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Perth, Australia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hello We will be coming to Dunsford July 2017 and will be coming to the pub - will you still be closing early 8.30pm? We may also need some accommodation in August 2017. We are looking forward to fish and chips night - Tuesday I believe?

Thank 742lynda
Vendee, France
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We've just spent 3 nights at The Royal Oak with our friends. We've travelled from France to be there and couldn't have wished for better accommodation and hosts. We ate there every night and were spoilt for choice, the food is amazing. We were lucky to be there for the fish and chips and would say that there the best... More 

Thank Benjamin489
London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Stayed two nights. Bed very comfortable, lots of hot water, room very clean. Plenty wardrobe and drawer space for longer stay. Didn't spend any time in the room but one comfortable chair if needed. Excellent breakfast. Came for friend's celebration locally so no opportunity to try meals or the bar at the Royal Oak. NB (not a problem for me)... More 

Thank kdfern
Adelaide, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This is our second stay.. Last one in 2012.. We enjoy the friendly atmosphere with the local people and all their dogs! Hosts are chatty and helpful and offer a good English breakfast. Rooms are basic but clean and roomy with shower or bath and tea making facilities. Easy parking at the back of the hotel near the paddock with... More 

Thank Sue B
Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

After lunch was shown to room. It was spottlessly clean and welcoming. No sign of previous dogs, smelt fresh and was tastefully decorated. One of us didn't want the full English breakfast that was no problem. Enjoyed scrambled eggs.Good nearby country walks.

Thank sarahk592016
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2015

We were made to feel very welcome, very friendly bar staff and a reasonable selection of real ales - forced to try them all - they were excellent and well kept ... hic! 8-) Didn't eat here, but the fish and chip night on the Friday night seemed very popular and the pub was packed out with locals - always... More 

Thank Mosssphere
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015

Thought tthe meal here was pretty average, but nothing special. The pub offered economy meals two for £10 reasonabl considering todays market. Thought the decor, upholstery and carpets needed an urgent face-lift, however We are aware of the struggle experienced running a country pub but a make-over would not go amiss here.Pub atmosphere is good and nice to hear Devon... More 

Thank Dave G
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I stumbled across this place as we had actually broken down on one if the nearby lanes. We have never been made to feel more welcome. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere in the pub was very cosy. They had lovely ales and the pub itself had a huge amount of character. We... More 

Thank Alicia M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2015

Driving in the beautiful Dartmoor countryside we happened to be in Dunsford around lunchtime.The Royal Oak public house had a large car park and an impressive frontage , so we walked in. The Barmaid was eating her own lunch at one of the tables and apart from one customer the place was empty. We ordered two ploughmans lunches and sat... More 

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Judy H, Owner at Royal Oak, responded to this review

This review is devastating and I suspect will have an real impact on our future trade. I am very saddened by such a negative view of our much-loved family business. As the 'bar-maid' in question, I must apologise for having my sandwich during the lunch session. As you observed, it was very quiet and I had been working since 6... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2015

Visited here to sample the Well Recommended Fish and Chips! I was not disappointed:- Lovely piece of real cod,beautifully cooked to order,accompanied with chips,garden/mushy peas and tatar sauce. Wow just £7.95 and very large portion! Very welcoming Pub,great atmosphere,well behaved dogs welcome.Staff friendly but efficient. More than happy to return and to recommend them.

1 Thank 70andstillgoing
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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Royal Oak

Address: Dunsford, Dartmoor National Park EX6 7DA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Dunsford
Price Range: $31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Royal Oak Dunsford, Devon
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