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The Royal Oak

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Bar, British, Pub
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Ideford TQ13 0AY, England
+44 1626 852274
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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Showing 31: English reviews
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We dropped into this pub a few years ago, on this more recent visit, on our recommendation we went with two other couples. Would it be as good as we remembered. Yes it is! A proper pub, no fancy frills, great food, great beer, welcoming hosts, classic olde English pub ambience, nowhere does it like we do. Full of interesting... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 December 2016

A pub full of character and a warm welcome. Try the ham, egg and chips challenge. The beer is spot on.

1 Thank johng4218
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This has to be the friendliest pub around for miles the staff are so welcoming and the food is very good came across it whilst walking the dog glad we did we will be returning

1 Thank Best_things1952
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 October 2016

A wonderful evening with friends, great atmosphere. Caroline and Phil really know how to run a local. (Wish we lived in the village (or do we, could we afford it, we would be in there every night!!!) Food excellent , service excellent, atmosphere excellent. Looking forward to the next visit.

1 Thank Irene W
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We camped just up the road and were told by the owner of the site that this local pub served amazing food if we needed lunch. We took his advice and weren't disappointed in the slightest. It was the most amazing portion of ham egg and chips I think I've had.... There was enough ham on my plate for me... More 

1 Thank doors1978
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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1,101 reviews
522 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,070 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We visited here as family members took part in Horse riding just up the road.I love old traditional pubs like this,its situated in one of the most sleepiest villages you could possibly locate in Devon.We had lunch in The Royal Oak,food menu was a decent basic offering at a fair price and they had some good real ales too....but the... More 

1 Thank shane s
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Caroline and Phil make you feel really welcome. Food and drink are great. It's a small friendly pubwith good parking and a fantastic log burner.

Thank Lindsay F
Barcelona, Spain
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Plenty of historical knicknackery lauding Britishness to peruse in this quaint, thatched pub. Meals are very basic, but not particularly expensive. Small car park opposite. Real ales available, but our beers didn't come to the top of the glass.

Thank Pe R
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Just popped in for a 'sundowner'or rather a beer o two late Sunday evening! Friendly welcome from the landlord, lovely traditional country village pub, eye watering collection of beer mats, good beer, tables and chairs outside to catch the sunset and a naughty couple of clay pigs on the pub window sill ....mmmnn!Popular with locals, car parking and cheery atmosphere.

Thank TheWoodwardsTorquay
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2015

We went to the pub with friends so there was a party of 8. Very welcoming staff and the food was good pub grub, good size portions and good price. Our every need was met we will definitely go again. I love the atmosphere of this pub.

Thank 963Wolf

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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
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ideford TQ13 0AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ideford
  • Phone Number: +44 1626 852274

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