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“Warm, inviting, friendly local!”
Review of The Royal Oak Inn

The Royal Oak Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Dolton
Price range: US$5 - US$24
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Description: The royal oak is situated centrally in the stunningly pretty, village of Dolton, minutes from Haldon nature reserve, Dartmoor National Park and the nationally renowned Stafford moor course fishery. In rural mid-Devon we also have excellent access to many popular areas for shooting, walking, rambling, cycling and camping. We offer friendly service, thoughtful home-cooked food, enviable clear, crisp and tasty real ales and comfortable refurbished bedrooms - in fact everything you would expect from a much loved traditional, devon pub. Our food quality is rapidly creating a popular reputation for serving excellent, generously portioned, home-cooked meals. The menu is changed regularly to suit the original and motivated spirit of our chef/ owner. The produce is locally sourced and prepared with great care to deliver exceptionally fresh and inspired dishes, every time. A family run establishment so fun and entertainment for everyone. The Monk's know how to do it best.
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Stayed in a cottage close to this pub for a week and it's lovely!
Nice atmosphere, very friendly and inviting!
The food is lovely and very reasonably priced! There are games out and books if you fancy a quite pint and a book.
Kids are welcome and I believe dogs but not 100% sure.
Landlords lovely and the setting is very quant and old!
Please visit if near dalton

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Johnny M, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us Phillipa. It's been great having you around with the family. We hope you come to Dolton again soon and don't forget us. Enjoy the rest of your time in Devon and a safe trip back.
Best wishes,
Royal Oak Family

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We had an overnight stay in Dolton and decided to dine here. We were not disappointed. The owners could not have been more welcoming and we had a lovely meal with great service and very attentive staff. Good value for money and well recommended. Next time would also have an overnight stay here too.

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Johnny M, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review! We are so glad you had a lovely time, we hope to see you soon,
The Royal Oak Family

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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We are stopping in Dolton and decided to go in the Royal Oak for a drink and bite to eat. Staff were really friendly and helpfull. We ordered some food and when it came, we were all surprised by the high standard of food. Recommend the lamb shank --- really nice.

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Johnny M, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for your very attentive and kind review, we appreciate it. Until the next time we meet. Kind regards,
The Royal Oak Team

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Stayed on a Monday night re work nearby; happy hour five til seven attracted the funny and friendly locals. Great food, good room and amazing breakfast. Very relaxed and felt like part of the village life for one night.

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Johnny M, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Great! Thanks Andy, very much appreciated and we will look forward to your next visit. Until then we wish you all the best.
Kind regards,
The Royal Oak Family

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

I stayed here on a coast to coast cycle ride with a group of friends. This pub has a brilliant atmosphere and the landlords made us very very welcome. Even storing our bikes safely overnight. Rooms were warm, clean and comfortable but perhaps in need of modernisation (only 1 room had ensuite). The dinner was good (I had steak) and beers great through the wine list was limited. Breakfast (full English) was up there with the best. Thanks we had a wonderful time!

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1  Thank Bob566
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Johnny M, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you gentlemen, it was fun having you for a sing song in the evening. We hope you enjoyed yourselves and we hope to meet again soon. Thanks for the pictures on Tripadvisor.
All the best,
The Royal Oak Family

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