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Review of Royal Oak

Royal Oak
Ranked #31 of 110 Restaurants in Dorking
Price range: US$5 - US$20
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Reviewed 18 December 2012

Dilemma! You discover a good pub restaurant on your doorstep. Do you keep it to yourself, so you can always book a table, or tell everyone so that it's successful? With pubs closing daily the latter must be the answer especially when there has been such a transformation as has happened to the Royal Oak. A good pub deserves support.

We've eaten here several times since the facelift. From home made soup and home made bread for a quick snack lunch to a full family get together Sunday lunch lasting several hours or an intimate dinner with friends. On every occasion we have been warmly welcomed and the chef has produced excellent food. The prices are sensible and make some of the High Street chain restaurants look very poor value. The decor is 'rural chic' with dark stone flooring, mismatching tables and chairs and a soft greeny grey paint scheme.

Well done Bev and Adrian you deserve to be busy.

John

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Reviewed 4 December 2012

I remember the Royal Oak well........ gave it a wide berth for a long time due to the type of customer's it attracted.

I went there on Saturday with my family and I was absolutely gob-smacked by the recent renovations.

The food, service and ambiance were great.

Looks like we have found a nice, local pub serving good quality and fairly priced food.

Well done!

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Reviewed 28 November 2012

Always a pleasure to go to. Warm welcome and good beer. Highlight of the year is always the August Bank Holiday weekend beer festival.

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Thank RoyBoyGapYear
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

Recently refurbished, and what an incredible transformation with a very warm & friendly atmosphere and stunning food! The ribs were probably the best I've ever had and for a very reasonable price. My brother had the lamb shank which he demolished and the chicken breast was also thoroughly enjoyed! Highly recommend this very pleasant country pub.

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Thank Sophie B
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

My wife and I came here just after the recent refurbishment. What a transformation. The meal was excellent, my Wife had the stuffed chicken breast and I had the Pork Belly. The beer although not to adventurous was in really good order and a simple selection of wine. Desserts to die for, made on the premises too! Head Chef Rick really knows his onions. The waiting staff attentive without being overbearing and there was a really nice welcoming atmosphere both in the dinning room and the main bar. If it stays like this The Royal Oak will be a regular for us.....

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Thank Ib S
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