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Vale Royal Abbey Arms

££ - £££, British,
Chester Road | At Junction of A556 and B5152 Abbey Lane, Oakmere CW8 2HB, England
+44 1606 882747
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (18 reviews)
“burger” (19 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:30 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Chester Road | At Junction of A556 and B5152 Abbey Lane, Oakmere CW8 2HB, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I visit this restaurant occasionally as my son enjoys it here, so on his birthday this was the destination of choice. Now, while the food is good what I can't forgive is serving it on cold plates and this is not the...More

1  Thank Graham H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went after a walk in the forest and had a great meal, served by the most helpful staff. They made us and our dog really welcome and even fired up sausage and mash despite it not being on the menu!!

Thank benners12
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Average at best really. Service was slow for a weekday lunchtime and wasn't busy. It took over half an hour from finishing mains to leaving, without having pudding. Wasn't offered coffee. Had to ask for dessert menu, didn't fancy anything, no-one asked if we wanted...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Visited for the first time today with friends and our children. Really fab roast, great portions and all well cooked. Service was also good and food arrived quickly...always a bonus with toddlers in tow! Perfect place to stop for food after a forest walk. Also...More

Thank Hayley N
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Visited early evening with Grandchildren aged 6 and 4. Good food, good service but appalling NON-CHILDREN FRIENDLY response from a member of the staff. After the meal we were told to keep the children quiet 'as people were eating'. It was 6.30 p. m.! The...More

Thank Cheshire-missionary
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We went because we were looking for a dog friendly eatery. Pleasantly surprised, food was good and staff were friendly. Only one criticism, the baked cheesecake was not baked but we will be going again

Thank barbwireone
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Went here for dinner Saturday night. Lovely old building with plenty of parking. Food was very good and well priced. Staff were pleasant and efficient. Would definitely go vack

Thank 498KathC
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Another visit to this lovely pub for some amazing cheese and onion pie 😁 Great food and helpful staff 👍

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

I took my parents for an anniversary/birthday meal at lunchtime. Haven't been since the last takeover took place. Looks nice, very tasty food and excellent service, very friendly staff. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was it's not very dementia friendly. My dad...More

Thank Trek78903
Reviewed 21 September 2018

A family of 6 , we called for an evening meal Wednesday evening . The menu is superb , with something for everyone ! , we had curries , fish , lasagne , steak and veg option. All of the meals was very well presented...More

Thank jinxydebbie
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Questions & Answers
20 February 2017|
Response from mikeikin | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course it's pet friendly and have bowls of water for the poochies 😊
Joanne B
19 February 2017|
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Response from ftogigi | Reviewed this property |
Oh dear Hamilton and Brian, I don't think attacking people's opinion is what Tripadviser is about. Pubs/restaurants in 'walking' areas such as this get valuable business from people out waling in the forest with their dogs.
31 January 2015|
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Response from Shaun t | Property representative |
We have a live band playing Easter Friday
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chester Road | At Junction of A556 and B5152 Abbey Lane, Oakmere CW8 2HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Oakmere
  • Phone Number: +44 1606 882747
  • E-mail
Part of JWLees brewery, providing a warm, friendly welcome to diners and drinkers alike. Situated in Oakmere next to beautiful Delmaere with a large beer garden and plenty of parking. We serve the best Ales from JWLees along with fresh and tasty home made food & a great selection of wines and spirits. Not to mention we are dog friendly. The perfect place to stop after a long walk!
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