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The Royal oak

££ - £££, British,
Bromyard downs, Bromyard, England
+44 1885 482585
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (12 reviews)
“ham” (3 reviews)
“soy milk” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Bromyard downs, Bromyard, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

300 or so year old pub situated in the Herefordshire countryside. Welcome was very warm, the service was excellent and open fire very welcome on the cold day we visited. The young lady serving was very helpful and made sure we had all we needed....More

Thank grwpl
phil w, Owner at The Royal oak, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for taking the time to comment, glad we were able to please on a cold day. We include thinly sliced ham on the menu for diners who only require a light meal. Our gammon steaks at 10oz may have been a better choice for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well...where to start...We phoned the pub to book a table family table and to ask if we could bring our miniature schnauzer with us. We were wanting to find a lovely friendly pub to celebrate our daughters 18th birthday. We were told yes we are...More

Thank Andrea H
phil w, Owner at The Royal oak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Andrea H, I clearly recall your visit to us some months ago. peculiar that you have waited this long to leave a review? So ... when your party arrived you were shown to one of our lovely tables in the restaurant area overlooking the...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

The food was excellent, I had the vegetarian crumble which was amazing. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and a lovely log fire was roaring away. Great price.wonderful location and lots of vegetarian choices.

Thank Sarah D
phil w, Owner at The Royal oak, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Thank you, its nice to hear most of you appreciate all we do to provide a warm welcome, from the great food and drink and open fires to the lovingly tended gardens and constant exterior decorations LOL.

Reviewed 19 September 2017

Visited this beautiful place on Sunday for my Mum's birthday lunch. Great welcome as soon as we arrived. Fabulous service and staff always helpful and happy to help. Fabulous customer service and the food was delicious. We had a lovely table in the window and...More

Thank Jill18746
phil w, Owner at The Royal oak, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

We are glad to have been of service on your happy occasion and look forward to your next visit

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Very good quality vegetarian and non-vegetarian lunch on Sunday. Very clean pub with good restaurant area with lovely views. Friendly staff and prompt service with well kept beer.

1  Thank stevejd06
phil w, Owner at The Royal oak, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to comment. We look forward to serving you in the future.

Reviewed 7 September 2017

My wife, my daughter and myself selected this dog friendly pub to stop for lunch on the way back from a morning in Leominster on the way back to Cheltenham. We arrived at 1.15pm and it was busy inside and outside, being a lovely sunny...More

Thank 328brian
phil w, Owner at The Royal oak, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to comment, I am glad we ticked all the boxes. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 30 August 2017

Ordered 4 drinks, 1 glass of wine was in a cracked glass and had to be returned,which instead of pouring new amount into a new glass they just transferred old wine into it. Ordered 4 meals 1of which was very good i.e. tikka masala,1 meal...More

2  Thank Terence C
phil w, Owner at The Royal oak, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Sorry your visit to us was not to your satisfaction, staff training has already been implemented dealing with the alcohol dispense matter. The butcher supplied, honey roast ham is indeed sealed. Packed, and dated, to comply with good food handling standards this great product has...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Just had another excellent meal at the Royal Oak. We've eaten here dozens of times over the years and never been less than delighted. The fish pie is to die for, as is the Thai chicken curry. Decided to have gammon tonight, and it was...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We called here Friday evening.... Wow what lovely gardens and amazing views Was greeted by a lovely member of staff who was very friendly and cheerful We had starters which was lovely, we both ordered steaks which were excellently cooked to our requirements and we...More

Thank 17BOBBLES17
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

A lovely country pub tucked away on Bromyard Downs. Perfect for a pint n food after a long walk on the downs. Dog friendly and a nicely varied menu to suit all tastes.

Thank wendy19651804
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Ian J
30 September 2016|
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Response from jsmith688 | Reviewed this property |
Constructive criticism should help. But when you pay your hard earned cash over you expect a reasonable service and of course good food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bromyard downs, Bromyard, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Herefordshire  >  Bromyard
  • Phone Number: +44 1885 482585
The Royal oak in Bromyard is set in beautiful gardens, the food is reasonably priced, well presented and very nice. Well worth a visit.
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