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“Great, welcoming inn” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Royal Oak Inn

Royal Oak Inn
Brantfell Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EG, England
(0)15394-43970
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Cuisines: English
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: Tel: 015394 42970
Scotland
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88 restaurant reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Great, welcoming inn”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We were warmly welcomed here at the end of a long, hot Dales Way Walk. I even bought the official t-shirt and signed the book for those who have completed the Walk! Well-kept ales and good, honest pub grub. Only regret was that we had not booked a room here as they looked comfy, but we'd booked elsewhere in advance.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great service and good pub food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Very friendly welcome from waitress - smiley and happy to see us. The place is small but cosy. We had food for 4 - 2adults and 2small children -bill was very fair £40 including drinks
I had the steak pie - very nice and my wife had the vegetarian sausage & yorkshire pudding - she was less impressed.

No haute cuisine but good hearty food and friendly service - worth a visit

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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“Lovely meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Excellent value. Menu is fairly traditional pub grub type of food. Service was excellent, quality of food also excellent. We went with a group of 17 friends in total, and everyone was more than happy overall with the value. Would definitely recommend

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chester, United Kingdom
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Great traditional pub with friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

This lovely old pub is very conveniently sited for Dales Way walkers. The staff are friendly, relaxed and efficient. They have an official Dales Way visitor book to be signed.
Great place to relax at the end of our week.

Visited July 2013
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Bowness
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“great bar meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The bar meals at the royal oak are great. We ate here one Friday night and got a table and served quickly. Good portion sizes and a traditional pub, all you could want in the lakes.

Visited July 2013
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