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5.0 /6 Excellent 77 Reviews

The Royal Oak, York

City Centre European, British £££ +100
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About The Royal Oak, York

Yorkshire is a haven for real ale enthusiasts and The Royal Oak, conveniently located in the heart of York’s city centre, offers an array of quality cask ales alongside a menu of hearty British pub food, with its cosy and traditional atmosphere topping it all off. Placed on the historic Goodramgate, just a short walk from York Minster Cathedral and a few moments from Monk Bar, The Royal Oak provides the perfect setting to refuel after a day spent exploring the sights of the city.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 22:00
The Royal Oak, York, 18 Goodramgate, YO1 7LG York

Further Information

Situated inside a 14th century building and decorated in a charming old-fashioned style, The Royal Oak in York’s city centre offers guests the full Yorkshire pub experience. Boasting an array of real ales – three permanent ones as well as a number of guest ales on tap – The Royal Oak will certainly delight lovers of Yorkshire’s favourite tipple. Great ale needs some great food to go along with it, and the menu here features British classics, all crafted from scratch using locally-source produce, adding to the pub’s homely feel.

Some of the choices on offer include beer-battered haddock and chips, homemade pie of the day and Scottish salmon fillet, as well as some dishes with international influences like the spicy Moroccan tagine, pasta and risotto. Why not head over to The Royal Oak on a Sunday and tuck into the traditional Sunday lunch? Located in the historic heart of York, this city centre pub is popular with tourists with its close proximity to a number of attractions. Book a table a get yourself down to Goodmangate for real ale, comforting cuisine and some good old Yorkshire hospitality!


77 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 77 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: delicious
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1 review so far 5
11.02.2016 16:46

The place was welcoming, warm and friendly - very pleasant and helpful staff. Eating area is a little on the small side but they seemed to cope with ensuring people were seated. Food very good and reasonably priced but my plate was a little on the cool side for me.

2 reviews so far 6
27.07.2016 12:45

A warm and friendly atmosphere in a historic pub, close to all the other attraction of York, the food and drinks are very reasonable with a good menu, we look forward to eating there again on our next visit to York

1 review so far 6
23.12.2016 07:40

Lovely place, great food and great service! Enjoyed a lunch meal with family and was a lovely setting for a traditional meal as well as lots of choice, will definitely be booking again next time as it does get very busy!

1 review so far 6
17.03.2017 16:23

Good quality pub food at reasonable prices; good service from friendly and enthusiastic staff and great music. Will definitely come again. Brought along some American visitors who also very much enjoyed the experience. Thank you and see you soon.

1 review so far 6
02.05.2016 13:53

The Royal Oak is a traditional pub serving food. The menu offered a variety of options and our party were not disappointed with their food, delicious and freshly cooked, also good value for money. I would certainly recommend it

1 review so far 6
04.09.2016 17:07

My wife went to The Royal Oak for an evening meal expecting good atmosphere in traditional surroundings, good food and good service. We were not disappointed and our expectations were surpassed from "good" to "excellent".

1 review so far 5
18.06.2017 21:47

Wonderful old english, charming pub. Very acomadating staff and lovely foid at affordable prce. Family of four eating . We always research wisely to make sure we not only get to eat great food in nice surroundings. But. Get value for money

4 reviews so far 5
25.10.2016 18:27

A very pleasant cosy room with friendly staff and good food. The menu was varied with lots to choose from and we particularly liked the deal on the Prosecco (I am duty bound to say that other sparkling wines are available!)

1 review so far 6
08.12.2016 10:41

Great restaurant, lovely staff and delicious food. We had the three course Xmas meal which was amazing! We picked The Royal Oak out of many other restaurants in York and were not disappointed.

1 review so far 6
31.03.2017 21:13

Fantastic service and very personable and friendly. Food was delicious! We were there on Mother's Day, and they were busy, but still we felt well taken care of. Would highly recommended a visit!

1 review so far 5
31.03.2016 07:43

great food and a good atmosphere. So nice to be in a proper old style pub and not a chain. The home made fish cakes were tasty and the home made yorkshire pudding delicious. would recommend. Staff very friendly

3 reviews so far 5
20.04.2017 07:40

Really nice table, friendly quick service, good sized portions, really tasty food! Was a but of a washout outside on our visit so this helped to warm us up! Will definitely return on our next visit to York!

1 review so far 6
23.04.2017 18:37

What can I say? The service was swift and friendly, the food was excellent and the whole experience was just effortless. They will definitely be getting some return custom from us.

1 review so far 6
16.02.2016 15:19

Good food, attentive but not overbearing service. Gave us nice gaps between courses, did not feel at all rushed. Being Valentines day the special menu was on, it was excellent.

2 reviews so far 5
27.03.2017 12:18

the roast beef and Yorkshire pudding were amazing!! best roast I've had ain a long time and what a beautiful establishment it was! A proper traditional boozer, lovely atmosphere and traditional furnishings. A must visit!!

3 reviews so far 6
26.02.2017 19:47

Lovely pub, excellent service and a warm welcome, we arrived early for our reservation but this was no problem and we were taken through to our table straight away.

1 review so far 4
16.03.2017 08:28

Sunday lunch was very disappointing, basically one very large Yorkshire pudding with nothing much else tiny amount of meat and veg! I did complain and it was put right but my husband still had a small plate! Nice old pub on the upside.

3 reviews so far 6
27.10.2016 21:27

Bar is well kept and run and real ale is kept excellent. Had the Morrocann Lanb which was perfect. The Royal Oak is perfect well worth a visit

1 review so far 6
16.04.2017 18:27

Lovely menu and great atmosphere. Friendly and efficient service and I would recommend and will visit again. The gin choice is a bonus....wide range as previously dinner drink

1 review so far 6
28.02.2017 20:52

Fantastic food served in attractive surrounding. Good service from both members of staff on duty and nothing we asked of them was too much trouble. Definitely going back.