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The Royal Oak

) #5 of 9 Restaurants in Porlock ££ - £££, Bar, British, Pub
High Street | Porlock, Somerset, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8PS, England
+44 1643 862798
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“mustard mash” (3 reviews)
“bar meal” (4 reviews)
“pub grub” (14 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
High Street | Porlock, Somerset, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8PS, England
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1 - 10 of 239 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very good food and plenty of it. Nice friendly pub. Would recommend though having read some of reviews didn't know whether to go this was quickly dispelled.

Thank shelagh122016
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice little pub on the high street of Porlock. Food was good. The barman, who appeared to be on his own, was missing from behind the bar, so had to be winkled out for service. The wife was happy with her chicken and leek...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the heart of Porlock, not far away from the car park, the pub is relaxed and welcoming, it has a good selection of pub dishes at a reasonable price. The interior would need a bit of TLC and a bit of refresh, but...More

Thank Fabio G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the second we walked in, to the moment we left, we were made so very welcome here. Our dog Poppy was given lots of fuss and gravy bones all evening. The food was tasty, reasonably prices, served quickly and with a smile. The landlady...More

Thank cruiselady88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Step down from Porlock High Street into this pub and the first impression may be "a little dingy, a locals pub" but try the food its excellent. We had a gammon steak and a pork in cidar but I get the strong impression that whatever...More

Thank Andrew190822
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for a drink with the dog last week and found a friendly local pub,went back the following evening and had the oak burger which exceptionally good along with a good range of beers.

Thank kosmos244
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice pub once again. Our first visit in a couple of years and the new owners / management have picked the place up tremendously. It has a good selection of ales and a friendly atmosphere. Really pleased to see it on the up once...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Came here for supper with my son. I had the lasagne which was very meaty and the apple pie which was ok, a little bit bland. My 12 year old had sausage and chips which he says was well cooked and tasty followed by ice...More

Thank Pausfamily
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Popped into the Royal Oak numerous times whilst on my second visit to Porlock.. this time in a recently purchased caravan. The staff were always freindly and offered very fast service... especially at the busy peak times. Was a good place to meet the freindly...More

Thank ShepsterUK
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I don't know if the staff were exhausted after a busy mothers day (no evidence) or whether they just don't like strangers much. We glanced at the specials board on our way in and overheard a woman propping up the bar advising the woman behind...More

1  Thank Simon R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Porlock, Somerset, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Porlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1643 862798
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