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The Royal Oak Pub

££ - £££, British,
123 High Street, Great Ayton TS9 6BW, England
+44 1642 722361
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
123 High Street, Great Ayton TS9 6BW, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We went on Friday afternoon and the young woman who looked after us was exceptional. We all had the excellent soup. My wife enjoyed the vegetarian lasagne, while my mam had the vegetarian risotto, which she also enjoyed. I went for the posh pie (game)...More

Thank NeilWilson79
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here for lunch with friends a few times now and it never disappoints. Friendly staff and good regular fare, you will not leave hungry. proper traditional English pub. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank DeeFromMoira
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for New Year’s Day lunch asked for the roast of the day which was beef. The beef was stringy the vegetables seemed liked the days before as they seemed to have been put in a dish in the oven to make as if they...More

Thank GogetterMarton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a ham & cheese sanwich which was tasteless and not good value at £5.50. It was busy and good atmosphere with plenty of people having a good time. Table was dirty and not cleared.More

Thank Linda louise G
Simon F, Owner at The Royal Oak Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed the atmosphere, but sorry we failed to meet your expectation with the sandwich. This is the first such complaint we have received about this dish, as the homemade plum chutney is usually highlighted by customers as...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrated my birthday here with my family on Christmas Eve, and want to give a big thank you to the waiting staff. The pub was really busy with lots of big groups eating, but the staff were attentive, prompt and relaxed the whole time we...More

Thank Julia D
Simon F, Owner at The Royal Oak Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I will of course pass your thanks on to the team. We are very pleased you had such a lovely time and especially enjoyed the homemade mulled wine.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a family meal this week. Staff excellent couldn't ask for more,pleasant and very helpful. Lovely atmosphere roaring fire welcoming you as walk in. Xmas fayre was lovely vegetables great. Will be back.!!

Thank skaithioschris
Simon F, Owner at The Royal Oak Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and positive feedback on the staff, food and atmosphere. We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked the private dining room for a family get-together, 24 people, plus more for drinks in the bar near to Christmas. Everything went well without one hitch and the food was very good, served on time and tasty. The staff are so friendly and...More

Simon F, Owner at The Royal Oak Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your party booking in our private dining room. We are delighted you enjoyed your event and everything went to plan. Thanks for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a couple of drinks and something to eat with my Wife. She opted for the smoked salmon starter and then the bolognaise lasagne. I chose to go with the prawns in orange butter and the large chicken parmesan. Lovely food and Parmo...More

Thank Adsolly
Simon F, Owner at The Royal Oak Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting us and for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed the prawns, Parmo and Lasagne. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere fantastic food,stayed with two other couples in October had great time would definitely recommend this pub and bed and breakfast facilities

Thank Debbie L
Simon F, Owner at The Royal Oak Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review and for staying with us recently. We are delighted you all had a nice time. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

My dad was 80 today so called for lunch, every thing was perfect, staff very efficient as always and friendly in all areas. We also pop in after work at least once a week for a cheeky glass of vino, this place is a proper...More

Thank Samantha K
Simon F, Owner at The Royal Oak Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Thanks for a lovely review. We are very pleased you enjoyed lunch and the occasional wine. Happy birthday to your Dad too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$42
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 High Street, Great Ayton TS9 6BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Great Ayton
  • Phone Number: +44 1642 722361
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WELCOME TO THE ROYAL OAK HOTEL Situated on the beautiful High Green, in the heart of the picturesque village of Great Ayton, lies the Royal Oak Hotel. Built in the 1700s, originally a coaching inn, it has welcomed visitors from afar for centuries. With our cosy log fires, beamed ceilings and rustic charm, the Royal Oak offers excellent cask ales, fine wines, home cooked food, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. On the edge of the North York Moors, the Royal Oak is the perfect place to call in for coffee, a pint, a delicious meal or to stay the night in one of our ensuite hotel rooms.If its private dining that you want, our function room can seat up to 35 for your occasion.
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