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The Royal Oak Inn

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British, Vegetarian, Pub, Family Fare
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The Square | Grange over sands, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6QB, England
015395 36259
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, excellent ale

Flipped a coin between here and the Kings over the other side of the square. Proper old inn with low oak beams and a roaring fire. Menu a little strange with curry and pizza which I don't think fits in with the setting. Fish and chips were excellent and they had a 2 for £20 deal on. Real ale on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
tom_h33
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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223 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Flipped a coin between here and the Kings over the other side of the square. Proper old inn with low oak beams and a roaring fire. Menu a little strange with curry and pizza which I don't think fits in with the setting. Fish and chips were excellent and they had a 2 for £20 deal on. Real ale on... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We visited Cartmel last weekend and went into the Royal Oak for a meal. When you walk in the décor is lovely, oak beams and a fantastic log fire. We were seated very quickly by the very friendly staff. The sharing meal we ordered was beautiful and very good portion The staff were very attentive and always smiling. I would... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Arrived at 3:10pm for some lunch whilst out and about. We placed our order at about 3:20pm, my starter arrived at 3:40pm which was nice. The mains arrived at 3:55 when I got the bbq chicken pizza I ordered it smelt spicy before I even tasted it, I had one piece of chicken and couldn't eat it, it was that... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We called in by chance Easter Monday, and after a promised short wait, we were seated. The menu is quite varied, and we were starving so ordered lots! The secret ingredient to this pub is the staff, they were excellent and very attentive.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Food was tasty but overpriced. Service great on arrival but drifted off the longer we stayed. Food issue was dealt with efficiently.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We pre-booked a table for 7 - Thursday 09/04/15 for 6pm. Our main meal arrived 8.45pm!!! We had a 1 year old. A family treat ruined!! This was a school holiday week when the previous few days had been sunny. Rubbish management! Such bad planning - 1 barman and 2 waitters serving about 30 tables!! Get it together. We won't... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, and a big roaring fire with comfortable seats. Great place to visit with friends or family.

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Hook, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Not much in it between this and the Kings Arms. Mains and desserts very good indeed, very good size portions too. Recommend trying this and Kings Arms if you are looking for good quality pub grub.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch, good variety in the menu, including pizza and pasta, make a nice change. Great atmosphere, candles in the table are a nice touch, superb open fire and comfy chairs. Very good service, we had the soup which was delicous, freshly baked bread and the best ever BLT.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Went for my sons birthday all staff were lovely and very accomodating we had a lovely meal .great atmosphere very welcoming with the log fire

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Square | Grange over sands, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6QB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grange-over-Sands  >  Cartmel
  • Phone Number: 015395 36259

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: British, Vegetarian, Pub, Family Fare

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