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The Royal Oak Hotel

Chester Road, Kelsall, Chester CW6 0RR England
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We have 16 new beautifully appointed modern boutique bedrooms all with en-suite, tea coffee making facilities, flat screen television, Free wifi, bathrobes and daily maid service.
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susyq1967 wrote a review Apr 2021
Llandudno Junction, United Kingdom474 contributions56 helpful votes
And boy, were we ready for it. So I researched some pubs around the area and settled on here as it had a good value Sunday lunch. 3 courses for £20. We were seated immediately and drinks order taken. Then we waited... And waited... Before asking for a menu. Surprised not to be given a Sunday lunch menu and asked about it. She went off to manager and returned saying... "limited menu so that offer not available". Yet all the items were on the regular menu and available!!! Oh well, guess they needed to claw some money back. Food was OK. Hot and a decent if not huge portion.. But beef was a little overcooked and drying out. Gravy was lovely. Dessert (same as set menu), was a disappointment. Very small scoop of ice cream. Sticky toffee pudding was overdone in microwave. You could tell by the texture. £55 for 2 mains, 2 desserts, 3 and a half pints, so not totally over the top. Service though was slow. Should not have to ask for menu and they went to take order from a table that arrived later than us first. However, staff were pleasant and given it was their first dining in service, I'd possibly be willing to go again when things settle down for them.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lou wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Have eaten here previously a couple of years back and enjoyed it so decided to order from the take away menu in lockdown. Spent over £40 on 4 meals, 2 fish and chips and 2 meals for the kids. Really really disappointed. The fish and chips were both oven frozen meals , I could have gone the co-op and got a bag of chips and frozen fish and put them in the oven for less than a fiver. Kids had mash which was like instant mash. Threw 3/4 of it away, only ate what we did because we were starving. Don’t know if it’s been taken over by new management or they just haven’t got a chef in atm but they really shouldent be charging over £10 a meal for this frozen garbage.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from Roy Oak, General Manager at The Royal Oak Hotel
Responded 6 Mar 2021
Thank you for leaving a review of your Experience when you ordered a takeaway. I have read your review carefully there are certain things you mention that lead me to conclude one of two things. Either this is not The Royal Oak in Kelsall or that this review is written with malice or prejudice or both. The reasons are as follows: 2 Fish and Chips and two kids meals would not have cost over £ 40 as you state in your review as our very popular Fish and Chips cost £10 per portion and our kids meals cost no more than £ 5 and so you would not be charged over £ 40 as stated in in your review. We do not serve mashed potato with our kids meals and had we done so it would be Homemade as is all food served at The Royal Oak in Kelsall. To refer to our food as frozen garbage on a platform such as this when our telephone number is clearly stated on our website/menus . Had I personally had an issue with food quality from where ever I had purchased the first thing I would have done is to contact either by Telephone or email the establishment in question with my grievance to gain a response from the management, neither of which you have done, but rather anonymously hidden here on Trip Advisor.
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Tilly173 wrote a review Oct 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom32 contributions37 helpful votes
Our travel plans changed to be wary of Covid, so picked a small countryside B&B to do some walking along the Sandstone Trail over the weekend. Great hotel, attentive staff, it was clean, felt Covid safe and the food was excellent. The food far exceeded expectations! Only improvement I would say is the some of the furniture in room is looking a bit tired n could do with an upgrade. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
2 Helpful votes
Christine F wrote a review Oct 2020
Warwickshire37 contributions16 helpful votes
We’ve stayed here many times now and it’s our preferred choice whenever visiting Chester. It’s 15 minutes drive from Cheshire Oaks and the same to Chester City Centre. The hotel rooms are lovely and always clean. We upgraded to have a larger room. All Covid restrictions are wholly in place with signage clear. The food here is always fantastic and the service equally as good. If you’re looking for a great place to stay or eat (or both) with a more personal experience you won’t be disappointed!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
robert c wrote a review Sep 2020
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All staff very sociable and seems place getting going again after pandemic situation. Stayed two nights in an upgraded room which was very spacious with very nice bathroom .Nicely placed for local walks and receiption will supply handy info for these. Would have liked to have seen waiting staff possibily wearing face masks whilst serving food.However would stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: upgraded room at front has bright street light..not good for sleepers requiring a dark room
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US$87 - US$157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandCheshireChesterKelsall
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Royal Oak Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Royal Oak Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Oulton Park Circuit (7.6 km), Crocky Trail (6.3 km), and J F Polo Academy (4.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Royal Oak Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at The Royal Oak Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Royal Oak Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Royal Oak Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bluebell Cafe at Barrowmore, Cornichon at The Gunnery, and The Hornsmill at Helsby.
Is The Royal Oak Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Kelsall.
Are there any historical sites close to The Royal Oak Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Beeston Castle (1.7 km).