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The Royal Oak

15 Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BL, England
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The Royal Oak
Ranked #13 of 14 Helmsley B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this pub for dinner one Sunday and had a really lovely Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding at a reasonable price. While they promote it as rare, it was well done but still lovely to eat. There were plenty of vegetables served as well. Excellent.

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18 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Called in for tea and I was told the steak pie was good so that's what I ordered. When it came it was huge and I must admit one of the best steak pies I have every had. The meat was nice and tender with no fatty bits, pastry was perfect and thick gravy. Overall the pub was clean and... More

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sunderland, uk
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night with my husband. Admittedly chose this hotel because it was a bit cheaper than the others available. On arrival they appeared not to have our booking. Fortunately there were rooms available. Had to pay upfront, which always makes me a bit suspicious! Also added £2 for using a debit card. There's no dedicated parking with... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I stopped here with a friend for a meal passsing through Helmsley. The food was great and the service was fantastic. A very short waiting time for the food to arrive and the staff were very friendly. A very quiet, very nice place to get a meal. Highly recommended.

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Catterick, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
7 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Didn't stay but only way to review was via this as a hotel. Lovely lovely staff, that's the first thing I would say. Friendly and great with the kids. Sunday dinner was super, very nice beef and good selection of veg. Recommended

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My Wife and I booked here for a weekend stay. The pub has a good location right on the market square in Helmsley. To be fair I was warned when I made the booking that there could be some noise until late but it was very loud and very late (1.30am) when it stopped on the Friday night. On the... More

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Leeds, England
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We had Monday lunch here after being encouraged by the Trip Advisor stickers at the entrance. I ordered a Roast pork & stuffing baguette with fries and salad from the specials board. The baguette contained cold assorted chunks of pork and was smothered in dried up lumps of stuffing. It seemed they had served up Sunday lunch's leftover bits which... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Booked this B&B for my brothers stag weekend. We booked out all the rooms. Staff were very hospitable and friendly. Food was good, try the pizzas and steak pie. This place is not pretending to be something it isn't, it's a pub with rooms above so you're gonna get noise from the bar on a weekend, it's not a hotel,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Food reasonable. Bar staff friendly enough. Shower in room poor & no hot water on a morning ... HOWEVER, THE LANDLADY IS RUDE, ARROGANT, AGGRESSIVE & LIES ABOUT HER CUSTOMERS!! A disgrace to Marstons & the trade in general ... Even 2 local people in the village mentioned that she is well known in the area for these personality traits!!

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Thirsk, England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Great food and specials looked great but we have been twice now and certain staff really let it down. First time the woman working, who I assume was the manager sat chatting to a friend with her back to the bar, took over 5 minutes for her to see I was there. Then today I stood 10 minutes at the... More

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Address: 15 Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Helmsley
Also Known As:
The Royal Oak Helmsley, England

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