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Royal Oak

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The Square, Yattendon Estate, Newbury RG18 0UF, England
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Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Newbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Maywood, New Jersey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
9 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We were looking for a special place to spend Christmas and we found it at the Royal Oak. We spent 6 days previous to this in London but wanted to find someplace that would be "typically English" for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Coming from the United States, we wanted to explore the countryside. We were not disappointed. We stayed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Some friends and I came to the Royal Oak for Sunday lunch. The restaurant was busy but as there are a number of rooms where diners can sit, it never felt over crowded. The service was very good, attentive but never felt intrusive. We all had differing lunches from the menu and we were all pleased by the quality of... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
4 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A pretty unassuming place in an out of the way location, warm greeting by the staff on entering and two fires blazing away, now that is a good sign and welcoming as it was freezing cold outside. Can't really comment all that much about the food, only had a bar snack which was just ok and for what it was,... More 

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Tring, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

All I can say is WOW. We stayed one night,had the wake at the oak ,the food was out of this world for the wake. They could not do enough for us all. I am an ex RAF chef and I could not fault the food at all. We had a spot of lunch first there fish finger and steak... More 

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Newbury
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The surroundings are beautiful as always. The service attentive, but maybe too much as I hadn't even taken my coat off before I was asked what I wanted to drink! I ordered the lobster thermidor which turned out to be seafood soup, three small pieces of floating lobster, with a knife and fork to eat soup. My side vegetable cost... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Second time we've stayed here but first time we are dinner. Room was very comfortable and large but susceptible to bar noise. Didn't bother us though. Dinner was very good with very good service. The extra charge for veg considering prices was over the top. Breakfast was excellent. The staff are very good and very hard working.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Five of us dined at the Royal Oak last Friday evening. The menu looked inviting and we decided to skip starters and go straight for the main course followed by dessert. The meals arrived however some of the dishes looked a little skimpy and the fish served with fennel somewhat anaemic - some colour on all of the plates was... More 

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Banbury
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We visited on Saturday for a lunch time meal. I booked the table using opentable which was really easy. We had a great table and the owners were very accommodating especially as we had 3 dogs with us. The food was good and the service was also great. We will definitely be back.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Four of us dined on New Year's Day, and the service was excellent considering the long hours the staff had been working over the previous evening and how busy the pub was. The food was well-cooked but not special, although potion sizes were large. The prices were very expensive for what we got, so not good value. We will probably... More 

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England
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79 hotel reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

First time ever had Christmas lunch out and what a joy at the Royal Oak. I rarely enjoyed such magnificent customer service, all the staff who were coming end to end of a very long busy shift were and absolute joy and a credit to their profession and establishment.Charles in particular deserves a special commendation for outstanding service along with... More 

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