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The Royal Oak Inn

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Royal Oak Church Street, Nunnington YO62 5US, England
+44 1439 748271
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jill and Abby and their team have worked hard to make this lovely country pub an attraction in beautiful north Yorkshire, I look forward to returning!

Thank worldtraveller658
York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with family and friend . Two of us had the early bird menu whilst one opted for an Italian meal from the a la carte menu . We were welcomed by Mr Daly who was front of house and equally friendly staff who served us. Even though there was a large party of fishermen in we didn't have to... More 

Thank Englandsixpence
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a party of eight for lunch and it is hard to speak too highly of the experience at the Royal Oak. The food was truly excellent across the board, from starters to mains to delectable desserts. Even the coffee was outstanding! Wine was well chosen and reasonably priced and the beer is exceedingly well kept. The service was... More 

Thank Ben S
York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is another of those special places which serve great food, in a delightful environment and with brilliant customer service. You can tell they really care about their customers. The ambiance is homely and comfortable with very well chosen decorations.

Thank Dewforrie
Jill G, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review

Happy to please ... and so glad you enjoyed our food and that you had a good dining experience. The staff will be happy to see your review and will feel appreciated. Do come again! Thank you for your review. More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

On holiday in the area we met friends at Nunnington Hall and then came here for lunch, as advised by a Nunnington Hall guide. Good beers and a wonderful menu of pub regulars and Italian. My Lasagne was as good as anything in Italy, the starters were a great selection and the friends both had the lamb cutlets an left... More 

Thank Oramsmeal
Jill G, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. So glad you appreciated our menu and enjoyed your lunch. The lasagna is a typical Italian recipe from our time in Italy ... it does take a while to make and put together, but happily it lived up to it's reputation! Thanks and do come again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I had my 60th birthday party last Saturday at the royal oak . The staff and the owners went above and beyond to make it so wonderful that I didn't even mind turning 60 . The food was out of this world a buffet that went on and on . Jill and abbi and their staff are the perfect hosts... More 

4 Thank frasermacritchie
Jill G, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review

Well, it was a great party! And happy you and family and guests had a good time and enjoyed our food with the Italian theme! You were the perfect guests! Any excuse for a party .... Thanks and hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed with friends in Nunnington this we and were treated to a fantastic Italian dinner this evening, pristine service, this is a little geam of a place.

2 Thank Christophe C
Jill G, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review

Thank you and we are pleased you enjoyed the Italian supper! We all enjoy recreating things we loved whilst in Italy. Grazie mille! More 

Fairford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Staying in Nunnington on holiday, so glad of a local pub for our evening meal. Good choice of dishes, both English and Italian and some daily specials. My husband and I enjoyed lasagne, with a choice of either salad or garlic bread. My Mum and family friend had one of the specials - salmon in a sweet chilli sauce with... More 

1 Thank AMWN
Jill G, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your holiday dinner! Thank you for your review, and hope to see you when next in Yorkshire! More 

Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Used to come here a while back under the previous owners - we always enjoyed the food then - and we were tempted back by the Italian section within the menu. I'll be honest, lasagne is the last thing I'd normally have in a pub as it's usually so poor. But the family connection sounded great so that's what we... More 

1 Thank AdeW179
Jill G, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. We are glad you were happy with our Italian selection. We do use a traditional Mugellan recipe for the lasagna, and using Marley's best minced steak does make it a little more expensive, but worth it. Thank you and hope to see you again. Grazie mille! More 

Selby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We nearly didn't find this lovely pub. We had just been on a great pottery course at the village hall (Xmas gift from the wife) we were driving through the village and spotted the road closed signs. We were considering turning around but decided to go up past the roadworks and soon came across it. When we first walked in... More 

1 Thank Matt d
Jill G, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your 'lovely' review. I'm glad the kitchen found you some food! Come early next time and stay a while. Hopefully next time the road works will have finished and the village will be looking lovely again. Best regards More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Oak Church Street, Nunnington YO62 5US, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Nunnington
  • Phone Number: +44 1439 748271
A traditional country pub in pretty village of Nunnington. The new owners have just returned from Italy and their aim is to blend Yorkshire fare, using locally sourced produce with products from known farmers in Tuscany. They hope to achieve 'where Yorkshire meets Tuscany' with appetising sharing plates and dishes of the day using seasonal produce. They wish to continue serving local beers to the regulars and have a well selected wine list.

Family Sunday lunch times (Two courses £14.95 And Three courses £17.95).

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