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The Royal Oak
Ranked #9 of 15 Burford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hertfordshire
Level Contributor
245 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

We often visit Burford, and occasionally stay over. We stayed here for one night. This is definitely a "pub with a couple of rooms", and concentrates on the pub side of things. Nothing wrong with it, just a bit basic as a place to stay and the noise from the extractor fan for the kitchen was a bit of a nuisance. We didn't choose to eat here for our evening meal so can't comment on the food. We did have breakfast - in the bar - nothing wrong, just ok. However this place is quite reasonably priced for Burford.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

we reserved a table for 9 for sunday lunch ,the pub was very busy so we had quite a wait i ordered home made chicken mushroom and leek pie with hand cut chips with vegetables which i
would highly reccommend. Two of the party had chilie beef which they thoroughly enjoyed,three had roast beef with mixed results and the two children had burgers in buns which they enjoyed .Overall a good lunch experience and will be going back again

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank richard k
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

Stopped in here out of the blue. Was walking to the High Street when the heavens opened so decided to dive in & get a bite to eat. Wasn't quite sure what to make of the place. It was clean & tidy with stone floors. Landlord was pleasent & chatty when ordering the food. The food when it arrived was well presented. It was also excellent. Clearly fresh. I had a steak which I have to say was one of the best I've had. The chips were to die for. The onion rings were done just right.

Well worth popping in for a meal. A great little hidden away gem .

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Rob M
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Bath
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260 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2013

Dog friendly pub in the centre of Burford. Great service and lovely food in a traditional pub. The owner has a bird and lots of dogs but all very clean. Good range of beer and cider. There is a separate room with bar billiards table. Will be back.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BathGarry
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Wokingham
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013

Had a few bar meals in our time, but this one was exceptional. Hidden away just off the High Street but well worth seeking out. Would go back again and again to taste full menu. Staff extremely welcoming and couldn't do enough.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank DerekWinnersh
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st albans
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013 via mobile

Such a beautiful place , very friendly staff and beautiful dog , food was amazing , would visit every week if I could , only popped in for a quick bite , ended up staying for hours , sat by the fire enjoying every moment , blt baguette was the best I've ever tasted ! And the Guinness was top class

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank markStAlbans
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london
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245 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2013

A chilly day, but a warm fire, warm welcome, friendly service and lovely grub. It is difficult to add to previous reviews. It isn't the prettiest of pubs but scores highly especially the steak and ale pie and smashing chips and quite probably the best sticky toffee pudding my wife and I have ever shared and we have tried a few! Thoroughly recommend the Royal Oak and look forward to visiting again next time we are in Burford

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank skinsid
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Additional Information about The Royal Oak

Property: The Royal Oak
Address: Witney Street, Burford OX18 4SN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Burford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Burford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Royal Oak 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Oak is a traditional British Inn, offering freshly prepared food, great real ales and bed and breakfast accommodation. ... more   less 
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The Royal Oak Burford, Oxfordshire

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