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“Sunday lunch in the country” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Royal Oak Inn

The Royal Oak Inn
Ranked #5 of 16 Restaurants in Llandovery
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$27
Cuisines: Steakhouse, British, Pub, Seafood
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Serving locally sourced, home cooked food, We strive to make a homely, warm atmosphere where real food and ales can be enjoyed. A comprehensive wine list, with many wines available by the glass is also on offer. The Royal Oak Inn also offers Bed and Breakfast. There is a garden with far reaching views across the Upper Towy Valley and real log fires.
Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Sunday lunch in the country”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

After walking for several miles in the hills above, the Royal Oak was my lunch break destination, 29 July 2012, 13:00 hrs.
Accepted host's suggestion of Sunday Lamb Roast.
Sorry to say it was not the best, I expected fresh cooked Sunday Roast, oops.
I received twice cooked roast potato, ( oven then later perhaps mico-wave ? ) with carbonized , chewy edges, inside soggy with fat.
Some purple-ish gellified strips may once have been red cabbage, not sure on that one.
Peas ( very small ) in a green gloop.
The so called Yorkshire pud, was quite rubbery and without any crispness.
Sorry Royal Oak this is just not good enough. Ate just over half and walked.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank JOHN_C027
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2012

Great food and atmosphere. Service was quick and locals are friendly.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Janet L
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Bracknell
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Excellent value pub in Welsh countryside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2011

Excellent local pub in the country roads north of Llandovery.

Visited on a mid-week evening just after opening for a meal and at that time incredibly busy with only a couple of tables left.

Good local beers and excellent food- incredibly good value for money. Pub operates a small menu with some dishes changing in season. Goats Cheese and Red Onion tart, Salad and Chips possibly one of the best pub meals we've had in a long time.

Well worth the drive out. RSPB reserve just 3 miles north of the village. Would recommend booking- the pub website provides details of menus etc

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BinfieldTiger
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