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A chic village gastropub with rooms, located 3.1 miles from East Midlands Airport, 4.6 miles off the M1 motorway and 5.3 miles from the Great Central Railway. The contemporary rooms have en suite shower rooms with luxury toiletries, as well as 32-inch flat-screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, mini fridges and the superior room has extra space and a sofa area. A full English or continental breakfast is included, while an upscale modern British menu is served in the rustic-chic pub, which has exposed brick details, beamed ceilings and fireplaces.
PRICE RANGE
£11 - £25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, International
FEATURES
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fresh ingredients, well prepared and cooked to perfection. Good service in a comfortable environment. Well located in a good village. A very agreeable lunch.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Food was really nice, good sized portions. Loved how neat the space & the ambiance was although I felt for a pre-order the food took a bit of time to come out

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We liked the recent reburbishments - cosy and tasteful. We've used the Royal Oak for many years and have never been disappointed with either the food or the friendly service. Again the food was exceptional. I recomment the Porchetta - really nice. Keep doing what...you've always done Royal Oak!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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The Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak Gastro Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your amazing review! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our meals were delicious, the staff were all helpful & friendly, & our rooms were excellent &.spotlessly clean. We will definitely stay again if we are in the area.

Date of visit: May 2024
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The Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak Gastro Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review about our restaurant & rooms! We hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent throughout. Great food and service. Welcoming atmosphere and very comfortable interior. Will certainly visit again.

Date of visit: May 2024
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The Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak Gastro Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We will pass on your lovely comments onto our team and we hope to host you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First meal in the RO restaurant for a while and first since the refurb (breakfast too). Really good meal with warm and efficient service. We like the subtle refurb and definitely like the menu and the quality of the food. We’ll be back when we...canMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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The Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak Gastro Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for this lovely review! We are very happy to hear you like our new refurb and our new menu. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As regular visitors to The Royal Oak, we continue to be delighted with the variety and ingenuity of the meals. The decor has recently changed and it is just fantastic! The service was good although at busy times there is a slight delay, but the...quality of the food makes it worth the wait. We just love going there!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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The Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak Gastro Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to our team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrated my dad's 80th birthday with a surprise family meal. The service was excellent both during and in the lead up to the meal. On the night we were well looked after and had a wonderful evening. There were 12 in our party and all...meals arrived together and were delicious. Thank you to all the team at the Royal Oak who were in on the surprise and were exceptional.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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The Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak Gastro Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this amazing review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your celebration with us and we are glad we could help you with the surprise to ensure you had a wonderful evening.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice lunch, food was good to excellent and service was attentive but not pushy. The revised decor is brighter than before, although we noticed an odd quirk with floor tiles stuck to a wall. Have visited a number of times in the past and will...do so in future.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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The Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak Gastro Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good Sunday roast! The beef was delicious. Decor of the pub was lovely and staff were excellent! Would highly recommend!

Date of visit: April 2024
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The Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak Gastro Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review! We look forward to hosting you again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere and stylish new decor. The staff were friendly and efficient. Food was very nice in general…I made a poor choice unfortunately the lamb flatbread was expensive for what it was and the meat was a bit dry, the chicken and pies were all...excellent. Dessert was disappointing as several lacked flavour and were too thick and cloying but the Panna Cotta was delicious. We have eaten here many times but not for a while….so slightly disappointing.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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The Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak Gastro Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank for your review about our new refurb and our staff! We are sorry to hear the food on your visit wasn't up to our usual standards however, we hope we can welcome you back in the future to show you our normal high standard...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely food, nice environment. knowledgeable staff. Clean and well presented dining room. Several cosy spaces to dine.

Date of visit: March 2024
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The Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak Gastro Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We hope to host you again in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food from the lunch set menu on a Sunday. The portions are very generous and dessert was a dream. I was too full to finish. The manager made me a caramel iced coffee which wasn't on the menu so a great gesture from him!🫶🏼

Date of visit: April 2024
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The Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak Gastro Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are very happy to hear Matt went above and beyond to provide you with excellent service during your time with us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love The Royal Oak. Service is always good along with the food. We usually sit in the bar area where atmosphere is comfortable and busy. Recommend.

Date of visit: April 2024
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The Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak Gastro Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for you lovely review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we were travelling from the North East to the New Forest, this was an ideal half way stop over. The rooms were lovely and comfortable. The scallops that we had as a starter for our evening meal were the best we have ever had,...(and we are foodies!). The service was fast and friendly and the breakfast was tasty and very generous. If we are travelling South again we won't hesitate to book. I would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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The Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak Gastro Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for this review! The scallops are one of our favourite dishes from our spring menu so, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed them. We hope to see you again when you are next visiting.

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The Royal Oak Gastro Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5