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The Royal Oak

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 06/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
US$6 - US$14
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews pot roast potatoes roast dinner the pub nice food dog friendly pub welcoming staff locals and visitors large portions well worth a visit beer ipa holiday village landlord dogs dorset
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Reviewed 3 days ago

one person serving, forgot to serve the drinks with the meal, we asked and got drinks after we finished the meal, food was bad fish /chips over cooked, ham egg chips over priced, ham was ok chips over cooked eggs dripping in oil, my partner...More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my family visited The Royal Oak yesterday and had a lovely time! The food was great, the staff were lovely and the pub is incredibly well presented! They catered well for us as we are vegetarian. We were worried we would feel out...More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic evening meal here, the pub had an extremely friendly atmosphere, it was incredibly clean and well presented, and the service was faultless. The staff were also really friendly and the made the visit perfect. (Also the pub dog is adorable!!)

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here this afternoon for a lunch and we certainly weren’t disappointed. Delicious options and huge portions! Food was very fresh and tasty. A great find! We ate fish goujon doorstep sandwiches with homemade chips, bacon and Brie panini, white bait and Brie wedges. All...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had read all the reviews and decided to book this village pub for a family meal and we were all looking forward to it. We sat on a table by a corner bar between the main bar and the kitchen and in the side were...More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for drink in day and decided to book for meal later in week having looked at website and menu Was not disappointed at all excellent service and food .plenty of choice and even a specials board mid week well worth booking . Enquired about...More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We Visited the Royal Oak on Saturday, first we had a drink at lunchtime and when we said we hadn't anywhere booked for our evening meal, they immediately said they could fit us in later. We returned and had a lovely meal, the service was...More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here 3 times last week and each time we were delighted. On each occasion there were different ‘specials’ on the menu together with the standard menu which was excellent. Each time we had something from the specials all of which were very good....More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 27 June 2021

Chloe was extremely helpful when i e-mailed and phoned her concerning booking seats for meals. We visited for 1 week from 19th June and with Chloe's assistance managed to book tables for evening meals in advance which is highly advisable at present. They don't serve...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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RoyalOakCharmouth, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here with us!

Reviewed 22 June 2021 via mobile

Great food and beer with friendly personal attentive service. Menu was nicely varied and every dish tasteful and well presented. Can’t wait to return on my next trip south.

Date of visit: May 2021
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RoyalOakCharmouth, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Cannot wait to welcome you back! Thank you for your lovely words.

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Rosemaryr729
21 May 2021|
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Hi rosemary Sadly there is not a real garden only a front area
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Simon C
3 April 2018|
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Response from RoyalOakCharmouth | Property representative |
Yes in lower bar area
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26 November 2017|
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Response from RoyalOakCharmouth | Property representative |
We do cater for vegetarians if you wish to call us to discuss your needs we can provide special meals with 48 hours notice. Sue
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Yes, The Royal Oak is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Royal Oak is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5