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The Royal Oak Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bere Regis
Certificate of Excellence
England
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Good Pub Fare”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

My wife and I stopped here for lunch. What a nice place it was, real old English pub type place with a real bar and genuine locals. The food that we ordered was well presented and really well cooked, excellent. I an recommend this place to anyone who wants good value for money food with good service

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2014

We have just returned from a 4 night stay at The Royal Oak and we couldn't fault it. It's really well situated for getting around Dorset so would recommend it.

Jeanette and the team do an excellent job and all of the staff are very friendly. They all make sure you feel very welcome.

Room
We stayed in room 3 (the purple room on their website). The rooms are very luxurious. All rooms have been re-furbished and Jeanette has really spent time on them to make them modern and comfortable. Soft robes are provided and slippers. The room is at the front so overlooks the road but it is a quiet village so you shouldn't be disturbed. If you are a light sleeper then enquire if the other two rooms are more to the back.

Food
Arrived after 9pm due to very bad traffic and the kitchen had closed but Jeanette offered to cook us something which was a god send. Had our first taster of the Dorset sausage which is lovely.
We ate at the Royal Oak for the next two nights and the food was really good; Red Thai curry and Green Thai curry one night and we both had steak the second night. All dishes were really good. The only thing I would suggest is that they offer a more choice of potato aside from chips, perhaps new potatoes or jacket.
Breakfast was fantastic, a full English which sets you up for the day. We didn't need anything else until dinner!
On Sundays food is served until 4pm so as we were out all day, we ate in The Drax Arms in the evening and had a lovely roast so if you don't make it back to eat at The a Royal Oak then head up to The Drax Arms.

Overall, we had an excellent stay and would definitely return. Thank you Jeanette and your team for making us feel so welcome.
Angela and Colin

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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schweiz
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257 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2014

I did not slept there, only used it as a wonderful dinner experience.

We eat there during our stay in Bere Regis (2 times...) as it was so good! They have varietes of Menus on their board. The food is fresh and really tasty I can only recommend this place to others

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rhôs-on-Sea, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2014

We were staying in the village and wanted somewhere to eat at night. The Royal Oak looked inviting so in we went, the staff were very friendly and helpful. We chose from an extensive menu and both had veggie burgers with chips and salad, the food was excellent, very well cooked and presented, we would happily return if in the area again!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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West Parley, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
56 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2014

We decided to stop off and have a meal . We have driven past many times and always wondered what the food would be like.
We are so glad we did ,as the food was gorgeous.Home Cooked and very generous portions.
As it was a lovely day,we sat out in the lower patio and it was a real suntrap there.
You can also choose to sit inside or the upper patio or gardens.It's bigger than you think.
A lovely warm welcome and nothing was too much trouble,all the staff were polite and so friendly.
If you are ever in the area please stop off and have dinner there,I would thoroughly recommend it.
A really lovely choice of food and at a good price.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ruth L
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West Parley, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

We decided to stop off at Bere Regis and saw The Royal Oak and thought we would have a meal there.
We are so glad we did as the meal.we had was gorgeous. It was very friendly there and a lovely atmosphere.
As it was a nice day we sat outside in the lower patio,but there was also an upper patio and gardens you could also sit and eat.
You get a really lovely home cooked meal there and generous portions and the prices are excellent.
If you are driving by.. Pop in and try the lovely food... You won't. Be disappointed.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2014

Wonderful little place, we only stayed for a night but felt sad we weren't in the area for longer! The room was beautiful, spotlessly clean and spacious. The shower was great to use and the little extras (slippers, bath robes and alarm clock) were a lovely touch. They catered for us being vegan at breakfast and the food was excellent. Definitely recommend and will stay here again if ever in the area!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Royal Oak Hotel
Address: West Street, Bere Regis BH20 7HQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bere Regis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bere Regis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Oak Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We an Old Coaching Inn with 3 fully refurbished King Size Rooms with en-suite. ... more   less 
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