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18 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LG, England
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Ranked #167 of 718 Restaurants in York
Price range: $8 - $19
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: English, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Royal Oak is a seventeenth century inn situated two minutes walk from York minster. The original building dates back to Tudor times and boasts a fine, Tudor beamed, free function room on the first floor.The building has recently undergone a massive refurbishment, sympathetic to its history.The menu is locally sourced, traditional British cuisine freshly cooked to a very high standard.As a Cask Marque accredited inn, the Oak has six perfectly kept cask ales, Timmy Taylor's Landlord, Old Perculier, Abbot Ale, Leeds Pale, Copper Dragon Best and Yorkshire Terrier.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We only went in there hoping for a few drinks and they couldn't even muster that.. The customer service was shocking, it seemed that if you weren't a regular they were extremely rude. Needless to say I will not be going there EVER again. I will not be recommending this place to friends and family. The drinks did not taste... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We did not eat here but had a couple of drinks whilst staying in York. Blazing fire, warm and welcoming on a bitterly cold day. Staff happy and pleasant and a lovely pub with a lovely atmosphere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Unusual Enjoyable Bohemian Very friendly and attentive staff were very helpful Food good and fresh and hot Worth a chilled visit

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York, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

My friend suggested popping out for a meal, after his meetings, at a local pub, with good pub grub and good beers. We arrived at the Royal oak and noticed substantial menu items on the board together with daily offers. We started by ordering an excellent Porter dark ale (my opinion) while we viewed the menus. As it was early... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We decided on this pub because it looked so inviting - glad we did the food was excellent, We will certainly go into the pub again to eat when we are in York, the pub is small with a few tables but nonetheless very nice, especially through into the lounge, good hot meal served with a smile and a notice... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had a really lovely afternoon in this pub while we were visiting York. Really relaxed and friendly atmosphere, friendly and efficient staff and great food! Definitely worth a visit.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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142 reviews 142 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We called in here for a couple of swift ones before the main event (New Year’s Eve) and ended up in the cosy back room which seemed to serve as a restaurant as well. There were only a few people eating but the food looked nice. We didn’t stay long because we were on-route to another pub but it was... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We arrived in York at lunch time and this was the first place we passed so we went in rather than look around. But I have to admit that it was a good choice, the staff were really friendly and welcoming, we didn't have to wait at the bar for drinks as the staff brought them to us and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

We both had the fish and chips followed by the apple pie - excellent if portion size not enormous. The Golden Salamander ale was superb! Service quick and friendly. Recommended!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The restaurant described itself as a "Gastro Pub" on OpenTable.com. The first thing I noticed as we arrived was a table full of opened, lidless, dirty tubs of condiments. We were shown into a back room which was full of around 20 drunk blokes in Christmas jumpers, standing at the bar, loudly singing Christmas carols. More of a stag party... More 

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Additional Information about Royal Oak

Address: 18 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LG, England
Phone Number: 01904628869
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 8 - 19
Cuisine: English, Pub, Gastropub

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