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“Do not eat in this pub” 1 of 5 bubbles
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The Royal Oak
Ranked #9 of 15 Burford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cheltenham
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3 reviews
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“Do not eat in this pub”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2009

The sign outside says "Not a gastro pub".
You better believe it - DO NOT EAT HERE.
The food took 45 minutes to arrive and was inedible. Clearly it was reheated from frozen, but completely tasteless. The boiled potatoes hadn't even been properly cleaned.
When I mentioned my dissatisfaction to the landlady she just smiled and shrugged.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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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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London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2009

We only had lunch there while spending some days in the area.
Food was quite good but I agree with the reviewer who says the owner is not a 'warm welcomer' at all

  • Stayed February 2009
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Coventry
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2007

Was booked in by a friend for her wedding. The pub is absolutely charming and I found the staff and owner extremely friendly and very accommodating to our needs. Having read the review on your site we were apprehensive but found dcompletely the opposite to them. I assume he was the one who wrote a terrible review in their visitors book, which is still on display. It looks as though they have been doing accommodaiton for a long time and have had some admirable reviews - there was only the one derogatory one - if it was him he would not like to comment the next visitor had written. Take as you find and we found the whole experience to be most satisfying.

Stayed April 2007
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Lancaster
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2006

Royal Oak, Burford. Did not book in but attracted by very welcoming fire - pity owner not as welcoming as his fire! Made to feel like we were putting him to an inconvenience - as welcoming as a hole in a dry -suit! The breakfast made up for his lack of social skills but not impressed with having to look into the kitchen whilst having breakfast. If you'r allergic to 'plug'-ins' one to avoid as room was over-powering with 'plug-in smell' 7/10 for breakfast but 2/10 for personality and charm.

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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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