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“5 Stars All The Way”
Review of The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak
Certificate of Excellence
Description: Awarded the Good Hotel Guide's award for best newcomer in 2017, The Royal Oak offers a chic and sophisticated but distinctly relaxed vibe. With a creative, seasonal menu, a reputation for some of the finest food in the area and six serene and extremely comfortable bedrooms, we have everything you could need for the perfect evening out or weekend away.
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Description: Awarded the Good Hotel Guide's award for best newcomer in 2017, The Royal Oak offers a chic and sophisticated but distinctly relaxed vibe. With a creative, seasonal menu, a reputation for some of the finest food in the area and six serene and extremely comfortable bedrooms, we have everything you could need for the perfect evening out or weekend away.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Royal Oak a year ago and found this visit even better, although it would have been hard to imagine. We had the mushroom soup that was I think was the best I have ever tasted. This was followed by mixed fruit with a crumble top, just tasted superb.
The welcome was very warm and friendly and the temperature in the beamed conservatory was very pleasant plus the service was attentive without being overbearing.
This is one establishment that 5 stars really doesn't convey its true worth.

Date of visit: January 2019
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1  Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here before, great chef with a good selection of ales. Last time was in the summer so sat outside, but the log fire this time was a great comfort. Staff all friendly and very accommodating. If you are in the area, the Royal Oak is a little of the beaten track but it’s well worth it.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jpdolby
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Twice a year my wife and I meet up with my brothers and their partners for a night's bed and breakfast and evening meal. Usually we choose a different venue each time. We all agreed we'd come again to the Royal Oak. We had a warm welcome, a great meal and spacious, comfortable rooms. The surroundings are beautifully rural, and the details of several local walks were provided by the very friendly staff.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 26 December 2018

We have visited the Royal oak quite a few times since it first opened and the menu has changed a lot since our first visit.

It's much more pubby now than it was when it first opened which suits the building and location. Although we did love the old menu style, everything we had on our most recent visit was very tasty and excellent quality. It certainly knocks the spots of several other pubs in the area in a similar price bracket.

I had the salmon to start which came on a gorgeous hot potato cake with lovely pickles. I also had the steak which was a little overdone but good nonetheless. The accompanying chunky chips were crisp and fluffy. For dessert I had the chocolate tart which was DIVINE.

We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 30 November 2018

Came here for dinner in a party of 6. Everything was great. Good service, good food and lovely pub. We have been many times before and will be back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank UKtraveller65
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