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“Just right” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak
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Ranked #3 of 126 Restaurants in Farnham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Swadlincote
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Just right”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

We visited for a Sunday lunch with two elderly members in our party. The staff were helpful and patient. Food was extremely good and our old ladies loved their visit and really liked the traditional pub atmosphere. I thoroughly recommend the chicken, mushroom and bacon pie - delicious!
Portion sizes can be large but I believe it is possible to order smaller portions which we probably should have done however this is not a criticism in any way. This is good real home cooked hearty pub food. Lovely.
Highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2014
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Hindhead
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“High expectations...this pub never disappoints!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Had lunch at this venue today and it has always surpassed expectations! The staff cannot do enough for you...the food is perfect, the play area is great for the kids and great value for money! This is our favourite local restaurant and we will keep coming back again and again. *****

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Doosan1987
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“excellent proper real pub food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

this is a real pub with excellent food.
the landlord and his wife were great, spirited, chatty and passionate about there pub.
the home made food was really tasty. lovely pies and meat with taste and flavour.
the taste, variety and difference of desserts was sooooooo goooood
Even our friends from the sophisticated restuarants of Australia were impressed.
No more tales of soggy overcooked English food.
The Royak Oak is sold to our family across Australia

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank flyrobin747
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UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great friendly local & good food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

What a great local - only wish it was up the road from us!

We've not been here before. I rang up tonight on the off-chance they had some roast left for hubby and I - as a relative said they did a nice roast.

We really liked the relaxed and friendly nature of this pub.
All the staff made us feel really welcome on their busy quiz night (which was good fun).

Food was yummy - very tasty, freshly prepared and reasonably priced.
I am looking forward to trying more of the menu options on our next visit.

Thank you for a great evening. Hope to be back soon.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PotDoodle
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Liphook
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“A real find! Cannot wait to go back ***”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

This establishment is a real show stopper and is a lesson not to judge a book by it's cover. The exterior look of the building is very misleading as it hides a true gem. The staff were friendly, down-to-earth and helpful and the atmosphere welcoming. This really is a no-frills restaurant in keeping with a country setting. The food quality is excellent and there is a lot of choice on a competitively priced menu. Cannot wait to go again. Truly deserves it's #1 status of restaurants in Farnham.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Niccoli87
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