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The Royal Oak

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Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub
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42-44 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT, England
+44 1865 310187
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Frodsham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not far from the centre of town. Stopped off here for lunch and had a good meal. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The pub is also very dog friendly. It has several rooms which makes for a cosy atmosphere.

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Thank DavidMartinJohn
General Manager A, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Davidmartinjohn, thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with The Royal Oak, Oxford. Wishing you a great day until the next time we meet. We love meeting dogs that come to visit ! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit Michelle More 

Araraquara, SP
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231 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a british burger with bacon etc.. it was really delicious!!! Maybe the best burger I can recall of. Really good!! A good pint of cider and perfect. The place is very typical english and not a touristic location. Nevertheless I would recommend to tourists wanting a real pub experience. There are several in oxford, but this is maybe... More 

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Thank Mariliava
General Manager A, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Mariliava. We are super pleased with such high praise of our burgers ! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review - we really do appreciate it Have a great day Michelle More 

London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is a nice old countryside house with beautiful fireplace and original beams and walls. The service is nice, and the food is a good average; not a very large choice of beers. We have tried a few dishes, even though I was expecting a wider choice of proper British food: the menu had chicken and fish pretty much... More 

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Thank Maximus80-2013
General Manager A, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review - sorry you didn't enjoy the menu on your visit. We change our menu every week, plus have daily specials so try to cater to everyone. I will have a word with a kitchen manager and make sure we check there are enough meat options - we do normally... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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276 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped off here en route to town with a group of 7. The beers on tap were all very well kept. The pub itself is a rambling sprawl of rooms, each with there own quirkiness. A good place for beers with friends.

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Thank KinkyNoodle
General Manager A, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us - we really do appreciate it ! Glad you enjoyed our visit and range of beers on tap. We hope to see you again soon Michelle More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Me and my husband booked online a table here for dinner.. the biggest mistake!! Our waitress who didn't said hello , we've ordered a bottle of water and I've noticed that the bottle was without the cork .. we waited something like 25 min for the starter and more longer for the main.. my desert plate was chopped so you... More 

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Thank Beatrice R
General Manager A, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Hi Beatrice Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I wondered if you could contact me directly on 01865 310187 to discuss your visit further as some of the comments do not sound like our site. For example we don't set tables up or offer restaurant service. Look forward to hearing from you soon. Michelle More 

Oxford
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Fascinating collection of rooms, friendly staff, good selection of lagers and beers, and good value bar snacks.

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Thank ajboyce
RoyalOakOxford, General Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Hi ajboyce Thanks for taking the time to write a review - we really do appreciate it ! Glad to hear you had a great visit to us and we hope to see you again soon Michelle More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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624 reviews
456 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

Visited this evening with friends. , lots of small meeting spaces all with different atmospheres which was great . Some noisy with chatter , some noisy with music and others quiet enough for conversation . Staff all knowledgable and prices seem good for oxford

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Thank coughandcath
General Manager A, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Coughandcath. Wishing you a great day until the next time we meet. More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

I came in here for a pint and I was really impressed with this pub they had some brilliant real ales on tap which were well priced. The staff were polite, friendly and welcoming, adding to the great atmosphere of the pub. I would highly recommend this pub!

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Thank Mikey_P7
General Manager A, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Mikey_p7, thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with The Royal Oak, Oxford. We always love to receive great feedback.Wishing you a great day until the next time we meet. More 

Riverton, New Jersey
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126 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

I found the Royal Oak while looking for my rental property. Walked in and found many quaint smaller rooms to choose from. Some with fire places. Staff was friendly but a little standoff. The service was good and the food came up fast and hot. My portion was a little on the small side but very tasty. It's worth a... More 

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Thank brernick
RoyalOakOxford, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Brernick, thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with The Royal Oak, Oxford. We'll pass your feedback re portion size on to the kitchen manager and see what he can do going forward, as well as working on our warm welcome from the team ! We are glad you enjoyed the rest of our visit and we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

chosen because they are dog friendly and they definitely lived up to that. our puppy was given water and they were genuinely pleased to have her there. the food was simple pub fair but for that it was hearty and came promptly and together interior is a little tired

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RoyalOakOxford, Guest Relations Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Paul M, thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with The Royal Oak, Oxford. Wishing you a great day until the next time we meet - especially if you bring your beautiful puppy back to meet us again ! Thanks Michelle More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $20
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42-44 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 310187
Description
One of the cosiest pubs in Oxford.When it comes to Oxford pubs The Royal Oak is the genuine article. Much like our well-kept real ales and impressive range of world beers, wines and spirits, our interiors are drenched in class, character and a dash of urban cool, with lots of rooms and cosy little corners to kick back in. It's just the place to enjoy a plate of seriously good pub food.

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