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The Royal Oak

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British, Pub, Welsh
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38 High St, Lampeter SA48 7BB, Wales
+44 1570 218615
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We called on Saturday 13th May and had a wonderful (pink) rack of lamb and an 8oz fillet steak for £15.50p. Well cooked mains. Lovely atmosphere.

Thank Rebecca C
West Wales
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305 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Just reopened before Christmas under new management. A good place on the High Street for drinks. Refurbished as well. Even Welsh language music on the jukebox. Diolch yn fawr.

Thank Craffwr
Malvern, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Had a meal on the night we stayed very tasty but felt no different from other places. What was good there was plenty on the plate and hot.

Thank steve c
CatChlihi, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Hi Steve, when did you eat here? Are you sure you have the right place, as we don't do rooms? More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Visited with 5 children (age 2-10). Booked a table for 7pm after a recommendation from the staff at castle green restaurant nearby who were full. The food itself was really delicious. A lovely home cooked feel with plenty of flavour. Frozen yorkshire a bit of a dissapointment but i appreciate doing them fresh would be tricky. Huge delay on our... More 

1 Thank 77frogslegs
Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 August 2015

We were struggling to find somewhere to eat on a Sunday evening in this area and came across Cat's Bistro. Very friendly restaurant with lovely home cooked food.

Thank 210caroleb
1 review
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

I believe the Royal Oak has a had a difficult time of late, but Cat who is now running it has really turned things round. Went in for lunch had a very nice starter and main meal. Food arrived in good time, everything straight in from kitchen, food was nice and hot. Good portions, everything tastes good and the price... More 

Thank Elliott J
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Excellent friendly service, very good price, will return in the future under new management, and one of the best dog friendly places we have ever been, congrats, from Poppies mum and dad

Thank Alan K
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

Popped in for lunch with two friends and it was dreadful. Pot of tea tasted like it had been stewing for hours. Waited for ages while they located 'the' jug of milk! Waited another 40 minutes for the food despite there only being one other occupied table. Omelettes arrived burnt on the outside and undercooked inside. Basically inedible. Soup looked... More 

Thank Jude S
CathieCh, General Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

So sorry, I know you didn't have a good experience, the chef had only just left and I should have closed the restaurant for a week to get things sorted out, rather than trying to just carry on. I'm sure if you came back now you would see a massive difference; 20% discount if you do :) More 

Lampeter, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 13 February 2015

The new manager and chef are a delight and although it is just a very simple menu the food was incredible. I recommend you try it for your self!

Thank Joanndgriff
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118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014

The food was less than average and upon going to Aberaeron last weeken we found the Royal Oak had closed, no surprise there then. It used to be a great place to get a good meal.

Thank Frederic J

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Restaurant Details

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British, Pub, Welsh
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Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 High St, Lampeter SA48 7BB, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Ceredigion  >  Lampeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1570 218615

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?