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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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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Hervey H
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 4 weeks ago

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 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
Level Contributor
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 

Thank BunnyMB
Grantham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Red01972
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 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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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 bubbles 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 

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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
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
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?