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PRICE RANGE
£5 - £11
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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All reviews steak and ale pie mussels panini sunday roast the pub booked a table fabulous meal nice lunch dog friendly pub evening meal saturday night cooked perfectly specials board feel very welcome family meal warm welcome lovely staff
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic Sunday lunch - tasty, piping hot, tender local and fresh produce. Attentive and friendly staff, nice atmosphere with a lovely woodburning fire and doggie friendly! Definitely recommended.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting Charmouth last August we went to The Royal Oak for dinner. The staff managed to get us a table (even though the place was fully booked) we were welcomed in and the whole experience was lovely, the food was amazing and we couldn't...wait to come back. So, come back we did. I had read the reviews about the "amazing Sunday lunch". We booked a table for 2. After a long day at the beach we couldn't wait to fill our tummies! Unfortunately, the choice was limited. Loads of menu items had already gone, even though they only opened at 12. We understood though and proceeded to order. After waiting over 35 minutes, we got our food. My partner and I had the chicken roasts (the only roast meat option) . And even though we ate what we were given. It was disappointing to say the least. .. We found out after that the chefs were on holiday. Which explained alot. .. The staff were amazing and very accomidating. Hopefully when we come again the experience will be better.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024

Lovely little pub full of locals. Food was freshly cooked and good. Service was good. Able to book a table in advance - just as well as all tables reserved on a Saturday night in January!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024 via mobile

Cosy friendly pub with great Sunday roast lunch today. Popular so need to book but we were very fortunate as early walk-ins.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 January 2024

shrimp tastless and over the top with sesameh oil steak pie ok veg good spoiled with cheap tasting gravy as an extra staff good atmosphere good not worth £42,00 at all

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 December 2023 via mobile

Excellent lunch today - with v good service. Thank you . We had steak and ale pie & fish of the day. Both v well cooked & served. Thanks again 😊👏

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 December 2023

The prettiest pub, food great value for money, Chloe is very responsive for bookings and reservations. Great to have the choice of internal and outside. Loving the winter fire.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

Great food, great atmosphere. Very impressed with the separate gluten free menu. Nice to see a restaurant/pub taking coeliac disease and allergy’s seriously. Well done Royal Oak.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

Ate here two nights and other than the company it was amazing. I was here with my wife and she is a fussy eater and even she was impressed which is a rare thing these days. Absolutely loved the food and would highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2023 via mobile

Just average. Starter to share no plates just a bowl of food. Main course fish & chips, burnt onions pieces on the fish clearly from the fryer. If you are in Charmouth on a weekday in November there isn’t much choice so very limited options....I’m sure with some more attention to detail the Royal Oak could be good.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2023

Hi there, Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. To answer your points made I would like to strongly disagree and say that “burnt onions” in the fish batter is impossible. We have a very strict allergy policy and do...More

Reviewed 22 November 2023 via mobile

Visited for a quiz night here - amazing!! A* for effort as always. Such a fun-filled evening with a full pub and excellent entertainment. Drinks and service was great (as always). Highly reccomend for both food, drink and entertainment. Thank you Chloe and Tom! 👏

Date of visit: November 2023
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Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2023

Hi LaylaKatie, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I appreciate you taking the time to leave this and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 22 November 2023

Roast dinner for 4 people and it was perfect, also had drinks on Sunday with friends lovely atmosphere 👍🏻

Date of visit: November 2023
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Royal Oak, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2023

Many thanks for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future!

Reviewed 18 November 2023

We stopped into The Royal Oak for lunch before heading to the beach. It has a lovely relaxed traditional village pub vibe and great food. The person behind the bar was really helpful and we spent a blissful hour or so, soaking up the atmosphere....We were really impressed with the food, especially the vegetarian 'fish and chips', which was fantastic! I would thoroughly recommend The Royal Oak for lunch, or just a beer, before heading off for some fossil hunting!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 November 2023 via mobile

Came in the night before, and saw some mussels go out ,and the smell was the seller for me, fresh garlicy lushness. I was not disappointed They were plump and tender. Many thanks.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2023

Just a big thanks for a superb Sunday lunch last weekend - we were a fossil hunting team of 4 adults and 2 little experts - the food and service was great and we will definitely be back sometime.

Date of visit: November 2023
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shoozLFC
22 May 2022|
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Response from chrisbK5146OY | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure , but when I was in there Sunday the F1 GP was on live , so maybe Sky ?
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There are no steps into the pub but there are two levels inside so you need to ask for the lower part of the pub if you are eating there. I hope this helps.
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Response from The R |
Hi rosemary Sadly there is not a real garden only a front area
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The Royal Oak is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4