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The Royal Oak Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene
A stunning country hotel set with beautiful views of the welland. Ideal for a perfect getaway or a meal with friends. Ideal meeting point as close to A1, A43 and A47. Serving Traditonal English food using the very best local produce specially designed menus and forever changing specials to tickle your taste buds with a extensive wine list and 3 real ales with local Grainstore brewery as a permanent feature. Relax by the real log fire pop in for a drink or a meal and don't forget about our 6 individually designed en suite bedrooms.
US$9 - US$24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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All reviews sizzling chicken warm homemade bread pate steak and ale pie ham roast dinner pudding scallops salad fish and chips main course the pub log fire pleasant evening lovely sunday lunch food was lovely excellent meal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely meal at lunch time ,pheasant was cooked to perfection and very tasty ,pleanty of vegetables and was all hot ,staff very pleasant and friendly , looking forward to the elvis evening Feb 1st .

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Pamela I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having read these reviews we were not at all sure how this was going to turn out and as a party of around 20 we did not have high hopes. We were wrong, service was friendly and efficient and the food was very good. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ian S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place on a motorhome-pubstopover facebook site as we wanted a walk in the area, but not around Rutland water. After reading some previous reviews, we were not sure what to expect. It turns out that this is a fantastic little place that...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank paulrZ8889DH
Reviewed 16 December 2018

Went for a meal with a friend last night. Have been going to this restaurant for many years, but almost certainly no more. We both had the Burger meal, which we both left half of. extremely hard and difficult to chew, let alone digest. Our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank janclaydon
Reviewed 7 December 2018

The pub has a new manager and the menu has changed. We received a warm welcome and sat by the fire for a drink . The starters were tasty and 2 main courses were good. The fish was overcooked and the burger was the worst...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank hmc122
Reviewed 14 November 2018

An evening meal for two was spoiled by amateur service and very poor quality food. We'd confirmed when booking that there would be vegetarian options, but the choices were not very exciting nor imaginative. Neither meal was fully consumed they were so bad. Desserts were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank IanFere
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Extreamly disappointed, was our favourite restaurant in the area, always the one to go to for a excellent meal and fabulous friendly service. not any more! When entered was ignored for quite a while then got shown to a seat where we waited an 30...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Alison J
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Let me start by saying that our experience here was excellent in every way, from the moment we arrived (easy to park, quickly served at the bar by the friendly and chatty owner we think, sat near the roaring fire to peruse the menu, chatting...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank manatforty
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Having read recent reviews I was expecting the worst. I need not have worried. There have been full scale changes and it's back to business as usual I believe. A nice warm atmosphere greeted us including that lovely fireplace, efficient service despite a party of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nigecox59
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

The Italian restaurant idea seems to have died the death. An ok pub meal food not up to the standard it used to be under previous long standing lessees. Service pretty incompetent, slow and off hand. Shame as it used to be a treat we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Tim D
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25 February 2018|
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Response from Ganab | Reviewed this property |
Sadly it doesn’t even have a decent vegetarian menu so you would struggle as a vegan. I will not go there again!
2 October 2016|
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Response from Alex S | Reviewed this property |
As it is a food area generally not allowed but others seem to think so but I would doubt it. Of in doubt ring and ask
22 February 2015|
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Response from Anne F | Property representative |
Unfortunately we do not allow dogs in the restaurant.
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