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“Excellent pub food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Brandon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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“Excellent pub food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

We were staying at the Mercure hotel next door and decided to try out this pub, which is less than ten minutes' walk away. What a good decision! This is a really pleasant country pub with a great, relaxed atmosphere serving high quality pub grub.

Prices may not be rock bottom, but the quality makes it decent value. There's a large and varied menu too, with lots of specials on the board. I had chicken and mushroom pie, which was advertised as creamy and certainly was. Everything we had was delicious.

What I really liked was that it still felt like a proper pub, so you feel you can still relax with a drink and not feel out of place. Service was really food too, friendly and efficient (and the barman was very handsome, which always helps!)

Would highly recommend if you're in the area or staying at the hotel.

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Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
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“A perfect family meal.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

100% recommended. Everyones meal was gorgeous, portions were generous to say the least. We had booked in advance and our table was set up and waiting, which was wise as they were very busy. Staff were extremely helpful and service was fast, which was great to say how popular and busy it was. A lovely pleasant atmosphere in this place. We had 2 toddlers and a baby and they could not have been made more welcome. Very reasonable prices. It was my Mums birthday and they made it a very special occasion. We will be back very soon!

  • Visited March 2013
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“Great pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Staying at the Mercure hotel for the weekend, which is just a minute round the corner, and decided to stop in at the Royal Oak for Sunday lunch.

Plenty to choose from, a decent menu and a substantial specials board too. We opted for roast beef as it was Sunday. Portion was huge, gravy was decent home made rather than packet, and the Yorkshire pud was lovely. If I had any criticism at all, it might be that there was quite a bit of fat and sinew in our meat - but we may have just been slightly unlucky with our portion. The meat itself though was beatufully cooked tasty and tender.

The beer was in good order too - if we are in the area again, we'll be back for more!

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Flitwick, England, United Kingdom
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“Great food, decent prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

Great country pub. The 241 menu with good selection (steak and kidney pie and sticky toffee pudding buth superb!) and good beers. Can't ask for much better than that really!

  • Visited March 2013
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“Good, honest value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

It's a small pub with a good sized dining. The menu is comprehensive without being overwhelming. Quality is good and prices are right. It's not cheap but it's fresh and well presented.
Recommended!
It gets busy so probably worth booking.

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