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The Royal Oak Hotel

Welsh Street | The Cross, Welshpool SY21 7DG, Wales
+44 (0)1938 552217
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Ranked #23 of 39 Restaurants in Welshpool
Cuisines: British, Gastropub
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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57% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The starters were excellent but badly let down by the main courses. Burger sliders were in fact three small burgers on buns. Although a watercress salad was promised on the menu none was forthcoming and it was only after arguing with the waitress that a rocket salad was produced. The "Thai" chicken was a shrivelled piece of dry unflavoured chicken.... More

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Let me start saying that we have just been told the Royal Oak Hotel and restaurant is on sale, so it could be my experience reflects this transitional phase. We booked one night at the hotel and we decided to eat there. 7.15pm we were told the kitchen was busy and there were no seats, so we were invited to... More

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Conwy, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were a bit excited to stop here on our way to Cardiff as the description described the restaurant as a gastro pub. (It was a second choices as the Old Station was shut) Well, maybe could be described that way ten years ago but not today. Ordered the brie starter, it was embarrassingly small. I thought the pot of... More

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Studley, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I have eaten here on about 20 occasions, unfortunately the prices have gone up and quality down. The service is good but food was really really poor. We paid around £17 per main meal and were incredibly disappointed -the steak was fatty, game was overcooked and the ox cheek was the worst ever tasted.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Excellent Sandwiches cost only £4 They were great quality and loads of it with a good side salad. Chips were good too Sat outside as they don't allow dogs

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Kununurra, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Food and drink is very expensive here, we always miss this pub off the pub crawl. But a VERY nice place to have a wedding. My sister had her reception here and the food and service was just perfect

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Bloomington, MN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Delicious meal from start to finish. Very friendly welcome and service. Generous portions. The sticky toffee pudding was excellent.

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Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Nice surroundings and good service. Ate calves liver main - nice mash and veg but liver was way overcooked. Kids burger slider mains were very good. All in all, fine.

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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A pleasant hotel and restaurant belonging to the Best Western chain and probably the closest Welshpool comes to being posh. BUT NOT REALLY. The food is uninspiring and very expensive. The bar area is great with leather couches to lounge in. But beer prices are approaching £4 a pint or even more, while the bar staff are very young and... More

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Welshpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

excellent food, excellent service, my husband took me there for valentines night had a marvellous time, will go there again

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