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The Royal Oak Inn

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The Square | Grange over sands, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6QB, England
015395 36259
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Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A delightful pub.

A good basic pub with a riverside back garden. The food is good. Charming environment. In the middle of the village square and full of character.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A good basic pub with a riverside back garden. The food is good. Charming environment. In the middle of the village square and full of character.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ate here twice when we recently in Cartmel at the end of July. We found the sevice excellent and the food was delicious. We sat in the beer garden for a drink before we ate on both nights and then moved inside to eat. The menu was great and had plenty of choice. The food was... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Travelled to cartmel with friends as they had been raving about it. Went on a busy Sunday staff advised us of the new menu, clean fresh and very tasty was the verdict, shared a sticky sharer great value for money and very filling, we then had 2 skewers, prawn and crayfish sandwich and shepherds pie. OMG all were huge portions.... More 

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Kendal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Called in for a meal, first surprise was the new menu all sounding appetising. Lovely clean surroundings all making the atmosphere pleasant and friendly. We started with ribs and goats cheese salad out of this world, tasty and tender ribs in homemade bbe sauce and the goats cheese salad flavours beautiful and presented like a 5* hotel. Main courses chicken... More 

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

I have had a great meal at this pub today.....rack of ribs which i shared with my other half. Amazing. Plentiful and very tasty. Jonathan was very attentive and noghing eas too much troubke. A great pkace for a yummy meal.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Our first, and last visit to this pub, which is owned by the same people who own the Kings Head next door. Prices are pretty high to say the least for the portions served, which come on a wooden board, as, if you are sitting in the beer garden, as we were, have to be paid for on ordering, as... More 

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Andrew K, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. However, we find it very misleading insofar that the disturbance you alleged to have happened in The Royal Oak beer garden would appear to be a figment of your imagination. Why? you may ask do we say this? Well, for one your previous review, removed by Tripadvisor incidentally, said this alleged disturbance took place in The... More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We went here for a birthday celebration, but unfortunately the food was certainly lacking. On receiving the menu it did not bode well, all of the pages in their plastic sleeves were sticky and stuck together! The couple that brought us here thought there would be a specials board as on their previous visits, not not this Saturday night. We... More 

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Royston, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Visited twice last week as staying in Cartmel. Both times experienced poor service and then realised that owned by same people as Kings arms, where we had experienced dreadful service as well. First visit we waited an age to have orders taken and then about half an hour for our food. I had a curry, supposedly authentically cooked by the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have visited the Royal Oak on several occasions. This is mainly because it has an appealing menu and on a sunny day the setting is ideal - especially for families. You can sit outside and watch your children play whilst enjoying a cold drink admiring the ducks in the stream whilst waiting for your food to arrive. I have... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Very little on the menu, I had a half chicken allegedly with salad and chips. I am not a big eater and like chicken and salad. Chicken was tasteless dry and seemed like it was boiled, no flavour. I am sad for the chicken that died for my plate. Salad comprised of a very few salad leaves dripped with a... More 

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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

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