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Royal Oak

Dunsford, Dartmoor National Park EX6 7DA , England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving in the beautiful Dartmoor countryside we happened to be in Dunsford around lunchtime.The Royal Oak public house had a large car park and an impressive frontage , so we walked in. The Barmaid was eating her own lunch at one of the tables and apart from one customer the place was empty. We ordered two ploughmans lunches and sat... More 

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Judy H, Owner at Royal Oak, responded to this review

This review is devastating and I suspect will have an real impact on our future trade. I am very saddened by such a negative view of our much-loved family business. As the 'bar-maid' in question, I must apologise for having my sandwich during the lunch session. As you observed, it was very quiet and I had been working since 6... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Visited here to sample the Well Recommended Fish and Chips! I was not disappointed:- Lovely piece of real cod,beautifully cooked to order,accompanied with chips,garden/mushy peas and tatar sauce. Wow just £7.95 and very large portion! Very welcoming Pub,great atmosphere,well behaved dogs welcome.Staff friendly but efficient. More than happy to return and to recommend them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Two nights B&B double room with full English Breakfast £100. Rooms in converted outbuilding. Small rooms but everything you need. Plenty to eat for breakfast. Dinner on the Friday night, a decent plate of Fish & Chips for just £7.95. A warm welcome from the friendly owners. Have been before and will go again. Dunsford is on the north eastern... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Best Friday night dinner. We didn't know about the accommodations- but we had drinks every night during our stay in Dunsford. Friday night dinner was a recommendation from a local couple. Best recommendation ever! Busy place but efficient owner and staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stayed in the village in one of the cottages nearby for a week, so cannot comment on the accommodation. The pub is deceptive from the outside but as soon as we walked in, the atmosphere was warm, yes a few dogs there but all well behaved and certainly not a nuisance. We arrived on fish & chip night and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A wonderful, traditional country pub serving great, simple home-cooked food! Although we didn't stay overnight, we will next time! What a super place.... Animal galore and all so well kept. I wanted to take the miniature donkey home with me. We spent a delightful time in the garden - stunning views - and stayed far longer than we had intended!... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We chose this B+B for just one night because we wanted to take our dog with us. We arrived and were offered and had a very good generous meal even though it was after kitchen closing time. Our room was a little separate outbuilding that was very comfortable with all usual mod cons. The gardens are spectacular and there were... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The rain was tipping it down outside as we dashed into The Royal Oak today. We were met with a warm smile from the hostess (by reading other reviews, I presume this was Judy.) "Would you like the heating on?" she asked, as it was decidedly chilly for June. What a lovely welcome. We ordered coffee and then when my... More 

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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Following a walk in the nearby beautiful Teign valley, we called in at the Royal Oak for lunch. The exterior of the building was being painted (old AA sign hanging outside), and is in a lovely setting by the church. Okay, so it's not a gastro pub, but that's not what we want most of the time and the interior,... More 

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The Royal Oak like many village pubs is pretty quiet in the day, but you can be sure of a warm welcome and good menu choice if you choose to visit. It is. Family friendly pub and pet friendly.So if you are not a cat or dog lover it may not be the place for you. Mark the landlord prepares... More 

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