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The Royal Oak Restaurant

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Chester Road, Kelsall, Chester CW6 0RR, England
+44 1829 751208
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Chester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiance and I went here for lunch today for the first time and we certainly weren't disappointed! We were greeted by Peter, and then Andrew, as soon as we arrived and given a choice of table. Menus were promptly brought over and drinks order taken. When our food arrived it was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. We finished off... More 

Thank Celticditsy
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172 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this pub cum hotel as a family group of 8. The service and food was excellent. I can recommend the ox cheek which was delicious. On a personal level I find serving fries in a pretend deep frier and milk in a mini churn one of my pet annoyances but that didn't take away from the quality of... More 

Thank Uppermilden
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our daughter was married here last September, which was just lovely. We have been promising ourselves a return visit to the restaurant since then and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere is welcoming and relaxed, the service good and the food great. This will definitely be one on our 'favourites' list.

1 Thank Colanbar
Chester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm welcome, nice atmosphere, good service, interesting menu which makes it hard to choose, everything cooked to perfection.. we all had different and everyone said theirs was the best! Will certainly be back.

Thank suel l
Formby, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed a couple of nights recently and the room was clean, but rather small with limited wardrobe space/hangers. The bed was reasonably comfortable and the bathroom was clean and tidy. We ate both nights in the restaurant, which was quite busy, but the food was excellent on both nights. Staff were friendly and helpful. The full English breakfast is cooked... More 

Thank Steveb5708
Chester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Haven't been before normally go to another pub but after bad meal service fancied a change. From the moment I opened the back door was greeted with smiles from all staff. John was very welcoming couldn't do enough to help. I only had an hour as my son had karate lesson. I ordered goats cheese starter and side of skinny... More 

Thank epcot2017
Chester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

A great place for a quiet meal, been here twice, most recently for a family meal. only complaint is the service is a little slow, but nothing major

Thank Piers B
Tattenhall, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Great meal yet again, never had a bad one. John was very attentive and helpful. Superb evening with my family.

Thank nwhitby2017
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Unhelpful staff who clearly wanted to get us go and out......fussy menu with small portions not very well cooked. It used to be very good here but not any longer......

Thank Mike C
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We regularly go out for Christmas Day , after our regular venues we're all booked up in August we decided to try the Royal Oak. Luke was brilliant at organising booking and this was an easy process. This was our first time visiting the Royal Oak for food. On arrival we were told to go round the back for welcome... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Grill, British, Pub, Bar, Pizza, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chester Road, Kelsall, Chester CW6 0RR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester  >  Kelsall
  • Phone Number: +44 1829 751208
A Gastro Pub and Restaurant situated right in the heart of Cheshire just 10 minutes from Chester and close to some of Cheshire's best loved attractions such as Delamere Forest, Chester Zoo, The Blue Planet Aquarium and Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet.
Our Head Chef prides himself on using the freshest local ingredients and the front of house staff provides quality and friendly service to create the perfect dining experience.
We offer fantastic food, served with fine wines and real local ales.
The Royal Oak Hotel and Restaurant is the perfect place for 'destination' dining, relaxed drinking and special occasions. Why not try a fresh Pizza made in an authentic wood burning Pizza oven?
We also offer Free WiFi
The Royal Oak was originally built in 1822 as an inn and public house. Since then the building has been a station for a railway that never happened, a bowling green and billiards room. There was an extensive redevelopment in 2011 and The Royal Oak was restored to its former glory and became a wonderful dining establishment once again. The team at The Royal Oak are committed to showcasing the produce of Cheshire and the kitchen use the highest quality fresh local produce to create a daily changing menu which consists of hearty British fare. Whether it be braised lamb shank or pan roast bream, you are sure to find something to whet your appetite. The dining room has a relaxed atmosphere, further enhanced by comfortable decor and charming staff who provide exceptional service. If you have one too many tipples to accompany your meal, there are 12 delightful bedrooms where you can rest your head.Experience The Royal Oak and enjoy fabulous food and impeccable hospitality.

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