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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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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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

1 Thank Jules H
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Looking for a venue between Cambridgeshire & North Yorkshire we came across the Royal Oak in order to meet friends "half way" How lucky were we to stumble upon such a great place-atmosphere is always cheerful, service & food standards are top class & the menu is wideranging & well constructed. Located within a mile of the A1 its an... More 

Thank BIRDIE2Cambridge
Grantham, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Every time we visit we wonder why not come more often. The greeting is always friendly, the whole atmosphere is so hospitable and even other diners and drinkers make you feel as if this is your local. The food is well prepared and plentiful with enough variety to tempt even the most discerning of tastes. Nothing is too much trouble... More 

Thank MikeH007
Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We first visited about three months ago for a meal and have been back about six times since. The meals have been faultless and the beer (Marstons Pedegree) great. The staff are friendly, helpful and make your visit very pleasant. We will return.

Thank Alan H
Ashington, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

What a lovely atmospheric pub and restaurant selling a lovely pint of Marston's Pedigree. The staff were pleasant and attentive with good food, maybe a little pricey for what is essentially 'pub grub' but the busy atmosphere on a mid week night speaks volumes. No small part was played by the pleasantness of the regulars who all said hello or... More 

Thank Roppa4116
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

The royal oak is a lovely pub. Very welcoming and friendly staff. Nice quirky surroundings with a real country feel. This is the kind of pub you expect to find when you go for a drive in the country. Fair prices, very reasonable and excellent home cooked hearty food with generous portions. We love this pub on all 3 visits... More 

Thank Jayryan1
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Visited this Sunday and had an amazing meal this must be one of the best kept secrets for miles around, The Sunday lunch was amazing as was the staff including the owner who took the time to have a quick chat with our party of four whilst we enjoyed our coffees, We travelled a reasonable distance and can,t wait to... More 

Thank mikeben123
London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Went here as a group of 4 and we all had Sunday lunch so didn't experience this place as a pub. Two of us had pork, two beef. The beef was cooked very well and exactly right for the different rareness each of the people wanted. Often places get 'rare' wrong, but this was done to perfection. I can't give... More 

Thank James C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 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?