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The Royal Oak

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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.
PRICE RANGE
US$12 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews fish and chips caesar salad sunday roast venison mash the pub woodstock road eye steak selection of beers excellent beer menu looked good cozy atmosphere on tap saturday night city centre pubs pint
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very nice New Years eve meal, served by a very friendly barmaid and waitress, also some nice real ale on tap, it was our first New Year in Oxford and it was just what we had wished for, nice drink and food and the pub...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mickey p
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Mickey, thank you very much for taking the time to review us. we are very pleased you had a good time with us, thank you for your kind words we hope to see you again soon cheers the Royal Oak team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing Oxford and searched for a dog friendly pub. The staff were great, nothing was too much trouble. The lady serving us was fantastic and brought our dog a burger which he absolutely loved, our food was perfect too. Will definitely so here...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Moodygeezer
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Moodygeezer, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team and food! Our canine friends are always very welcome, and we'd be really happy to have you again soon! Thank you for your kind words, looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like the pub and the waiting staff was good but the food was really really disappointing. Poor quality and just not good. Sorry guys maybe you should change menu or do something to improve it.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank laurizia82
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Laurizia, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your experience. I'm glad to hear you found our pub and staff welcoming and pleasant, and I'm really sorry to read about your less-than-ideal meal, as we usually do our best...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018

Lunchtime visit with our two cocker spaniels. We were made very welcome, food was fine beer great. The lady we dealt with had a winning smile, I told her so but didn’t get her name.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Myles G
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Myles G, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at The Royal Oak, Oxford! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 13 November 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 989pezza
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Hi 989pezza, we appreciate your honest feedback, as we are always looking for ways to improve. Thanks for bringing this matter to our attention. We would like to get more details about this; if you would like to give us more details please call our...More

Reviewed 13 November 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank papercut712
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Hi Papercut712, 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. Thanks for bringing this matter to our attention. We would like to get more details about...More

Reviewed 21 October 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nyeemd
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

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 20 October 2018 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.

Date of visit: October 2018
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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
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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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

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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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