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The Royal Oak

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High Street, Porlock, Exmoor National Park, England
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good little pub

We have been visiting porlock for 25 years and The Royal Oak has changed hands a few times. New couple owning it now originally from Walsall! Us being from the midlands ourselves liked this idea! It was full of customers, bit like the old days when it was run by Mo. Fantastic atmosphere. Will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Catharine H
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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English first
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We have been visiting porlock for 25 years and The Royal Oak has changed hands a few times. New couple owning it now originally from Walsall! Us being from the midlands ourselves liked this idea! It was full of customers, bit like the old days when it was run by Mo. Fantastic atmosphere. Will be returning in a couple of... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Food was tasty and arrived quickly. Would highly recommend. Good, local pub..

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stayed in Porlock for a long weekend February 2015.Visited the Royal Oak the first night there.Warm and friendly atmosphere. ,good pub grub.Ample choice of menu,cheaper than the Ship pub just up the road from the Royal Oak.Visited the Ship Inn too,good food,but dearer.Far better value in the Royal Oak.For instance fish and chips,both nice,but you have a side salad as... More 

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Minehead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Visited the Royal Oak for Sunday lunch. Roast pork was outstanding, reasonably priced, child friendly and a good atmosphere, will definitely be making it a regular

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Reading
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This place in the middle of Porlock on a Tuesday night was so busy , for a januray .. ,I heard that it has just bin taken over by new people , , , , well what more can I say the food and drink was good , , I will be back ,,, in the summer , good luck

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Warm friendly welcome. Good choice on standard menu plus specials board. My eldery father in law was able to have a smaller portion which was still a good plate full. Food very tasty and piping hot.Good wheelchair access from the rear of the pub. Seating area for families

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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We went to book a table for 2 for 7pm and the lovely lady behind the bar told us there was a large table coming in so could we make it later? We opted for 8pm, when we arrived our table was pointed out to us, as we had already seen the menu we ordered immediately but still waited 45... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We had a breaded mushroom starter and it was large for a starter and it was very nice. My partner had moussaka, which I sampled and it was very tasty. I had salmon, which was a bit dry but still very nice. The bar staff were very friendly and seemed to get along with the locals. There was a quiz... More 

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Minnesota
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186 reviews 186 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Food was wonderful as was the ambiance. The locals were especially interesting. The beer was good and service was notable.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is very friendly welcoming pub. We ate thier twice , whilst camping at the Sparkhayes Campsite which is 2 minutes walk away. The food though not spectacular was standard middle of the range pub food , well cooked and not over charged for and enjoyable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street, Porlock, Exmoor National Park, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Porlock

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

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