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The Royal Oak

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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High Street | Porlock, Somerset, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8PS, England
+44 1643 862798
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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All hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only went for drink with my wife but the food that came out looked good. Nice wood burner going which made it very cosy

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Thank Bob T
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a tremendous find - it was wet and cold and my wife and I needed warmth, beer and feeding. We arrived after the lunch session however we're greeted by the friendly landlady with a smile and positive attitude to include an offering of fantastic home made beef stew and mustard mash - nice pint of bitter and home made... More 

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Thank Peter S
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely welcoming pub with excellent food at reasonable prices. The landlady Karen is very knowledgeable about her beers and whiskies and the meals were freshly cooked, nicely presented and plentiful.Dogs are made welcome .

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Thank Kath T
Romsey, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had supper here and it was delicious. Apart from the other couple near us who were having a domestic, which we found quite entertaining, the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Thank you Royal Oak.

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Thank Dani P
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This charming pub has a real 'local' feel to it, low beams, log fires and they serve food until 9pm which is why we went (having arrived late into Porlock). The menu is of the 'hearty' variety, very reasonably priced. I opened for the beef stew with mustard mash veg and crusty bread, delicious, Juliette had the vegetable and cheese... More 

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Thank Michael W
Alton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

So good we returned twice more in a four day stay. Good service, good beer. Even allowed us to deviate from the menu.

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Thank Geoff P
St Austell, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

The atmosphere in the Royal Oak is lovely; the staff are very friendly and the log burner very warm. Our host was very charming and attentive and her staff obviously trained to equal standard. The food was very good; so much so that we returned for meals on the following two evenings and they kept their high standard up on... More 

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Thank Hariette T
Taunton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

The Royal Oak is a good pub used by the locals. There is a good choice on the menu plus specials. The meat is bought locally and so is very fresh and there is a good choice of beers. We went twice - there is a good atmosphere but not too noisy.

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Thank littledoris2016
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

The Royal Oak is a very friendly, welcoming local pub. A good slection of Ales and Ciders and lovely home cooked food. Does get busy most days and very busy at weekends. Great for either just a quick pint or a whole evening of food and socialising.

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Thank Jeanette W
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Called in for a pint after having a meal elsewhere, and there was a good atmosphere in the bar, a mix of locals and visitors to the area. The landlady is very bubbly and friendly, all customers got a hearty welcome, and she couldn't have been more helpful - my friend wanted a Becks which they didn't have and she... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Porlock, Somerset, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Porlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1643 862798

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?