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Old Royal Oak

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3.0 of 5
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7 Market Place, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AL, England
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Ranked #9 of 16 Knaresborough B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked in advance for a weekend away to celebrate my partners birthday. I asked if there was anything they could do to help make the weekend a bit more special, if they could recommend a nice resteraunt in the area to go for a meal the night we were staying and not only did they go above and beyond... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a lovely little gem we found, right in the heart of the town, the rooms are separate from the actual pub, which is a great bonus, we stayed in one of the double on-suite rooms number 1 which was very spacious, and a full size walk in shower. Parking was right outside the window. Breakfast was average, but the... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arriving at the Royal Oak right from the start, the staff were fabulous, they couldn't do enough for us. We wasn't supposed to be allowed into the room until 2pm but we arrived around 12.30pm and they said that the room was available immediately for us to check inn. This was fantastic because we had a ten year old with... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 12-13th June for bed race weekend the check in was easy and quick we were given the option to-choose what we wanted for breakfast in advance. The rooms are very clean and with high ceilings and beams just a little different, the only down side are the beds and pillows are like rock...so hard and uncomfortable this lead... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

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 May 14, 2015 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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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 

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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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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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