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“Amazing food and great atmosphere”
Review of The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak
Ranked #1 of 12 Restaurants in Alton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Gastropub
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing food and great atmosphere”
Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

I had a lovely time with the girls! Amazing food! So very tasty and presentation of it was fab! A really enjoyable evening it was so cosy and warm ! I had the halibut and it was so delicious! All the girls loved the food! We will be coming back soon :)

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Thank Becktaylor
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Darren N, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review, 23 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us on tripadvisor! We really appreciate your comments and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Many thanks

Darren and Charlotte
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English first
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Sunday lunch here we come”
Reviewed 3 February 2014

At last, great local food at an affordable price. I took my hungry teenage lads and they raved about it - delicious food, plenty of choice and really generous helpings. I persuaded the lads to stay for pudding and miss the footie - glad I did, the pear and apple crumble really took the biscuit for me (excuse the pun!). Will certainly book again. Thank you!

Visited February 2014
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Darren N, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review, 23 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us on tripadvisor! We really appreciate your comments and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Many thanks

Darren and Charlotte
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Alton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing food and friendly atmosphere”
Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

Living locally on a rainy Friday lunchtime we decided to cheer ourselves up by going for lunch.
We walked into a welcoming atmosphere with a warming fire.
This was the first time we have eaten at the Royal Oak, having popped in for a drunk on the odd occasion and I can't praise the food enough. The batter for the fish was so light and crispy,definitely the best I've ever tasted and the chips are a definite hit too. The little touches from the menus to the homemade shortbread biscuit served with coffee all add to the experience as does the wine and lovely pint of Doombar.
We are very lucky to have such a lovely place on our doorstep!

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Thank Alison M
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Darren N, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review, 23 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us on tripadvisor! We really appreciate your comments and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Many thanks

Darren and Charlotte
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Ploughman's Rocks!”
Reviewed 31 January 2014

A fantastic little pub / restaurant that we came across whilst driving through Alton. We were looking for food, and a passerby in the village recommended this place.
We arrived with five minutes to spare before they stopped serving for lunch, however this was not a problems and our table for six was greatly accommodated, with no rush from owner and chef, Darren.
Highly recommend the Ploughman's lunch....
Beautiful decor, open fire and great selection of beers and wine.
If you're travelling through Alton, this place is a must!
See you again soon, thanks for making us feel welcome...

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Paul H
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Darren N, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review, 23 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us on tripadvisor! We really appreciate your comments and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Many thanks

Darren and Charlotte
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice place, great food.”
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Had a lovely lunch today, pie,chips and veg and beer battered fish and chips, would definitely recommend. Great service.Thanks Darren and Charlotte.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank bellaboboo
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Darren N, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review, 23 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us on tripadvisor! We really appreciate your comments and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Many thanks

Darren and Charlotte
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