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The Royal oak

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Bar, British, Pub
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Bromyard downs, Bromyard, England
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pub was very accommodating. We booked the table and took all the dogs for a glorious walk in the woods and on the Downs. They all had a brilliant time. The hosts welcomed the dogs but we left them in the car. We were able to see them from our table. Our host was so attentive and pleasant. The... More 

Thank judy c
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my most favourite pub for the service, the scenery and the excellent food! Whether u want a drink in a lovely beer garden, a full function, a lunch or a meal out with friends and family it's perfect! Cannot recommend this pub/restaurant enough! Family run and so welcoming! Lasagne and steak are my personal favourites! Give it a... More 

2 Thank Becky S
Churchdown, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely dog friendly pun on a lovely setting on the Downs All of the food was very good and the veggie burger was excellent The only minus was our waitress was so apologetic for a few things being off the menu to the point of being patronising It's great to have good customer service but this was over the top.... More 

Thank Chris M
phil w, Owner at The Royal oak, responded to this review

So sorry to offend if we got it wrong, or should I not have mentioned it? Do try us again, we have your best possible dinning experience as our aim and We are guilty of being well brought up Brits. best regards, The Royal Oak. More 

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89 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have not long moved to this area, my wife came across the Royal Oak when driving around to familiarise herself with the surroundings. What a great little find, we went for an early dinner, lovely well kept garden, comfy seating, high standard of customer service and a chef who can cook a steak how you ask for it. For... More 

1 Thank philipt738
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We popped in last night for a meal and it was truly scrumptious! Delicious lasagne and amazing steak; wonderful service such friendly guys! The Guinness (according to Hub) is the best pint he's had in a long time! Highly recommended! Xx

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hereford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We visited here last evening and were very impressed with the appearance of the grounds when we arrived as they looked very well kept, tidy and clean. However, we were somewhat surprised that there were only another couple of tables occupied in the restaurant. We ordered our meals and were a little disappointed when they arrived, although not sufficiently enough... More 

1 Thank Ian J
phil w, Owner at The Royal oak, responded to this review

Dear Ian J Thank you for the opportunity to elude to the quality and good value we pride ourselves on providing here at the Royal Oak. upon your last visit to us a year ago you were not best pleased at the sights and sounds of a busy pub, it seems a quieter evening is not to your liking ether?... More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Great location let down by the landlords attitude. I stood waiting to be served at an empty bar for fat to long. Landlord was behind the bar but to busy tiding glasses to serve me. This happened again for our 2nd drink when I was told Id have to wait as were very busy !! there were 4 other people... More 

Thank PaulTR1959
phil w, Owner at The Royal oak, responded to this review

Now does this sound like the royal oak you all know and love? We have never refused service to a customer without an explanation, and a group of 18 on a birthday dinner with us at The Royal Oak had ordered 3 bottles of bubbly, and 18 glasses had to be polished and charged for the speeches, I asked for... More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Popped in a couple of weeks ago the landlord and his son were friendly and even though it had just turned 9 still let us order food cheese chips on this occasion. because they were so nice and friendly we have been back twice steak and chips last week gammon and chips tonight oh and a big banana sundae we... More 

1 Thank Antony B
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Excellent Meal, friendly service, in pleasant surroundings will visit again if we are in the area, individually cooked meals

1 Thank 201Ian
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Tried to book a table using e mail. No response. Went to pub. Closed. Internet and sign outside said it was open. It wasn't. Ate somewhere else. Happy days!!

1 Thank Larry H
phil w, Owner at The Royal oak, responded to this review

Always best to phone before you arrive we will take the time and number of people who want to eat with us and a phone number from you to inform you of any change in circumstances, internet is not checked during, only after service. Glad you were not greatly inconvenienced. Regards, The Royal Oak. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bromyard downs, Bromyard, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Herefordshire  >  Bromyard
  • Phone Number: 01885-482-585
The Royal oak in Bromyard is set in beautiful gardens, the food is reasonably priced, well presented and very nice. Well worth a visit.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?