We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Royal Oak

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Pub, Eclectic
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
The Green | Long Whatton, Loughborough LE12 5DB, England
01509-84-36-94
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 11:30 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 54 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great gastro pub

Been here on several occasions for both bar- snack & full meal. Never disappointed. Beware the 'bar-snacks'', they are big & really a full-blown meal. Equally, the full restaurant meal is beautifully cooked & presented. The other BIG PLUS is that my wife, being coeliac, can get a worry free meal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Chris D
,
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Been here on several occasions for both bar- snack & full meal. Never disappointed. Beware the 'bar-snacks'', they are big & really a full-blown meal. Equally, the full restaurant meal is beautifully cooked & presented. The other BIG PLUS is that my wife, being coeliac, can get a worry free meal as they have an extensive gluten free menu (including... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Visited again on Saturday 11th April. The the new spring menu is excellent; check out the Crab Panna cotta. The Royal Oak is definitely a step up from your normal "Gastro Pub" , looking forward to our next visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
237 reviews 237 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We have eaten here before and needed to book towards the weekend but this was a Tuesday night when it was still busy but equally good food and excellent service. The menu is varied with something for everybody, there are real ales to choose from and the Argentinian Malbec was lovely. All at a reasonable price.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I spent two nights here on a business trip. I had a pleasant stay. Rooms are clean and comfortable. They have a nice spread of complimentary teas, chocolate and cookies in the room. Personnel is super kind especially the lady who works the morning shifts and serves breakfast. BTW their scrambled eggs are the fluffiest I've ever tried. I thought... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leicestershire
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Without Prejudice A girl friend and I had lunch here on Friday 13th!! Of March, while the ambiance and service was excellent and the staff where welcoming and polite. I had the Slow roasted belly of pork served with potato crisps, French bean and Parma ham bundles,poached pear & honey glazed fig with a port and balsamic reduction. £13.25 The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Lovely modern pub with separate out building of hotel rooms. We were staying due to going on a super car driving experience in the local area the following day. The staff were welcoming & friendly on arrival. Our room was very clean, spacious, looked brand new & modern. Bathroom was lovely too. Top quality, - even down to the complimentary... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
237 reviews 237 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We have not visited this restaurant with accommodation for some time but the choice of food was excellent and the quality when it arrived even better. The bar has an extensive choice of beers lagers and wines and the service was excellent. Worthwhile booking in advance. Highly recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
County Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

Decided to stay here to break-up a seven hour journey and ultimately wished we had just driven down to Exeter from Durham all the way on Thursday. The Royal Oak was set in a lovely location and the bedrooms were set back from the pub. The pub was very nice and we had an enjoyable evening meal and breakfast on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
none
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Pleasant renovated village pub with "motel type" rooms behind. Always busy. The food is tasty and produced with a lot more care and thought than the usual pub food, a talented chef. Not cheap by the standards of the area two courses and a bottle of Merlot came to just under £80 for two but if you are looking for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

We visited The Royal Oak recently for lunch, this is the fourth or fifth time that we have visited in the last year and every time we visit and whatever we eat from the menu, we are not disappointed. Good service provided by friendly staff, good variety on the menu, decent beer choice at the bar and it represents decent... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Royal Oak also viewed

Loughborough, Leicestershire
Loughborough, Leicestershire
 
Barrow Upon Soar, Loughborough
Quorn, Loughborough
 

Been to Royal Oak? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Green | Long Whatton, Loughborough LE12 5DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Loughborough
  • Phone Number: 01509-84-36-94

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 33
  • Cuisine: Pub, Eclectic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Royal Oak staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?