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The Royal Oak

English, Pub
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High Street | Porlock, Somerset, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8PS, England
1643 862798
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Good food, Friendly Staff, Dog Friendly busy pub we were lucky got there early and they had a table free need to book if later in the evening

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Honiton, United Kingdom
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Hungerford
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a friendly pub in the heart of the village with a very good menu of pub grub. Dogs welcome as well as us. Made to feel like a local straight away. Wish this pub was our local!

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Went for evening meal, it was okay but they had run out of salad! Service was okay, but not brilliant. Just need to 'step up.'

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Good food, Friendly Staff, Dog Friendly busy pub we were lucky got there early and they had a table free need to book if later in the evening

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Devon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My wife and I ate here on a Thursday evening in late May 2015. We chose the 'Oak for no other reason that our old 'local' when we lived in Plymouth was also called The Royal Oak! Anyway, the pub' was quite busy [may be advisable to book if possible at peak times?] but we found a table and having... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Have been here many times, sometimes just for a drink and others times for food, it's not somewhere to provide fine dining but just good reasonablly priced pub grub which is what we were looking for as Porlock doesn't seem to cater for eating after 8pm. Very pleasant bar staff, and quick service, just as well as the kitchen closed... More 

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Birmingham
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Although the food was ok it took 50 minutes for our meals to arrive even though they were not busy. We had to chase the staff to see where our meals were and were told they were very busy which they most certainly were not.

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GeorgieB834, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we just wanted to write and let you know that we are working on our timings in the kitchen and very much look forward to seeing you again next time you visit. We very much hope that timing issues will be solved soon. More 

Haslemere, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

A really friendly local pub, under new management and really showing how it should be done, great welcome and lovely food will go again

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Very welcoming to us and our dogs. Food lovely. A very relaxing place to spend time in. Like your local away from home

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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456 reviews 456 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The Royal Oak is clearly very popular re food and is a family friendly pub that is firmly aimed at the tourist trade. It is a decent bar but isn't what I would call cosy or intimate. It is a decent pub for a pint however and the range of ales etc is good, as is the service. There is... More 

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manchester
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I had a meal with two friends. The food was lovely washed down by a glass of scrumpy. The staff were very nice. Worth a visit

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Additional Information about The Royal Oak

Address: High Street | Porlock, Somerset, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8PS, England
Phone Number: 1643 862798
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Porlock
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: English, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street | Porlock, Somerset, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Porlock
  • Phone Number: 1643 862798

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?