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Royal Oak

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Reviewed today via mobile

The Royal Oak was closed for a while but is back. The refurbishment is low key, with not a massive difference inside. The biggest change is the staff atmosphere - they now seem to welcome customers, which was not the case when we last visited...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank TurboNick
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sun, shining. The birds, singing. The beer, flowing. Walking down the yellow brick road we just so happened to stumble across this gem of a pub. with the doors open wide we were resistant to their charms, we had to go in. The music...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Jackkcaj123
LukeBenjiPullen, General Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Jackkcaj123 Firstly thank you for leaving us a review! Secondly I am sorry for the delay in responding we have spent a few days pondering over and indeed enjoying your fabulous review and I can assure you it brought me and my team much...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a delight!! Wonderful food, friendly staff and great service. Still resembles an old style pub but with class. Well done Luke, Tom and staff. XMore

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank Debi P
LukeBenjiPullen, General Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Debi P Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so proud that the building has been kept in the old style and it definitely has been received well locally. Our head chef Richard will be delighted about your...More

Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

This was a great pub long ago, but collapsed for many years despite great location and premises. Walking home from the station on Wednesday I decided to see what it was like after recent change of ownership and it’s been transformed. The interior is now...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank barrywestwood
LukeBenjiPullen, General Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi barrywestwood Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Pub of the year just over 30 years ago and they are rather big boots to fill but rest assured we are giving it our best shot! Thank you for listening to...More

Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

We had heard that the new owners of The Royal Oak had completely changed the offer available and as we were looking for a venue locally for a family meal we decided to give it a go. We were welcomed well and found the meal...More

Thank John H
LukeBenjiPullen, General Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi John H I have today spoken to our head chef Richard about this and you right we should be stocking a Gluten Free substitute! Without your feedback we would be much slower in responding to issues like this so I really am very grateful...More

Reviewed May 7, 2019

I have tested the newly owned pub 4 times in as many weeks and the food is unquestionably the best this pub has had to offer in 30 years. The cote de beef 🥩 is amazing, The pies are exquisite and the vegetables fresh and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Cathy D
LukeBenjiPullen, General Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2019

Hi Cathy D Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! An amazing review and your kind words will be shared this week at our team meeting, our head Chef Richard works very hard to get his recipes perfect and he will...More

Reviewed May 5, 2019

Just recently celebrated my mums 80th birthday at The Oak. The food was absolutely beautiful. We had various dishes which everyone said was superb. It was piping hot,which if I’m honest makes it for me and it’s one of the key things when getting food...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank bestwestern33
LukeBenjiPullen, General Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2019

Hi bestwestern33 Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Sian & Theo really are fantastic members of our team and they will be delighted with your comments and will be rewarded, thank you for choosing to host the party with us...More

Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

Came here with a friend for a couple of drinks and saw an amazing steak fridge - ended eating a 750g cote de boeuf... thank you guys for an amazing meal I’m not sure where I can eat steak now though...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Sam W
LukeBenjiPullen, General Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2019

Hi Sam W Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we love our steaks and we are so happy you love them too! With so many more dishes to try we hope to see you again soon! Hope to see you...More

Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

Have visited the Royal Oak a few times since the renovation but only for drinks, last night my fiancé and I ate there, and I have to say the food and service was outstanding. I had the duck sausage roll with date ketchup to start,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank L8233QSjohnm
LukeBenjiPullen, General Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2019

Hi John M Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Sian has been rewarded on the back of your review and we are delighted you had the experience we expect every guest to have. Great choice on sharing the cote de...More

Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

We visited last night with some friends who had come to visit us from Newbury. The transformation is excellent with the new layout and food. I had been a fan of the Glasshouse with it being my pub of choice but due to the recent...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank KevMeisterGeneral
LukeBenjiPullen, General Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2019

Hi KevMeisterGeneral Thank you for your review we are delighted you love our pub as much as we do! Richard our head chef appreciates your comments he certainly has been working hard to get the food right and we will keep trying new dishes to...More

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polly h
May 23, 2019|
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Response from LukeBenjiPullen | Property representative |
Hi, we are ongoing with changes to the garden but we have new furniture and have had a deep clean and painted all of our garden furniture. Thank you for your enquiry! The Royal Oak Team
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eveyjade
July 1, 2018|
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Response from Cathy D | Reviewed this property |
The chef is amazing and the food superb.
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