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Royal Oak

#90 of 667 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, International, British, Pub
As featured in York - A Timeless City
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18 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LG, England
+44 1904 628869
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Bridport, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We only popped in here for a drink. Unfortunately apart from some locals we were the only customers and although the bar man was very nice you just got that feeling that you were continually being stared at by a local. This made you feel a little uneasy and we only stayed for the one drink.

Thank ramboyandy
Brecon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, great service, cool blues live music (Wednesday) quite quiet in the middle of February in the lounge..

Thank krsmith28
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have a great time, spend £20 and had two meals plus beer and wine. Lovely decorated and ambiance. Centrally located just some steps from York Minster

Thank Nicolás B
Rojales, Spain
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst visiting York with two Spanish friends we went in search of a pub that served a traditional British Sunday lunch which they had never experienced. We were attracted to the Royal Oak due its historic past as it dates back to the 17th century . The staff were very warm and welcoming and the service they provided was excellent... More 

Thank AnnePGillbard
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just dropped in for a couple of beers as the weather was not good and it was a short walk from the Hotel.Very friendly welcome from staff in a great little room with an open fire. Visited twice more over the weekend.

Thank GYDR
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever we are in York we visit this amazing pub. This time we visited every day! Always a warm welcome, great ale and, much to the wife's pleasure, a fantastic Gin bar now! Gareth is a great host and a gin connoisseur! The food is always great and if you can make the Sunday quiz your in for a treat!

Thank McStuey
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Royal Oak at Dinner Time (Mid-day to me) on the 6th February 2017. We ordered the Steak Strip Sandwich which was part of the Drink & Meal Deal they were running. The cost was just over £7.00 each. At that price we were expecting a snack type small bun and chips. What we received... More 

Thank Alan G
Oslo, Norway
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great burger meal at a smashing price here. When I had finished my meal, they started live music in the pub room. Some experienced local troubadours really entertained us here at a thursday night!

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York, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 of us had a late lunch here. Overall, everyone was pleasantly pleased. The staff were welcoming and helpful. The only complaint was with the belly pork. The gravy (or Jus) was very greasy. Yes, I know belly pork is a fatty meat but it left a greasy film in the mouth and lips for several hours afterwards. The crackling... More 

Thank Gerry C
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went for the Sunday roast. Was told earlier not to worry as they would not run out till 8.....we were there at 5. Substituted desired meal for fish and chips. Dry piece of fish disappointment. On a happy note, the wait staff was very nice.

Thank Kathy T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $19
Bar, International, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 628869
The Royal Oak is a seventeenth century inn situated two minutes walk from York minster. The original building dates back to Tudor times and boasts a fine, Tudor beamed, free function room on the first floor.The building has recently undergone a massive refurbishment, sympathetic to its history.The menu is locally sourced, traditional British cuisine freshly cooked to a very high standard.As a Cask Marque accredited inn, the Oak has six perfectly kept cask ales, Timmy Taylor's Landlord, Old Perculier, Abbot Ale, Leeds Pale, Copper Dragon Best and Yorkshire Terrier.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?