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The Royal Oak
Ranked #9 of 15 Burford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Loved it!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

Lovely down to earth pub. Great food - chicken and ham pie and calves liver and bacon. A real find among over priced and 'touristy' pubs.
The landlord and lady are great - friendly, informative and welcoming. Only pub I would go to in Burford.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank G4Ju
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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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Essex
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87 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

I have been visiting this place for years, every time I am passing through Burford. Usually there is a great log fire; this time the landlord apologised for the fact that the chimney was out of order. The food is always good: this time I had a very good steak with all the trimmings, plus excellent Wadworth's 6X.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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 MontpellierOne
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Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

We stumbled on this great pub at the start of a girlie weekend. The food was excellent and all home made. The Irish landlord was very welcoming and we loved his dry sense of humour. Definitely worth a visit and we will back again another year. Thank you very much!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Julie S
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Hedon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

We came across this pub on the 3rd night of our weeks holiday and returned for the next 4 nights!
Very friendly people and the food was wonderful.A local pub with a great homely atmosphere.Every meal we had was presented well and tasted great.Will definitely return if we are in the area again.Thanks for the experience and the memories.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gillian_M20132013
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Hertfordshire
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245 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
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
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lilibet53
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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
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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
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rob M
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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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