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The Royal Oak Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bere Regis
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 14, 2014

I have been to the royal oak on two occasions to eat, December 2013 and recently June 2014. On both occasions I was with a group of 7 - 10 guests and arrived unannounced. On both occasions the staff were willing to accommodate our party without hesitation. They have a wide selection of meals displayed on a board in the dining area. On both occasions the food has been good quality, which appears to be locally sourced and we have really enjoyed it. I will definitely visit again if passing by in the future.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

My family booked all 3 rooms that are available. All the rooms have been recently refurbished. Our room was large with a beautiful wooden bed. The shower was large and very good, plenty of hot water. Jeanette and her team were all very friendly and helpful, going beyond the call of duty to help us. The full English breakfast even had homemade hash browns. I would highly recommend to my friends.

Room Tip: All 3 rooms are good. We stayed in room 1.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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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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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.

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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

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely but if you are a light sleeper, ask if room 1 or 2 is more to the back of the p...
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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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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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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Thank Andy J
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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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Address: West Street, Bere Regis BH20 7HQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bere Regis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bere Regis
Price Range: $118 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Oak Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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