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“Hidden gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak
Hurdlow | Buxton, Hurdlow, Peak District National Park SK17 9QJ, England
01298 83288
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Hurdlow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British, Pub, Gastropub, Family Fare
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Postcode: SK17 9QJ
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were a party of 7 - 4 adults and 3 children hungry after a walk in Castleton. Fortunately we had reserved a table. We started with 2 plates of chicken wings which were delicious. We all ordered different main courses. They were all delicious although generous portions meant no one actually finished their meal.

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English first
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Quality place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Booking is preferable as they are so busy in the holidays, but they always try their best to accomodate you if you pop in early on the offchance. We discovered this pub (as it allows dogs) a few years back during our first holiday in the Peaks and this year is the third holiday we have had with several nights dining at the Royal Oak pencilled into our itinery. The menu is extensive but I always hanker for their steak and stilton pie, best I have ever had! Everything is home made and very tasty, hubby says the beers are very good and I find the wines excellent quality. Last time we called we said it was nice it had not changed and the landlord said if you come more than two years on the trot, he classes you as a regular! All the staff very friendly and attentive despite the huge amount of covers they get through in a day. If you like camping, I recommend you stay at the pubs campsite, roll into and out of the pub having eaten and drunk your fill of an evening then in the morning cycle off the calories on the Tissington Trail that passes the door!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Aylesbury, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“Meh. ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Three gourmet burgers and a children's chicken nugget meal. £49.80 with one drink each.
Say no more.
Got a table but was practically told to get a move on as it was reserved at a later time for someone obviously more important than us.
Cook needs to look up what 'well done' means as well.
Didn't try deserts as I'm not an oil baron.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Don't miss out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Fantastic drive through countryside to reach this amazing pub. It was recommended by a nearby camp site and we were so grateful. For such a remote location it is busy which says it all. The game pie and the gammon, cheese and leek pies were delicious. It was good to see a landlord at the bar helping customers with their enquiries. Equally the staff were friendly and polite. We will be returning very soon.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“sunday lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

dined yesterday for my father in laws birthday. we booked in advance thank goodness the pub has such a fantastic reputation it was bursting.
the food was absolutely gorgeous. huge portions and great value too.
we travelled from bury lancashire,I did however grow up around a mile away.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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