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The food and service was lovely. Very personable and pleasant wait staff. This is my second visit to The Royal Oak. The ambiance is friendly. I would return again for drinks and food.
They never let us down. Quality pub food at its best, now while there are refurbs coming we hope the menu won't change, can't go wrong here!
We went there for dinner. It has delicious food as well as kind and ready to help staff. Really great experience. It is worth the money.
Friendly staff,great value food . Good selection on the menu , went for A firm favourite of fish and chips ,really nice will be going back next time in York
Wonderful staff. I booked this venue for a family reunion. 11 family members travelling from all over the country from as far away as Aberdeen. We arrived to find several of our family members sat at a table having a good chat. We were shown to a lovely function room. Large table in the middle set out for our party. Ii was ideal and a surprise. We were given the menus, but we were so busy chatting and catching up none of had decided what we wanted. Absolutely no problem. Take as long as you want. He returned, and we gave him our orders which he took down in a methodical way so that when he returned with the meals he knew exactly who was having what. The meals were not 'gourmet' but all the plates were empty and everyone had enjoyed what they had. Because we were in the lovely function room we were able to share memories. laugh, and be very relaxed without disturbing anyone else. The gentleman came back and asked if we wanted sweets and/or coffee, and if we did would we mind decamping to the 'snug' as the function room was booked for another party. As we had taken such a long time we didn't mind at all. The 'snug' was another very pleasant small room which we had to ourselves. We enjoyed coffee and puddings. Only downside some coffees were brought before the sweets so the coffee was 'warm', but they did explain they only had a small coffee machine and it took a while to do. All in all for our leisurely gathering this was an ideal venue and the staff could not have been more helpful.
We pre-booked for Sunday lunch as we were warned this place gets busy. When we arrived every table in the dining room was taken proving the popularity we had heard. There were 3 choices of meat and some other items on the menu and they were offering a deal on 2 or 3 courses. We had our 3 yr old in tow so we ploughed straight into the mains as she would never have waited for us to enjoy what was a nice choice of starters. The roasts were piping hot and plentiful. We especially loved the cauliflower cheese which we fought over the largest piece and the mini was delighted with her pared down version of our dishes which was not an option on the child’s menu however they accommodated just for us. They included an ice cream for the small as part of a child’s menu deal which was a nice touch considering we had ordered off menu and so we decided to also indulge in a sweet course. My Belgian waffle looked so good that food envy took over the other two and we all demolished it within seconds. Needless to say we were glad of the walk home. The Royal Oak staff were attentive, welcoming and delightful and our 2 course meal came to less than £40 for 2 adults and 1 child. What a bargain for freshly prepared and well cooked food. We will certainly we recommending and coming back. Well done.
Upon arrival at 11:55 we found the front door locked with no visible indication of opening times, when a member of the royal oak team came out to out to put the a frame outside he informed me 'not open yet' when I moved towards the door. When I informed him we had a booked for 12 noon he replied 'still got 9 minutes to wait' which was a little short tempered and unnecessary but proceeded to wait until 12:05 when the pub opened. Once inside we were seated promptly, service was efficient and polite. Food was excellent and the surprise of free prosecco and desert for mothers was a lovely and very considerate surprise on nothing Sunday. The staff were attentive without being intrusive and added to the enjoyment of our meal Russ
The Royal Oak is a character pub and run by a lovely couple who make you feel very welcome. We arrived earlier than our reservation but where shown to a table no problems, two menus available a set one or one with more dishes which we opted for. Our meal was served in good time and was hot and very well presented so much more than a pub meal the prices were very reasonable and the service was great. After wards there was a pub quiz going on which we were invited to attend it was great fun and we had a great time.
Great pub with a good little restaurant. The room was warm and cosy and our table was set up for u when I arrived. We had a little wait for the food, around 20 minutes, but we were in catch up mode so time just flew. and it was eventually brought by a very friendly young man. I met with a group of 3 school friends and this venue is one of our favourites - the food is always good and plentiful and not badly priced. We enjoyed ourselves so much last night that we have booked our next meeting already.
I am a wheelchair person I phone told no problem at all. We arrived a bit early again nothing was to much trouble tables moved so I could go right in . We had Sunday lunch which you could die for great portions and the Yorkshire pudding was light and fluffy we did not have a pudding but the service was second to none if in wheels go there if not still go one great place