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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 #8 of 17 Knaresborough B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
lorrainep67 North Yorkshire, 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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Midlands, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
82 helpful votes 82 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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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