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British Oak

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Denby Dale Road | Blacker Hill, Wakefield, England
+44 1924 275286
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driven past today, barriers around pub and car park, the pub is closed. No idea if it is being refurbished or about to be demolished as there are no information boards outside.

Thank Clairelovesbarnsley
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went tonight to go have a meal got there for them to say no food at half 6 when it states it serves till half 9 every day, it then was closed at half 8 when we drove past again.. shocking and false advertising wouldn't mind that's the 4th time we being and they have said no food tonight!... More 

Thank Shelbey M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Normally love this place, have been quite a few times in the past. Havent been for a while so me and my family decided to go there today for a meal. Looked at the menu online and already decided what we was having to eat. When we arrived we were given paper menus which didnt have as much choice on... More 

Thank Heather L
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Almost got put off eating here from the recent reviews but I can honestly say I'm so glad we tried the British Oak. We visited early evening and on walking in the pub looked lovely - comfortable and really relaxing and cosy lighting. The service was very efficient and welcoming. Both ordered steaks and it was the best steak I've... More 

Thank Susan44W
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were regulars here, used to love the food. Called to try and get a table Saturday night amazingly we got straight in. Now I know why - I can honestly say I have never tasted anything as terrible. I had stroganoff that had tough meat and was covered in milk no flavour - really disappointed won't be going back

Wakefield, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to be regular visitors before new people took over, we have been three times since, each time quality of service was very poor, food has seriously suffered, smaller portions and what you do get is barely edible, pieces of paper for a menu, really? I asked the younger woman if my meal came with garlic bread and she... More 

2 Thank debsemmery
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been several times before and so chose it to take family out . Wasn't very busy at 13:00 thought this was unusual as it was normally heaving on a Sunday soon found out why . Ordered off the menu ( sheet of paper ) just mains and then waited and waited, waited for drinks, everyone who ordered Sunday lunches were... More 

Thank Hongkong2015
Leeds, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in today after a recommendation from friends. The place was fairly busy and the staff were really lovely but the food wasn't great unfortunately. We all had Sunday lunch but it was quite tasteless and the gravy very thin and runny. The roast spuds tasted frozen and the mash lumpy. The interior was pretty tired and old fashioned and... More 

Thank beaniesmum
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We used to love the British Oak, went for a Saturday lunch and ordered the Chicken and Bacon sandwich with Chips. The food came out with barely any chicken on, when I asked for more chicken (I'm not expecting loads but a few good pieces) the food came out with what I can presume the same amount of chicken just... More 

1 Thank brettJackson
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us used to eat here quite often & always satisfied with the food & service.. We visited recently; the food wasn't bad, but the new owners had no interest in their customers or in providing decent service.

Thank MOrley2444

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Denby Dale Road | Blacker Hill, Wakefield, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Wakefield
  • Phone Number: +44 1924 275286

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?