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The Royal Oak

€€ - €€€, British,
Main Street | Staveley, Knaresborough HG5 9LD, England
+44 1423 340267
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Main Street | Staveley, Knaresborough HG5 9LD, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first visit today, but it certainly won't be our last. Every aspect of our dining experience was top quality, especially the food which was plentiful and simply delicious. I hesitated in reviewing this great pub in case we can't get in next...More

Thank Mike B
catherineaudsley, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words we appreciate iyour comments more than you will ever know, we at the Royal Oak hope to see you again yours catherine

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came all the way from harrogate , looking at the pictured from the internet coming from the mediterranean we love typical english pubs . The food was fantastic , but most of all we enjoyed the atmosphere and the look of the pub ....More

Thank Kamila B
catherineaudsley, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We value your review and are so happy you enjoyed our hospitality, it means a lot to us at the Royal Oak, yours catherine

Reviewed 12 September 2018

We went mid afternoon Sunday, where we were we enjoyed the best Sunday lunch in a long while. My wife and I began with starters, which stepped up to the mark on presentation and taste. My wife had baked Brie and I had pigeon with...More

1  Thank Martin M
catherineaudsley, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

thank you for your kind words, we took the royal oak approximately 8 months ago, and my family, plus my extended family, our staff, have worked very hard to make the royal oak a place of welcome, to drink, eat and relax, so when we...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely traditional country pub. Very warm welcome, we were given a lovely round table in the bay window. Staff very friendly. Food was piping hot, and decent portions. Our party of 6 chose, lamb shanks (yum!), chicken pie, steak & ale pie, pork medallions and...More

Thank DavidP392
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Pre booked for a 16 person luncheon club outing and arrived at this picturesque country pub to find the side restaurant area nicely laid out with one long table setting for our exclusive use. Regretfully four people failed to arrive (sorry about that Catherine) but...More

Thank whitevanman2014
catherineaudsley, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

glad you enjoyed your luncheon at the royal oak, you must eventualy have a walked around the nature reserve as it is very tranquil and relaxing, yours catherine.

Reviewed 15 August 2018

Came here with a lunch club, what a great find. Plenty of choice on the menu plus a specials board. No one had starters which was a shame but probably just as well as the mains were generous. The pork medallions with black pudding and...More

Thank JWMW101
catherineaudsley, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

thank you for your kind review, we are pleased you enjoyed your meal, so sorry your other club members did not get here, perhaps we can meet them next time, yours catherine.

Reviewed 5 August 2018

It’s a year since we visited the Royal Oak In Staveley. We had a good meal last time and our expectations were high. The table this time was OK, but the top wobbled, which we fixed, as you would expect, with a beer mat. No...More

Thank PBPG
catherineaudsley, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Firstly may I say , we took at great deal of time, re fixing the pub, it was very run down and we have fully decorated the premises, including all the furniture, however. constant . wear and tear does happen and thank you for pointing...More

Reviewed 21 July 2018

great welcome awaits you amazing food with generous portions in a lovely friendly pub.Dog friendly and the specials board has to be read with a great selection for all diets catered for.this was our first visit but not our last.

Thank martync1961
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights last weekend and we loved it. So much to do and see. A great base for York, Hathersage and other places. Breakfast was amazing. Lots of live entertainment. Rob and Shaz were very welcoming. Will definatly visit again. 5 stars all...More

Thank shellbush
catherineaudsley, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

i would love to have this review as our public house, but as we have no accommodation at present and the landlord and la ndlady at the royal oak, Knaresborough, not staveley is rob an d shaz I think this belongs to them, however, so...More

Reviewed 26 June 2018

Happiness is a cold beer on a warm day. So just as well we had a warm welcome to help the excellent Black Sheep bitter go down. Even the bread on our butties was made with beer. And the waitress was as sunny as the...More

Thank bryanedwin
catherineaudsley, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

glad we made your break enjoyable, yours Catherine.

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4 May 2018|
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Response from catherineaudsley | Property representative |
our pub is dog friendly we have doggie snacks for our wag tail chums
23 September 2016|
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Response from Jenny G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I've only just seen your message, I've checked on the website and it said to ask a member of staff. Why don't you contact them and ask before you reserve a table? They way you'll know for sure :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Staveley, Knaresborough HG5 9LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Knaresborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 340267
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The Royal Oak Inn Is A Quaint Village Inn, With Real Log Fires, Cask Beers, Fine Wines And A Selection Of Local Gins, Local Sourced Produce , Excellent Yorkshire Quality Food And Friendly Hospitality, Dog And Child Friendly. Set In A Pretty Country Village With A Yorkshire Wild Life Nature Reserve Behind The Inn, Yet Close To The Market Towns Of Knaresborough And Boroughbridge And Only A Ten Minute Drive To Harrogate.
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