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Royal Oak

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26 The Green | Long Whatton, Loughborough LE12 5DB, England
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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478 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

It has been some time since we last ate here and it was superb. Great beers from the bar accompanied an excellent menu with very good service so overall very very good and highly recommended.

Thank Mike M
Holbrook, Derby
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an excellent lunch with friends here. The food was super quality, very well presented and very tasty. We can highly recommend this pub/bistro/restaurant. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and executed with smiles and pleasantries. Thank-you to everyone there.

Thank Kitty L
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Went on a Friday night and all was excellent, very good choice of beer and wine, we had some friends over from Nottingham who said it was the best food they have had in the area

Thank Diseworthgolfer
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

One of the best meals I've had in a long time! It was a last minute decision to go for lunch last Saturday as it was my partners Birthday and we were already out for a meal at night. I phoned and managed to get a table for within the hour. The Royal Oak has a warm cosy feel about... More 

1 Thank Bobby W
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Having just stayed at the Royal Oak for one night on a business trip, I thoroughly recommend. Country pub with character, great food and service, lovely modern bedrooms and a wonderful breakfast to finish!

Thank CheshireFamily4
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

The roasts and other food stood out from standard Sunday lunchtime fare. They were very accommodating when we arrived at a busy lunchtime without booking

Thank Tim H
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119 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Good standard of food in a pleasant village pub with a lively bar. The food is a real cut above the usual pub food with a creative chef properly prepared and cooked food , non of the factory delivered stuff re heated by so many pubs. I have found some of the food a little over salted for my taste... More 

Thank nonedicky
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

It was a ridiculously expensive restaurant for the service and food served. My review was removed as I rated them really low. I will get my review published here to make other people aware, though. I went there with my husband and we were very unhappy with everything, food, service and setting. It was blowing cold from windows, the fish... More 

Thank fellici
Bridgette R, Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this review

Good afternoon fellici, Your original review was flagged to TripAdvisor as we believed it wasn't for The Royal Oak in Long Whatton. If this is not the case and it is indeed for us, let my first sincerely apologize. Secondly, had these issues been raised on your visit, we would have happily rectified them along with any special dietary requirements... More 

Wisborough Green
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Two of us visited the Royal Oak last week as we were staying nearby and it was recommended by the B & B we were staying in. We were not expecting too much as this is a small village but we were very pleasantly surprised. We were made to feel very welcome on arrival and seated promptly .The menu choice... More 

Thank Iain B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This is a brilliant pub/restaurant. It makes me want to live in Long Whatton! Staff are excellent, really nice. Guys that run it have done wonders with this place in the 5+ yrs they have had it. Rooms look amazing. The food here is excellent. Always a good choice, and locally sourced which I love. Worth a visit, do not... More 

Thank Derbytraveller2010

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $33
Pub, International, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 The Green | Long Whatton, Loughborough LE12 5DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Loughborough
  • Phone Number: 441509843694
A chic village gastropub with rooms, located 3.1 miles from East Midlands Airport, 4.6 miles off the M1 motorway and 5.3 miles from the Great Central Railway. The contemporary rooms have en suite shower rooms with luxury toiletries, as well as 32-inch flat-screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, mini fridges and the superior room has extra space and a sofa area. A full English or continental breakfast is included, while an upscale modern British menu is served in the rustic-chic pub, which has exposed brick details, beamed ceilings and fireplaces.

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