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3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   7 Market Place, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AL, England
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Ranked #6 of 16 Knaresborough B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
veebee54 Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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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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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 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 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Stayed Saturday night, couldn't fault it. Rooms are out the back of the pub in an annex and are nice, large and comfy. Good big breakfast in the main pub area the next morning (you have to pre order the night before).

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

we arrived friday night and could park a 4 x 4 in the car park, we soon had keys for our room which we found clean tidy and well stocked ( tea,coffee,water and biscuits ). it was a nice balance of old and new. breakfast was very good, with choices from full english to toast.if you want an early night... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We booked into the Royal Oak for one night on the way to York . The Inn was situated in the centre of Knaresborough, this was very convenient. It had private parking,and the mews bedrooms where lovely. We had a super room, with a very high ceiling, and beams. A lovely comfy bed, and a bathroom with all the facilities... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We called into the Old Royal Oak looking for a bar meal. We were not disappointed. All four of us were more than satisfied with our meals. They were delicious and the helpings were very generous. The staff were very friendly and the surroundings cosy. We are looking forward to our next visit.

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Oswestry, Shropshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Booked quite late for a night to enjoy the Tour De France. We were made very welcome from the moment we arrived. Very, very clean, comfortable room and fantastic breakfast that kept us going all day which we really needed. Thanks you very much, we will definitely come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Called into Knaresborough on the way home from York and we found this pub for a meal. As it was quite late and all food is freshly made some of the menu wasnt available. My wife wanted the fish pie but having got over the disapointment she had the brocoli bake with the extra on the side. I had sausage... More 

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Address: 7 Market Place, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AL, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Harrogate > Knaresborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Old Royal Oak 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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