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Old Royal Oak
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

we had a great stay at the old royal oak,we were greeted by sharon who was very friendly and helpful,she also shown us to our room which was exellent,clean and comfortable.the breakfast which was cooked by mark was absolutely great and plenty of it.cannot fault the home cooked food ,all in all a great place to stay.thank you mark,jean and all your staff for a wonderful break.would definately recommend this b and b if you stay in knaresborough

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mark L, Owner at Old Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2013

Hi Sue,

Thank you for your kind comments. It is always nice to know when our guests are pleased with their stay. I know it inspires our staff to deliver quality service. We are truly blessed here with a great team. Together with a great bunch or regulars it makes the Old Royal Oak a nice place to be.

Hope to see you both again in the near future.

Mark

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Reviewed 9 April 2013

our stay with mark, jean, and all the staff was without doubt an excellent couple of days. welcomed by mark and jean .mark showed us our room, directed us into the car park and explained everything we needed to know ,the food is top class as is everything else. the rooms are 5* entertainment is great , mark and jean join in to make it very enjoyable.in a nutshell they can not do enough for you. this is ted and bronagh saying you wont be disappointed.

Room Tip: all the rooms are good
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mark L, Owner at Old Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2013

Hi Ted

Thank you for the wonderful review!

Always a pleasure to be of service. Especially, when it's with a great couple who like to enjoy themselves. I told you you would not be disappointed with the standard of our singers! It's more like Caberoke than Karaoke.

I keep checking ALL the cask beers - Just to make sure they are "ON FORM"!

Hope to see you again sometime soon.

Mark, Jean & The Old Royal Oak Team

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Reviewed 7 April 2013

We live over 20miles away and have been here about 6 times now, every time the food as been excellent, friendly staff and good value for money. The food is home cooked, far better than you get from the many chain type pubs who cater for Sunday lunch. Its small and old we love it.

Harry and Maureen

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Mark L, Owner at Old Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2013

Hi Harry and Maureen,

Thank you so much for your kind comments! I have printed the review off and pinned it up in the kitchen. This reminds the staff why it is important to maintain the standards. When they get tired of scraping and mashing potatoes, peeling carrots, mixing Yorkshire puddings etc. etc.Your review reminds them why. - Can't beat FRESH!

Regards

Mark, Jean & The Old Royal Oak Team.

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Reviewed 3 April 2013

We stayed here Easter Sunday as a stop off on a driving tour through Derbyshire and Yorkshire. We were welcomed by Mark who did an excellent job of checking us in, showing us to the car park and then taking us to our room and explaining how to use the facilities. He even directed us where to go for the best view in Knaresborough. The room was spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable and was located in a converted livery stable just across the courtyard from the main pub building.
Unfortunately we didn't eat in the pub that night as the menu choice wasn't huge and the only meal we wanted had sold out - I guess the steak and ale pies must be delicious! However, we later found that this was one of the very few places we could have eaten that night in Knaresborough. It was a busy pub that night with a live band on and probably due to the bank holiday they did start to run out of Theakston's ales. However, the noise from the band wasn't an issue when we returned to our room and we had a very comfortable night's sleep.
Breakfast next morning was filling and tasty and very welcome having had no evening meal the night before, with plenty of cups of tea to wash it down with.
All the staff were very welcoming and friendly and I would definitely recommend the Old Royal Oak as a place to stay if visiting the area.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Two night stay,on arrival met by the manager mick and made to feel very welcome, this is without doubt the best place to stay in Knaresboruogh the rooms are clean warm and the staff are so attentive I challenge anyone to to find fault.The food was top class and only fresh ingredients were used Could not fault any aspect of our stay and hope to return fairly soon. Mark the landlord has a brilliant team. Thanks to all for relaxing couple of days

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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