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The Royal Oak

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Main Street, Long Bennington NG23 5DJ, England
+44 1400 281332
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have e a holiday cottage in the area and my clients cannot praise the Royal Oak highly enough.The interior is pleasing the food plentiful and good and the prices reasonable. We often use it ourselves since we are.not far away.We have never had a poor meal. It is best to book the Sunday Lunch as it is very popular.... More 

Thank jeanann1485
Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just visited the royal oak today at lunch time. It was the most amazing meal we have had. Massive portions too. The service was excellent and nothing was to much trouble. Prices very good and a very good mixed menu to suit all tastes. We will be going back very soon.

Thank peterZ738AW
Belton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

A lovely pub that serves fantastic pub food! Big portions and I couldn't eat it all but I must say everything I had was perfect! I even asked for crackling with my roast chicken dinner and chef brought it out personally for me! The roast potatoes are the best and apparently the owner gets up early and nurtures them personally!... More 

Thank AndrewBeale
Grantham, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

How can an eatery be this good? The question is purely rhetorical as I already have the answer, great food, lovely atmosphere and superb staff who it seems are there to make everything better for you than your last visit - if that is possible! You are welcomed as if you are a member of the family, nothing is to... More 

Thank MikeH007
Grantham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Visited recently, treated extremely well; great service pleasant atmosphere & surroundings. Food was excellent, beautifully presented from an extensive menu. We all enjoyed a very pleasant experience & would definitely recommend a visit! We will return.

Thank Echoes55
Sleaford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This was a pleasant surprise, I went there with my in-laws and wife on there recommendation, (so didn't expect a lot ) This is a little gem of a place, really great service, really really great food at a competitive price with large portions, comfortable atmosphere and ambience, friendly staff and lovely Décor I will definitely be going back again... More 

Thank bruntonlincs
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Looked like a nice pub from the outside, and the inside was fine. However, the service was bordering on rude. It wasn't particularly busy, so we didn't expect to have to wait as long as we did, and then when we were served anyone would think we were putting the barmaid out. Lacking in manners and any sort of customer... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Called in for lunch one weekday and was pleasantly surprised by the meanu and the garden at the back. It was a nice setting in which to eat a very well presented lunch. The food arrived (a huge salad and a huge veggie burger) to a Wow! from both of us - both looked superb. The chips were not quite... More 

Thank ZiggyJoLo
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

went with friends on saturday evening 8pm - the hostess was excellent in her hospitality skills - the table was beautiful and the menu was varied and catered for us all, including a vegetarian. The food arrived hot and excellent quality, as were the puds. We had a wonderful night and will be back. Highly recommended.

Thank Heidihi1301
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Called last minute on a Sunday morning to reserve a table for lunch. Hoped the reviews were accurate as I've yet to really enjoy a roast out in the two years we've been in the area. From the welcome we received when we arrived to the standard of the food it can't be faulted. A busy summer Sunday lunch time,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Long Bennington NG23 5DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Long Bennington
  • Phone Number: +44 1400 281332

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?