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£15 - £25
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 27 October 2023 via mobile

We live about 25 miles from East Bridgford and have friends who live nearby and also in Newark on Trent, and have once previously called in to the Royal Oak for a drink. Today however we had lunch with our friends and it was absolutely...marvellous. I had reviewed the menu beforehand and it looked good but I was expecting decent pub fare. My expectations were exceeded. The meals we enjoyed were superb restaurant quality and tasted delicious. This marvellous food was matched with friendly relaxed and happy service which always makes a good meal go very well. I had a lovely light starter of three types of beetroot with goats cheese in a light dressing which was fresh and very, very tasty. To follow, I chose a smoked haddock with green beans in a mustard cream sauce which perfectly cooked and was better than delicious. It was sublime. (It’s normally served with new potatoes but I am avoiding potatoes). My friends variously enjoyed tempura king prawns with chilli dip, braised lamb with mashed potato, steak and ale pie, and fish and chips and one even made it to a sticky toffee pudding finale. Everything was enjoyed. The invisible team in the kitchen deserve 11/10 for the food offer and the full Royal Oak team get five stars+ from us for the whole experience. We will be back. (PS. I’m going to try and recreate that smoked haddock dish at home - Any tips on the mustard sauce?)More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2023

really glad you enjoyed your visit we look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 19 August 2023 via mobile

A lovely evening spent here. Food was fantastic, we had fish and chips and ribs, followed by Eton mess and sorbet. It was delicious. Great beer too. Also a big thank you to the landlord for putting the football on for us We will return.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2023

glad you enjoyed see you again soon 😊

Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

Have visited theRoyal Oak many times and have always been made welcome. They set high standards and make your visit enjoyable. Yesterday was no exception, our food order was taken very quickly, following a short wait while our food was prepared and cooked to order...we enjoyed our meals of Steak Pies and Chicken Pies which were very tasty with great pastry a proper pie. We were informed with an apology when taking our order that the Chips would not be as crispy as normal as they were using new potatoes. This did not distract from the quality and taste they were delicious . Had several other meals here in the past from a good choice of menu options and have always enjoyed whatever.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2023

really glad you enjoyed hope to see you soon

Reviewed 15 June 2023

Visited for the first time yesterday for dinner with a party of 9. Absolutely lovely place with plenty of outside seating and a great choice of ales. The food and the hospitality/service were 1st Class and the prices were reasonable for the quality. The Sea...Bass my wife had was beautiful and the Burger and chips i had were the best i've had in a long time. Cannot believe this is our first visit being as we live not far away. Will definitely be coming back soon.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2023

thankyou for the rating hope to see you again soon 🙂

Reviewed 28 May 2023

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Lovely food. Good variation in the menu. Friendly and pleasant service…..great to hear some live music as an extra

Date of visit: May 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2023

Thank you glad you enjoyed 😉

Reviewed 12 May 2023

Family meal, we all had steaks, cut like butter, very enjoyable, staff were great, excellent service and great food.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2023

glad you enjoyed your meal hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 1 April 2023 via mobile

Went for a meal last night. Food was excellent, pub classics done at another level. Really good value too with a friendly village pub atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Greene King, Owner at Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2023

thankyou see you again soon 😊

Reviewed 1 March 2023 via mobile

Really good old fashioned pub. Friendly staff who were very helpful when asking about allergies and food choices. Great pie! One of the best I’ve had in a long time.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2023
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glad you enjoyed 😉

Reviewed 17 February 2023 via mobile

Visiting the area for new ventures and came across this beautiful place on the journey home! I had the rump steak cooked medium rare with some garlic prawns, chips and peppercorn sauce.. And Wow! Steak was cooked to perfection so much flavour on the plate,...my mum had the small fish and chips and again all lovely! But the best part was the apple and mixed Berry crumble for dessert! Delicious!!! Mark was our server and he was very friendly and nothing was too much trouble.. Everyone else working was welcoming and friendly. Fantastic food for a fantastic price as well! Happy all round! We will definitely be returning!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2023

glad you enjoyed your visit hope to see you again soon 😊

Reviewed 4 February 2023 via mobile

Came for a casual lunch with a small family group - they were very welcoming, food was lovely, nice atmosphere and interesting menu. Will definitely use again - big thanks to lovely staff.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2023

really glad you enjoyed yourself, hopefully we see you soon 😊

Reviewed 26 January 2023

Sunday 22/1/2023. Party of 11 including three teenagers and 2 children. Food excellent and proprietors were very accommodating and helpful as we're the young staff. Thanks again for your hospitality.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2023

glad you enjoyed your visit hope to see you soon

Reviewed 14 December 2022 via mobile

Made welcome on arrival. We were a party of ten friends and neighbours having our annual Christmas lunch. We all of course had our own choices but we chose well and whatever any of us ate we regarded it as excellent. A first class meal...all round, reasonably priced and excellent but unobtrusive service. Thoroughly recommend this venue.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2022

glad you all enjoyed, thankyou

Reviewed 20 November 2022

Six of us ate here last night. Not been since 2020. We went straight to mains, four had fish and chips, one chicken and I had ribs. All were happy with their mains except me. I had main course pork ribs. There were THREE ribs,...accompanied by skinny fries and Asian salad. Not worth almost £15. When I came last I ended up taking home some ribs as I couldn’t finish them. Four of our party had pudding which they all enjoyed. A good evening and I will try something else next visit.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2022

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your meal, but I'm afraid you have placed the review on the wrong pub because we don't serve food we are just a wet led pub in Bulwell Town centre,I'm sure if you put on the correct pub I'm sure...More

Reviewed 13 August 2022 via mobile

Fantastic meals gammon & steak they were cooked to perfection also piping hot . Quick & friendly service .we would definitely recommend and come again 😊

Date of visit: August 2022
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2022

I'm glad you enjoyed your vist, hope to see you soon x

Reviewed 12 June 2022 via mobile

We called in for Sunday lunch en route home from holiday and it was fabulous! The staff were extremely friendly. The food was plentiful and tasty! They accommodated a smaller adults portion for me, and the children’s portion was also well portioned. The chicken was...so succulent - not tasted chicken like that before! Highly recommend this place and should we return to the area we will not hesitate to visit! Thank you! XMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2022

thank you hope to see you again soon 😊

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I don’t know. We ate from the Sunday lunch menu. It was lovely.
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