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“Better inside than out!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Royal Oak Hotel

The Royal Oak Hotel
Welsh Street | The Cross, Welshpool SY21 7DG, Wales
+44 (0)1938 552217
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Ranked #29 of 44 Restaurants in Welshpool
Cuisines: British, Gastropub
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Fareham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Better inside than out!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Looks nondescript from the outside but inside we found a great restaurant, good food and attentive staff.

Visited May 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
LONDON, CENTRAL
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good steak and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Interesting that the reviews are so mixed here. We were already sitting in the bar when reading Trip Advisor. Service very polite and attentive. Both of us ordered steaks and both were very good quality. Waited acceptable time for arrival. Chips ok but not as good as a previous reviewer had related. We were very happy with our drinks, food and service - recommended.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Not as good as it used to be”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We used to very much enjoy the meals here but on returning after a two year absence we noticed a distinct difference. Both the food and service have taken a turn for the worst sadly.

Visited April 2012
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Welshpool, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Perfect for Business”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Good coffee and cakes at reasonable prices, plenty of comfy sofas and chairs and ample quiet workspace for business meetings with wi-fi access. I live and work in mid Wales and meet all my clients in the Royal Oak. I heartily recommend their fishcakes with sweet chilli sauce. Yummy - and just the right portion size for weight conscious business women who still want to eat well.

Visited March 2012
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“The Best Chips I Have Ever Tasted”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

My friend and I decided to head for Welshpool, as both of us were celebrating birthdays in the next couple of days. After looking around the town we decided to go in here for a meal. I had Ham, Two Eggs and Chips, my friend had a Hamburger. What a wonderful meal, the chips were out of this world and neither of us could finish our meals. Definitely no room for a dessert! (Well, unless you are a big eater). The ham was 'proper' ham as well.
Couldn't fault the place.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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