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The Shady Oak

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on the A5004, Fernilee, Whaley Bridge SK23 7HD , England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Buxton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for a meal on the way home from work. We received a smiley friendly welcome to the bar. There is an extensive menu with specials. All very reasonable prices. We had curry of the moment and hunters chicken. Both were served piping hot. I'd asked for mango chutney on the side and got it without any reminder (seems... More 

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

Hi Buzzard2014, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for stopping by The Shady Oak. I am delighted to hear that you found us to be reasonably priced, friendly and attentive and that your simple requests were adhered to. It makes me very proud to hear such wonderful comments about our team, and love to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove out for a night camping and found this lovely little pub next to our campsite. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, drinks were more the reasonable prices and the food was amazing. We highly recommend the Country Inn platter for only £12, which left the two of us very stuffed. Perfect location for a lazy drive out... More 

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

Hi Paul L, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for complimenting us on our food! I love to hear back from our customers, and in this case I am thrilled to hear you found the staff to be very hospitable and friendly and that you enjoyed your visit with us and Goyt Valley Camp... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Went to the Shady Oak for a meal out and found the staff very friendly and welcoming. My dad and Nan had two lovely meals off the 2 for £12 menu and i had a jacket potato but the best part for me was the Eton Mess i had for dessert. Both my Dad and Nan said they would definitely... More 

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

Hi x.Darcey M, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We love to hear back from our customers and in this case I am delighted to hear you and your family enjoyed your experience with us! We regularly put different special desserts on our specials board and I am happy to hear the Eton Mess went... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Local couple visiting the Shady Oak on June 10tn with German relatives good food good choice well looked after. Food was hot and even though the delivery of food was delayed as it was a busy evening it was worth the wait. D G and K Owen Buxton N and K Flechier Berlin

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

Hi David, Thank you for visiting again and for taking the time to leave us a review! I am happy to hear you and your guests enjoyed your meals, and would like to thank you for your patience during such a busy night. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Danny. More 

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