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The Royal Oak

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub
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Main Street, Long Bennington NG23 5DJ, England
01400 281332
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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 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank BunnyMB
Grantham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic salmon stroganoff!! Rachel manages the restaurant and bar with her team efficiently & always makes you feel welcome.

Thank Red01972
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on Friday and was ready to give five stars on the basis of the excellent food. Planned to visit again for lunch on the way back on Tuesday. Couldn't find any kitchen opening times online. Tried calling the phone number, but just got through to a bizarre series of beeps. Arrived at 13:50 to find that... More 

Thank mcb30
Grantham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brought some clients with me for lunch. As a vegan I am always offered a good meal but I must say their vegetable curry is by far the best I've ever had. I will be looking for a reason to go out for lunch again. I can't recommend this place enough.

Thank TrevB150
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've visited the Royal Oak a few times since work relocated nearby a few months ago. I've been for lunch and dinner a few times now and have always been nothing but mightily impressed by the friendly welcome & attentive service, the choice and quality of food and the surroundings. I haven't eaten indoors yet, as they have a wonderful... More 

Thank Andy W
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Have only visited twice, once for dinner and once for lunch, but would recommend this is a very good 'food pub' - people don't just go there for a drink. The food is typical pub grub but it is good quality, well cooked and plentiful. Charming service too. I just wish it was within walking distance instead of a 10... More 

Thank lizrichard2016
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

We love this place, food is always good and service first class. It's a pub at the end of the day so a bit noisy sometimes but a great place for a good meal. Keep it up Jake

Thank SteveP2909
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Been several times before always been great, was disappointed this time. Had booked a table was then asked to move to different one in middle of pub not in dining area. Basically got told to hurry & decide as kitchen closing 8.30 sat night??? Food ok. Shall be giving a miss for a while.

3 Thank Jules H

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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
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Long Bennington NG23 5DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Long Bennington
  • Phone Number: 01400 281332

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