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The Royal Oak

€€ - €€€, British,
Hurdlow | Buxton, Hurdlow, Peak District National Park SK17 9QJ, England
+44 1298 83288
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Hurdlow | Buxton, Hurdlow, Peak District National Park SK17 9QJ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped off at the Royal Oak mid way on one of our walks. Great spot and lovely pub serving really hearty tasty meals. The Liver, Bacon and Onions my choice was exceptional. My husband chose the Fish and Chips and highly recommends this too.

Thank SussieP
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have been to Royal Oak numerous times and went again on Father's day. Service was very quick and food is consistently good. Lovely spot for a walk afterwards down the Tissington Trail. Will be visiting again soon.

Thank MattRH24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch in a family trip out. Lovely traditional pub. Excellent food with a huge menu to suit all tastes and appetites. A really good selection of draught beers,wines and soft drink. The staff were friendly and attentive and the surrounding countryside gave beautiful views to...More

Thank Helen F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited two consecutive nights whilst staying nearby. Warm welcome and friendly staff. There is a very extensive and good value menu; the food was well presented, well cooked and very generous portions. Banoffee pie was outstanding!

Thank rsak7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the Royal Oak for a family meal....5 of us turned up without booking and as it was busy were surprised to get a table straight away in a nice little room! We had lasagne that was home made and delicious, fish and chips...More

Thank Susie1984
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fair mark for the food would be four stars, although it is a bit pricey. The service was desperately slow, we waited forty minutes for the sweet course. Yes it was busy, but not that busy.

Thank williambb54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Royal Oak seems to have fallen into the "Doombar/Wainwright" trap of offering boring dull beers rather than its old variety of local and other "proper" ales. I had fish and chips and the chips and batter were soggy - I told the waitress but...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was recommended to us by the Garden tearoom in Over Haddon. Went in over May half term and they were very busy. However the staff were polite and helpful and service was excellent. The menu was wide ranging and the portions were huge! Great value...More

Thank Emily P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely food and service. Would recommend to families and walkers. Menu is varied and offers lots of options for vegetarians.

Thank kferg2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub has a certain amount of character, but is not one of those brilliant atmospheric English Inns. However, it scores very highly on the food and the service. Food is fresh home cooked pub food, of a high quality and very generous helpings -...More

Thank Tim L
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8 May 2018|
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Response from simon J | Reviewed this property |
I got the impression that all are welcome!
Trevor P
12 May 2017|
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Response from Lindsey I | Reviewed this property |
Just a customer. If you want real ale, at Youlgreave they do a wonderful pint of Theakstons Old Peculiar.
Penelope C
19 February 2017|
Response from June M | Reviewed this property |
Sunday 8.30 am to 11 pm just checked their website
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hurdlow | Buxton, Hurdlow, Peak District National Park SK17 9QJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Hurdlow
  • Phone Number: +44 1298 83288
Postcode: SK17 9QJ
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