of beers behind the bar and the food was very nice and served piping hot. Well worth a visit.

Thank Gus H
Delia P, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review Gus we are very happy to hear you enjoyed our hospitality. We change our real ales and our specials food board regularly and hope you will come and try us again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$23
Pub, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 The Street, Poringland NR14 7JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Poringland
  • Phone Number: +44 1508 493734
The Royal Oak offers you a stylish dining experience by offering the best food and drink sourced where possible, locally. With at least eight real ales and ciders, a good choice of wines and spirits and a delightful dining room within the Royal Oak, you won't be disappointed. All the food is home cooked and freshly prepared on the premises so don't expect fast food. There are some typical pub fayre dishes available as well as some more unusual dishes to revive your palate. The dining room is intimate so booking is advisable On the other hand we aim to bring you the typical vintage feel with a modern twist. Afternoon Tea in a shabby chic surrounding. That age old tradition of Afternoon Tea Sandwiches, scones with cream and preserves, assorted pastries and of course tea, lots of tea. We have assorted cakes, scones, sandwiches and pastries. We can accommodate from 1 to 50 at a sitting so don't feel shy about entertaining your family, friends or that special celebration. We have gluten free options for cakes, sandwiches and scones. With a little notice we can accommodate all your special dietary requirements. Remember there is always time for tea and always room for cake!

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