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The Royal Oak

Cardington, Church Stretton SY6 7JZ, England
01694 771 266
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Cuisines: British
Description: Country Pub
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Craven Arms, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We have visited this pub twice and on both occasions the landlord has been "off" with us. On the most recent occasion, he rolled his eyes when we asked for a sample of one of the beers on draft. He also clearly did not like it when we pointed out that we had booked a table in the bar and... More

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New Providence Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We made a point of finding this pub for lunch as we had heard and read so much about the Royal Oak being the oldest in Shropshire. We got lost for at least an hour as we drove up and down the tiny little country lanes, but the scenery was glorious with all the wild flowers in bloom, it was... More

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Buckinghamshire
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42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Off the beaton track you find a real gem of a pub. Classic decor- brick fireplace, oak furniture and open to all. Menu choice is excellent plus the specials giving great value for money. The owners have obviously worked hard to make this a success and should be complimented on the result.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

After a lovely walk in the surrounding countryside we settled down to some well deserved food and were not disappointed. With a choice of the regular menu and specials there was plenty to choose from and with real ales on tap everyone was happy. The food was hearty, felt home cooked and service was fantastic. Helped to top off a... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This was a delightful find after a long day's walking. A nice range of ales, 5 veggie dishes to choose from (we are both veggie) delicious home made desserts - and the landlady didn't bat an eyelid when we requested liquer coffees, even though they weren't on the menu. I had grilled goats cheese rounds on beetroot with fresh salad... More

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Accrington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Once again , twelve month after our last visit .We booked in person a few days before hand , this pub ooozzzes character and was certainly not built for a 7ft landlord ! The starters were out of this world and not for the faint hearted , The mains were also good value and well presented , leaving us to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The Royal Oak was our half way stop on a wonderful walk in the hills around Church Stretton. Warm and friendly welcome with lovely country pub food. Great Fish & chips and baguettes. Fellow dinners rated the fish and steak options. Good range of beers on tap.

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Group of 4 had lunch here in middle of walk from Church Stretton. Ploughman's, baguettes and sandwiches all huge. We didn't need the extra chips that we ordered, but they were very good so mist got eaten. Coffee good. Overall food and drink excellent value for money. Service friendly enough but toilets need refurbishment. More than adequate for a group... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is a historic (15th century) country pub in the little Shropshire village of Cardington, just over Caer Caradoc hill from Church Stretton. It's a true hidden gem, full to the brim with character and welcoming to walkers and those off the beaten track. We stopped here for lunch and were very impressed. Fine ales, good food and a real... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Could be a nice little pub with some TLC but very bland despite a nice fire. The food was sadly awful, pub grub at it's worst, pre cooked sausages reheated and dried out with congealed packet gravy and the fishcakes tasteless and burnt. The landlord was very obliging and polite throughout but when we paid the bill the landlady/cook could... More

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