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The Royal Oak

Royal Oak 1 The Street | The Street, Leighterton GL8 8UN, England
+44 1666 890250
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Royal Oak 1 The Street | The Street, Leighterton GL8 8UN, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Well, I have rarely been deeply cheered at local pubs......but this one is now my top favourite in the Stroud area. John to chef has transformed this place into a gem. Thank you so much John! My fish soup was awesome, and the Beef shin...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Aulani M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great restaurant - really good service from polite and efficient staff - food is really well cooked pub dishes which makes a change from the usual unduly-pretentious and poorly executed food many other restaurants insist on trying to serve. Prices are pretty good too, drinks...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SimonPHA
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped off here for a quiet drink midweek and loved it so much we booked in for Sunday lunch. Having parked at the pub to do a 4 mile walk to take in the lovely surrounding countryside side, we managed to return just in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank paulmcl1976
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a fan of 'Sunday Roasts' so was pleasantly surprised to find something for everyone on this menu. Alongside the roasts were options that sounded exciting, great classic ingredients, elevated to the next level. Starters were especially hard to chose between! Portions were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Novice_Traveller_Em
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for husband’s birthday so booked a table well in advance and requested a nice table as it’s a special occasion. Ariived to be seated in a pokey corner that was very draughty. The pub wasn’t busy and there was an empty exactly same sized...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank manishad
WilliamC5820, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are delighted to see that you thought our food was worthy of 5 stars and that you felt it was good value for money. We are disappointed to have been marked down on service, however, it seems that the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a Saturday night birthday dinner with friends. We booked and 6 of us dined at the round library table, really cosy and more private than main pub area. Good wine list and varied food options, a notch above your normal pub fare....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tastravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended to try the Royal Oak, were not disappointed and will recommend to others in future: we shall also be going back to try the wider evening menu, as we only had lunch last week. The bars are welcoming with two log fires...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank malcsaville
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Popped in after visiting Westonbirt Arboretum. Arrived about 5 mins after they opened and managed to snag the last unbooked table they had. Menu was exactly what we were after on a cold autumn day and the food was really good. Service also great. Probably...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Christopher I
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic meal that was in a lovely old Cotswold pub. Roasted munchkin pumpkin with squash soup for starters, clever and very tasty. Hake for main, perfect, lovely sauce. Pear tarte tartin for desert, so so good. The portions were just right, not heaped...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 187Caroline_P
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Superb new find -Delicious Sunday lunch with cheerful friendly service in welcoming,warm atmosphere.The 2 blazing fires cheered up a thoroughly dark,wet day perfectly.I recommend this pub highly and shall certainly be going again soon. Jennifer Till

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jshjtill
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Helga O
29 April 2017|
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Response from bluemos | Reviewed this property |
It is on their website in the food section
Bella P
7 November 2015|
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Response from Phil K | Reviewed this property |
Well, the last time we went, the menu was for the whole day, I believe, and we had a 'main' meal as a treat. There are usually some lighter things to choose, or starters-as-mains type choices, and I'm pretty sure there were... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Oak 1 The Street | The Street, Leighterton GL8 8UN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Leighterton
  • Phone Number: +44 1666 890250
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Nestled in a tranquil, rural setting, just a few miles south-west of Tetbury, the Royal Oak at Leighterton is surrounded by rolling countryside and picturesque Cotswold villages. Badminton, Highgrove House, Westonbirt Arboretum, the Cotswold Way and Monarch's Way are all within a stone's throw, while Bristol, Bath and Cheltenham are just a short drive away. The Royal Oak is the ultimate country inn, serving fabulous locally sourced food, good wine, well-kept ales and warm hospitality. The beautiful Grade II listed building underwent an eight-month renovation, which saw it stripped back and carefully restored, ensuring it stayed faithful to its origins. With a true Cotswold village inn atmosphere, the Royal Oak offers roaring log fires in winter, and a pretty walled garden for outdoor dining in summer. When it comes to food, the kitchen crafts classic dishes and innovative specials using seasonal, local and regional ingredients wherever possible. Whether you're looking for a three-course dinner, simple bar meal, or a relaxing drink, the Royal Oak is sure to offer you a warm welcome in an idyllic country setting. Booking is advisable for weekends and large groups.
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