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The Royal Oak Inn - CLOSED


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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner


$6 - $18
French, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed August 12, 2016

Sadness and horror, one of the best Innsolution in the area is no longer. Signs announce a gurakka India soon opening. No more lovely English quality food with local produce. A huge loss.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank besssie
Reviewed July 25, 2016

On recommendation went here yesterday at 5.40pm. All boards were out so assumed it would be open as stated served food from 6pm. Unfortunately no sign of life after waiting 5 mins and trying both doors we left. Such a shame because we were a...More

Date of visit: May 2016
5  Thank KarenS4790
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Always enjoyed visiting the Royal Oak but unfortunately it is now closed and is to become the Matlock Gurkha Inn. Highly recommend the Gate Inn Pub located within Tansley village for great food & drink.

Date of visit: June 2016
6  Thank Elliot40
Reviewed June 28, 2016

Came here last Sunday with my wife, son & daughter-in-law and their two children, and our Jack Russell. Staff shortages meant that they were only serving the carvery, but it was very good. A choice of Beef, Pork or Turkey with plenty of veg and...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Stansted767
Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Went in with my 4 year old. They looked at me like dirt. Unlike other 4 year old son he sits quietly and eats foods like mussels and seafood. Was actually told to leave within an hour of sitting before I ordered. Tired so needed...More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Johnjones14
PeterandLouise, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2016

Sorry that you didn't enjoy your time at the royal oak, however our team pride themselves on their customer service and I am sure you were mistaken in your perception. We always welcome well behaved children especially if they like to try more sophisticated foods....More

Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Came across this place by chance on a rainy Saturday night as had struggled to get a table elsewhere. Bar staff were v welcoming and helpful at getting us a table. It was quiet which was a shame as our experience was really enjoyable. One...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank BiltonStilton
Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Lovely little gastro pub great service and really good value for money ! Highly recommended ! !!!!!!!!!

Date of visit: June 2016
1  Thank Justine A
PeterandLouise, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2016

thank you for your lovely review . It really does encourage us , the owners, and staff to know we are doing something right!

Reviewed June 2, 2016

We visited at midweek lunch for some food and a drink. Staff were very friendly and the food arrived quickly. The quality of the meals was very high and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Date of visit: May 2016
1  Thank anthony p
Reviewed May 31, 2016

We arrived at The Royal Oak last night after finishing an 8 hours shift at work and after booking well in advance to be told there were no tables available, I explained to the staff and was told sorry I don't have anything to do...More

Date of visit: May 2016
2  Thank Trisha W
PeterandLouise, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2016

Sorry that you were disappointed with your visit to the Royal Oak, however we don't have an online booking system in place, so perhaps you booked with another establishment by mistake . As we are a small restaurant it is advisable to book by phone,...More

Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Food was lovely perfectly cooked, nice friendly staff. Able to bring our dog inside he was welcomed with some treats and a bowl of water.👍🏽

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Rachel A
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