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The Royal Oak

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
British, Pub
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Macclesfield Road | Rushton Spencer, Rushton Spencer SK11 0SE, England
+44 1260 226000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my husband came here last week on Friday. We were welcomed by a girl on the bar. Who took our drinks order and showed us to the table. She informed us of the vast menu and choices including the specials. My husband chose the wagyu steak and I had the lemon sole. Both were to a high standard.... More 

Thank Joanne1346829
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my first ever trip advisor review. My wife and I were travelling from Macclesfield to Leek on Saturday evening and wanted somewhere to eat. There were places we would normally visit but feared the likelihood of a table, having not booked was slim. We knew the Royal Oak was now managed by the community and for that reason... More 

Thank justpassingthrou2017
nomad50, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Hi There, First of all for all future readers, I would like to state, as the Tennant of the pub, this appears to be a personal assault on myself and my business. When my wife checked back on the food she was told it was indifferent, this was a medium rare steak as ordered, the fish pie was fine, at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So we were treated to a meal here on Valentine's Day , not what I would normally do as a rule,meals on valentines tend to be over priced, crap service and a total disappointment. ! SO SHOCK ! We turned up had a table ready, served at the bar straight away, food was faultless, plenty to eat, service was fantastic... More 

Thank Michelle S
Leek, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a walk from Leek around Rudyard lake i decided to carry on along the track to Rushton. There is a path that cuts across the fields that comes out opposite the Royal oak after finding out they are dog friendly time for a bite and a pint. Local real ales on tap that are kept well and a proper... More 

Thank Matthew S
Leicester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Visited with my parents on Sunday. All 3 of us had the most delicious roast lamb dinner (farmed locally too)...served on piping hot plates with fresh vegetables, the creamiest mash potatoes and tasty homemade gravy. For dessert i ordered homemade chocolate fondant (10-15min wait as cooked fresh) but wow well worth the wait! The place was warm with the log... More 

Thank amy-good89
Biddulph, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Been today for the first time and we will be returning next weekend for our Sunday lunch. Staff were warm, welcoming and couldn't do enough to help, something you don't find a lot nowadays unfortunately. Beef roast was yummy and the deserts even better. Highly recommend.

Thank Rebeccashuff
Sale, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Having heard that it had been purchased by the local community and had re-opened under experienced tenant management, I made a point of choosing this spot to meet with my sister, post-Christmas. The waiting-on staff were pleasant and helpful, but the young lady serving us was either 'in training' or not on top of her game e.g. unsure of the... More 

Thank Xraydiant
Leek, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We have dined here twice over the Christmas period with family and could not fault the quality of the food or the staff. Both times it was busy but the level of service was excellent. A warm welcoming pub where the custom is highly valued. The chef cooked my chilli extra hot and it was perfect. Dog friendly too! Best... More 

Thank Angela L
Sitio de Calahonda, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Great local pub with tasty food and wide selection of beers incl local craft beers. Nice x-mas beer rocking rudolph. Nice menu and lot to choose. Well prepared wagu steak and fresh vegetables. Like the friendly staff and atmosphere.

Thank Timo J
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Booked here for our annual Xmas family meal. First time we've visited. Very friendly and cosy. Food was lovely and service on key. We had a few children with us and all made very welcome and the kids could play etc and no fuss was made. Would definitely recommend😊🎄

Thank Sarah E

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
British, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Macclesfield Road | Rushton Spencer, Rushton Spencer SK11 0SE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Rushton Spencer
  • Phone Number: +44 1260 226000
Traditional country pub offering great beer and a delicious menu of pub classics and specials, with great service. Families welcome, lovely beer garden and great atmosphere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?