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Royal Oak

#91 of 680 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in York - A Timeless City
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18 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LG, England
+44 1904 628869
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just popped in and found good beer and good quality home made food in a very friendly pub. The Shepherd's pie was particularly noteworthy, as was the lemon cheescake. We came back a few days later for the live music (that starts after the food service finishes) and more great beer.

Thank bgks
Morecambe, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for a pint and a Sunday roast - great value, well cooked and excellent service - decent range of beers, cosy lounges - a proper out with proper service. Recommend

Thank IanDH10
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The staff were very helpful and fitted seven of us around two tables together. We ate from the lunch menu and had sandwiches with chips and a salad garnish. It was no trouble for the staff to make the adjustments to whatever sandwiches that were required. There was a variety of real ales on sale which were well received.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit York about three time a year and always visit this pub on Quiz nights. It is a lovely, friendly pub. The service is great, and although we haven't eaten in this pub, the food looks really nice. The staff are very welcoming. It is definitely worth a visit.

Thank sunderland1962
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in here on a Rainy evening. A quick beverage prior to dinner. The Manager was top class...chatty and informative. The beer was excellent. A good range to imbibe.

Thank Anton W
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With aching legs after a busy day in York we needed a sit down and some food to recharge ourselves. Glad we found this place! Cosy, quirky pub. Excellent friendly service and really yummy food. Certainly worth popping in if you're passing. Landlord even made my husband his signature G&T, which apparently was delicious.

Thank MrsS86
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in after a full day of touring York with my mom who is visiting from Canada. We were hungry and thirsty and both needs were met! The staff were quick to greet us, the food came quickly but was cooked to perfection, and the beer was cold. What more could you ask for? We had a lovely visit to... More 

Thank Angelina M
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our evening with pleasant and helpful staff and a great atmosphere. Perhaps a little crowded room to eat but all part of the experience.

Thank Kay H
Royston, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here following advice and reservation through TA - I never get disappointed with this option! Friendly service, good food and nice atmosphere! My friends even mentioned that after a few not so well succeeded incursions in York's restaurants (we were visiting for the first time), this one was by far the best one! We all had a (pork) Sunday... More 

Thank Sara C
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Re-visited this pub on our second Break to York this year. Not disappointed! The fire was burning, the ale was fabulous, the food was wholesome, and the staff were friendly. Personally I can't fault this place, I am surprised at some other reviews where visitors are not so happy. If you like a cosy, warm ambience and good ale, definitely... More 

Thank Yvonne W

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?