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Old Royal Oak

Certificate of Excellence
3.0 of 5
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7 Market Place, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AL, England
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Ranked #8 of 16 Knaresborough B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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liverpool
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we were made very welcome and check in was smooth and hassle free . We were also given the option of choosing from the breakfast menu for the following morning plus the time too . Our bags were taken up to the room by a very friendly member of staff ( Michael ? ) We also had control of the... More 

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Mark L, Owner at Old Royal Oak, responded to this review

Hi There, It is very kind of you to say so. I will pass on all your comments to our staff. Michael has been with us for quite some time now and takes a lot of pride in his job. Nothing is ever too much trouble for him where customers are concerned. Knaresborough is a lovely place. I came to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I Called in here today with my partner,his dad and my young daughter whilst visiting knaresborough. Its a really nice pub.. food was lovely and guy behind bar was friendly, decent drinks too!.. would defo recommend :-)

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Mark L, Owner at Old Royal Oak, responded to this review

Hello Karen, Thank for your kind comments. I will pass it on to the staff. It is always nice to know. Regards, Mark, Jean & The Old Royal Oak Team More 

Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We received a warm welcome upon arrival. There are parking spaces available at the back of the pub. although the spaces were full when we arrived. A member of staff moved their car so we could park. We had a downstairs room in the stable block at the rear of the pub. The room was clean and we had plenty... More 

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Mark L, Owner at Old Royal Oak, responded to this review

Hello, I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I know that parking in Knaresborough, like many towns can be a problem. It makes a pleasant change when staff will go out of their way to move cars to assist. If you had booked direct we could have given a bit of discount on the room price with the... More 

Midlands, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Let me begin by saying that the people were really friendly. So this was the positive of our stay and they were probably unaware of the nuisance being caused by their other guests. We were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Our accommodation overlooked the back yard used by smokers, and that night they were really rowdy, this... More 

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Mark L, Owner at Old Royal Oak, responded to this review

Oh Dear, Not a happy chappie! Not happy with the smokers. Not Happy with the Noise Not Happy with the Bed Not happy with the location...... I could try and suggest that when someone is not happy with everything then they don't really want to be happy. Abraham Lincoln: Most folks are about as happy as they make up their... More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great service,staff went out of their way to make you welcome.Spotlessly clean room behind pub in an old stable block.Great breakfast,probably the best I've had for ages. Perfect location for bars, shopping etc,can't wait to stay again.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Called in on spec , boxing day lunchtime, with young children. Made to feel very welcome by friendly staff, who were very helpful with seating the children. Good reasonably priced pub food. Would recommend for a visit. Worth a visit.

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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We have dined here many times but our visit on 17th December has put us off this pub for life. There was two of us dining and we both ordered roast beef. When it arrived it looked dry so plenty of gravy was added. On attempting to eat the beef it was tough and totally inedible. I sometimes struggle eating... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

As other reviewers have said the rooms are at the back of the pub, our nicely decorated room was on the ground floor, straight off the street into a room with high up windows and a bit of a functional shower room. The staff were really friendly however, especially the lady who served breakfast. I think it was maybe a... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We happened upon this place and had lunch there yesterday. The lady behind the bar was lovely and the locals very friendly. A good start. We were shown to the dining area quickly and when we entered the room a gentleman was finishing his lunch of steak pie and it smelled divine. We went with this also and I have... More 

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Swinton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Just come back from a weekend stay in Knaresborough. What a beautiful town. This hotel is centrally located on the main market square. The rooms are not in the pub itself but in the stable block behind. The rooms look to have been recently refurbished and are well decorated, comfortable and spotless. The bar staff work incredibly hard and are... More 

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Mark L, Owner at Old Royal Oak, responded to this review

Hi Sharon, Thank you for taking time to review the Old Royal Oak. I will pass on all your kind comments to our staff. Mark, Jean & the Old Royal Oak Team More 

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