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“under new management!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Royal Oak
Ranked #9 of 15 Burford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“under new management!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

The new people that have taken over this week are great. They are warm and friendly. The atmosphere in the bar was very friendly. We had the calves liver which was really good. Good portion size, hot and tasty.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lucybank
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JAWILKO, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments. The calf's liver is very popular when on our specials board. Thank you again. Jeanette
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Rating summary
  • 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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New Milton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

We came across this pub in 2012 and were immediately embraced by the warm atmosphere, particularly enhanced by the log fire. We liked it so much we returned when holidaying at Burford in 2013 and were not disappointed. We went back there again two weeks ago and had a bit of a shock. Despite 'log fire' being advertised on the board outside, the fire had not been lit, replaced by a candle on the mantelpiece and this was a Sunday lunch time! The landlord, although helpful lacked the charisma of the previous Irish one and the buzz had gone. I ordered a coke which was warm and we had to go back and ask for ice. Having said this the food was excellent with chips to die for. I wish the new landlords well as they are obviously trying their hardest to please.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Roy W
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JAWILKO, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
We would like to thank you for your review. We would also like to let you know that The Royal Oak is now under new ownership as of the 9th June 2014. We hope to have the opportunity to readdress any of the issues mentioned, if you choose to visit in the near future. Jeanette Wilkins
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

After a few nights of local hotel meals in Burford we tried The Royal Oak for a change for dinner.

Well, what a hidden treasure it turned out to be!!!

We both chose the pie --- and what a result!!!! Piping hot food. The plate was full with the most excellent pie (..pastry all round..) which was tasty and plentiful. Far too much for the wife!! (..luckily...)...

Shame we ventured in on our last day, rather than our first, otherwise we would have eaten there each night and saved a small fortune.

Nice people.

Fully recommend the food!!

Room Tip: Evidently the rooms have been redecorated, although we didn't stay there....
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Robert E
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Ammanford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

We both had the pulled belly pork and apple flavoured sauce served with an attractive selection of fresh green vegetables. This was delicious and extremely well presented.
The pub was welcoming and attractive situated just off the main street in Burford. The hosts were attentive and friendly.
This meal was well worth the cost.
Will recommend to other friends in the area.
DianneGill From West Wales

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Dianne G
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

A couple of us heard about the Royal Oak and that there was some live music being played the Saturday night. We were greeted by the new landlady Denise who was full of smiles and very welcoming. The landlord we met soon after and was very welcoming and had a great sense of humour. The pub was extremely clean and buzzing with lots of people who were all enjoying themselves. The band was superb lovely lady who was singing, great choice of music which seemed to accommodate all the client's. We loved it that much that we went back the next day for a roast dinner! The roast was amazing, compliments to the chef and trainee chef! Definitely recommend anyone to go here, a home from home.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Hannah M
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

This was a great place to visit and eat. Hopefully the new incumbents will keep up the standards.
I was most amused by the vitriolic attack on the last landlords by the last reviewer, seems that poster must have had issues with them and most probably was banned from there as what was written by him was blatantly untrue.
I will be visiting the Royal Oak soon to check it out and hopefully the place is still as good as it was. Shame their website is taking an age to get online and hope that is not a sign the place is going downhill.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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2 Thank jeff d
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

Myself and my husband went here this week for dinner. safe to say we shall not be returning! The landlord was rude and unwelcoming. We asked for a table and he shrugged walked into the kitchen and came out, grunted yes and then turned his back on us. We walked out. The landlord and landlady before these were fab! Such a shame to see the Royal oak like this. We ended up in the Cotswold arms (lovely!!) and it just so happens we are not the only people this has happened to, we sat next to a couple who overheard our conversation and said the exact same happened to them the previous week! Nothing against the food as I know its still the same chef and he is great! Just let down by the landlord.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Kingfisher2014
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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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