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The Shady Oak

Certificate of Excellence
| on the A5004, Fernilee, Whaley Bridge SK23 7HD , England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch here the other day and was pleasantly surprised. My son and I went for a walk round nearby Fernilee reservoir and he fancied some tasty 'pub grub' on the way home. We tried the curry and lasagne, both were delicious and great value for money. After previous bad experiences with pub food (cheap carvery's and the... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good freshly cooked food, Pleasant service. First choice not available but this was a monday lunch. Beer was nice and well kept. Like the interior but the Upholstery of the benches could do with an upgrade. Definitely worth a visit if you are walking in the area or passing on your travels

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Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I rang the shady oak to enquire if they could provide myself and my husband and our guest who was a vegan a special meal. They were brilliant they obliged us with a wonderful vegan cottage pie. It tasted superb we really enjoyed it. And the bonus was we took the rest of the dish home with us. Many thanks... More 

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Cheddar, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dan , Danni and Dave could not have been more helpful ..We asked if we could have a room early as we were attending a family event and our daughter wanted to settle her baby, ready when we arrived. We later had an evening meal which was excellent. breakfast in the morning was superb. thankyou for your help and hospitality... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I didn't know this pub had rooms, so we stayed a few hundreds yards away in full self catering accommodation, but during our week in Fernilee we ate at the pub 5 times. I think that speaks for itself. I can thoroughly recommend their jacket potatoes which come with lovely fresh side salad, fish and chips and their chicken breast... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

What a beautiful hidden treasure. Very pleasantly surprised with this place. Great pub, lovely food. The staff were very warm and friendly, the Landlord in particular went out of his way to make sure our stay was a great a stay and it was. I highly recommend staying here. The rooms are very spacious and clean. TV, kettle, biscuits, bottles... More 

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Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Be aware of this. We can only confirm what other very positive reviews tell about the lovely owners, the great food and the modern accommodation. All the bad reviews on TripAdvisor refer to the former owners. Top recommendation!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Had a wonderful two day stay here. We were made very welcome. The room was at the front and had a beautiful view. The bed was comfortable, towels were white and fluffy and the shower was powerful. Tea, coffee and biscuits were available and plenty of soap, shower gel etc in the bathroom. There was a fan heater in case... More 

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Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I stayed at the Shady Oak for a total of three weeks on a Sunday-Friday basis due to being based in Buxton for a university placement. Danny and Danni were both VERY accommodating and understanding of my situation. For example, as I stayed for a prolonged period, they willingly provided me with a microwave in my bedroom to allow me... More 

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Daniel C, Owner at The Shady Oak, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review. I am really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to make your stay much more comfortable with a few added extras in the room. I am happy to read that you found our prices to be reasonable,... More 

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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Went here with the family for a Saturday night meal. The staff were very friendly, especially the bar manager. The pub is situated in a great location in the countryside and it is a traditional country pub with the timber beams and fire places.The Guinness is the best I've tried in a long while. All of our meals were excellent... More 

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Daniel C, Owner at The Shady Oak, responded to this review

Hi rus d, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and write some very comments about us. I am really happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. I wasn't present this evening, however I am extremely pleased to hear that you found Dave our bar manager to be very helpful and accommodating. I take great pride... More 

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