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The Royal Oak Inn

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The Square | Grange over sands, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6QB, England
015395 36259
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful red leather studded chairs. Log fire. Flag stone floors. Serving food and rooms available. Situated in the village square with a race course 4 minutes walk away! What more could you ask?

Thank CoxieandBaggy
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived at this pub with an expectation of food to be standard pub grub and your run of the mill lagers & ales. We were both pleasantly surprised by the large variety of local ales, my personal favourite was the last wolf & my partner the crusader, both of which are brewed only 60 ft away at unsworthyard. Beautiful.... More 

Thank KymaticaSmiles
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a fab place. Stumbled upon it hungry and tired and even though we had not booked on a Saturday night early doors managed to squeeze us in. Great welcome, good drinks and attentive service. Our daughter had a great childrens meal, my wife Danube of beef and I had a Cumberland sausage all excellent. Food, service and atmosphere flawless... More 

Thank bigleemcd
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for my Dads birthday the other week and the service was second to none. I reserved a table earlier that day for 8 of us and it wasn't a problem. On arrival the table was ready. Not to mention they serve the Unworthy Brewery's Beers which only makes it better. All in all. Good Service, Good Food, Generous Portions.... More 

Thank Phil L
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here on Sunday. 3 of us had gammon steak. It was ok. Chips seemed like they'd been warmed up. One had roast beef lunch. Beef was like the stuff you get on a deli counter. Veg was nice. Quite expensive food for Wetherspoons quality sorry guys cos the staff were lovely

Thank Casey B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had to wait over an hour and a half for a roast. When it eventually came it was average at best which made the wait even worse; meat was fatty in parts and I only got two small potatoes; the veg, Yorkshire pud and gravy was nice. Another slight annoyance was the roast wasn't on the menu, so didn't know... More 

Thank LaurenMcsporen8
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch was very good. Cosy friendly oldie pub. Served old peculiar which made my husband very happy. A real haven from the rain for us that day. Our sandwiches were door stop style hence the yummy.

Thank Gail R
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Caramel is now famous for it's food so the pubs have to work hard. The Royal Oak is great - good food, good prices and good service. Don't miss it

Thank Paul A
Brailsford, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Visited this pub 5 times in the week we spent near Cartmel. A great beer garden with plenty of room for everybody to find space. The local beers from Unsworths Yard are well worth a try, specially if your accomodation gives you a 10% discount card for drinks. Food was very good and I recommend the fish and chips.

Thank AshbourneIan
Bolton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We went on Wednesday night with some friends. Very friendly pub with good honest food. The staff were very pleasant and hard working whilst always making time for a chat. The food was hot and well presented. 10 out of 10 in what I imagine is a very challenging area to gain passing trade with all the pubs and restaurants... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $30
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square | Grange over sands, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6QB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grange-over-Sands  >  Cartmel
  • Phone Number: 015395 36259

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?