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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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A lovely old country pub in the beautiful village of Cardington - you can feel the atmosphere as soon as you walk in through the door. We had a really good welcome from the landlord and the meals were very generous and nicely presented. We all had different meals - the fidget pie, game pie, burger and Thai curry and... More

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Harwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

It is a lovely old pub but the food was not as good as expected. It is the only pub in the village and was convenient for people staying or living nearby. We visited couple of times and decided to go somewhere else.

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Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had a decent pint here, sat out in the garden, although I received a rather frosty welcome from the landlady, in common with other contributors. The toilets here are something to behold, with a boarded up window and filthy hand towel. I hope hygiene standards in the kitchen are better.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Beautiful area, stunning village. BUT We have been to this pub twice and each time both the landlord and landlady have been unfriendly. Enjoyed our drink but would think twice about returning.

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Craven Arms, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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