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“lunch with my husband after hillhead”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Hurdlow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Postcode: SK17 9QJ
Matlock, United Kingdom
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“lunch with my husband after hillhead”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014

we have just visited this beautiful pub onroute home .The welcome was fantastic and the atmosphere lovely we were surprised at how busy the pub and restaurant was we both had a drink and myself i had a meal .The choice was fantastic and i opted for the beef lasagne .We sat outside in the sun and my meal came .It was so well presented and hot the chips were the best ive had and the side salad was colourful and fresh with a lovely balsamic dressing, the lasagne was superb and plenty of it it tasted amazing.We shall definatley go back again but have been told to book well done we were so impressed with everthing jim x lisa hardy matlock

  • Visited June 2014
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“Sunny evening meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Decided to try the Royal Oak while staying at the lovely Old Vicarage B&B in Wetton, the atmosphere was lovely and the staff friendly the meals were well presented and very good with generous portions

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Shardlow, null, United Kingdom
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“One of the Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

We made a booking for 16 people and was accommodated in the cellar dining area on trestle tables. We all chose the £15.50 two course set menu which had a fairly wide choice main meals and dessert. Considering there was so many of us, the food was delivered to all at the same time, piping hot and huge portions. The beef & Stilton Pasty is superb and highly recommended. My wife had the Ploughmans and was without doubt the largest we have ever seen and an amazing selection. If you are in this area, dining here is a must. It was very busy and we had pre booked our tables, may be a good idea to do the same so not to be disappointed. Highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2014
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic meals, Greats beers, Excellent location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2014

We stayed as a family group at the pub's camp site and had an excellent evening meal after a day on the the nearby cycle trails.
The menu was extensive and the food was fantastic. Personally my Steak & twice cooked chips with all the trimmings was as good as I've ever eaten ! Others had home made pies, fish & chips. Good traditional pub food, but very well cooked and enjoyed in a friendly atmosphere.
We will certainly visit again.

  • Visited May 2014
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London, England
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“Good food, good beer, good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

As a party of 8 we ate at the Royal Oak for 3 consecutive nights while staying at Hurdlow Grange. Each night we found the food and service to be very good, even when very busy on the Saturday evening. There is a good selection of local beers and wines are well priced.The menu is extensive and should cater for most tastes with highlights being Barnsley chops, a selection of pies and fish & chips. Portions are large! If we had one criticism we would have preferred the chips to have been a bit crisper but it's a relatively minor matter. Other vegetables were cooked well. Highly recommended.

Visited June 2014
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