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The Royal Oak

€€ - €€€, British,
42-44 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT, England
+44 1865 310187
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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (14 reviews)
“sunday roast” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
42-44 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT, England
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1 - 10 of 196 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The Royal Oak is located on the Woodstock Road, about ten minutes walk from the city centre. Internally there are exposed stone walls, several rooms of varying sizes with one particularly nice room with a large open log fire which was very welcoming on a...More

Thank 989pezza
Reviewed yesterday

I've been coming to the Royal Oak for years as it's near where I work, but there has been an obvious decline in food and service quality in the last couple of years. I recently visited as part of a group of around 15 on...More

Thank papercut712
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner at the Royal Oak pub off of Woodstock Road was a very nice treat. The Hobgoblin ale was cellar temperature, smooth, creamy and had a hint of sweet berries. The cod was very fresh, moist and thick inside a light, crispy beer batter. The...More

Thank nyeemd
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Nyeemd, we are so happy to read such a great review about The Royal Oak! Nyeemd, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care. We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Best wishes, The...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there a couple of times during my holiday in Oxford and the food was never dissapointing at a reasonable price. There was always a good crowd but there are a lot of more privet corners if you prefer to have a quiet evening.

1  Thank 136tiad
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Tia D, thank you so much for your positive comments about The Royal Oak, Oxford! If you ever need anything else from us, please feel free to give us a call or stop by. Have an awesome day!

Reviewed 27 September 2018

We were a large group of people who were trying the Royal Oak for the first time, and we had some of the same issues as the previous review. Right after we arrived, we found out that our reservation had been misplaced. When this happens...More

Thank gmartinezgarcia2
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Came in for lunch with friends today. Food was satisfactory (although all came out at significantly different times. Therefore, could not eat together and no one asked us if the food was ok or offered any condiments etc.) However, customer service was not. Some staff...More

Thank readyornot2325
General Manager A, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018

We regret to hear that you had a negative experience with us, but would appreciate the chance to turn your experience around. We would like to have a better understanding about your experience. Please reach out to us at 01865 310187 at your earliest convenience...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We have been in The Royal Oak a number of times so visited with my husband for a few pints on a sunny afternoon. The pub was quiet, but it was the day after the England quarter final world cup game, so not completely a...More

Thank Ashleigh B
General Manager A, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Ashleigh B, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at The Royal Oak, Oxford! We can't wait to see you again, have a great day.

Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

From J Boy of Derby Didn't have time to eat the day I went but the food looked amazing, anyway good choice of beers, friendly staff, and a nice but small beer garden. Ideal for a summer day, prices ok and good service,must try the...More

Thank John B
General Manager A, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

John B, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Royal Oak, Oxford! Hopefully you will be able to pop in soon and try some food with us!

Reviewed 13 May 2018

The menu looked OK, though not particularly compelling. A gastropub this is not. Sadly, almost everything interesting was unavailable. How on earth can you run out of steak early on a Saturday evening? The fish and chips were serviceable but not outstanding, as was the...More

Thank Steve H
General Manager A, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Hi Steve H, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. We are disappointed to hear that you are not satisfied with your visit. We would like to have a better understanding about your experience. Please reach out to...More

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Our taxi driver recommended this place as good pub food, definitely agreed. My boyfriend double-downed on the fish and chips which left him in a state of food coma. The chicken and mushroom pie was also great - great food portions! Needing to work off...More

Thank MeneJ
General Manager A, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Menej, we are so happy to read such a great review about The Royal Oak! We're really glad you enjoyed your visit with us!

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Caroline S
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Hi Caroline, We love dogs and they are welcome throughout our business ! Many thanks Michelle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$21
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42-44 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 310187
Description
One of the cosiest pubs in Oxford.When it comes to Oxford pubs The Royal Oak is the genuine article. Much like our well-kept real ales and impressive range of world beers, wines and spirits, our interiors are drenched in class, character and a dash of urban cool, with lots of rooms and cosy little corners to kick back in. It's just the place to enjoy a plate of seriously good pub food.
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