We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Royal Oak

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Winsford ££ - £££ Bar, British, Pub
| Exmoor National Park, Winsford, Exmoor National Park TA24 7JE, England
+44 1643 851455
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
2 weeks ago
“welcoming pub”
4 Jan 2017
“Tasty Lunch”
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
| Exmoor National Park, Winsford, Exmoor National Park TA24 7JE, England
Write a Review
Reviews (146)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 146 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We used this pub every night whilst we were staying in Winsford on holiday. Very friendly establishment with excellent food and beers. We ate here 3 times during the week and they even managed to fit us in on one night when we arrived and...More

Thank 186334John_H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The RoyalOak is certainly off the beaten track, but the drive through Exmoor National Park just prepares you for the beautiful location. The accommodation is very comfortable and the food is of great quality - and quantity. All of the staff are very friendly and...More

Thank Steve_T429
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at The Royal Oak many times over the years, and it never disappoints. If you would like to "escape" the rat race and chill out, then this is the place for you. Room, breakfast, evening meals, beers, service, in fact everything was...More

Thank Kasengula
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in after a long walk for a drink and a bite to eat, we live in the area. Great beer served at the right temperature. We hadn't booked a table as it was a spur of the moment decision to stop here but we...More

Thank walk365
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We've just had the nicest meal out we've had in a long time in this wonderful traditional country pub and hotel with it's own shop/Post Office. Tasty, elegant food cooked with love and care and a warm and friendly atmosphere. Visitors can choose whether to...More

Thank Susan B
RoyalOakWinsford, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, after several fictitious reviews recently it means a lot to the team that work with us to get a genuine review from someone who was actually a customer of ours. We remember your visit and hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Food came out cold with a dog hair in it. When I brought it to the attention of the landlord he told me "if I didn't like it, I knew what I could do" He was so rude, clearly didn't want my custom. I suggested...More

Thank Crock1973
RoyalOakWinsford, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

This incident did not happen in this establishment. We respectfully suggest that the reviewer has left a review on the wrong place.

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Landlord ruined Easter for us, we had informed them that we had a dog however when we arrived, he suggested my wife had lied and hadn't informed them. It was 12.30 on Easter Sunday and they had already ran out of two meats on the...More

Thank Gary F
RoyalOakWinsford, General Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

I was on duty on Easter Sunday. Nobody here, staff or customers, recall this incident as described. All our 60+ reserved table customers had a full choice of all available menu items, including all roasts. There has been no rain here in the 7 days...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Landlord/manager not interested in pleasing customers. Very unfriendly ! Granted we had not booked a table but it wasn't late he would not accommodate a table for two even though there were spare tables in bar area. We subsequently drank our drink quickly and went...More

2  Thank Rosie H
RoyalOakWinsford, General Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

I was on duty in reception when you visited. We are aware of our maximum capacity and we are not able to exceed our limits without the risk of diluting the quality of service that our reserved table customers enjoy. We will always accommodate customers...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017

Beautiful village pub in a glorious setting. The food was excellent - far above the usual pub fare, a "proper" steak and ale pie lived up to it's promise with crunchy chips. A warm welcome from the landlord and our dog was welcomed too. This...More

Thank FranP676
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We had an excellent meal and good beer and wine. With a few amusing anecdotes from the Landlord for good measure. Recommended for anybody in the area.

1  Thank Andy D
Nearby Restaurants
Badgers Holt Public House
12 reviews
2.24 miles away
The Rest and Be Thankful Inn
173 reviews
2.71 miles away
Withypool Tea Rooms
96 reviews
3.76 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Exmoor Pony Centre
51 reviews
2.81 miles away
Snowdrop Valley
8 reviews
3.40 miles away
Exmoor Safari
26 reviews
3.93 miles away
Dunkery Beacon
131 reviews
4.28 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Royal Oak staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Exmoor National Park, Winsford, Exmoor National Park TA24 7JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Winsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1643 851455
  • E-mail